Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Things I choose to Avoid

Here’s a list of a few things I don’t really care for: Crisco frosting (most frostings for that matter) Sports Center commentators Thinking about where I am in a parking structure Fake–hair, nails, eyelashes, body parts, smiles Arrogance or prideful … Continue reading

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Stonewood 4th Ward Relief Society Retreat

Sisterhood is an important thing.  These are some of my neighbor sisters.  Many of us have raised our kids together.  We love and cheer for each other.  Today we had our annual Fall retreat at our Sundance cabin.  We had … Continue reading

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Harvest Time!

Today was a perfect day.  I love Fall.  I love my garden and I love the produce that just keeps coming all summer long.  It will be hard to walk away before the last tomatoes are picked and enjoyed.  Our … Continue reading

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Dad’s 89th Birthday and a Visit to Reedley

John and I flew to Fresno this week to visit my Dad and Kris in Reedley.  He turned 89 on September 20th.  I gave him the quilt I finished last week called “Worlds Without End.”  Something to remember me by … Continue reading

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A Small Cog in a Big Wheel

Farewell Talk 15 September 2019 Look back on your life. Can you remember times when you were in the right place at the right time?  Hopefully that happens every now and again!  Our lives are like tapestries that intertwine with those around … Continue reading

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Timpanogos Storytelling Festival 2019

I’ve just spent two days at the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival at nearby Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.  Thirty years ago this festival started in Karen Ashton’s backyard.  She invited me then, and she’s invited me every year since.  It was … Continue reading

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Faithful Saints

My daughter, Claire is spending this Labor Day weekend up north at Bear Lake.  She snapped this photo this morning at church there.   It makes me so happy, to see so many good people on vacation, finding the nearest church … Continue reading

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Family Trip to Kansas City, 21-28 August 2019

We decided we had time to get the whole family together once more before we leave, so we packed up the Utah gang and flew to Kansas City before our summer vacation time ended.  We just needed a little more … Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost

I led the discussion today in our Relief Society class.  The assigned topic was a talk given by President Oaks in last April’s General Conference called “Where Will This Lead?”  He began with the premise, “We make better choices and … Continue reading

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The Martin and Elizabeth Degen Bushman Bible

I held in my hands a treasure today.   This is the Martin Bushman Family Bible that was published and sold by Kimber and Sharpless at their bookstore in Philadelphia in 1833. Last week at the Elias Bushman reunion in Lehi, … Continue reading

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