Friday, May 14, 2010

Scatter Sunshine

So far you have seen that women's conference is full of yummy food and awesome stalking opportunities, but just like a infomercial on TV, "Wait there's more."

Yes indeedy, one of my favorite parts is doing service whilst learning to be a better person. Kind of a two-fer, if you know what I mean.

My sister and I decided we would prefer to sit and do projects, with a lovely view of the snow falling outside the window, and other women scurrying around to their classes.

The first project we choose was to color these floor mats. He we are ready to get our color on.

And here is the finished project. While we colored this, we listened to a class about avoiding emotional infidelity.
The first half of the class was actually taught by NieNie's sister. She was very charismatic and fun to listen to. She referenced Elder Bednar's talk titled What is real. If you haven't heard about it you should really read it. It offers an apostolic warning about the dangers of the internet and modern technology.
The class urged us to have real expectations for our husbands and to be absolutely loyal to him in word, deed and thought. She also warned that we need to be aware of the adversary's goals. We need to limit time spent with those or things that are in competition with our husbands. Also be sure to connect with our husbands every single day. Also we need to learn to receive personal revelation on how to improve our individual marriage.

Next we moved rooms and worked on sewing up these fleece pockets that have velcro making them attach to a wheelchair.

I wish I had a thimble for this project because it was really hard to get the needle through the velcro. But we persisted and finished both of ours. When I turned my in, I asked if they could find a blind person in a wheelchair to give it too, that way no one would see how crooked it was.

There was a definite learning curve to this project, and so we stayed in that room for the next class and made another one. It actually turned out pretty well.
On Friday they announced all the of the service that was accomplished by so many willing hands. It is amazing what can get done when people put their minds to it. The theme of the service event was "Scatter sunshine." And it was fun to be part of the scattering.


Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

Thank you for linking to that talk. I needed to hear that. It was written just for me.

Looks like fun you two! :)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...


We all need to hear it, it was written for all of us. It is really powerful, huh?

Our bishop showed the video of the CES talk and I just sat there in awe. It is good for me to hear, but it worries me as a mother of teenagers. Glad you had the time to read it.

T said...

idle hands are apparently the devil's workshop - glad that they kept you good and busy :)

in time out said...

this is an awesome project! Way to go! I found a song a while back that would go well with the cheer you are bringing. Check it out.

Missed you for a while. Took the boys to a hampster derby and it was delightful...I thought of you. Funny.

here is the link:

in time out said...

try that if the other one doesn't work!

Barbaloot said...

I haven't heard that talk----I'll have to check it out. I definitely struggle connecting with my husband every day:)

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

Barb I hope you get to connect with your husband daily soon. :)

val of the south said...

Wow that was an intense talk. Thanks for linking to it. I guess like anything in life, it's all about balance.

Lucky for me, some of my virtual friends have materialized into real life friends! :)

Garden of Egan said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun! I love your projects.
Thanks for the link. I'll be reading it.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

That is such a good idea!!!! I lub lub lub it. Scattering sunshine! That's brilliant. I think I'm going to plagiarize it. hee hee

Was NieNie's sister, Paige or CJane?
What great advice about emotional infidelity. Do you think was prompted by Twhylight. hee hee

J/K PEEPS! (sort of)

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