Friday, October 2, 2009

Families are Forever

On Aug. 1, the day I came home from girls camp we got to go see Brandon, Christie and Addie as they were sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. What a neat experience! We were so glad to be there and share in their special day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Girls Camp - July 28 - Aug. 1

I went to girls camp this summer. Our stake camps by levels instead of by wards. I was the camp director over 25 1st year campers and I also had some stake responsibilities as well. It was so much work! I didn't really have an assistant or other helpers before camp, so I was exhausted. I didn't want to cook for a long time after camp. The girls did have a great experience. I did enjoy parts of camp, but there were part that just exhausted me. It was kind of a struggle for me this year. I have always loved being a leader at girls camp. I have been a camp leader for over 15 years. This year was different though, I was so busy working the entire time, I didn't really get to bond with the girls or have time to enjoy the experience. It was also different being a leader over girls you don't even know. I have a lot more responsibilities as a wife and mother now that I had to leave at home, which was difficult. Camp fell on a week that the big kids were at our house, so I didn't get to see them pretty much for three weeks. After camp I came home and thought that this year might have been my last year for a little while, which makes me kind of sad because I do love girls camp. It was just kind of hard. The flowers and the camp were beautiful though.

Cub Scouts

Joe is finally a cub scout! We bought his uniform over a year ago we were so excited. Joe earned his Bobcat award and his fishing belt loop on July 21. Doesn't he look cute in a uniform.