As Tad got busier and busier as Bishop it was harder to serve in the RS presidency. I still loved it but when the release of the calling came in Oct 2013 it was bitter sweet. I was excited about more free time but I knew I would miss serving in the Presidency... and I do miss it.
Here are some of my favorites activities over the years. In no particular order here you go...
Relief Society Birthday/ Talent show for the sisters in the ward.
I loved this one. A ton of sisters participated and it was great displays of talents as well as performed talents.
|Hair by Jillonie|
|Food cooked by talented sisters|
|Clothes sewn by Jen Schumann|
|Dolls by Linda Wishart|
|Cards by Brooke Rasmussen|
|Art by Merrick White|
|Emily Camp's graphics design|
|A skit with moms at the playground|
Picnic outside. Enjoying the BBQ sandwiches and playing hula hoop. We also had a project inside that would help women with breast cancer.
Blanket making. It was a tradition in our ward to make blankets for the blanket drive every year. This is always fun to get together and sew and chat!
Gratitude brunch for all those that serve in the RS board. Teresa makes up an amazing spread of food and we get to come together and enjoy it.
Family Home Evening Boards. This was one of my favorites because I really wanted to make a board for my family.
Emergency Preparedness Night. Richard King came and spoke to us all about getting prepared. It was really informative.
The Sacrament. Pres. Richardson spoke to us all about the sacrament and the symbols and Melissa Richardson spoke to us about how to keep our kids reverent! Loved it.
Pool Party. Our annual pool party. Fun times at my house just to play and eat!
Cultural Night. We asked sisters to bring food from their culture and then we were taught in different classes about certain sisters cultures.
We had a cooking class
And a polynesian dance class
I loved this calling and all the fun activities I was involved in. There were so many more activities I loved, too. I loved seeing the rooms full of sisters chatting away and bonding. I felt the sisterhood so strongly in the Relief Society.