Sunday, March 27, 2011

New Joann's Fabric Store

Our new, big Joann's opened on March 11.  I went to lunch with Renee, Lisa and Shirley that day, and after we went over to check out the new store which opened that morning.  The whole parking lot was full of cars.  It was crazy and absolute proof that there's not much going on in Idaho Falls.  The Grand Opening for the store is a 3-day affair (Thurs-Sat), and the first 100 customers got a $10.00 gift card.  So I went down to the store about 15 minutes before it was due to open.  I couldn't believe the line of people.  Some women were so clever that they brought their husbands along so they could collect 2 gift cards.  I didn't think of that, and Kurt wouldn't have come with me.  The painters were arriving at 9 am, and he needed to be at the house.  It took 2 pictures to photograph the whole line, and many more came after I took the pictures and got back into line.  I'm happy that there are so many people in Idaho Falls that like to sew.  After all, there's not much else to do in Idaho Falls.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Stake Relief Society Conference

Dixean Grimes (far right in purple) wrote an amazing song that she performed at our Stake Relief Society Conference, along with Taneil Serr, Jana Lee Nelson, Hayley Richards and Bev Beck.  The picture that I had with Bev was blurry so she got left out of this post.  The Stake had classes for us to take in the morning, followed by a luncheon and program.  It was a nice event and seemed well attended.  I was happy that there were about a dozen from our YSA branch that went. I attended a class about hair and nails that was taught by Bridgett Empey, from our branch.  Next I went to a class by Bonnie Hoover about teaching FHE lessons from "For the Strength of Youth" booklet.  It was awesome.  Then I went to one on skin care and makeup by Tiffany Farmer, also from our branch.  It was a worthwhile activity, and then I went shopping, which may not be worthwhile, but was fun nonetheless.