Family History
(by Cary, CA)
  1. Family Favourites Cookbook - Each girl brought two recipes written out and made one of them. We shared our foods, telling why they were special to us. I collected all the recipes and printed them up into a little booklet for each girl the following time.
  2. Visit to the Oakland Temple - We go to the temple, had a tour of the Visitor's Center & watched a video the missionaries put on for us. Then we went outside and walked around the temple grounds. We had a member of the Temple Presidency come outside and talk to the girls for 15 minutes, answering their questions. (I like to go in the spring so there is the possibility of brides walking around taking pictures. I want to girls to see this is where they should be married. I, also, like to take a picture of them all together and frame it and give it to all of them at the next activity. We do this on a Saturday Morning cause the whole thing takes 4-5 hours. To be honest, we have done this for 3 years in a row and it is one of the girls' favourites!)
  3. "What country did your family come from? - Each girl brought a story about an ancestor and a food from that country to share.
  4. Grandparents Day - Each girls came dressed as one of their grandparents and told a story from that person's life as a child.