This is the storage unit, vault or repository for the surprises I create or find to give out each month with your Visiting Teaching. Some of these ideas or handouts are too large to keep on either blog, so this is the place I keep them stored. If you have happened upon this blog, make sure that you go to my other two blogs for more wonderful stuff! Go to and go to and

Saturday, September 24, 2011

LDS General Conference October 2011

I am so excited for General Conference, coming up next week. I loved the Relief Society Broadcast that is for me the kick off of the upcoming conference. Here is the link that you need to go to that tells lots of important things about Conference, how to listen and watch

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

You have been BOO'd times two.

I am posting this duplicate so that you can come to this extra storage blog to from time to time and see the other things that are not posted on Visiting teaching surprise or Visiting teaching tips, handouts and ideas.  This is sort of my overflow blog and though I don't use it much, there are still some fun things here.  Enjoy!   Katie G.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Skit about reporting your Visiting Teaching

My ward is having a Visiting Teaching Conference in the form of a Monthly R.S. meeting and they asked the Visiting Teaching District Supervisors to come up with a skit or something on different subjects in relation to Visiting Teaching.  My own Supervisor called and asked for some help and I quickly wrote up a little skit for her and three other sisters to do.  The music is, like many other skits, My Bonnie lies over the ocean.  This song is simple and everyone knows it and you don't have to have a marvelous voice to sing it, so here goes the skit that I wrote and you are welcome to use it however you like..... just let me know if you will be using it.  Love Katie

Music is to My Bonnie Lies over the ocean

Collette: Hi, Sister, its Collette, you know me

                I’m wondering something you see..

               Have you visited all of you sisters

               Can you share your report now with me?

Sister #1: Oh gosh, oh my, this month has gone quickly for me, you see..

                 Oops well, I’ll have to say… no in home visits from me.

(Both Hang up the phone and then Colette begins to dial another number.)

Collette: Hi Sister, It’s Colette, how are you?

                I’m sure you expected my call…

                So lets get to business, please tell me..

               The visits you made, do you recall?

Sister #2: For goodness sake, Has it been a month? I’ll try to remember that long ago

                 Oh no, I couldn’t go… and my partner, she couldn’t go too!

                My partner was gone on vacation

                Leaving me all the visits to do,

               And I had my family reunion,

              For a week I was down with the flu.

              And my dog she gave birth to her puppies,

              And my window well flooded you know,

             My time was spent bailing the water

            And even missed my favorite TV show.

           So there, as you can see, there was not the time for anyone but me,

          And next month, will be the same, please take all my sisters from me.

(They both hang up the phone, Collette sighs and begins to sing…..)

 Colette:  Now what can I tell Sister Whatcott, my report is so barron , I know

                And those wonderful, sweet darling sisters, who had not a visit to show.

                I have one more sister to contact, I hope her report will be fine

                Because I just hate to bring bad news, and goodness I don’t what to whine….

(Collette begins to dial the phone)

               Hi there, please share, your Visiting Teaching with me oh please…

               I have faith, you’ve done your part, and will set my poor mind at ease.

Sister #3: Oh Collette, I’m so glad that you called me,

                  I know I’m suppose to call you,

                  With all of my Visiting Teaching

                  The moment my visits are through.

                 Dear Sally just had her new baby,

                My partner and I took a meal,

                We tended her two little toddlers,

                She needed our help while she healed.

               And Dear Sister Bateman grows weary,

               Our visits to her take a while,

               But after we left sister Bateman

              We know that our time made her smile.

             And I am so glad you assigned me

             These sisters to Visit and teach,

             I gain so much more than I give them

            Forgive me I’m starting to preach.

Collette:  Thank you , thank you, you’ve told me the words that I longed to hear

                 You have the spirit for a good Visiting teaching career.

Hang up the phone and to the audience, give a thumbs up and say “Yeah!”

Thursday, May 6, 2010

I just have to share.... Invitation to Relief Society

Now how cute it this invitation to Relief Society?  What a clever idea to present some fun ideas about womens health, planning for emergencies, and to get goin gon your food storage.  Adorable, and I had to share!  Thanks Meredith, and thanks for your lift as well!
Sincerely, Katie G.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Please VOTE for my bag designs

I entered a contest with Smith's food and drug store and now all I need are some votes.   I don't get paid for anything I ever design, but this one time I decided to design something that has potential of winning a prize.  I created 4 designs for their design contest, and you can vote for each of them every day.  It doesn't take over a couple minutes to vote, so if you would, I would love your support. 

Will you go to the following site, and vote for my bags?, and click on "VOTE". Under Find a group, type in "Katie G's Surprise". 

I don't know if you have to register in order to vote, but try just voting and see what happens.  You can vote for each of my bags every day until the end of the contest, which I think is the end of this month.  The bag numbers are #20986 and #20818 and #20703 and #17992.  I don't have the photo of my favorite design  which is "Green World Peas"  but here are the other designs I created. 

This last one is my personal favorite design which is "Green World Peas" I think that one is pretty cute, but please vote for all of them. Thanks and let me know which ones you like the best.

Sincerely, Katie G.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cute desktop monitor calendar for April

I just happened upon something that is really cute. It is a desktop monitor calendar. I thought I would share it with those who, like me, need a calendar in front of their eyes most of the time and this one is darling and it is a free download!  Be sure while you go see this, to look at the other cute things she has on her site to spruce up your own blog and most of them are for free!!! Thanks to Lee lou for all her blogging helps! We like freebies don't we?
Enjoy Katie G.

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