Alma 58:13-30 Visual Representation

Verses 13-15 Helaman and his army gather outside of Manti. They are spotted by the Lamanites. Verses 16-17 Two portions of Helaman’s army, lead by Gid and Teomner hide in two different places. Verses 18-19 The Lamanites chace Helaman without noticing Gid and Teomner. Verses 20-23 Gid and Teomner capture Manti easily anfter the Lamanite have left. The Lamanites continue chasing Helaman towards Zarahemla. Verses 24-26 The Lamanites are afraid because Zarahemla is too big of a city for them to take without being destroyed. They turn around and pitch their tents as night falls. Helaman passes them in the […]

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Alma 52:21-40 Visual Representation

Verses 21-23 Jacob the Zoramite and his army do not know that anything is happening yet. Moroni hides on the west of Mulek and Teancum on the east, with their armies. Lehi waits in Bountiful with his army, guarding it. Verses 24.25 Teancum lets the Lamanite guards see them. Jacob chases them towards the seashore. After they leave, Moroni takes control of the city. Verse 26 Moroni starts chasing Jacob. Jacob continues chasing Teancum without noticing Moroni. Verses 27-30 Jacob runs into Lehi and company. Teancum continues towards the seashore. Verses 31-40 Jacob turns back, scared for the safety of […]

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Sons of Mosiah

And now it came to pass that as Alma was journeying from the land of Gideon southward, away to the land of Manti, behold, to his astonishment, he met with the sons of Mosiah journeying towards the land of Zarahemla. Alma 17:1 Who’s that again? Well, do you remember Mosiah 28? Now it came to pass that after the sons of Mosiah had done all these things, they took a small number with them and returned to their father, the king, and desired of him that he would grant unto them that they might, with these whom they had selected, […]

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Looking for a new table

We needed a new table, so we went on a drive looking for one!  Photos taken along Lake-Cook Road and U.S. Route 14 from Algonquin to Barrington.   It kinda looks like the water tower is on the trees! Algonquin, Illinois I love the contrast between the building and the sky! Algonquin, Illinois   The first place we went to didn’t have a table we liked, so we kept driving!   Lake Barrington, Illinois Barrington, Illinois   Then we went to a second store, and they had one!   Barrington, Illinois   We drove home, then Dad drove back to […]

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One day, we were eating breakfast, and we looked out the window and saw not one, but two ducks! Throughout their visit, we realized that they were molting, and therefore couldn’t fly. Since Woods Creek, the nearest body of water, is about a quarter-mile away, we were surprised they walked all the way over here! In any case, we went outside to (from a distance) observe them and take some pictures. Here are my favorites! When we got out, they were resting. We played outside until they woke up. They crossed the street (safely, good) and headed towards the creek. […]

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Boone Creek Conservation Area

Dad and I went to the Boone Creek Conservation Area. First he taught me about shudder speed and how if I slow it down and take a picture of something moving really fast, the picture is not blurry. Then we went on a walk! To me, the footprint looks like it’s on the moon!

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Drive up Rt. 47

About a week after I got my first camera with changeable exposure, aperture, ect., we went for a drive and I took pictures!


Mom felt a little sick, so we had to pull over. I took this picture while we were waiting for her. Huntley, Illinois


I took a picture of Caroline, since there wasn’t much else to photograph! Huntley, Illinois


I took this picture of the gas station awning as we were driving under it! Woodstock, Illinois


I love the color on this one! Woodstock, Illinois


I thought it was weird to have a phone booth for anyone to use. Woodstock, Illinois


I seem to like vibrant colors. Woodstock, Illinois


This town has a basketball theme. They put basketball hoop backboards on all their light posts! Hebron, Illinois


Next, we went to a family favorite restaurant for ice cream!


I like how I captured the tree right in front of the silo. Woodstock, Illinois


Next, Dad went to Dollar General and bought Caroline and I a toy plane and a pinwheel each!


We went to a park to play with them. Emricson Park, Woodstock, Illinois


We visited Nauvoo!

I sang a song called “There are many temples in many lands.” while Dad went in the temple.

Here are some pictures I took:

Mom took these of me:

Once we got home, I recounted all my experiences in this video:

The Earth’s Crust Game

Mom and I read through a book about the Earth. We learned how the Earth’s crust moves, what volcanoes and earthquakes are, and what all of that means for us. We made an “Earth’s Crust” board game.

Landing on a volcanic eruption costs you two tokens, and the squares before and after it are labeled “volcanic ash” and cost you one token. A “sleeping volcano” earns you a token. Landing on an earthquake also costs you a token.

We made questions from sentences from the book. When we land on a blank space on the board, we have to answer a question. Right answers get us more tokens.

Whoever has the most tokens when we’re done playing the game wins!

Apple Orchard

I went on a field trip to the apple orchard with my Preschool! I picked apples, then visited the petting zoo and played on the playground. It was a fun day. Riding the wagon to go pick apples Playing on the playground Petting animals at the petting zoo

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