The 1st Ever Sparrow House BBQ

20180707_182845Longtime friends, new friends and family gathered together in the stifling heat to enjoy each other’s company and delicious food.  Water was added to the bouncy house to cool the little ones off.  Sparklers were a plenty for everyone.  David added excitement with a nice array of fireworks imported from Wyoming.    It was delightful to enjoy the company of such great friends and family who came from far and near.  We are truly a blessed bunch!  Special Kudos to Janene for the Lisa’s Bon Appetite…a blast from the past!

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Attendees included the Kuohas, the McEuens, the Cutlers, the Zimmermans, the Emmetts, the Winslows, the Pickups, the Robinsons, the Fords, lots of neighbors and more..  Thank you all for the delicious food you brought, the fun we shared and the joy of catching up with you…Let Freedom Ring!  This may have to become an annual event per requests!



Younique Training – First Event!

Miriam used the Sparrow House for training for Younique presenters – yes! Any excuse to get to go back to the House. Michelle joined me and I had a fun filled weekend complete with shopping with Liesel for new curtains for her new room. But I digress – First, Younique Presenters and friends met at Younique Headquarters for a fun tour of the facility. We then met at the House for a tour and then training. Our trainers were Kellie Collet, Soley Mathiesen, and Miriam who taught us some new tricks and helped us set inspiring goals for the next 6 months.

Training was followed by dinner – Chicken Salad Stuffed Croissants, Fruit and Miriam’s favorite, delicious cheese. Dessert was made by yours truly, Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake with Raspberries and Chocolate Layer Dessert (recipes are in the recipe section of this blog).

There was some time for chit chat, making new friends and reconnecting with long time friends, which is always the best part to me.

It was hot and I must admit to still learning how to use the high tech electronic devices that control the temps…oops! Practicing for next time.

*If you’re interested or curious about Younique Products, a link has been added to the side or you can message me. Of course, we Love Love Love them.

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BYU Women’s Conference

Joy and I attended our first BYU Women’s Conference while staying at Sparrow House.  Two days filled with inspiring speakers and uplifting classes.  I even ate from my first ever food truck – delicious.  We cannot wait to attend again next year, and the year after that…



img_5714Janene Zimmerman and Joy Kuoha — friends meeting friends —>Priceless!

Here is a link to one of our favorite talks; you’ll laugh, you’ll cry; you’ll be a better you —