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  I have four (darling) children, two girls and two boys.  I LOVE being a mom and the challenges and joys it presents.  I am continually challenged and blessed in my calling as a mother.  I am married to an awesome man who supports me in all I do.  He is a true blessing in my life (and yours)!  Without him, SugarDoodle would not exist.  He is the technical service representative and the "I don't know why this isn't working...can you please fix it?" man.

  I enjoy cooking, digital scrapbooking, working on this site and my family website.  I also enjoy doing family history and reading.  Actually, I love to read but it's not something I allow myself very often.  If I find a good book I tend to read the whole thing straight through without stopping.  Many times when I was in high school I would read a book all night long and when finished would get ready to go to school.  So, unless I'm on vacation or going on a long plane ride, I tend to read small, short books. 

  I normally don't care for ice cream, but I do like Cookies and Cream or any flavor sherbet.

   I would have to say my favorite TV show would probably be Extreme Home Makeover.  The series itself is over but I enjoy watching re-runs every now and then. 

   Favorite cookie - Hmmm....It would probably be Samoa's (Girl Scout Cookie).  Good thing they only come around once a year.  Love 'em.

   Music - I am constantly listening to some kind of music.  I especially LOVE Christmas music!  I started teaching piano lessons when I was 14 years old.  I enjoy playing the hymns and making my own piano versions of my favorites.

   Least favorite thing to do - Hands down...I would have to say mating socks.  I can do load after load after load of laundry but I cannot mate the socks as they come out.  I throw them in a basket and mate them as often as I "have" to.  I've been amazed at the many tips you have all provided to make this daunting task managable.  Your tips are wonderful and have been very helpful, but it still remains my least favorite thing to do. : )

   I am currently serving in the Stake Primary Presidency.

   I served a mission in Barcelona, Spain.

   I LOVE to go on walks.

   Pet Peeves - Solicitors, mating socks (oh wait, I already said that)....and people who don't follow through on commitments.

Comments (21)
  • Rebecca Herndon

    According to the 2010 sharing time outline, are we no longer assigning classes to do sharing times?

  • Melanie Day

    That is correct, or at least not on a regular schedule. The outline reads, "Starting January 2010, there will be no class presentations. However, ?occasionally you [the Primary presidency] may invite teachers and their classes to help you with parts of the gospel instruction?. (2010 Outline for Sharing Time, inside front cover)

  • jolene sparks

    Every year we do a teacher appreciation dinner for our pimary teachers before Christmas. I would like some menu ideas.

  • Judy Weber

    I love your scripture/prayer reminder cards-the ones with the blue border but I was wondering if you could add a closing prayer and a theme? I was so proud that I figured out how to add a text box and make one for closing prayer until I realized the border says opening prayer. I have no clue how to change that.

    Thanks for all you do!

  • Jeni Roberts

    Hey Melanie this is Jeni Roberts. I did not know this was your web site until Gretchen Sample pointed it out. Wow! You do a great job. I know you liked doing this before your mission. It is awesome. Your family is so cute. I hope you're doing good and just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your website.

  • Anonymous

    don't know if you have already had this suggested but I safety pin my socks before they go in the hamper as soon as they come off our feet. My husband does his as well and I do the kids and trying to teach them to do it on their own. I love it! Then you just throw them in the drawer.

  • Anonymous

    You are amazing! I am the RS president in our ward, and I have used your site a lot to get ideas. Keep up the good work, and thanks for blessing us with your talents!!!

  • jackie kelly

    I just became a primary teacher and your site has helped me soooooo muich .... Thank you.

  • Katie

    It's all about Sugardoodle. Undoubtedly whenever I need a quick way to enhance a lesson or get ideas for some upcoming activity, I always find something on Sugardoodle. Everyone I know has found something they needed on this site.

    You truly are amazing--to be a mother of 4 little ones and have such an amazing, resourceful site to help serve and enhance the lives of so many within our religion.

    What a blessing you are. Thank you for your selfless love and service in keeping this site so awesome!

    Keep it up. We all love you.

  • Christine Nash

    Could you please tell me what the cute font is that you use for the headers on your blog? The one for the word "Day" under your family picture?

    I enjoy your blog - so many others I know. Thank you for it!

  • samantha Tippetts

    Jus wondering if anyone has Ideas on a leeons about supporting your husbands.

  • Nancy Johnson

    Thank you so much for having this site! It has helped me so much one day soon I will post my ideas. I just hate trying to figure stuff out! thanks for making it easy!

  • Tiffaney

    She forgot to add that she is one of the best visiting teachers a sister in the church could have not to mention a amazing friend. She is truly an example to all those around her and she is one of the most giving and loving people I have ever met.

  • Kathee Merkley

    A year or more ago - you mentioned you were interested in collecting old Children's Friends magazines. Are you still doing that - cause I have boxes of them! Not sure what the best thing to do with them is. Any ideas?

  • Jenna Karren

    Just wanted to thank you for having a wonderful site. I am on here daily getting ideas for so many different things. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all the time and effort you put in to this site. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

  • Brianne Ellison

    I absolutely love your site and use it several times a week. I was wondering if anyone has put any thought into creating some kind of organizer/tracker for parents of kids in scouts, activity days, faith in God for boys/girls, etc? I would do it but I don't know where to start. Its hard to remember where your kids are at and what they need to work on especially when there is more than one. Is this something you could post for people to attempt to make?

  • Lezlie

    We were talking about Sugardoodle in our Primary Presidency meeting. Kristin grinned, "That's my sister-in-laws website!" What a small world and thank you for all the time and effort you put into this amazing website.

  • Nikki

    I love your site. I want to thank you so very much for the April 2012 Conference packet. My sweet ward primary leaders gave our two Primary aged children packets that might have been on the Church's web site, or somewhere. They were nice, but plain. My children had used your site's packets in past years. They said, "Mom, won't you please look for the FUN packets" I came to your site,and Wala! There they were! Our son, who is 8, and our daughter, who is almost 12 and I sat on the floor, right in front of the TV for all four sessions of Conference. We did almost all of the activites. The pages really helped us focus on the talks, and listening and doing things that helped us really listen. Oh, thank you, for making Confernce so meaninful for us this time. Our Dad, big brother, big sister didn't do it, and they didn't have half as much fun as we did. Our oldest daughter sang in the MTC Choir on Saturday afternoon. Thank you!

  • Kelci Parra

    Love this site! Could you possibly think about making a Family Home Evening tab? Ideas for small kiddos (nursery or sunbeam) or even teens would be great!

  • Gerald D Luke Jr  - THIS IS A KOOL SITE


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