Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Looking for Behold Your Little One Lesson Helps?

DON'T WORRY! Behold Your Little Ones Lesson Helps are all on our new site ( They are not all updated but you can find everything. Because of that, I had to take them off of this site so come on over!
To get to all the lesson helps (not just the updated ones) follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the tab "Other LDS Things"
  2. Click on "Behold Your Little Ones"
  3. Scroll through the find the one you are looking for. I have a limited number of updated ones. They will all be updated by the end of the year. 
  4. Leave me a comment and let me know what you find helpful and what you wish there was more of so as I update them, I can get you what you want! 
Or you can just click on this link- just remember to keep scrolling (it goes from last to first). Thanks so much for visiting! 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Came here and didn't find what you were looking for?  DON'T WORRY!  We just switched to a new site where you can EASILY find what you are looking for still!  SO COME ON OVER!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Joseph Fielding Smith Introduction and History

Who is ready to start learning about Joseph Fielding Smith?  Just a favor first though.  If you have things that you would like to continue to see or something new, please leave me comment- I'd love to continue to improve and make this the best resource for you possible.  I'm working on a few new things already but I'd love some feedback.  Thanks!
Now on to the History of Joseph Fielding Smith

The Life and Ministry of Joseph Fielding Smith- from the manual (the page before has the major dates outlined).
Joseph Fielding Smith- this is an additional resource the LDS website has on the prophet.  It includes pictures of the prophet throughout his life, famous quotes, other resources to turn to if you want to read more about him, etc.
Joseph Fielding Smith, Tenth President of the Church- This will be somewhat similar to what is in the manual but also a little different.  It also lists a few of the 25 books that President Smith wrote.
Conference Talks- Here is a link to some of the conference talks he gave that the church has available.
Prophet Videos- A video that talks about President Smith's focus on Family Home Evening.  He was the prophet that made it on Monday nights. Its only a minute and half long.

Hope that helps!  Again, please comment with some feedback and hopes of what you want to see for this next year!  Thanks!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Turkey Teacher Gift

I ended up using ours as centerpieces for a feast before giving them to the teachers.
I absolutely love the school my children attend. If you ask me about it,  I'll go on and on. It is such a great school. I am so thankful we got in as its a charter school with a wait list. I am constantly trying to give back since its a school I believe in. This year, as room mom, I wanted to show one of my daughter's teacher and tutor how grateful we are for them. I sent two colorful paper feathers home with each child asking the parents to help them write something that they are thankful for about their teacher and tutor (along with the child's name). I told them to decorate it any way they wanted and gave a date I needed them back. We have folders sent home everyday so they could just send an envelope with my daughter's name on it and it would get to me. You could leave a box in the room for the envelopes instead if needed.  I sent a reminder email the day before they were due to ensure that I would get all of them back. I made a point to keep track of whose I had received so as not to leave anyone out.  I then taped each feather to a toothpick and poked them into the end of a butternut squash. 

(Before I slid the feathers down on the toothpicks)
You may have to slide the feather down the toothpick a little so nothing will show once you get it in. Next I cut out a turkey head and taped that to a toothpick and poked it into the opposite end. Voila!  A Thankful Squash Turkey. You could have lots of fun using different types of squash- how great would a turban squash be!  I presented these turkeys to the teachers with the kids saying "Thank You." They loved it and I loved that it was a little different, showed our appreciation,  and they could totally use the squash! This would work great for a neighbor, someone at church, or a friend too.

Gobble, gobble.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I love Thanksgiving- being with family, eating all that delicious food, and most importantly, counting all my amazing blessings!  This year, we went down to my Mom's a little early since our schedules made it so we couldn't celebrate on the actual day.  All the snow in the area tried to keep us away but we made it there and back safely (thankfully!).  We had a great time too!  All that snow made for lots of fun!  My Mom lives up in the mountains so its more snow than we are used to which is lots and lots of fun!  My Mom and I cooked all morning while the kids played in the snow and worked up an appetite.

Check out this puff ball!  
My 4 year old shoveled the snow off the porch.  He was such a great worker!
My Mom is great at making things beautiful so I thought I'd share with you her Thanksgiving table and our fabulous food!

Here's the table at a glance.  We originally had some greenery down the middle with the pumpkins and apples but were worried about them getting all dirty with the kids and all that food!  It was really pretty but sometimes we do need to be practical.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Freeze Left Out Toys

I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one that gets a little of tired of toys left out.  Well, I was also tired of the punishments that followed since obviously it works so well.  So when I saw them out again, I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to freeze them.  Since its Super Hero month at our house, it would give them a change to rescue their toys plus get them off my floor.  Here's why I liked it so much:

1. They did notice they were missing in the morning but couldn't find them.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gospel Principles Chapter 18: Faith in Jesus Christ

Gospel Principles Chapter 18: Faith in Jesus Christ

Alrighty, it looks like the Church's website has done all these lessons with links to talks and videos now as well so I'm not going to add on which means, what is already done is done and I'm not doing more.  The references they provide, however, are obviously great so you'll be fine!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Gospel Principles Chapter 17: "The Church of Jesus Christ Today"

Gospel Principles Chapter 17: "The Church of Jesus Christ Today"

"The True and Living Church" by President Henry B. Eyring (1st Counselor in the First Presidency)- This is the only true Church today and how we need to do our part as members with gratitude and living the gospel.
"The Message of the Restoration"- a short (2:22) video clip on the restoration.
"The Restoration"- A longer version of the Restoration (19:13)

Gospel Principles Chapter 16: "The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times"

Gospel Principles Chapter 16: "The Church of Jesus Christ in Former Times"

Our Belief: Christ's Church- This is from  I find it the best place to look on a lot of these topics especially when comparing our church today with the way Christ set it up in His day for these next two lessons really.
"Ask the Missionaries! They Can Help You!" by Elder Russell M. Nelson (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)- Briefly goes over how our church is the same as Christ's church in His day.
"The Doctrine of Christ" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson (of the 12)- How today and in the former times correct doctrine comes through revelation.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gospel Principles Chapter 15: The Lord’s Covenant People

Gospel Principles Chapter 15: The Lord’s Covenant People

"Covenants" by Elder Russell M. Nelson (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)- What it means that we are children of the covenant and what the promises of the Abrahamic covenant are and our responsibilities towards it.
"The Power of Covenants" by Elder D. Todd Christofferson (of the 12)- He talks about the strength that comes from our covenants and how needed that strength is today.
"The Gathering of Scattered Israel"- The gathering is apart of the commitment we make with our covenants.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Firefighter Week

I'm sure we aren't the only ones will a little firefighter in our house, so why not take that passion and build upon it?!  The following  contains some great links to activity ideas, books, more information about firefighters, fire safety information, and some ideas from me.  Happy firefighter learning!

Sparky the Dog- This a great website for fun and information.  You can play games, print out coloring pages, look at different parts of the firetruck, and more.  When my son saw me checking out this page, he would not let me do anything else!  He loves it and he's 2. My oldest daughter is 7 and was jealous of his time on it so its good for several ages. 
DLTK's Fire Safety Section- This is a great place to start.  There are coloring pages, craft ideas, party hats, greeting cards, songs, rhymes, and links to addition sites.  Its great.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gospel Principles Chapter 14: Priesthood Organization

Gospel Principles Chapter 14: Priesthood Organization
"What is a Quorum?" by Elder L. Tom Perry (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)- One of the greatest blessings is belonging to a quorum.
"A Priesthood Quorum" by President Henry B. Eyring (1st Presidency but Elder of the 12 at the time)- The strength of a quorum comes from its members.

Gospel Principles Chapter 13: The Priesthood

Gospel Principles Chapter 13: The Priesthood
"Blessings of the Priesthood"- A 3 minute video with words from Elder Robert D. Hales (Quorum of the  12 Apostles).
"The Powers of Heaven" by Elder David A. Bednar (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)- Ordination confers authority but righteousness confers the power.  Also great story about his Dad (not LDS) and the things that he noticed about men with the priesthood and Elder Bednar's reaction.
"The Why of Priesthood Service" by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (1st Presidency)- The What informs, the Why transforms.
"A Royal Priesthood" by President Thomas S. Monson (Prophet and President but 1st Presidency at the time)- The marks of a true Priesthood holder remain constant- the mark of vision, effort, faith, virtue, and prayer.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gospel Principles Chapter 12: The Atonement

Gospel Principles Chapter 12: The Atonement

"What the Church Teaches About the Atonement"- Several quotes from church leaders about the atonement.
"None Were With Him"- A video about 4 1/2 minutes long with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland speaking. Because Jesus walked alone for us, we don't have to.
"Lifting Burdens"- A video clip about 3 1/2 minutes long with several apostles speaking.  Finding the peace and comfort that the atonement offers.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Gospel Principles Chapter 11: The Life of Christ

Gospel Principles Chapter 11: "The Life of Christ"

Bible Videos- Videos about the life of Jesus Christ- various lengths.
"The Living Christ: The Testimony of the Apostles"- Given in 2000, the testimonies of apostles and prophets.
New Testament Pictures- From the Gospel Art book, various pictures from the life of Christ.
"Can There Any Good Thing Come From Nazareth?" by President Thomas S. Monson (then 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency)- The many great qualities and events that came because of the life of Jesus Christ.
"Lift Up Your Eyes" by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland (Quorum of the 12 Apostles)- Examples from the Savior's life and the meanings of those moments on different levels.