Saturday, October 17, 2009

What We've Been Up To...

Here's a panoramic shot of our RS Retreat "Show Your Color"
Last Fri/Sat our ward held its annual RS Retreat. Just being called to "Relief Society" Meeting Leader (Enrichment Leader) this was my first big event. I am so happy how it all turned out. Our committee is amazing..we had a great Friday night activity "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" and on Saturday we had a personality color code presentation, some awesome classes on how to bake pies and learning how to knit. We made darling jewelry...and had a service project of making cards and blankets for the Ronald McDonald Houses. It was really fun, and a great way for all the ladies in the ward to get to know each other better and enjoy each others company. Great success!!! I am so happy it is over and that everyone had a good time. Liberty came over to the church for the last hour and loved making cards.

This lead me to the idea of having a Service Party over Fall Break with some of Liberty's new friends she has made at school. We made invites for her to deliver and she could hardly wait. Wednesday night I pulled out some scrapbook supplies and stamps and glue and made a few example cards. We made some jello popcorn balls as a take home treat. Liberty was so excited Thursday morning she could hardly contain herself...we had 4 girls come which was perfect, not overwhelming at all. These girls started making cards and made them with love. The cards are going to eventually be sent to Ronald McDonald Houses for the parents of young patients to use to brighten their childs day in the hospital. I loved listening to these cute girls think about what they thought would make them happiest. The cards aren't how I would have made them but they are adorable coming from a few young girls. They made 40 cards. I loved this idea of a Service Party...I plan to have more of them. I thought it was a great social and meaningful activity. It was a lot of fun to meet some of Lib's new friends.

Liberty and her friends, Elise, Autumn, Cassie & Brooklynn at the Service party. Holding up some of the 40 cards they made.

Later that night, Craig took the kids and used our free movie tickets and went and saw

They all came home thinking it was a fun movie. We had 4 free movie passes that expire soon so I decided it would be fun for them to go and I stayed home with Brit.


*if you are interested in the Ronald McDonald Service project go here*


Amy-Sue and Gian Del Bello said...

busy...busy...busy!! I have the same calling-let's share ideas. :) The service project with your daughter and her friends is terrific!!

Merfy said...

What a great idea for a party! I love that they are doing something for someone else. You are inspiring!