It’s springtime and the world is so beautiful right now.  I don’t know if it’s just been optimal weather circumstances this year (lots of snow and rain over the past few months) or if it’s always like this and I just haven’t noticed before, but spring seems to be exceptionally beautiful this year.  There are...
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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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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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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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Swedish Unit: Jul Julgran (Dance around the Christmas Tree)

The reason why I wanted to start our Swedish Unit at this time of year is because there are so many Swedish Christmas traditions that I wanted to...
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Swedish Unit: Sankta Lucia Celebration (Swedish Heritage Society)

We started off our Swedish Unit tonight by attending the St. Lucia celebration that is put on annually by the Swedish Heritage Society in Salt Lake. It was...
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Family Proclamation Unit

Yesterday we finished our Family Proclamation Unit. Since we only did one or two lessons each week it took us about 3 months to complete the unit. I...
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Pioneer Unit: Field Trip and Campout

Fieldtrip At the end of our first week of unit lessons, we went on a field trip to This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake. We...
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Pioneer Unit : Days 11 – 16

Day 11: Perils on the Trail “The leaders soon decided they should leave messages roughly every ten miles for those who came later. One of the messages was...
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