Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Girl's Camp '09

I got to spend all last week up north enjoying the gorgeous weather at our girl's camp. We had a great time up there! It was only about 10 minutes from my parents cabin and I had to run over there a couple of times to grab things (like pads to sleep on to help replace the air pads that sprung leaks, or sleeping bags whose zipper's broke) so I was even able to enjoy a flushing toilet 2 times! It was certainly a lot of work to do to get ready for it, but I wouldn't have traded it for anything. I'm so grateful for the oppurtunity. We have great girls in our stake (all 12-17 girls) and they made the experience even that much better! Here are some pictures from my week:

This year, we decided we wanted to try and do a "jr. staff". Some people do this, but our stake has gone away from it for the last few years. This is for the girls who have already turned 18 and have graduated. They were there to help us. We feel like it was a great success and are so thankful for all the help they gave us. It was even funner for me because my 2 little sisters were there. Here are our girls for our daily afternoon meeting/classes we did with them.
This is my ward. Even though I didn't get to spend a lot of time with them, it was still fun to see them all.
Julie, Me, and Carol Ann: 3 of the 4 members of our presidency. Unfortunately, Marlane had to leave early and we didn't get a chance to take a picture of all of us together before she left, so we had to do it in shifts. If I was really good, I'd photoshop it. Oh well!
Julie, Marlane and Me. Carol Ann had gone up to hike with the 4th years at this point.
On the hike. I went with the 2nd years. Here are all the people from my ward on that hike.

When I got home, I found this:
Last year, when I went to my former roommates wedding, I found a similar thing wating for me when I got home. I told Dave next time I leave, I'm hiding the clippers!


nicole said...

It looks like a great week. I'm sure you had so much fun! And don't worry about the hair...it always grows back, and it's summertime!

Em said...

I first thought you came home to the lovely red flowers on the table. I was impressed with Dave's thoughtfulness, then I read about the clippers!

Grandma Shirley said...

I think I have apologized to you enough. Now all I have to say is, "I told you and you married him anyway".

Liz Richins said...

LOL! Oh, I miss u guys!

Erin A said...

I just gave a big long sigh for girl's camp. It requires countless hours of preparation for the leaders, and I'm glad you came back feeling successful!! In some of the pictures I couldn't tell you apart from the YW.

Cheryl said...

Cool hair
David A. Pauole

John, Lynnae, and Family said...

My girls loved camp this year. Thanks for the hard work I know it was. It was really weird getting them ready and not going with them this year. They had fun.

Abby said...

How fun! I always loved girl's camp!

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