Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

About Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Friends and a Quilt Retreat at Sundance

I had a full week of quilting bliss with my good friends at Sundance.  We started on Tuesday and didn’t stop until the cows came home on Friday!  It was such a delight.  I’ve been stitching with this quilt group … Continue reading

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Around the Quilts I Go!

My favorite two weekends of the year revolve around General Conference, a time when Prophets and Apostles of Jesus Christ speak to us and instruct us for the times we are living in.  Our family tradition is to spend these … Continue reading

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Our 2nd Missionary Reunion

We had such a Glorious evening last night with our missionaries!  It was like a glimpse of heaven to be in one room with so many we love so dearly.  Our mission family is expanding–more and more are returning home … Continue reading

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BYU Studies!

A new thing has happened to me this year–my name has been added to the list of the Editorial Board of BYU Studies!  Not just my name, but something that sounds very nice follows it:  “Independent scholar.”   I can’t think … Continue reading

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Keeping and Preserving

One of the things that keeps me awake at night is the fear that I won’t have time to empty everything that needs to passed on out of my mind and my computer and into someone else’s before I die.  … Continue reading

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A Lewis Family Gathering

It occurred to me this week that I’m so busy looking for stories and histories and documents and photos of people in my family’s past, that sometimes I neglect the present, and those in our family now.  We had a … Continue reading

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A Weekend Get-Away at the Grand America

Eleven years ago I received a lovely Christmas gift from John–a weekend get-away at the finest hotel west of the Mississippi.  Then life happened.  Every few years, we’d pull out the gift certificate and wonder when we might break away … Continue reading

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Some things just don’t belong there.

There is something growing in my shoulder that doesn’t belong there.  I finally went to a doctor this week and had these x-rays taken.  When he saw them, he said, “you have the mother of all mother’s calcium deposit growing … Continue reading

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A Life-Changing Days for Girls Event

Last night we had a huge Days for Girls Event here in Orem.  We had about 400 Young Single Adults in one place at one time, creating something that will change lives.  It was amazing.   There’s a good deal of … Continue reading

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A Visit to Reedley, My California Hometown

This last weekend, John, Claire, Graham and I flew to Fresno, then drove 40 minutes to my hometown in Reedley.  I love going home.  I love the good memories of the people and places of my childhood.  I love showing … Continue reading

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