Monday, August 16, 2010


Here are a few updates and up coming activities!

The Temple will be opening again TUESDAY AUGUST 17th! So make your goal of attending the temple at least once a month and start now! :-D

August 29th - The Institute Opening Social

September 6th - BOISE STATE vs V-Tech Viewing Party Game

September 11th - Apple Orchard Service Day

September 12th - CES Fireside - 6PM at Stake Center

September 17th - Ward Talent Show - MORE Info to COME!


Apple Orchard Service Day

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's July...

for another week anyway. :-)

This is the first update in a long time which I apologies for!

I wanted to say first, WELCOME to all of our new sisters in the ward!

Here are some of the up and coming things we have going on in our ward...


The campsite can only be accessed by boat, so starting at 4:00pm there will be pickups at the Lucky Peak Spring Shores (main boat dock at the marina) every hour on the hour until dark to take you to the site across the lake. You will need to bring your own camping supplies such as your tents, sleeping bags, camp chairs, etc. There is no water so please bring enough for you to drink. Breakfast on the 31st will be provided by the ward. Bring your own dinner for the 30th and lunch for the 31st if desired. The activity ends at 12:00pm on Saturday. BRING YOUR SWIMSUIT AND TOWEL THERE WILL BE BOATING ACTIVITES. ***********IF YOU DO NOT HAVE CAMPING GEAR PLEASE LET SOMEONE ON THE ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE KNOW OR CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENCY! WE STILL WANT YOU TO COME!!!!****************

Be sure to check out our 100% Club Goals for the week... month... and quarter!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


For those who weren't in Church today and missed the announcement, The Luau next Saturday has been changed to 4:30!
It'll still be at bishops house but the time is now different. Hopefully everyone can make it!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Race for the Cure

My sister who is a Consultant for Scentsy sent me this email and asked me to spread it around. Scentsy is currently offering free enrolment to the Boise's 2010 Race for the Cure the being held Saturday May 8th. If you're interested in participating follow the directions below and be sure to use the promotion code to receive the discount.

There is both a walk and run… people of all ages are welcome, so bring your kids to participate as well!

I will be participating in the walk, so if anyone would like to join me, sign up and then let me know. Also feel free to send on the info to any family or friends!



Dear Scentsy Consultants,

On your mark -- get set -- go!

We'd like to invite all of you in Idaho and eastern Oregon to join Orville, Heidi, and the entire Scentsy home office staff for this year's Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" in Boise. The time is now to recruit your friends and family to sign up for the Scentsy team, because the registration deadline is Thursday, April 29, 2010.

Heidi and Orville have generously agreed to pay the $20 registration fee for all—yes that’s right, all—friends and family members of Scentsy consultants, employees and suppliers. That means it is free for everyone to be part of the Scentsy "Race for the Cure" team and there are no limits on the number of participants. Heidi and Orville are aiming for a team of thousands! Everyone who participates, including the kids, will receive a Scentsy "Race for the Cure" T-shirt.

It is quick and easy to register, all you need to do is:

  1. Invite your friends and family to be part of our team. You can forward this email to them or print it out. The event is Saturday May 8, 2010. The Komen website also has great resources for using social networking sites such as Facebook to help with your recruiting efforts.

  2. Go to the event website at

  3. Use the right hand navigation buttons to select "join a team."

  4. Search for Scentsy Inc. team.

  5. Follow the registration steps and be sure to enter the following discount code STS2102V in all CAPS. This will ensure Scentsy will be billed for your registration.

If you need any help with the registration process, call Scentsy at 877-855-0617 and ask for Camber Cox or Julie Anderson, who can assist you.

We are so excited about this event. Let’s show our community the Scentsy spirit in action and help make "Race for the Cure" a huge success!

Warm wishes,
Peggy Jordan
Communications Specialist
Scentsy, Inc.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Book Club

I've started a book club! Although it's not Relief Society related I wanted to post it on here so everyone has a opportunity to join! :-)
We had our first meeting this past Friday to plan how we wanted to do thing and to pick some of the books we want to read.
Our regular meeting will be held at different club member's home on the LAST FRIDAY of every month. If you're unable to read one of the books or attend the meeting on of the months, no worries, read the next one and come that month.
We've chosen three books for the next three months.
For May - Life Of Pi

For June - The Hiding Place

For July - The Guernsey Literary

and Potato Peel Pie Society

If you would like to join the club please send me an email ** ASAP and I'll add you to the email list with all of our updates, new, and more plans for the club!!!!

Annual 4th Ward Luau

May 8th @ 4:30 @ Bishop's house!
There will be tons of food and entertainment!

This is our last chance to get together as a ward before graduation!

Monday, April 12, 2010



Sunday April 18 at 6p.m.

Speakers: The Boise Temple

President Wenden Waite and Sister Laura Waite

At the Meridian Stake Center

3775 E Ustick Rd, Meridian

Come and Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I am an avid reader and love finding new books! My sister-in-law who always seems to be reading something new, shared this site with me. Goodreads! I thought I'd share it with all of you for fun. It's like facebook for books, and its really quite exciting. :-)
If any of you are interested look me up and we can share books with each other!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Noelle Mower sent me this recipe for all of you. :-) Apparently they're amazing. Hope you all enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix until just blended:

1 ½ Cubes butter

1/3 Cup Crisco

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup White Sugar

Add to above mixture and Cream Together:

2 Eggs

1 Tsp. Vanilla

Sift together then add to above mixture:

¾ Tsp. Salt

2 Tsp. Baking Soda

3 ½ Cups Flour

Add lots of Chocolate Chips

Bake at 350 Degrees for 10 Minutes

Yield: About 5 dozen

Monday, March 22, 2010

Service Activity

Please come support and participate in our awesome service activity!

Date: Saturday March 27th, 2010
Time: Meet at 3:30pm @ the Institute Building
Sub sandwiches will be provided after.

*Bring your own gloves for picking up trash and helping our city to look a little more beautiful than it already is!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Relief Society Birthday Party

Hey Sisters!

We hope to see all of you at our awesome Birthday Bash on Thursday the 25th!

There has been a bit of confusion for some of us... including myself about the party... which till right now has been called a dinner. There is in fact no real dinner... unless you count lots and lots of sweets as dinner (which I'm SURE all of us do on occasion!) But... like I said... and this invite here says... there will definitely be a lot of fun treats! As well as an amazing opportunity to learn some more about our incredible RS program, and do a bit of service while getting to know more of the girls in our ward! :-)

With Spring days away and the sun shining brightly I thought this invite was a perfect way to spread some warmth!

Happy St Patrick's Day Everyone!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

If your speakers are on....

If your speakers are on you can hear different songs playing right now. :-) This is a playlist of some of the girls in our ward favorite songs or theirs and their hubby's song or songs.

For those of you who may not be familiar with blogger... I've placed the playlist at the bottom of the page and although the playlist is set to automatic play, it can be paused or stopped at any time, while you're looking though all info on our page.

I'm still collecting a list of your favorite songs as well as yours and your husbands song (such as the song you danced to at your wedding). If you dont have a favorite but there is a song or songs that you like a lot and you know they're appropriate to play here, please send me a message!

As of right now... this is the list of the songs we have and the people who like them!

Annelise Woodward a.k.a. ME!:

I don’t have a just one favorite song, so at the moment the two at the top of my list are....

-Dream by Priscilla Ahn & Rain by Priscilla Ahn

Mine and my husband’s song - Angel by Jack Johnson

Holly Huffaker:

Her Song -Green Eyes by Cold Play

Her's and her husband’s songs...

-Such Great Heights by the Postal Service & You and Me by Dave Matthews

Allison McLean:

Her Song - Hot Air Balloon by Owl City

Her and her husband’s songs...

-All In by The Grouch and Eligh & If You're Wondering by Weezer

Shae Johnson:

Her Song - You are loved/Don't give up by Josh Groban

Her's and her husband’s song...

-Love of a Lifetime by Lifehouse

Kelli Bond:

Her's and her husband’s song...

-I want to spend my lifetime loving you from the movie Zoro

Health Specialist Post

Hello Sisters,

As the new RS Health Specialist I wanted to let you know that if you have any questions call me, e-mail me, or catch me after church; my contact information is on the visiting teaching list. If I don't have an answer for you right then I will do some research and get back to you with in a week.

Right now as we are in the middle of flu season I wanted to offer some information. First of all the flu (this years flu is also called the "H1N1 virus" and if you would like you can translate my word "flu" for "H1N1 virus" and the same basic information applies) is not something that makes you throw up, gives you an upset stomach or anything else along the GI lines. Speaking from past experience the flu feels like a train ran you over and gave you a cold. Symptoms usually sound something like this: Fever, Aches, Pains, Headache, Chills, Dry Cough, The need to sleep under a warm blanket and just NOT MOVE for hours and hours at a time, and usually a little whininess or whineness. Onset is usually quick, you go from feeling fine to feeling as though someone used your body as a punching bag with in 3-4 hours.
If you or your spouse come down with this variety of symptoms, I'm sorry, really sorry, but here is what you do. WASH YOUR HANDS! This will decrease the risk of your spouse catching the flu, also wash everything that the sick person touches (bedsheets, teddy bear and video-game controller etc.). Then, Call me! I will bring sympathy, Tylenol and chicken noodle soup. Unfortunately there is not much else you can do; an antibiotic will not help-the flu is a virus, the myriad of vitamins (C, Zinc, Euchinacea, or others) might help, but then they might not. Fortunately the flu usually only last a week sometimes up to two weeks so you will be OK just stay in bed and give it some time.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

Favorite Songs

I've been wanting to do more with the blog and would love all of your ideas!

If any of you ladies have fun or creative website or blogs for things you make and sell, travel blogs, art blogs, and so forth, we'd love to post a link to them here on our Relief Society blog. :-)

Also.... I'm working on a little music project!

I am a huge fan on music and am always look for new songs and new artist to listen to, as I'm sure many of you are.

Take a minute and send me an email to with the name and artist of one of your favorite songs as well as the name and artist of yours and your husbands song (if you have one)!

My goal is to get everyone’s favorite songs and post them on the blog. Then if possible I'll also make a play list of all of the songs for all of us to enjoy. :-) *Please make sure the songs you recommend are appropriate for everyone to hear. :-P


Hey Ladies! I've gone through and updated little details through out the blog!

A few little reminders....

*Fast Sunday is this Sunday March 7th!

*Stake Conference is the following weekend Saturday March 13 and Sunday March 14. :-)

*Also the visiting teaching message for March can be found here through the link in the side bar. Don't forget to do your visiting teaching! Get to know and become friends with the girls you visit teach! :-)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stake Conference

A reminder to go along with many that will come, Stake Conference is coming up on March 13th and 14th. The Saturday evening session is from 7:00-9:00pm and the Sunday session is from 10:00-12:00am (both at the Stake Center) with Priesthood on Sunday from 8:00-9:30am in the Institute chapel.

Movie Night Extravaganza!

Saturday night’s movie night extravaganza was a total hit!
There was a great turn out and TONS of awesome food! :-)
Here are just a few pictures from the fun!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Visiting Teaching Jamboree!

Babysitting will be Provided... So come and enjoy this wonderful evening!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Open Baptism Sessions

Dear Presidents,

Due to the interest shown by the increased attendance at the open baptism sessions, we have determined to open an additional session. This additional session will be on Friday mornings from 6:30am to 8:00am and will start on December 4, 2009. Please note that we have also extended the beginning of the Wednesday afternoon session an additional 30 minutes.

With this addition, the open baptistry times are as follows:

Wednesday Morning — 6:30am to 8:00am

Wednesday Afternoon — 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Thursday Morning — 6:30am to 8:00am

Friday Morning — 6:30am to 8:00am

Please inform all in your stake who might have an interest in this information.

We are excited that so many youth and young adults are embracing the opportunity to be in the temple and look forward to serving them. May the Lord continue to bless you in your most sacred calling.

The Boise Temple Presidency

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Recipe from Noelle Mower

Pumpkin Crème Pies

These are kind of like Oatmeal Crème Pies. They are perfect for this time of year and are DELICIOUS! You could make them and give some away to your neighbors and count it as hours of service!
Creme Pies
• 3 cups All-purpose Flour
• 1 cup Brown Sugar
• 1 cup Sugar
• 1 can Pumpkin (15 Oz.)
• 1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
• 2 whole Eggs
• 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
• 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
• 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
• 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
• ½ teaspoons Salt
Cream Cheese Filling
• 1 package Cream Cheese Softened (8 Oz.)
• ½ stick Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
• 3 ½ cups Powdered Sugar
• ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Creme Pies: Beat together brown sugar, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition, followed by the vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
Using a pastry bag with a round tip, or a big zip top plastic bag with one corner snipped, squeeze out concentric circles of batter, starting from the middle and working outward. Bake for 11 minutes, or until firm, and cool on a rack.
Cream Cheese Filling: Beat together cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar, and vanilla. Frost flat side of half the pies and top with another piece.
Enjoy right away, or chill overnight. These keep very nicely in the fridge for at least a few days.

Message from Ethney

Hello Sisters!
This month we are also lucky to have our Stake Fill the Temple on Nov 20 & 21st. This is where everyone in the stake that is able tries to attend the various temple works as much and as often as they are able. This is a great opportunity to do initiatory work, sealings and baptisms to tag along with the usual session. There is no better way to be a disciple of Christ than to serve those who are anxiously awaiting for their temple work to be done.
These past 2 years, Mike & I have had the opportunity to work on my 7th great aunt & uncles family. We started each of them just after they had their baptisms done by my cousins. It was amazing to have us each going to the temple with another name, to do their initiatory work, then their endowments and then to seal them all together as a family at our last Fill the Temple. It was such a special time and brought a bit more meaning to each temple visit. As we continue to look for opportunities to serve those close to us and in our communities during our 12 Hours of Service, I would like to quote President Monson from his What Have I Done for Someone Today? given in October's General Conference. He says, "The Savior taught His disciples, "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it." Pres. Monson goes on to say, "I believe the Savior is telling us that unless we lose ourselves in service to others, there is little purpose to our own lives." I hope as we come to next week and the 20 & 21st we will remember how much purpose service brings to our lives and make our best effort to do all that we can. I have a testimony of attending the temple often and regularly, I know Heavenly Father is no near to me and speaks to my mind and heart. As I serve his children, he blesses me with answers to concerns or questions. I am grateful to have a temple so close. I say this in the Name of My Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen