Wedding Bells

Wedding Bells
Greg and I started dating on Labor Day of 2005. I went to Thanksgiving with his family in Arizona.  He came to my parents house for New Year's. We went to see the new Joseph Smith movie which was playing at the Liberty Jail. On the way home, Dad gave us...
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moving to Houston

We moved to a one bedroom apartment in the Woodlands. We had heard good things about that place and since we had visited just once and gone to the aquarium and the space center, that was the extent of our knowledge. I started looking for jobs. I went to an interview...
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Senior Year 2

Greg and I had gotten married in July and we moved into the Wymount apartments. We got super lucky and scored a one bedroom apartment with a study which was less expensive than a two bedroom but was bigger than a one and they are very hard to come by. That...
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Senior Year 1

I moved back to Regency in time for Spring term but I was just looking for a job and working. I got back to school on the greyhound bus. Lots of my mission friends showed up at the bus depot to pick me up. I lived with Liz Haake, Nicole Jeffreys,...
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2nd half of Swiss Mission

So I was serving in Annemasse. Brother Rangel the elder got baptized the first week that I was there. His daughter was coming to live with them soon and was ready to hear the gospel. Sr. Martin left and Sr. Morrell and Sr. Hofheins came to be with me. Elder Jenner...
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The first 6 months

I started in Lyon with Sr. Kathlee Byrne. We lived with Sr. Jamie Coon and Sr. Marion Lockhart. On one of the first days, we were going up an escalator going out of the metro. Kathleen started running and she fell on the escalator flat on her face. When we got...
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La Mission Swiss de Geneve

I had been preparing for a mission since around age 17 when I had received my patriarchal blessing. There were lots of things in it that seemed to me to guide me towards a mission to fulfill some of my life missions.  At the end of my junior year I received...
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Junior Year

I moved to Regency and started over with new roommates. I ended up knowing my room roomate Whitney Noland from a communications class we had had together the year before. We did a group project together. We also lived with Holly Larsen who later married Jeff Moss and Elise Roberts. Then...
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Sophomore Year BYU

Mikenze Bott, Megan Strong, Heidi Thorne and I decided to live together again for the 2001-2002 school year. We went looking for housing in the spring of 2001 and got a ticket signing our contracts at the Elms apartments which is south of campus by Brick Oven and the Tennis Courts....
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Our New house

My parents built the back house because we really needed the extra space. America went to BYU the fall before the house was finished. The house was finished in December so she never got to have her own room. Our parents said that the oldest would henceforth always get their own...
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BYU freshman year

I applied for housing before I applied to get into the school, mostly because I was told Heritage Halls fills up first and I needed to be in the cheapest on campus housing possible. I wanted to live with Julia Oliphant and Michelle Beard. I had been friends with Julia basically...
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Happy Birthday to You

On our birthdays we got to choose our favorite cereal and got real milk.  We had to share 1/2 cup of our cereal with our siblings and people would mark the milk. Then some people would drink milk and fill it up with water. Our friends would sometimes give us a...
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The Front House on Moreland

We played with Tara the next door neighbor. But she wasn't a great influence on us. She would tell us to do stuff and promise candy or treats. I am hypersensitive to neighbor kids doing that now with my kids. I try and talk to them about situations that might come...
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The House on Redwood Road

From birth to age 8, I lived on 409 Redwood Rd. We listened to "Safety Kids" cassette tapes, Mouse'r'cise  on the record player along with lots of cassettes and records.  We would sing and dance to these and that continued as we grew older. My parents loved classical music and would...
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Bonnie (don't tickle Bonnie or we're going to have a pee fight)

My sister Bonnie has a very weak bladder. When we were growing up, if we tickled her long enough she would pee her pants.  We did it often enough that finally our dad told us that if we did it again that we would have a pee fight.  The idea was...
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More school reminiscences

Our principal at Daniel Young Elementary School was Mrs. Johnson. Our Mom was always an election judge and it was held there. She finally changed to Cordill Mason and by that time the boundary was changed and the younger boys finished at Daniel Young. So she wanted to change back. She...
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Elementary, dear Watson

I went to pre-school at Gibson preschool that was held in a local RLDS church. There is a park right behind it that we went to sometimes. It was close to Mrs. Sigler's house, our long suffering piano teacher.  Some of the other kids I knew from church such as, Robin...
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Quick french bread Christin Shumway

FRENCH BREAD  (quick) 1 Tablespoon yeast 2½ cups warm water 3 T sugar 1 T salt 5 T oil 6 cups flour (about) 1 egg (for egg wash) In large bowl or mixer, combine water, yeast, sugar, salt, and oil.  Gradually add enough flour and mix /knead well, to make a sticky...
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Grandma Peterson's Granola Recipe

Grandma Peterson’s Granola 8 cups rolled oats 6 cups rolled wheat 2 cups untoasted wheat germ 2-3 cups shredded coconut 2 cups bran 2 tsp salt 1 ½ c brown sugar 1 c dry non-fat milk ½ c honey 1 c cooking oil(corn oil best) 1 c water   In a...
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Learn from the past, improve the present, inspired for the future

Learn from the Past Sara Nelson is where I got my first name. She crossed the plains with much hardship as a teenager and started to raise a family in Utah. She had young kids when her husband got called on a mission. It was planting season and she didn’t have...
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