Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Stars in the Garden Quilt by Piece O’ Cake

Every now and again I find an old un-finished project buried in a corner of my sewing room and I hear it softly calling to me, “please finish me, please!”  Last week I found these blocks.  They want to see … Continue reading

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Hosting Our African Friends and Trip to BYU Idaho

This last week we’ve had a great time hosting two of our beloved missionaries from the Abidjan East Mission.  Jonathan Binene is the son of our first Mission President there.  He’s from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Yordanos Beyene arrived … Continue reading

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Clark and Josie Start School!

It’s a big day when your first grandchild starts Kindergarten!  And a few days later, Josie had her very first day at pre-school.  These are the Best Kids Ever.  These two love to read books and play with their friends.  … Continue reading

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The Thimble Creek Quilters

About 40 years ago the Utah Valley Quilt Guild was created.  Many of these ladies helped to make that happen (I was living in Africa at the time.)  The guild continues to this day, blessing the lives of many quilters … Continue reading

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A Ward Ice Cream Social

This evening we had another fun ward activity–an Ice Cream Social.  We have 2 ice cream shop owners in our neighborhood–Leatherby’s and Handel’s.  Tonight Leatherby’s provided the toppings to put on Handel’s ice creams.  It was fun and delicious!   Rain … Continue reading

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My Hand Wore Out. Now it’s Fixed.

Last March, almost over night, my right hand started falling asleep all the time.  It woke me several times each night.  My fingers felt odd, like something was off, out of joint.  I wondered what was happening to my hand.  … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Dishwashing Guard

I have an aversion to change.  I don’t like it when things I love wear out.  Like our dishwasher, now almost 30 years old.  The truth is, it’s been wearing out for a long time now.  It hasn’t worked properly … Continue reading

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Meanwhile in Mali–The Women’s Garden and Days for Girls!

It’s been almost a year since we left Mali and our friends there.  We’re now very involved with the Ouelessebougou Alliance here on this side of the ocean, continuing to help in Mali as much as we can. This week … Continue reading

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The Garden is Out of Control

When we fixed up our garden boxes last spring, we added a big load of garden mulch with manure and topsoil.  I could hardly believe what we returned home to after all of our summer travels–the garden has gone crazy!  … Continue reading

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A Week in Heavenly Montana

Unpacked from the book club retreat and repacked to leave the next day to spend a week at Graham’s family cabin at Ashley Lake in Montana.  Aaron and Abbey drove the 10 hours with us and Claire and Graham flew … Continue reading

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