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New and Improved General Conference Train! April 2, 2016

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I had decided to give up on doing anything with my Conference Train for this April Conference. Sometimes even good things have to get set aside for better and best things! And really, that’s OK! Then the unthinkable happened – my kids wanted to watch an uplifting movie that they have been wanting to see for a while, but we haven’t had a chance to see together after the afternoon session was over today. So… Magically I found myself with OVER an HOUR of time that I could sit with my kids and enjoy time together while they did something lifting to them and I could mess with my trains!!! Magical appearances of open time just NEVER happens it seems, so I did not look the gift horse in the mouth, but instead I grabbed my computer and began playing with choochoos! I am SOOOOO excited!!!! Plus, I finally made a caboose!!! Anyway, I simply can’t wait until October to share them with you, so here they are! (more…)


The start of the rest of my General Conference Prep. March 26, 2012

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Well, Sunday did not go according to my plans this week.  I had a lousy experience in Primary (a sick tummy and finding out I was re-teaching the exact same lesson as last week were a discouraging combo), but came home eager to hit Inkscape and see if I could pull together all of the rest of the ideas I have for this Conference.  I have already come to the conclusion that with all that I have on my business and school plates right now, there was NO way I was going to be able to do EVERYTHING I had originally wanted.  I decided to focus on the new NOTES pages I envisioned for my little guys and the ones for the older girls.  I dove in with great enthusiasm, but sometimes enthusiasm is NOT quite enough.  I was able to pull together the sticker sets to let everyone use to play the guessing games tonight for FHE and the ones for THREE and FOUR to use to take “notes” during General Conference.  I really want to start encouraging the kids to really listen for their own understanding – whatever level that can be.  I do not want Conference to ONLY be about bingo and eating super random foods from the 72-hour-kits.  I want those things to be part of it, but not the whole enchilada.  If that is all I teach my kids that General Conference is about, what a disservice I have done. (more…)


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