Saturday, July 18, 2009

Phew, deep breath and some girls camp tid bits

Well, between girl's camp, our trip to Utah and a quick Pismo Beach trip, I haven't been home in the last few weeks. The amount of tidying, cleaning, laundry, and catch up on blogging is overwhelming, so today, my first day back at home I didn't do any of that! Instead I played catch up with my friend Yolawnda! I have not read any blogs and I have so much to post that I'm sure it will take tons of time. I hope you are all having as much fun this summer as I am and I'm looking forward to reading about it.

Girls camp was an absolute blast. The girls treated me like I was one of them and I gained a love for each and every one of them. They are all so different and unique and I really appreciated all of them. Our cabin didn't get any flag stealing in, and ours was only stolen once. Below is Maddie and I don't think their flag was ever stolen, she wore it the whole time!

Wendy is the snake lady, or maybe I should say the Snake Wrangler. A few of the girls found some small snakes and toted them around for a few days. I held the one Kaidy found, they were actually very mellow and never bit, whew!

The night hike was fun and the sunset was beautiful. I had to get a picture with Michelle. I went to girls camp with her "Many Moons Ago" but I'm too lazy to find and scan a picture from way back when!This is Miss Kaidy and her snake.
Me and my girls, some from my cabin and some that wish they were!
Dannah, me and Ashley


Ok, not too big on posting bathing suit pictures of me, but here it goes. This was the Polar Bear Plunge. I was the only leader that did it, but really, I was just one of the girls. We got up at 6am and submerged ourselves in this huge tub of ice water while we recited our Young Women's Values. I got recognition for being in the water the longest.
I loved camp and I hope to be able to be a cabin mom again next year!


14 comments:

Scrapally said...

We loved having you at camp! It was great!!! Sounds like you are having an exciting summer!!! good for you! Somebody's gotta!!!

Caleen said...

Great pictures of Girl's camp! I am glad you got to go.. It is one of my favorite things to do in the church! I have heard you were a lot of fun!! I already knew you'd be great! Polar Bear plunge? Never did that.. You are a brave Woman!!
Glad you are having a Fun Summer..

Kristie said...

I don't think you could PAY me to do a polar bear plunge! You go girl!

Robin said...

What great pictures, but I have to say I am glad I wasn't there if there were snakes involved !!!!!!!!!! Yuck my sister used to catch snakes and chase us with them, I hate snakes !!

Jill said...

I can't imagine being in ice water! But at the same time, with this heat, it sounds pretty good! I'm going to show my sister that picture of Kaidy.

The Faridoni Fam said...

How fun! The snakes thing kind of freaked me out. And there is no was I would ever get in that ice water. You always were a little crazy though!!

Kristi said...

HOW FUN!! Girls camp is the BEST!
Polar Bear Plunge! WOW! You are AMAZING!! :)

Bryan and Helga said...

Oh my heavens and I bet the girls loved having you there! Girls camp is so fun!! That is awesome that you were able to go!

Thanks again so much for all of the clothes!! :) YOu are so sweet! We think of you every time we dress her! :) I hope you can come out again before the end of the year!! That would be so soooooo FUN!!!! oh my heavens! We miss you guys too much! sorry we weren't able to be there when you were visiting :( We heard you all had a blast though!! Yeahh!!! Well... hopefully we'll see you all soon!! xoxo

Seamons Family said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun! Those are some really sweet girls. I learned to love each one of them. I miss seeing them at church. Glad you were able to have fun. Way to go Kelly!! Love ya!

Susie Demke said...

That picture of you in the tub made me laugh out loud. So funny. What a sport. The snakes! Oh my gosh. I would have died. You are so lucky. I can;t wait to get to be a cabin mom. I have to be a cabin mom here in my house for a few more years I guess.

Bowen Family said...

It was such a treat to get to meet you at the Laings. Your kids are darling and you're so sweet! I really admire anyone that goes to girl's camp - wow! Have a great rest of the summer and hopefully we'll be able to see you again soon!

Melissa said...

Yeah, I'm glad you're back. Now I have another blog to read. It's a good way to pass the time and catch up with everyone I can't see.

Luna said...

I LOVE the polar bear plunge picture! You are the greatest Kelly

Sheri said...

How can hardly tell you and Michelle are leaders. You look like one of the girls. You guys are so cute.