One of the countries that we are learning about this month is China.  So for Fika, we made homemade fortune cookies. :). The kids had fun making up fortunes to put inside the cookies. We also listened to traditional Chinese folk music and watched a couple of videos from Liziqi’s YouTube channel.  I highly recommend...
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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: Keeping the Swenson Family Together

In this post, I told the story of Swen, Thilda, and their children joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Now, we’re going to back up...
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Swedish Unit: Sparkstöttning

This afternoon we got to do something pretty cool, thanks to a new friend from the internet. 🙂 I was reading the Swenson family history book and ran...
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Swedish Unit: Miscellaneous

Here are some miscellaneous photos and videos and thoughts from our Swedish Unit.  I will continue to add to this post throughout the rest of the unit.  ...
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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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