Friday, January 14, 2011

Special Project

With a set date on moving our entire almost exactly 7 miles south, we have started looking at our possessions in a different light.  Value, usefulness, or beauty has transformed into bulk, awkward shape, and weight.  Due to this altered way of thinking, Ben has made a request.  "Can you put a hold on Ebay selling until we get in the new house?"  

As I look at the mountains piles of neatly-folded clothing that have overtaken our dining room, I have to admit he has a point.  Keeping track of boxes of clothing and shipping simply won't be an option in the middle of a move.  Thus, with my extra hours of time I am embarking on a new project.

I served as a missionary on Temple Square for 18 months and, in that time, met and learned to love hundreds of fellow missionaries.  It has been nearly four years since that experience, but I still miss those friends and our daily interactions.  The sisters come from all over the world, and part of the experience of Temple Square was enjoying all the represented cultures and languages. 

My idea is to put together a recipe book with submissions, mission stories, and photos from the sisters serving during the years I was.  Copies will be available for download on a website, or to purchase hard copy versions at cost of printing and shipping.  I may also likely add T-shirts and other items for sale at cost.  I feel it would be a fun service, and a good way to remember and connect with friends.  

I think the largest challenge will be collecting the recipes.  Compiling the book will take time, but I'm sure I can figure it out.  Building the website will force me to obtain some skills I, at present, only dream of holding.  I am excited for this new venture and hope I am up to the task! 


Unknown said...

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Naomi said...

Wow, Candace, you're amazing with your projects!

Lily said...

YES!!! What an amazing idea. You are brilliant, and I love you!!

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