On the second day of our trip, we got to meet up with an 84 year old Swedish man, named Erik, that lives in the same small town as my ancestors did in the 1880s.  A cousin of mine (technically my mom’s cousin’s daughter) was fortunate enough get connected with Erik 11 years ago (see...
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About Shelly

Latter-day Saint girl. Passionate about 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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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 11

We made hand dipped beeswax candles today. 🙂 My parents sent me some beeswax (one block that they already had on hand from another source, and another block...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 10

Pulled out my inner Nephi and built a ship today. It is so amazing how the spirit works sometimes. I know, things like this are pretty trivial, but...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 9

We did some pioneer chores today. 🙂
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 8

Charles Alfred Harper was born on January 27, 1817 in Pennsylvania. He married Lavina Wollerton Dilworth in 1841. Shortly after marrying, the couple became members of The Church...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 7

Ann Sewell Hawkins was born on March 25, l806, in England.  She married James Hawkins in 1842. They first heard the Gospel in 1849 through Eli B Kelsey who was...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 6

Today, we learned about Matilda Allison. Matilda was born in Chester, Ohio, as the sixth of seven children. Her sister, Rachel, was baptized, 1840, into the Church of...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 5

Harriet Matilda Casper was only 5 years old when she made the trek with her family from the Midwest to the Salt Lake Valley. She remembers that her...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 4

We went on a little mini vacation up to Logan for Wednesday night. On the way back home yesterday, we stopped at 4 cemeteries to see some of...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 3

For our unit last year, we followed along with the Brigham Young Vanguard company and followed their trek from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley. This year, we...
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