Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Carnival

Need a fun, safe place to take your family tonight?  The Provo Rec Center is having a Halloween Carnival with character meet and greets, crafts and games, magician and animal show, trick or treating, laser tag, food eating contest and more!  $5 for adults and $4 for kids-FREE if you are a Rec Center member!  Here is a link to the flyer!  Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Halloween Carnival

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Cereal Treats and a Scripture Feast

Need a fast, yummy and super cheap treat? Meet Cheerio Clusters.  These have been described as a child's treat but I assure you adults will gobble them up too! The best part is you probably have all five ingredients on hand already.

These are chewy, crunchy, peanut buttery heaven.

5 cups Cheerios
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil over medium heat in a sauce pan. Boil for one minute. Add vanilla and peanut butter until smooth. Add Cheerios and drop by spoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper. Let cool at room temperature.

Scripture Feast

1 Nephi 18:24

And it came to pass that we did begin to till the earth, and we began to plant seeds; yea, we did put all our seeds in the earth, which we had brought from the land of Jerusalem. And it came to pass that they did grow exceedingly; wherefore, we were blessed in abundance.

Nephi and his family chose to sow all the seeds they had brought from Jerusalem because they had complete faith that the Lord would bless their crops. We too can put our trust in the same loving Heavenly Father who blessed Nephi "exceedingly" with our own seeds. Resist them temptation to reserve a few seeds-just in case.  Rather trust completely and fully and allow Him to bless you according to your faith.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


No matter what experience you and your family are going through, the Lord wants to hear about it and more importantly be included.  First, study it out in your mind and then ask.  Rain or shine He is listening and will lead you.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Getting to Know Ciera Neilson!

My name is: Ciera Neilson
 My favorite dinner is: Chicken Cordon Bleu
My favorite dessert is: Pizookie (large cookie with ice cream)   (this is hypothetical however, I have new diet restrictions and can't have sugar anymore)
My favorite flower is: Sun Flower
My favorite hobby is: Playing piano
My favorite restaurant is: BJ's Pizzeria (more so found in Western states)
A game I like to play is: Pinochle
The music I listen to most is: Alternative Rock
My favorite thing to buy is: Shoes
A book I highly recommend is: Elantris
A movie I watch over and over is: Stick It
A smell that makes me pause is: Chalk (seriously!)
The city I would most like to visit is: Rome
My favorite thing to do on a date is: go horseback riding
The best vacation I ever had was: Czech Republic with my sister for two weeks
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Lois Lane (Superman's lover :P)
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Fly
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Mowing the lawn
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Reading, catching up with my shows, napping!
What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? I'm very understanding and empathetic
What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? Cameron! (My husband)
 What is your dream vacation? Travel across Europe
 What's the coolest thing you've ever done? I apprehended a thief (it wasn't cool to me at the time, but I think it's pretty rad now)
 How did you meet your husband? How did he propose?  We met at work (I was his boss), and the next day we had a ward activity and found out we were in the same ward. I avoided him for 3 months because I knew I liked him (and i had a missionary :/) But he won me over. He proposed in his Grandparents Gazebo in their backyard (in Highland). Their yard has been featured in magazines and such and so it was just a gorgeous proposal.
 The best thing about being married is: Never having to say goodbye and always coming home to each other
What do you and your husband like to do together? go surfing
What would be your perfect day? Being home in CA and surfing in the morning, breakfast at the cafe nearby, horseback riding then lunch at Joes Buffet (best sandwiches ever), then the rest of the evening and dinner around a bonfire (for smores) on the beach.
What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Let the little things go
What story does your family always tell about you?  When I was very young my first word was hi and whenever I was in the store I would always say hi to all the women in the store, I was the perfect "chick magnet"

Monday, October 21, 2013

Only Look Forward!

Look Ahead and Believe
Elder Edward Dube
"Our Savior, Jesus Christ, who sees from the beginning to the end, knew very well the road He would travel to Gethsemane and Golgotha when He proclaimed, “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62). In the sight of the Lord, it is not so much what we have done or where we have been but much more where we are willing to go."

Saturday, October 19, 2013

General Conference Recap

Hello Sisters! It's been a long time since we've had a post on the Relief Society blog.  For the next few weeks we're going to do General Conference recaps to touch on some of the highlights from conference this past week.  The idea is to share amongst each other some of the impressions, specifically from conference, that touched us individually and that may be able to lift another sister. Email your thoughts to

The Moral Force of Women
D. Todd Christofferson

"In all events, a mother can exert an influence unequaled by any other person in any other relationship. By the power of her example and teaching, her sons learn to respect womanhood and to incorporate discipline and high moral standards in their own lives. Her daughters learn to cultivate their own virtue and to stand up for what is right, again and again, however unpopular. A mother’s love and high expectations lead her children to act responsibly without excuses, to be serious about education and personal development, and to make ongoing contributions to the well-being of all around them. Elder Neal A. Maxwell once asked: “When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses?”

I am grateful to be led by leaders who proclaim the glory of  womanhood and who teach me of my innate divine nature to make a difference in this world through loving others.

-Emily Brown