Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Home Teaching Message Handouts for July 2012

This months first presidency message is Always in the Middle by President Dieter F Uchtdorf  handout ideas. 
This idea comes from didi@relief Society
This idea comes from The Idea Door

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The Girl in a Whirl - just had to share

The Girl in a Whirl
by 'Dr. Sue'
(a.k.a. Vickie Gunther)

Look at me, look at me, look at me now!
... You could do what I do
If you only knew how.
I study the scriptures one hour each day; I bake, I upholster, I
scrub, and I pray.
I always keep all the commandments completely; I speak to my little
ones gently and sweetly.
I help in their classrooms!
I sew all they wear!
I drive them to practice!
I cut all their hair!
I memorize names of the General Authorities; I focus on things to
be done by priorities.
I play the piano!
I bless with my talents!
My toilets all sparkle!
My checkbooks all balance!
Each week every child gets a one-on-one date; I attend all my
meetings (on time! Never late!)
I'm taking a class on the teachings of Paul,
But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all .
I track my bad habits 'til each is abolished; Our t-shirts are
My toenails are polished!
Our family home evenings are always delightful; The lessons I give
are both fun and insightful.
I do genealogy faithfully, too.
It's easy to do all the things that I do!
I rise each day early, refreshed and awake; I know all the names of
each youth in my stake!
I read to my children!
I help all my neighbors!
I bless the community, too, with my labors.
I exercise and I cook menus gourmet; My visiting teaching is done
the first day!
(I also go do it for someone who missed hers.
It's the least I can do for my cherished ward sisters.) I chart
resolutions and check off each goal; I seek each "lost lamb" on my
Primary roll.
I can home-grown produce each summer and fall.
But that is not all! Oh, no. That is not all .
I write in my journal!
I sing in the choir!
Each day, I write "thank you's" to those I admire.
My sons were all Eagles when they were fourteen!
My kids get straight A's!
And their bedrooms are clean!
I have a home business to help make some money; I always look
beautifully groomed for my honey.
I go to the temple at least once a week; I change the car's tires!
I fix the sink's leak!
I grind my own wheat and I bake all our bread; I have all our meals
planned out six months ahead.
I make sure I rotate our two-years' supply; My shopping for
Christmas is done by July!
These things are not hard;
'tis good if you do them;
You can if you try!
Just set goals and pursue them!
It's easy to do all the things that I do!
If you plan and work smart, you can do them all, too!
It's easy!" she said
and then she dropped dead.

I laughed so hard at this - just had to share x

Summer Fitness Challenge

I don't know about you but I need real motivation to do any form of exercise.  However this summer I'm going to attempt the.....

Bronze Level

Cat's 2012 Summer Fitness Challenge!!
I hope you are one of those people who are as excited about this as I am! I love, love, LOVE the summer challenges!! Now, back for the 3rd summer is Cat's Summer Fitness Challenge!

This year I am going to change things up a bit. Don't worry, for those of you who like the 120 mile challenge, things pretty much can stay the same. What I want to do is add 2 more levels to the challengers who want to take on a bigger load.

So dust off those running shoes! Here is the 411 on the NEW Summer Challenge:

120 Mile Challenge: This is going to be the Bronze Challenge. For those of you who just want to get out this summer and get active.

170 Mile Challenge: This it the Silver Challenge, for our seasoned challengers who want to step it up from last year, push a little harder.

220 Mile Challenge: The Gold Challenge! This is for the over achievers who are especially training for races who get in several miles per day.

Rules and Information:

Starts: June 1st
Ends: Aug 31st

Goal: Exercise 120, 170, or 220 miles in 3 months!!

Rules: You can walk, run, elliptical, bike, or Swim (NEW this year) to count your miles. HOWEVER, since it is easier and faster to BIKE, you can only count 1 mile for every 3 miles you bike. So say you do 6 miles on your stationary bike, you can only count 2 of those miles toward your goal. And Swimming can be a little more time consuming and it's a full body workout, so for every 1/2 mile swam you can count it as 1 mile toward your goal.

Miles only count if they are consecutively earned. So you can't just strap on your pedometer and count your steps throughout the day and say you walked 10 miles or whatever. This is a challenge! That means you can only count miles when you set out to burn fat and calories and get in shape!

ANYONE can join!

This is not a contest. Just a challenge for YOU! Something to get you off your butt this summer, to do something good for your body.

What's in it for you? Well, not only will you get in shape, meet fitness goals, and feel good about yourself, BUT you will also have a chance to win some prizes!

How to Join: Just email me at nutsinanutshell(at)gmail(dot)com, your name and give me the name you would like to be called on your updates, your email address, and your blog address if you have one that you would like linked to your stats (optional). If you have any questions, please make sure you read through this whole post... and if you still can't find your answer then PLEASE email me! I tend to forget stuff once in a while....

How this Works: Every Thursday you will report your miles to me at my email address above. I will send out reminders too (If I remember). Then on Friday I will post how everyone is doing. That's it!!

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