Happy birthday Cousin WIll!

My dad’s family has always been proud to be related to William Shakespeare. His mother Mary Arden and my great…great grandmother Margaret were sisters; Mary named her second daughter for Margaret. William was the third child and the first son. He was also the first of Mary and John Shakespeare’s children to survive infancy. Five more children were eventually born […]

The Easter Miracle Story Eggs

If you are teaching about Jesus Christ’s sacrifice and atonement, here is a wonderful little activity that can be used for Family Home Evening, church classes… you’ll think of meaningful ways to share. From the brilliant ladies in Newport Beach; thanks for sharing. A simplified account of Christ’s atonement is told in these Easter Miracle Eggs. Each egg contains a […]

Shortbread Cookies!

Looking for a way to get the Easter Bunny to come to your garden early and leave the best treats? Try a plate of fresh shortbread cookies – guaranteed bunny bait! McMurtry’s Shortbread                       Preheat oven to 325°. Cream until fluffy    1/2 C (1 stick) butter, softened 1/3 C powdered sugar             Beat in 3/4 tsp vanilla extract            […]