Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Dinner

We are very excited and looking forward to our annual Relief Society Christmas Dinner on Thursday, December 10th at 7:00pm.

We will have a wonderful evening together celebrating our families and the birth of our Savior.

This year we will be inviting 5 sisters to host a dinner table in the theme of your Family Traditions. This can involve as much or as little as you wish (dishes, silverware, centerpiece, glasses, linens, etc.) If you would like to join up with another sister (or sisters) or only have a partial contribution, that would be great!

We are also inviting sisters to share their favorite Family Traditions in other ways. Whether it be music, food, a story, games, decorations, pictures...the options are endless and anything is welcome. Do you have a special advent calendar? Make popcorn balls? Decorate ornaments? Read The Night Before Christmas? Share favorite scriptures? Work at a soup kitchen? We want to see how your family celebrates the holidays!

Please contact sister Elizabeth Jones at 522-1660 or if you are wish to participate ASAP or have any questions.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

LDS Employment Career Workshop

15648 Roxford Street, Sylmar, CA 91342
Phone: 818-833-6670 Fax: 818-833-6673
Hrs: Mon, Tues, Thur 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Need a job or better job…FAST?
Take The Career Workshop!
Individuals who take it and apply what they learn find jobs faster and earn more money. Private firms charge thousands of dollars to teach the same principles, and it’s FREE!
The Career Workshop is 2 Days—Monday and Tuesday
The Professional Career Workshop* is 2 Days—Thursday & Tuesday

Day 1 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Quantify qualifications and establish your job objective
 Learn where the jobs are and how to obtain them
 Develop personal marketing tools that really impress and get you the job

Day 2 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Resume Development (9:30-Noon)
Interviewing Preparation 1-4 p.m.
 How to open and close an interview, ask and answer interview questions, and handle salary negotiation.
 Mock interview

*The Professional Career Workshop is offered for individuals with college degrees
or technical, managerial, executive, sales/marketing, or professional experience.

Self-Employment Services—Self-Employment Workshop and Resources. Please
call the center for assistance.
Other Services & Resources—Career Guidance & Counseling, Educational Loan
Program, Networking Contacts, Internet Access, Job Leads, Key Job Search Websites,
Employer Lists, Mock Interview Video Taping, Resume Critique and Preparation, Use of
Computer, Printer, Fax and Phone.

Broadcast/ Dinner on Saturday at 5:30pm

As a stake RS presidency, we are in high gear preparing for our broadcast/dinner on Saturday at 5:30, and we are excited to be with each and every one of you!

We would love it if you could please bring your gently used or new children's books (K-6) for our book drive. All books will be used here in our Simi Valley classrooms.

We hope to have a great response in this effort, but if you should happen to forget your books, you are welcome to bring them to the Sheranian's home the week following the broadcast. Please do not stay home if you do not have a book to donate. All sisters are welcomed and wanted, with our without a book!

Much love to you, dear sisters,

The Stake Relief Society Presidency

Sylvia, Liz, Chris, and Marci

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bed Needed

There is a young couple who just arrived here from Honduras . They are renting a room from Claudia Ruiz (S6 RS president), and they are in need of a bed. A full size bed or a queen would be ideal, but they would take any size that is in good condition.

If you could please email this need out to your sisters, that would be wonderful. Anyone who has a bed they would be willing to donate can call Sister Claudia Ruiz at 584-1423.

Thank you, dear sisters, for you on-going love, concern and care of our sisters!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Moving Sale

My friend Flo, from Simi 1st Ward (the first church i went to) needs our help! She has to sell everything in a hurry and move by the 15th. She has a number of things to get rid of.... she said all offers will be excepted... anything not sold will go to goodwill! She is also having a yard sale at her home on Saturday from 8-2pm. All the details are attached in the word document.

(Near Sycamore & Los Angeles Ave. off Heywood Ave.)
Down the street from Berylwood Elementary School

More in Garage; Come pick out more items at great prices BEFORE 9/10.

FLO WARD * 805-577-9156. Please leave a message if I don't get to the phone.


1 6'10" Queen Sleeper Couch, Eggshell rib-texture $125.00

2 Matching Bookcases Off-White 2' W x 3' High 30.00/Both

1 3' 6" wide Desk w/hutch Lt. Maple/Slide-Out Keyboard Tray 30.00

1 3 Section Library/Entertnmt Ctr. White Wash 7' Wide 150.00

1 4' Wide Entertnmt Ctr. White Wash 35.00

1 3 pc. 6'Bedroom Dresser Set White Wash-6 drawers, Mirror, Night Stnd 275.00

1 Queen Size Mechanical Bed Adjusts for Head/Legs/Blt-In Massager 150.00

1 3 Section Reclining Sofa Lt. Beige, Micro-Fiber Soft Touch 245.00

1 Dual Corner Computer Desks White; Middle Section 3 wide drawers 225.00

2-3 Metal File Cabinets/ 4 Drawer Vertical/Beige, Tan, Gray 45.00 Ea.

1 Metal Tool Bench with Hutch 6' L X 32" D 75.00

3 55 Gallon Plastic Water Drums Blue / Empty, Clean, Like New 65/ea OR 3/170.00

1 Lg. Dining Table w/2 Leafs + 6 chairs/White Wash grain 50.00

2 6' High Metal Pantry Cabinets AVAILABLE DAY AFTER PURCHASE 30.00 Ea.

1 25 Cu. Ft. Amana Refrigerator Side by Side 75.00

1 GE Washing Machine White-Lg. Load; Good working order 75.00

1 Sears Kenmore Dryer Lg. Load; White; 3 years new 125.00

Message From Linda Mann.

Job Opening- Legal Assistant

LDS Attorney, East San Gabriel Valley, CA seeking a legal assistant.
Sole practitioner, w/ exp. in civil litigation, real estate litigation, family law, must have computer skills.
$51K annual DOE.
Contact Pam at 626-475-3066, or

Monday, August 24, 2009

RS Back to School Night

WHAT? RS Back to School Night
WHEN? Thursday, September 3rd
WHERE/ Sinaloa RS room

Come share any ideas you have to keep lunch box goodies cold, hot, tasty and interesting.

You may not have kidlets at home to pack lunches for now but you may need to be packing for yourself or someone else in your home.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

President Harper Fireside

The following info I received from Simi 2 ward, thought I'd pass it on. President Harper is an awesome speaker.

"Our Stake RS President has shared the following with us – Please make note of the upcoming Regional Adult Fireside August 23 @ 7:00pm. Tony Harper will be the speaker. In the past, these events have been advertised as "Singles firesides" but all adults are invited. They are no longer considered "singles firesides". Now they are stake or regional adult firesides. Please emphasize this with your wards. Wonderful firesides are missed by so many, because there is the mistaken idea that they are really just for the singles"

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Looking for a house to rent

Sister Blanca Santos is looking for a house for rent right away. If you have any information or know of someone who has a house for rent, you can reach Blanca at 805 583-0260.

Claudia Ruiz is her RS president. You could check with her, I think, if you had any further questions.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby Shower for Alicia Eskander

Tuesday 7/28 - 7:30 @ Kari Pulsiphers. Invite EVERYONE to PLEASE come...even if you have not met her. It will be really fun night getting to know everyone and some YUMMY treats. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Doger Game Info

There are a few more Dodger tickets left for the August 6 "Dodger Night"
against the Atlanta Braves. The tickets are $10.00 and the seats are
located in the left field Pavilion. The money has to be paid by this
Sunday by putting a check in a Tithing envelope marked "Other-Dodger

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Relief Society Fireside

Sister Cheiko Okazaki, former counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency and author, will speak at a stake Relief Society fireside, BE OF GOOD CHEER, Saturday, July 25 at 6 pm in the Sinaloa building. All adults are invited and encouraged to bring non member friends.

This is such a wonderful opportunity, because her topic is one that applies to everyone. She will particularly address the difficulties of the current economic situation. It would be wonderful if we could reach out to all of our less active members as well as to our friends who are not members of the church. We will have flyers shortly.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

XS Temple Dress

Julie Stephens, from SS5, has a temple dress (actually a skirt and top), size xs. If you know of anyone who could use an extra small temple dress, please call her at 587-2889.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Scouts Dinner and Silent Auction

The scouts are having a silent auction and tri tip dinner this Friday. I am donating two massage gift certificates (from me personally, not the spa) so I hope all the women in the ward will bid on them. The scouts are taking donations of cool items for the auction- If anyone wants to donate contact the priests - Baked goods and Babysitting are good ideas!!!

Courtesy of: Brenda

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Free Monday Night Movies at the Simi Mall

Here is the Monday night movies playing at the Simi Mall. All of these movies are PG or PG-13.

June 22- Get Smart
June 29- Twilight
July 6- Ghostbusters
July 13- Borne Ultimatum
July 20- Back to the Future
July 27- Quantum of Solace
August 3- Next
August 10- Transporter 3
August 13- High School Musical 3
August 24- Pirates of the Caribbean

All movies are outdoors on an inflatable screen. You may bring chairs and blankets.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Free Museum Days

Hey Everyone,

Thanks to Elizabeth Jones who told me about free days at Museums I decided to do some research and found some free Museum days in SoCal.

California Science Center (free all the time)

La Brea Tar Pits (free the first Tues of the month)

Pacific Asia Museum (free the fourth Friday of the month)

The Musuem of Jurassic Technology (free but you can give donations)

The Getty Center (free admission but need to pay for parking)

Muesuem of Neon Art (free the first Tue and the 2nd Thur of every month)

Natural History Museum of LA (free admission the 1st Tue of every month)

Hammer Museum (free every Thurs)

Japanese American National Museum (free every Thu from 5 to 8, all day every 3rd Thu)

California African American Museum (free all the time)

Museum of Latin American Art of Long Beach (free every Friday)

Skirball Cultural Center (free on Thurs, free parking)

Autry National Center (free on the 2nd Tue of every month)

Kidspace Children's Musuem (free Family night 4 to 8 on the 1st Tue every month)

Long Beach Musuem of Art (free on Friday)

The Huntington (free to all visitors on the first Thursday of every month with advanced tickets. Hours on Free Day are 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Information found on:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Rancho Tapo Park

Rancho Tapo Park will be turning on the water section of the park starting Memorial Day through Labor Day. It will be open from 10am until 7pm. Have fun and get wet! Happy Summer!

Free Summer Movie Schedule

Courtesy of Brenda Bush. Thanks Brenda!

Here is the schedule for the Free Family Film Festival this summer. Two movies play each day (Tues and Wed) so that you have a choice of a G or PG rated film. All movies start at 10am so you may want to come early like 9:30am. Shows do fill up fast.

Civic Center Stadium 16 & IMAX
2751 Tapo Cyn Road
Simi Valley ,CA 93063

June 16 & 17 (Both days are playing)- The Tale Of Despereaux (G)/ Nim's Island (PG)

June 23 & 24 (Both days are playing)- Horton Hears A Who (G)/ Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

June 30 & July 1 (Both days are playing)- Kit Kittredge: American Girl (G)/ Alvin And The Chipmunks (PG)

July 7 & 8 (Both days are playing)- Charlotte's Web (G)/ Kung Fu Panda (PG)

July 14 & 15 (Both days are playing)- Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Veggie Tale Movie (G)/ Inkheart (PG)

July 21 & 22 (Both days are playing)- Everyone's Hero (G)/ Madagascar 2: Escape To Africa (PG)

July 28 & 29 (Both days are playing)- Doogal (G)/ Surf's Up (PG)

August 4 & 5 (Both days are playing)- Space Chimps (G)/ Igor (PG)

August 11 & 12 (Both days are playing)- Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (G)/ Hotel for Dogs (PG)

Park Days

Hey Guys,

Park Days have gotten kinda crazy at Wood Ranch Park so we decided to go to:

Sycamore Canyon Park – 502 S. Martha Morrison Drive

There was a Mommy and Me class going on and a Stroller Strides class so the park was getting packed full of kids. So we thought this park was still close to Wood Ranch but a little more secluded. Hope to see you all there. 10am is still the time. Just as a reminder that the Simi Mall is still doing there free kids show every 3rd Wednesday at 11am. So plan on a free show this Wed.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Swine Flu info Courtesy of: Linda Mann

Newbury Park High School has confirmed cases of the swine flu and have closed the school for 12 days. They have even canceled their prom. It's in the area. Below is an article with some information and ways to care for yourself and your family.

H1N1 Flu – Some Good News, and a Warning
By Carolyn Nicolaysen

There is good news and bad news for the H1N1 “Swine” Flu.

The good news is that the World Health Organization has completed testing of flu samples from six countries, and all the samples have been found to be identical. This is great news. Now that scientists are sure there have been no more mutations of the virus, they can begin designing and manufacturing a vaccine.

Now some bad news: If this new flu strain acts as those in the past, this is only the first wave of the H1N1 flu and not the end of it. It will probably reappear in the fall, and when strains reappear they often arrive as a more potent strain. We will need a vaccine to protect us when this strain resurfaces for a second, and possibly third wave.

Remember, a vaccine helps prevent the flu, while an antiviral drug treats the symptoms of flu. Antivirals like Tamiflu ® have now been distributed to each state. In many states the National Guard is being used to securely transport and store the drug. This is being done to insure the safety of the drugs and to prevent theft and contamination by those who would do us harm.

On another positive note, scientists have not found in this flu strain the genetic markers present in the 1918 strain. This is good news, for it means the H1N1 strain will likely be less potent than the 1918 “Spanish” flu. It is too early to let down our guard, though, since in the end nature will have the final say.

Public health officials urge communities to have a plan in case schools and workplaces need to close. If you have not already done so, ask your school what their pandemic plan is. You need to know the plan, not only so you have the information for now, but also in the event this flu appears again in the fall. If you have a business, a plan is in order there, too.

The Secretary of Education gave some counsel for parents, school districts, teachers and students:

What parrents should do:

* Keep your children home if they or a family member is ill.
* If your school is closed keep your children at home. School are closed to limit the spread of the flu. If your child is at the mall or a movie the spread will continue. Keep your kids home if their schools are closed!

What school districts should do:

* Close schools if a student or staff member is suspected of having the flu, and plan to keep schools closed for at least two weeks as the virus can be contagious for seven to ten days.

What teachers should do:

* Rework your lesson plans so you can send home handouts and books with your students enabling them to continue their studies at home.
* Know how you can reach your students at home. Get phone numbers and email addresses.
* Design a way to get lessons to students using email.

What can students do? “Keep working hard so you don't fall behind your peers in other schools.”

The lesson for us is again, true for all: "…if ye are prepared ye shall not fear".

Caring for Family During a Pandemic - Part 2

Most experts agree the medical community as we know it will cease to exist during a pandemic. It is critical that we all learn as much as possible now, in preparation to care for ill family and friends ourselves. It is also important to understand that the flu pandemic of 1918 did not begin during the months we normally associate with the flu. We must continue to prepare and understand that when spring arrives we are not "safe for another year". No one knows when a pandemic may occur.

Unlike a cold, the flu usually begins suddenly with a fever between 102º to 104º F. During a pandemic we will have little warning that the flu may strike our family. There may be no time to isolate ourselves. It may already be too late if we circulate ourselves in a highly populated environment and are exposed to others who have not yet begun to display symptoms. Someone perfectly well in the morning may be confined to bed by that night. If your family member becomes ill, you should understand the progression of the disease.

Day 1- Day 2: Chills, weakness, lack of energy, loss of appetite, headache, back, arms, and legs ache.

Day 2- Day 4: Chills, weakness, lack of energy, loss of appetite, headache, back, arms, leg aches begin to decrease and respiratory symptoms begin to increase. Symptoms similar to that of a cold, croup, or pneumonia may appear. Patients may experience a sore throat, headache and a dry, hacking cough. Nasal discharge and sneezing are also common. Fever should disappear.

Day 4- Day 7: Symptoms should disappear. Coughs and a feeling of being continually tired may continue for a few weeks. A second wave of fever may occur. This is rare and means the steps will begin over again.

Patients should remain at home at least until all symptoms, except a dry cough, disappears.

There are times when you should see a physician immediately. If you, or a person in your care, have any one of the following symptoms:

* shortness of breath while resting or doing very little
* difficult or painful breathing
* coughing up bloody sputum
* wheezing
* chest pain
* fever for 3 to 4 days without improvement
* feeling better then suddenly having a high fever or becoming ill again
* extreme drowsiness and difficulty awakening
* disorientation or confusion
* severe earache
* constant vomiting or diarrhea

If your family member has any of the following, go to the hospital immediately:

* Severe trouble breathing and it is not caused by a stuffy nose
* Has blue lips or hands, suddenly becomes pale, or has cold legs up to their knees
* Is limp or unable to move
* Is so sleepy they don't respond when you try to get them up
* Shows signs of a stiff neck, especially if they also have fever, are listless and their eyes are sensitive to light
* Is very confused
* Has a seizure
* Has worsening of chronic medical conditions (such as: heart or lung disease or diabetes)

As with the common flu, time is the healer. Medications to relieve symptoms should be given to patients to help them get the sleep they need for their body to heal. These medications will all become impossible to find once a pandemic has begun. You should be storing them and have a supply in your home at all times.

Medications to relieve symptoms

Muscle pain and fever: Use acetaminophen (like Tylenol). If you take acetaminophen for a long time or in high doses, it can affect the liver and kidneys, so use only when symptoms exist. You may also choose Ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin). Ibuprofen can irritate the stomach and thus should only be used when stomach irritation (vomiting and diarrhea) are not present. Never give aspirin to anyone under the age of 18 (i.e., follow manufacturer recommendations).

Cough: Try a medication with Dextromethorphan (DM) for a dry cough that prevents you from sleeping or causes chest discomfort.

Stuffy nose: Use a decongestant. Nasal drops or sprays act quickly and have fewer side effects than medications you take by mouth. However, they should only be used for 2 or 3 days to avoid dependency. If a stuffy nose continues switch to an oral medication such as pseudoephedrine. Decongestants may cause dry mouth, sleep problems, rapid heartbeat or other side effects. People who have long-term health problems or who are on other medications should not take decongestants without talking to their doctor.

Sore throat: Lozenges or throat sprays with Dyclonine works best to numb the throat. Products containing honey or herbs may also soothe the throat. Herbal tea with honey is also very soothing and easy on the stomach.

Diarrhea: This should not be treated with medications. Diarrhea is the way the body rids itself of infection. This is a good thing. Treat cases of diarrhea by keeping the patient on a clear liquid diet (see below) for at least a day. Be sure to continue to monitor the amount of fluids consumed and remember the patient should be drinking more than they normally would to prevent dehydration.

Additionally, a patient should not be allowed to smoke or drink alcoholic beverages. They will make many symptoms worse and slow the healing process.

Diet Recommendations for Flu Patients:

A clear liquid diet should be used to treat intestinal and stomach illnesses. Patients suffering from diarrheal illnesses often experience abdominal cramping if they eat solid foods. In addition, a great deal of water and minerals (sodium, chloride, and potassium) are lost in the watery portion of the stool; if you are not careful this can lead to dehydration. Patients with diarrhea need to drink much more fluid than usual to prevent dehydration. This is especially important if the patient also has a fever, which increases loss of fluid through the skin as perspiration.

When a patient is ill feed them the following:

Step 1: Clear liquid diet: rehydration solution, (see Meridian article: Caring for Family During a Pandemic - Part 1) water, fruit juice, Jell-O™, ginger ale, lemon lime soda, or tea.

Step 2: When a patient tolerates Step 1 well, gradually add: white toast (no butter or margarine), white rice, cream of wheat, soda crackers, or potatoes without the skin. You may also add small servings of banana or applesauce.

Step 3: After a day, add canned fruit and chicken noodle soup.

Step 4: Next add poached eggs and baked chicken breast without skin, canned fish or meat.

Step 5: Finally add milk and other dairy products, margarine or butter, raw fruits and vegetables and high-fiber whole grain products.

A few other tips to keep in mind:

It is a good idea to use a traditional glass thermometer for each person to avoid cross-contaminating patients, or use a digital thermometer with lots of disposable sleeves. It is also important to have a back up just in case of an accident. You don't want to be without a thermometer.

Get plenty of bed rest - you, not the patient. To remain healthy there is nothing better for healthy family members than a good night's sleep. Your body cannot fight an illness if it is exhausted.

Do not smoke. Smoking compromises the immune system of the healthy as well as those who are ill.

Restrict visitors to your home. During a pandemic, plan to have friends and family leave supplies, dinners, or just notes and gifts, on the porch. Wait until they leave and then open the door and retrieve the items.

If you need to leave the house, try to remain at least 3 feet away from others. Also, wear a mask and keep your hands in your pockets. Yes, really. Have you ever just automatically reached out your hand to shake hands when you know someone is ill? Avoid shaking hands with anyone.

Patients should not leave the home during the time when they are most likely to be infectious (at least 5 days after onset of symptoms). When a patient needs medical care and thus must leave home, they should follow cough etiquette (cover the mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing) and wear N95 masks.

Medical facilities will be overwhelmed during a pandemic. You will not want to go to the doctor's office or to the hospital unless it is absolutely necessary. Prepare now to obtain medical advice by other means. Check with your doctor to see if he/she has a plan to answer patient questions during a pandemic. Also, check with your insurance carrier and your state health department to see if they have a help line available. Remember the Internet may be down if the power fails so you will want phone numbers.

A pandemic should not be feared but it should not be ignored either. Now is the time to prepare for the worst and pray for the best.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Celebrate Simi 4th's Relief Society Birthday

Come and celebrate Simi 4th's Relief Society Birthday with the coolest sisters ever! It will be on Thursday May 21st at 6:30pm. There will be a program and a light dinner. There will also be babysitting services available at the building. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saturday, June 13th at 9:30am Rescheduled Primary Activity

For those with children in Primary, we are having to reschedule our Awesome Activity that was scheduled for this Saturday until June 13th at 9:30am. Hopefully this change will ensure that everyone has enough advance notice to save the date and make sure your child doesn't miss out! The June 13th activity will be the kick off a lot of fun stuff so don't miss it!!! activity May 2nd....grand activity June 13th!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Attention Parents of Primary Children and Primary People!

May 2nd, 9:30am at the Sinaloa Bldg
Building your Faith and Strengthening your Eternal Family through the Studying the Articles of Faith.

This will the the first of three activities where we will be learning about how the Articles of Faith came to be and what each one means. The first activity will include an introduction to them and a study of #1-4. The second activity will be in August and focus on #5-9, and the third will be in November, focusing on #10-13.

We feel that at your children learn the doctrine of the gospel of Jesus Christ, their faith will grow and your family will be strengthened. We hope you will make sure your children are there to be a part of this special event!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Natalie Paxman Funeral

Hello Ladies. I am sad to say that one of the sweetest people I have ever know has passed away. Natalie used to be in Simi 5th. Her viewing will be this Saturday at 9am and then the funeral will be at 11am. All of it will be in the Sinaloa Building. I know that Heavenly Father loved this one greatly. Sorry to be the bearer of such sad news.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thank You

I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU for all of those wonderful people in the ward who helped put on the Easter Egg Hunt. It was so much fun and I know Evey had a blast. Thanks again for all your time, efforts, and energy to put on this fun event. Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ward Easter Egg Hunt

The Ward Easter Egg hunt is this Saturday at 9am. Should be a hoppin' good time! Heee heee! Happy Easter Everyone.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Dog Park In SIMI!!!!

Hey Dog Lovers... Just wanted to let everyone know that Simi now has a dog park. It opens this Saturday (March 14th). The address is: 2251 Lost Canyon Dr. Simi Valley, CA 93065. You can check out pictures at the Simi Park and Rec Website:

Have a barking-good-time! Yes, I am a dork. Just in case you didn't notice. : )

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

March Book

For March we will be reading The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas.

"A Roman soldier, Marcellus, wins Christ's robe as a gambling prize. He then sets forth on a quest to find the truth about the Nazarene's robe- a quest that reaches to the very roots of Christianity and is set against the vividly limned background of ancient Rome. Here is a timeless story of adventure, faith and romance, a tale of spiritual longing and ultimate redemption."

We hope you enjoy the book and can join us for Book Club on March 26th at 7pm (place to be announced). I also have a copy of this book if anyone is interested.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

VT Message

I thought some of you would get a laugh of this!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Anyone need a roomate?

Steve Hodge who was a friend of mine from Thousand Oaks fourth ward is looking to rent a room. The sooner the better. If anyone is interested his number is 805-497-3140. He was my brother's really good friend, very nice guy. He is hoping to live with members but if there is a good family or person you know that would be awesome too. Rent wise he is looking to pay $400-$500 a month. Thanks so much everybody! -Rose

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Book for February

This month we will be reading Poison Study by Maria Snyder. Here is a little synopsis from Amazon: 

"Shivers, obsession, sleepless nights—these are the results not of one of the milder poisons that novice food-taster Yelena must learn during her harrowing job training. Through a stroke of luck, Yelena escapes execution in exchange for tasting the food of the Commander, ruler of Ixia. Though confined to a dank prison cell and doomed to a painful death, Yelena slowly blooms again, caught up in castle politics. But some people are too impatient to wait for poison to finish off Yelena. With the help of Valek, her steely-nerved, cool-eyed boss and the Commander's head of security, she soon discovers that she has a starring role to play in Ixia's future—a role that could lead to her being put to death as a budding magician even if she hits each cue perfectly."

We will be meeting on Thursday, February 26th at 7pm. This book can be found at the library or any book store. Happy reading!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Valentines Enrichment

You’re going to LOVE this!

Relief Society Valentine Enrichment
Thursday, February 5th, 2009, 7pm

We have lots of classes and activities available for all of our Relief Society Valentines. You can come to one class or come to all. It’s up to you.

Recipe Exchange
Bring a Valentine treat to share and copies of the recipe

Valentine Cards
Come ready to create Valentines cards for fiends and loved ones. You will need to bring your own scissors, glue stick and colored markers.

Simi 4 RS Bloggers 101
We are so excited to have our very own RS Blog. This mini demonstration will show you how to access and post onto the useful tool.

LOVE Blocks
Craft time! We will be making an adorable valentine decoration (see picture below). LOVE blocks kits are available for $7 and must be prepaid by Sunday Feb 1st.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Farmers' Market is starting this Month!!!

Simi Valley Town Center is hosting their weekly farmers’ market – complete with kid-friendly attractions, entertainment, arts and crafts and more for area residents. Attendance is free.

The Simi Valley Farmers' Market is held in the mall’s parking lot across from Limon Latin Grill, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Friday, January 30 and through Friday, Nov. 20. It is the Farmers’ Market’s fourth year at Simi Valley Town Center.

Produced by FMOCIH Corporation of Ventura, the market will feature fresh produce, food, children’s activities including a petting zoo, pony ride, trampoline and inflatable slides, and arts and crafts, as well as live music and entertainment with seating for customers to relax and “stay a while.” FMOCIH Corporation can be reached at (805) 643-6458.

Qouted from the Simi Mall website:

Book Club Change

Anyone planning on atteniding book club tonight; it has been moved to my house. By the way, I don't think anyone has read the book, so don't let that stop you from coming if you are on the fence. See you there! ~Kim

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Looking for work

Tricia Neahusan is looking for work. She is hoping to find people who need a sitter, or a Mom that just needs a helping hand, or a break. Please contact her if you need a babysitter in your home. 404-2972

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Every third Wednesday of the month

Hey everyone. Just wanted to let you know that every third Wednesday instead of the park we should go the Simi Mall if you are interested. They have a free kids show at 11 am every third Wednesday. I have checked them out before and they are pretty fun. I've seen magicians, comedians, the reptile lady, balloon people, and puppet shows. So come and check it out. You get a free balloon for the kiddos too! I like it because after I get an excuse to window shop : ). Hope to see you there! If you want to know more here is the website:

Twin size bed anyone?

Does anyone have a twin size bed frame that they don't want anymore? Yoshika is looking for one for her son. Thanks guys.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


So I started this blog in October and I am just now getting around to making it active.

This should be a fun place where we can keep updated on what's going on and share activities and ideas. This blog can have many authors so you don't have to read only posts by me.

If you are interested in being able to post on this blog (anyone can comment as long as you're signed in) just send me an email and I'll send you an invite. Have fun!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Party

On Thursday, December 11th, we held our Relief Society Christmas Progressive Dinner. We began with appetizers at the Knight house then proceeded to the Mann home for the main course. The evening was completed at the Jones' home with delicious desserts and a small program. It was great to see so many there and we really missed those of you who weren't able to attend.

I'm posting the program for those who weren't able to see it. A big thank you to all who made this such a fun and successful evening!