Monthly Archives: August 2014

Holt Family Reunion 30 August 2014, Enterprise Utah

I’ve just met a room full of relations I never knew before!  What fun to gather in Enterprise, Utah, about 45 minutes north of St. George, in  a James Holt Family Reunion this Labor Day weekend.  We spent the day … Continue reading

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There are Miracles Happening Here

I love Africa.  I love my friends in Africa.  These are some of my friends in Ghana who have started a Days for Girls Sewing Center this last month.  The first time Bernice Ankrah saw a Days for Girls kit … Continue reading

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The District

It was December 1982 in Johannesburg South Africa, when we met. We were a District of LDS Missionaries having the time of our lives. We were 4 Elders: Richards & Solomon, Horman & Ellis, 2 Sisters: Laemmlen & Parks, and … Continue reading

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Back to BYU Bookstore and words from Aaron in Chile

I helped the kids buy text books yesterday for the new semester.  Not only are they Very Expensive books, they are huge, heavy and frightening.  As Claire found the ones she and Adam needed, I held the pile until it almost … Continue reading

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Ann Dee Ellis, Author and Friend does DfG!

This is Ann Dee Ellis, my friend.  She writes books.  She also does Days for Girls.  And she is the whole reason this blog even exists.  On 29 August 2012 I made my very first blog entry because Ann Dee … Continue reading

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Days for Girls wins Grand Prize in International Fund Raiser

This last month we have been participating in an international fundraiser sponsored by CrowdRise called Operation Girl.  Dozens of non-profit organizations from all over the world interested in making things better for young women in all sorts of ways participated.  … Continue reading

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The Lady at the Beach

We spent the day at Newport Beach again today.  After settling in with our chairs and towels and umbrella and our books and Fig Newtons, I took a look around me–at the never-ending waves rolling in, at children around us playing in … Continue reading

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Beach Reading Newport 2014

There is nothing quite like a good book at the beach!  This year we brought a good library along with us.  I’ve just finished book #6 on day #6.  Loving every minute of it. UPDATE– Here are the books I … Continue reading

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Newport Beach 2014


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Days for Girls Updates! Nothin’ but Fun!

So here’s what we’ve been up to with our Days for Girls work.  I tell my friends I go to parties several times a week!  It’s nothin’ but fun, which also happens to be our family’s vacation motto.  Speaking of … Continue reading

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