Tuesday, September 2, 2014

2014 Picnic and Awards

We had our end-of-year picnic a little late this year.  The children were excited to receive the badges they had earned!

Contenders for the Faith

Keepers at Home
We look forward to starting up our new year on September 19th!  We are going to make Christmas cards and gifts for the children at Bell Family Shelter. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Our main project this year has been working on our Genealogy badge.  The older children made a Genealogy notebook with pages for each family member.  Each family made a family tree also.  I believe this will be an ongoing project for some of us, as we learn more about our family histories!

Our family tree poster

Beautiful frame family tree project!

Examples of pages from our Genealogy books


Monday, March 3, 2014

Shoebox Gifts

In November, we participated in a shoebox gift program.  I particularly love this program because it is run by a missionary family in Mexico, and they take photos of each and every child receiving their shoebox gift!  It is so special for our children to be able to see the children who their gifts go to.  It makes it a little bit more personal for them.  This year I took photos of my children with their gifts before we mailed them, so it would be easier to pick them out.  Here are the "before and afters"!  We decided to use bags this year rather than boxes, because they fit better in the shipping box and were a bit cheaper on postage.