Thursday, February 21, 2013

Learn to Index!

Who here is good at deciphering old calligraphy and three hundred year old cursive? You are not sure if you are good at it? Well, come give it a try at Larkin's house next Wednesday evening at 7:30! As Guardians of the Hearth (our theme for LYS this month), it is important for us to help preserve our family history. One way we can do that is through indexing. Check out the link below to learn more about indexing. You can take a two minute "test drive" to see if you like indexing. Then, when you realize that indexing is actually fun definitely more useful than playing angry birds/scrabble on your phone,  you can easily download the software to your computer or smart phone and index anytime you want! Dont let the phrase "download software" throw you off (i hate the word software, it scares me), the church website makes it super easy. 

This link has four tutorial videos.

So bring your laptops/smart phones and a snack to Larkins house on Wednesday 27th at 7:30pm and we will chat and learn how to index together. Larkin is pretty good at indexing, so she can be our guide if we need help.  We thought 7:30 would be a good time because it would allow moms to get kids ready for bed before heading out, but if it is too late, we can move the time back a bit. 
If you are anti-indexing, that is ok too! Just come to chat and hang out.


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

January Projects

Thanks to everybody who shared their January home update projects!

Sara organized her laundry space.

Regan is almost finished with a blanket.

Erica alphabetized her DVD collection.

Hilary painted her kitchen wall a lovely yellow.

Larkin cleaned out her pantry.
If you have any projects from the Lengthening Your Stride program that you would like to share, feel free to email us. 

Lots of love,

The Literacy Committee

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Theme : Guardian of the Hearth

It's February!  And it's cold outside -- but don't let that ruin your enthusiasm for the Lengthening Your Stride program!

The monthly theme for February is Guardian of the Hearth.  Be sure to check out the goal suggestions tab for goals that fit this theme.     

As members of the church & women, we have a unique role in and perspective about the importance of strengthening our families.  The Family: A Proclamation to the World teaches us:

'The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan . . . Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.'

We hope that this month you can gain a deeper understanding of the blessings that come through lengthening your stride in the area becoming a guardian of the hearth.

Please feel free to share your insights and thoughts with us throughout the month.

With Love,

The Literacy Committee