A little while ago, I learned about a great idea from Mikael, called Morning Menus and we’ve been incorporating this idea for a few weeks now.  So far it’s going great! We had already been doing a song, prayer, and scripture study during our morning time, but I had been wanting to figure out how to...
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About Shelly

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m passionate about strengthening my relationship with Jesus Christ through personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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Swedish Unit: Pile of Mashed Potatoes

Swen and Thilda’s family didn’t have much money, so often dinners in the evening consisted mainly of a large heap of mashed potatoes, on a platter, in the...
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Swedish Unit: Marriage and Baptisms

Continuing on with Swen and Bothilda’s story… I told the kids the story of how Swen and Thilda met. While Swen was attending the university, he came to...
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Swedish Unit: Swen Swenson the School Teacher

Swen Swenson is my great-great-grandfather. He was born on January 4, 1850 in Grödby, Kristianstad, Sweden. Swen was the youngest of 7 children and was only 9 years...
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Swedish Unit: Knitting Hats

We finished making Roxanne’s hat today! It is definitely a lot more work when you make your own yarn, but we enjoyed making this from scratch! Let’s be...
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Swedish Unit: Julgransplundring (Throwing out the tree.)

From Wikipedia: “A Knut’s party or Knut’s dance (Swedish: Julgransplundring, literally: “Christmas tree plundering”) is a tradition in Sweden on St. Knut’s Day (13 January), which marks the...
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Swedish Unit: Bothilda Pehrsdotter and Wool

Bothilda (Thilda) is my great-great grandmother. She was born March 11, 1848 in Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden. When Thilda was 8 years old, her father passed away. This left...
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Swedish Unit: Connecting to our Ancestors

Even though we did some Swedish Christmas traditions throughout December, this morning we had our first official lesson for our Swedish Unit. I gave a brief overview of...
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10 Years

Today marks 10 years of being married to Jershon. 99% of the crazy things that I have done over the past 10 years were Jershon’s idea that I...
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Swedish Unit: Sankta Lucia Day

Yesterday was the Swedish holiday, Sankta Lucia Day. During the day, the kids and I made Lussekatter (Swedish Saffron Buns). The boys were at school for the dough...
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