Monday, November 7, 2011

Looking Ahead! - Activities Coming Up!

Hey friends and sisters,

I just wanted to do a quick overview of some upcoming events both in and outside of church that we would love to see you at!

November 7th - Peregrine Blood Drive Assignment - need 7 volunteers to help make phone call reminders to those with blood donation appointments - only 4 minutes worth of calls per person! :) Contact Ja'Nette Spencer at to volunteer today, please!

November 13th - Primary Program - be sure to invite friends and family to this wonderful presentation!

November 14th - Young at Heart Luncheon - every 2nd Monday of the month at 11:30 am at the Ten Mile building, those 55 years or better are invited to this social event to eat, visit, and enjoy some light entertainment!

November 14th - Young Single Adult Thanksgiving Dinner - Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Stake Center (Black Cat Building).  Please bring your favorite pie or other dessert to share, everything else will be provided.

November 14th - 15th - Meridian Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the stake - please visit to make an appointment today!

November 15th - Monthly Activity for Relief Society - Terrific Tuesday craft night! - @ 6:00 pm - light dinner and nursery provided.  Money and orders were due yesterday - please contact Jennifer Alvey for questions about money or orders today.  Many free projects and a quilt project available for those who did not place orders.  Please join us no matter what for this night of crafts and sisterhood!

November 18th - 19th - Stake Musical - choir of 150 singers, ages 12 and up!  More information to come!

November 30th - Visiting Teaching Reports Due to your supervisor!

December 1st - Monthly Girls Night Out - Stay tuned for more information!

December 4th - Annual First Presidency Message - broadcast at the stake center - time to be announced later... stay tuned!

December 10th - Ward Christmas Party - your nativity sets will be needed and any artificial trees you may have to donate for the night only!  Dutch oven turkey dinner with the works, primary room with activities for the little ones, and even a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick!  Be sure to look out for an email from me soon regarding other items needed to make this party really special!

Please remember, there is a new monthly Relief Society newsletter emailed to you the first week of each month (mailed for November on the 6th) - please print and review for the latest news in Peregrine ward!  We also have announcements in the Attendance Binder passed around to each auxiliary every Sunday.  There is also a wonderful re-vamped bulletin board across from Bishop Sonderegger's office in the church building with the latest news and postings for each auxiliary as well.  Keep up to date so you can join in on all the awesome opportunities for friendship and service!!

Contact me with questions!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Girl's Night Out for November!

The holidays are approaching - Christmas lists are being formed - and the overwhelming feeling that we better get a-craftin' has taken over!

Join us this November 3rd at 7 pm for a new GNO on a new day of the week! This month's GNO is moving to THURSDAY, and we hope to see you there!

Lovely Sarah Jensen 4386 W. Newland St. will be hosting again - and she has compiled a list of 3 awesome items to create on this wonderful night, if you so wish.  If you don't wish to craft, stop by anytime and just visit with us then!!!!  We'd love to see you there!

CRAFT #1 - Tile Necklace Pendant 

"Keep Calm and Carry On" (This phrase was put on posters by the British Government in 1939 during the beginning of WWII, intended to boost the morale of the people.)  Cost $ 4.00  (does not include chain, just the pendant) If interested you can choose color.

CRAFT #2 - Gourmet Caramel Chocolate Apples

$2.50 each. (will be wrapped nicely, so may be given as gift) - Think: caramel apples on a stick with a gourmet twist by adding a chocolate layer, sprinkles, etc.  A little cellophane, a dash of ribbon - wah-lah!  Gorgeous.  Easy.  Inexpensive.

CRAFT #3 - Cupcake/Treat Serving Stand

$4.00 for  two tiered, $2.00 for single tier (Sarah will be buying plates from thrift stores, so the colors will be whatever she finds.... but do rest assured, she has impeccable taste :)  These are lovely ways to display cookies, cupcakes, treats, veggies, etc during those holiday parties fast approaching.

Please email me (Ja'Nette)  @ with your list of items and quantities desired. If ordering tile pendant, don't forget to select a color.

Payment for these items can be brought to GNO and given to Sarah directly.

We look forward to this fun night of chatting, crafting, and snacking :) Don't forget to bring a snack to share if you can!

Friends, family, neighbors always welcome!!!!!  The more, the merrier!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Play Date - Just Kid'n Around!

This Wednesday we're having a fun, fun, fun play date!  Come join us at Just Kid'n Around in Meridian at 1:00 pm - 3 pm (or leave when you wish)!

2374 E. Cinema Dr.
Meridian, Idaho, 83642
Call Us: 208-888-7853

Just Kid'n Around is Idaho's coolest new indoor creative play and party place for children 0-12 years old.  Parents can get away and relax in our comfortable living room seating areas and enjoy the view of their children having a creative learning day out! 

$5.75 ages 1 and under 3
$6.75 ages 3 and over
Parents and under 12 months are always FREE!!

We hope you are able to splurge for this play date - it's sure to be tons of fun for both the kiddo's and the mamas!

Visit the link above for a photo gallery to see what the place looks like!!!

Can't wait to see you there!!

TUESDAY'S Relief Society Activity

The Relief Society is "sew" excited to offer our service to give a gift to a child in need!

Join us Tuesday (Oct 18th) at 6:30 pm at the church for this month's activity.

We will be sewing tote bags for the children's hospital  to hold crayons and coloring books for the little kiddos who find themselves in need of a smile or two.

We will also have some quick and easy Halloween costume ideas to share!

If you don't know how to sew- this is definitely the activity to come to - we will be teaching you!!!!!  See you there and bring a friend too!

Refreshments and nursery will be provided - so all the more reason to come, ladies!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

October Ladies Night - FHE Frenzie!

I can't believe it's been over a MONTH since I've posted here - and what a crazy month it's been, truly!

I am back and excited to announce our October Ladies Night is scheduled for Tuesday, the 4th, so mark your calendars, girls! :)  Find a sitter, warn the husbands, and see you then!

This Ladies Night is going to start with a focus on FHE Frenzie!  Hosted by sweet Sarah Jensen again at   4386 W. Newland St. beginning at 7 pm.

Sarah and I will be sharing our favorite lessons, tips, treats, and activities for Family Home Evenings, and welcome you each to bring an idea, experience, activity, etc to do the same.  We will even have a fun handout for you to take home with the ideas Sarah and I have compiled to keep your inspiration going even after you leave Sarah's in the wee hours of the morning! :)  (Just kidding - you can come and go whenever you please).

I have had such a wonderful time getting to know each of you and the laughs and moments of sisterhood I will never forget.  I truly have grown to love each lady who attends these nights out.  I encourage you all to come and experience the awesome friendships that await you!

If you have questions, please email me at  See you soon!  Have a great conference weekend!!!!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Just a thought....

This could be a quote that defines much of how I viewed myself in the past, and therefore, directed (or misdirected) my interactions with others.

How many moments did I miss because of it?  

How many new friends did I not find when thinking it?
How much time wasted believing it?

I hope that each of us gets to know one another through the interactions posted on this blog and other activities as well.  Our El Tenampa GNO was awesome - we ate, we talked, we cried a little, we shared stories & testimony, we laughed.  I could not think of a better way to spend that night than surrounded by the beautiful, spiritual, engaging ladies I had a chance to visit with that Tuesday evening.

When I moved to this area, I was nervous about making friends. There was always this little "voice" that said I didn't have anything to give - nothing worth saying (although I usually say it anyway ;) - and that I should just sit back and wait for the "right time" to put myself out there.  

In the end, it felt lonely.  I figured - what exactly is stopping me from reaching out, saying hello, making a few new friends? I found my answer to that inner question ran along these lines: sometimes we forget that we could be a great blessing in someone else's life and never even know it.  If we don't put ourselves in a position to let others in, then we may always leave ourselves in a position to feel alone and misunderstood.  We may leave others feeling the same way, too.

I am a better daughter of God, wife, mother, friend, Latter-Day Saint, and person in general when I find the time to enjoy the sisterhood in my ward.  When I stop thinking, "They won't want me to come," and say, "I can't wait to laugh and smile and be uplifted by joining them!"  Whether you are in need of friendship (because who isn't, right?!) or you have so much wonderful friendship to give - you are welcome at every activity we post.  

Please come.  We want to see your pretty faces and to know that you are loved ~ and the love you have to give is ready to be received by others, whether they know they need it yet or not.

I know our lives are busy and demanding.  Our schedules are hectic, our families need us.  But when you feel that one spot open up in your calendar, and you ask yourself, "Should I go?"  Let the answer be "Yes!"  You will not regret it.  You have so much to add to the group!  Never forget it.

Girl's Night Out for September!

Ok, girls - this is what you've been waiting all month for since our August GNO at El Tenampa!!!!!

We've been following this pattern that every  first Tuesday of each month is our GNO date!  We may shift the day here and there, but for now, mark your calendars tentatively throughout the rest of the year, please.  We have some great stuff planned as the holidays approach to help you with your Christmas lists too!

On Tuesday, September 6th, our wonderful friend, Sarah Jensen, will be hosting our first GNO Ladie's Game Night!  Arrive at Sarah's around 7 pm or as soon as you can make it!  Game night will last until we tire of talking (yeah, that won't happen soon for me!) or our husband's text us that the kids have tied them up in the basement and are wreaking havoc on our once-clean houses!  Or, Sarah wants to go to bed :)

Don't forget to bring a snack to share - nothing to stress over, a bag of Oreo's is fine, some leftovers, a bag of popcorn, trail mix, carrot sticks, whatever you've got!  No biggie!  But don't let a snack stop you from coming!  We want to see your pretty faces no matter when you can show up!

Please bring any awesome games you have and would like to play :)  Warning:  Games usually go by the wayside, in my experience, rather quickly.  Sometimes visiting with our friends is too much fun!

Sarah's address is:  4386 W. Newland St.  

Can't wait to see you all there!!!