Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Light the Fire Within

This was the theme for Young Women's camp this year. And I must say the fire just radiated from within! We had such a great camp. We had 117 girls and 54 leaders. We had a wonderful time, and it was so great to see the young women participate and get involved with everything. We had some amazing workshops and speakers, as well as super certification leaders and assistants. And of course the food was great, as always. We (I) was very concerned about the weather. It has been quite unsettled lately, but it was beautiful! We could not have asked for anything better. It rained at home, and everyone was worried about us, but we did not get a drop. The testimonies were amazing. I have never before seen girls so excited about sharing their testimonies, and I was so impressed with REAL testimonies. They all did such a great job, we did not have one lull. It was just a steady stream of young women. I wish I would have counted how many testimonies were shared, I figure close to ninety. I really felt like the young women benefited spiritually from attending. Not that they haven't in the past, but for some reason they just seemed ready to listen and take in everything this year. I am not really sure why it seemed different. Maybe they have to be more spiritually in tune these days to survive? I don't know, but it was just a great feeling of sisterhood. Thanks to wonderful counselors, secretary, director, stake help, and ward leaders, for making it happen. I am so blessed to be a part of this every year, and know that without great help, it would never come together so well. I appreciate all the support and prayers that go into such an event. As the director's husband said, "This isn't your camp, it's the Lords. He will have happen what needs to happen." I know he did, and I would be silly to think it wouldn't have happened without our help, But I do hope we were able to help in his plan of what needed to happen. So...Here's to another great camp, and a sigh of relief that it is least for a few months!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Growing Up...

Just when I thought D was getting all grown up, we had the following conversation:
D:Do you know where your brush is? I had it upstairs.
B:Did you look in the drawers?
Me thinking: Wow, maybe he is going to comb his hair without being asked.
10 minutes later...
D wrestling with his dog with MY brush in his hand.
B:What are you doing?
D:Grooming my dog!

Good Things:
1. KNOWING he used my brush
2. Rain
3. End of school

Monday, June 1, 2009


I don't even know how to spell the word! As you who know me can attest, I am not a spontaneous person. I like to have things well planned out and know what is going to happen when, and so forth. I took a big leap this weekend, and decided to go see my nephew before he left on his mission. The thought came on Thursday night with a bribe of macedamia nut and white chocolate chip cookies. Although that was not the deciding factor, we went. The kids thought they needed to see Rhet one last time before he left. So plans were finalized on Friday morning, and we were in the car at 1. We didn't get a hotel, but were given some cots and a very nice wall tent. (If I ever decide to be a real camper, I think I will have to invest in one of these.) With just a few hours notice, we were welcomed and fed for two days. Thanks so much for your hospitality. We had a great time, and visited with three siblings family and parents, and grandma. We even took a 4 generation picture. So....Here's to being spontaneous....We had so much fun. Maybe I will even try it again sometime...If it fits into my schedule.