Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bottle Rockets

As our monthly competition, we decorated and launched bottle rockets. Our rocket did not win, since it didn't go the highest, but I think ours was one of the coolest looking rockets. My team decorated it camo for General Mills!

Here is our FHE group

And here is our rocket

The launch! 

It was a great activity. Everyone had a great time and it is so nice to be able to spend time outdoors!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Today we joined with Rob's group to make and boats and float them in the pond at the park. Not very many people were able to make boats that lasted in the water.... but we still had fun doing it.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Trophy Quest!

Sorry for so many pictures, but this was quite the event! Remember when I posted about FHE and the point system? And how each month a group won the trophy and the trophy gets passed around yada yada? Remember how a bunch of us stole the trophy? Well, we had planned to give the trophy back....with all the effort we put in to stealing it, we wanted to make giving it back more fun. So a few of us that stole the trophy (planned the event) got together and came up with Trophy Quest. It was brilliant really. The thing is... April came and things got super busy for everyone and we had to give the trophy back before we could do what we planned. But then my group ended up winning the trophy from our amazing FHE Video! So we could still do Trophy Quest, except we decided to make it a ward FHE activity since Jessica and I are both FHE mom's and we had been two of the people behind the master plan. So we assigned each group leader to help out (but Jessica & I did most of the work). I wanted to do the maps, because I wanted to make them look like old treasure maps. *picture above* I first went online and found a map of the Frisbee golf course (which is where most of the activity took place). Then I soaked tea bags and wiped them over the maps and crumpled them up. I let them dry, dabbed them with cooking oil and then burned the edges and marked up where i wanted them to go. I like how they turned out.

Trophy Quest was modeled after "The Amazing Race" TV show. They all got into FHE groups at the park. They were given a puzzle to figure out. Once they figured it out, it would lead them to the parking lot. Here they were given instructions of their next task... which was getting an egg from point A to point B using each group member. After they brought the egg back, they got their next clue.
The next clue, lead them to the Blue Roof Chapel. They had to drive over there as a group and find hidden Easter Eggs. once they found the plastic Easter eggs, they opened them up to find the next clue. When lead them back to the park... at the benches.
Once there, they received another set of instructions, which told them they needed up to 3 groups members to finish a whole pie to find their next clue. This was the really fun part to watch. They could not use their hands and most groups did use 3 people eating one pie. It is like bobbing for apples. Can't think of the germs. At the bottom of the pie, in a plastic bag was the treasure map! They got another set of instructions telling them that the map was leading them to different places in the park where they had to pick up 4 flags of the same color and then the "X" on the map is where there next clue would be.
So they chose a color, and ran from the pond, to the bushes at one corner of the park to a Frisbee basket at the other end of the park finding and collecting these flags. The last flag was given to them at the next station. Where they received instructions to solve a puzzle using the scriptures and then had to unscramble a word which would tell them where to go. That word was "Playground".
So here is everyone running to the playground to find the LAST clue that would lead them to the trophy! It was fun to watch everyone running all over the place and getting really into this activity that Jessica and I worked really hard on.
In the playground was a sign that gave a clue to where the trophy was hidden, which ended up being in a gutter by someones house. The group below was the first there and the first to find the trophy! The Champions! They were pretty excited and got really into the game... which I loved. I am proud to say that even though I did not participate (because I helped plan the whole thing) General Mills came in 2nd place! Way to go!

Jessica and I were happy when it was over and saw how much fun everyone had and what a success it was! We were the master minds behind it all. It made me feel like I was on the activities Council all over again! It was a lot of fun for us to plan too. We got into all the details. Hooray for fun FHE activities. Hopefully many more to come. Sorry this was so long.

P.S. If you want to see more of the pictures I took from this activity, they are posted on my facebook. Cheers!

Monday, April 26, 2010

China Garden

Thanks Nate for treating us to dinner! It was fun.
General Mills Army (aka our awesome FHE group) It's been real. Thanks for being the best FHE group ever! Seriously... its been fun!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Sock Puppets

Boy oh boy am I excited for next week.... when we do puppet karaoke and music videos!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

No Time For Losers...

'Cause we are the Champions...

of the Ward!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Movie Awards

Congrats to our FHE Family "General Mills" for having the BEST video! Our family rocks! Thanks for everyone's work and participation to make it happen!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Yep. That Just Happened!

It was talked about for a long time... finally happened. It was a great event. They may have an idea of who took it.... but hardly anyone knows where the trophy is hidden. :o)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Ace of Cakes

Last night we joined with Randi & Charles Group. They provided the lesson, we provided the activity. We split into 3 groups and did a little Ace of Cakes Scripture Style! I thought each of the cakes turned out awesome and I think everyone had a lot of fun doing it too! Thank you Matt for making one of the cakes and Karen for making all the frosting and bringing all the decorating tools and thank you to Randi and Charles for letting us join your group this week. We will have to do it again sometime!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Floral Class

Some of the girls in our FHE group did the floral class together at the Relief Society Birthday Celebration.... look at us being all BFF outside of FHE. Our group rocks!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oil Change

Once a month we are supposed to do an activity self reliance related. This month... Matt taught us to change the oil in our car.
P.S. I got a call tonight saying that our "Awkward date pictures" were the best by far. This doesn't mean we won the trophy.... because our group doesn't get enough points... but who wants that anyway? We like bragging rights on creativity anyway. Way to go fam!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Awkward Dating

This month's competition? Getting pictures of awkward dating situations. Here is what our group came up with.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Random Pictures

Our group has taken a couple weeks off of the crafts... so we have not been taking as many pictures. So I thought I would post some pictures of some people in the group. General Mills Rocks!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pudding Art

Last night for FHE we did pudding art. I had never done it before... but heard it was fun. Turns out none of us had done it before and didn't know what we were doing so we just made stuff up. It was a blast. We first played pudding pictionary and then only a few of us attempted the making pudding art with our tongue.

For pudding pictionary I was the MC that came up with what each person had to draw. Here is the result of each picture.

Ashlee - Segway
Karen- Groundhog

Tina- Remote Control
Kailey - BBQ

Robyn- Sea Horse

Matt- Great Wall of China

Nate- Blender

Tracy- Peacock

Then we had the pudding art we did with our tongue! Karen, Matt & Tracy were the only ones that wanted to try that one. Here's how they turned out.

Matt was very
creative and did his design on one side of the paper to fold it in half
and press to the other side to get the full image.

Karen made a fish. So impressed that was done with her tongue! It is now hanging on the Seeley's refrigerator.

I am not so creative.... and did
more eating pudding than art, but mine came out as a tree.