Last January, we read Anne of Green Gables and then watched the 1985 version of the movie.  We all loved both the book and the movie, but Roxanne especially.  She has been quite enamored with Anne of Green Gables for the past year.   So for Christmas, Santa brought her a dress with puffed sleeves and...
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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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The Arts for the Heart: Music

The whole world is full of unworked joy mines. Everywhere we go we find all sorts of happiness-producing material, if we only know how to extract it.” -Orison...
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The Arts for the Heart: Nature

The whole world is full of unworked joy mines. Everywhere we go we find all sorts of happiness-producing material, if we only know how to extract it.” -Orison...
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Peach Pie Fractions

Last Friday we went to a local orchard and enjoyed picking peaches.     And today we decided to turn some of those peaches into peach pie.    And...
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Making Soap like Susannah

One activity that we planned on doing for our Pioneer Unit was to make homemade soap from lye and lard.  I borrowed the supplies from my brother who...
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Nature Journaling

Something that I have wanted us to be more consistent with is nature journaling.  I learned about nature journaling from John Muir Laws.  I am still very much...
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Mountain Meals 2020

We haven’t been on as many actual campouts this summer compared to the last couple of years, but we have still gone camping a handful of times (and...
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Campout #5 2020: Heber Mountain

We had a lot going on in July so we weren’t able to go camping.  But we went on campout #5 for 2020 this weekend.  We went to...
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Pioneer Unit 2020: Day 7

Cecelia’s family went from ship, to train, to handcart (and it didn’t stop there…) on their journey from Bornholm, Denmark to Utah.  So today, we turned our wagon...
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Pioneer Unit 2020: Day 6

Today, we carded wool, spun yarn, and died the yarn with marigolds that we grew in our garden.  This was really fun!  This was my first time every...
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