Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Get Involved!

For parents, youth leaders etc... Please remember the Community Council Meeting tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 1 at 8:00pm at Westlake High School. We would really like to have an ongoing strong presence from our Stake at each Community Council Meeting. It will be held in the Little Theater at the High school. Please comment below if you are able to attend this meeting. Our Stake President wants to know who can make it!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cara's Cake Balls

Ok... So, I was just browsing blogs.  And I found this!!!!
Caralee Collet is quite the baker and dessert maker! 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Clothing Exchange

I just dropped a bunch of clothes off at the Stake center for the Clothing Exchange.  WoW!  They were so efficient!  It is pull through drop off, where people come to your vehicle and load them up on carts and take them in for you.  It took me all of 45 seconds to drop it off.  Today is the last day for drop off.  (Until 7pm)
TOMORROW is the Exchange day!  Bring your garbage bags or clothes hampers!  10am-2pm at the stake center!
587 S. Saratoga Rd.
Spread the word to your neighbors!  It is open to the whole community!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Beads for Sale!

Amy Woodhouse has a TON of beads. (Totes and totes full)
She is selling them.  They are every color, size, material and shape possible.  There are ones for making watch bands, necklaces, bracelets and any other crafts.  If anyone is interested, call her. 
Amy 1-208-312-2780

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Our sweet neighbor Amy Woodhouse is moving this week.  She asked if anyone in the ward would like some of her furniture.  She has a black dinning table and chairs, a three piece entertainment center, two white dressers, and a white metal bunk bed (double on bottom/twin on top).  She said she is giving these things away, but would like them gone before this weekend.  Her cell number is 208-312-2780 Leave a message if she doesn't answer.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Baby Food Jars

I am looking for some empty, glass baby food jars for a craft at our family reunion this summer.  I need about 20.  If any mom's out there don't mind saving them for me that would be great!  Just call me and I will be happy to pick them up.
Jody Wright

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

RS Meeting

Here is the run-down for our upcoming RS meeting.  
TUESDAY, April 12th 7-9pm
(At the church RS Room and Primary Room)
7pm (SHARP)- "Get To Know You" game--- YOU DON'T want to miss!

7:15pm-7:50pm- "Spring Cleaning Party" with Shari Schempp

7:50pm-8:25pm- "Organizing Your Home" with Cara Lockard

7:50pm-8:25pm "Gardening 101" with Sister Kammerman

8:25pm-9pm "Couponing Tips" with Andrea Christensen

Light refreshments will be served.
Babysitting upon request.
Any questions- Call Karen Brothersen

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Hi Sisters,

It has been decided that it would be easier for us to begin collecting money for the ward cookbooks. We will start this Sunday.

During RS, YW and Primary look for a Manila envelope. On the outside will be a list of those who have pre-ordered, and the amount they owe. Once you pay, please mark the appropriate columns.

The cost of the cookbooks is $9.50 and hopefully they will be here before the upcoming dinner/auction on May 6th!

Please use a tithing envelope, mark in the OTHER space at the bottom, with “cookbook” . You can give the envelope to a member of the bishopric, or put it in the manila envelope, and we will hand them to the Bishop.

If you didn’t pre-order, you can still get your cookbook, just fill in the spaces. We will have around 75 extra books that we need to sell. If you decide that you would like more than you ordered, PLEASE fill out another line and we will make sure you get the books.

The cookbooks would make great gifts, so if you know someone else that would like one, let them know about them, PLEASE!

Thank you to ALL the sisters who contributed recipes for this project! We REALLY APPRECIATE it!! There are some great recipes being shared. We did combine some that that were the same or very similar, and had to delete a few, but we feel you will be pleased with the end result.

Thank you everyone!!

Penny McGrew
Karen Brothersen

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Does anyone know how to set-up websites? I have my domain name...but need help with web design and hosting. Any ideas?
Also...accounting/taxes. Does anyone in our ward do that? I'm happy to pay for both services or even to trade ties for advice! Just wanting to pick someones brain for a bit, try to wrap my mind around a few things. ;)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Library Needs Volunteers

Our new Saratoga Springs Library needs help cleaning books and organizing the library.
Here is the info:
March 2nd:10-9pm
Thur. March 3rd: 9-5pm
Fri. March 4th: 9-5pm
Just drop in whenever works for you.

Then the following week Mar. 7th-12th:
Volunteers will form an assembly line of putting on book tags, tape, etc...
Tues. 8th shifts are: 9-noon     noon-3     5-9pm
Wed. 9th : 9-noon     noon-3     3-6pm     6-9pm
Thur. 10th: 9-noon     noon-3     3-6pm     6-9pm
Fri. 11th: 9-noon     noon-3     3-6pm     6-9pm
Sat. 12th: 9-noon     noon-3     3-pm    3-5pm

The lady in charge is Sue her cell is 801-836-2198
She asks that we email to let her know when we can come for the second week.

Thanks everyone!  Happy Serving!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Bean Bag Chair

I'm selling an over-sized beanbag chair if anyone is interested. We bought two of these monsters last year not realizing how really gigantic they really are. I was using it in the loft area of my house for the kids to sit on as they read, but we just got new bookshelves and now it doesn't really fit anymore. So I've decided to get something smaller.
It's a dark navy blue corduroy and has hardly been used as my kids mostly read in their bedrooms. I forget what it's filled with but it's not Styrofoam pellets. It's something that doesn't ever need to be refilled and it doesn't get compressed at all. It is a very comfy chair and would work great in a basement movie room or play room.
All of my kids can comfortably fit on it and I can also sit on it with a kid on each side. I wish we could keep it but we just don't have the space. I paid $150 dollars for it one year ago. I will take $50 for it or your best offer. I thought I'd advertise it here first before I list it on KSL Classifieds. E-mail me  at: or call me if you're interested! (801) 331-8304.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

RS Meeting

We have a really fun RS Meeting coming up this month!
Here are the details....
Tuesday, Feb. 8th 7-9pm.
7pm-  We will start with a funny get-to-know-you game.  Don't be late!  And a exciting announcement by: Sarah Granata
7:30pm- New Family Search Website overview
8:15pm- How to make scarves! -By: Heather Garcia

BONUS:  We will have the stake canner available the whole night for you to use!
Light Refreshments will be served
Babysitting upon request (reply to this email)
Details of the classes and what you need to know beforehand...

New family Search Class:
Come log into the NEW.FAMILYSEARCH.ORG!!!  See and feel connected with your ancestry!
What you should bring if possible:
1. If you have a laptop that is in great working condition that we can log
on to the internet with, please bring.
2. membership number (on your temple recommend card) and your confirmation
date.  If you don't know your info or don't have a temple recommend, then
we'll try to have your membership number and confirmation date for you from
the ward clerk. (brother Dunn) If you have not been baptized, just come!!!!!
Also, to make things simple, you use the same username and password that you use for all other LDS sites, such as the Ward and Stake site to log on to the new family search site.

Scarf Class:
Bring a crochet hook and some of your favorite yarn. 
Any questions, contact Heather Garcia

Stake Canner:
We are going to help you with your food storage goals as much as possible.
The day of the activity, Andrea Christensen is going to the cannery run for anyone needing supplies...
Here are the things you can get from us...
Oats or Quick Oats, #10 cans, lids, and oxygen packets.
here are the prices:
   Oats, can, oxygen packet and a lid:  $2.52
   Just can and lid:  1.12

If you don't need any supplies, you can bring your own.  Come and seal your cans!
If you have questions about this, call Andrea Christensen! 
Or you can email me back if you would like us to pick up something for you.

Exercise Group

Hey Ladies!
We are going start up yet another exercise group!
This for all of us later gators!  Monday and Wednesday 9:30AM
At Karen Brothersens house.
Our very own personal trainer, Robyn Hobbs will lead us in getting in shape!
We will start this coming Monday!  Spread the word!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I am looking for a bumbo chair for my little guy to sit in.
My arms are getting tired of holding him ALL day!  :) 
If any of you are selling yours, I am interested!


Ok Ladies...

Get your favorite tried and true recipes out.  We are going to do a ward cookbook!  It will be a fundraiser for girls camp, but also a good Christmas present or wedding gift to your friends and family!!!  The finer details are undecided.  But if you could get your recipes together, and email them to me, I can start the process!
Let me know if you have any questions!  But I am really excited about this one!  I LOVE recipes!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Work out Group

I am just throwing this idea out there...

Would you be interested in a work out group at the church?
If so... would you rather do early morning or 9:30am (after kids get off to school)?
Robyn (personal trainer) said she would love to come and lead us in good health!
Make a comment below or email me if you are interested in going.

Here's to good health!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

RS Meetings

Hey there ladies-

Our Relief Society Meeting committee is brainstorming and planning out next years: classes, activities, and social fun.  Please email me if you have ANY input at all.  What are you interested in learning?  What would you be willing to teach?  Is there anything we are not doing that you wish we were?  etc...
All opinions and ideas are welcomed!!!!!