Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Although it was very HOT at kamp, we did get some down time... Janet brought her lap top this year. Between laptops, cell phone chargers, coffee makers, etc. I was afraid we were going to cause an electrical fire in the nurses cabin!We also had a new mom helper with us this year. Monica was wonderful. But, she isn't from the south and I think we may have scared her a little... She said we were very funny but I think that might have just been nice for country or crazy...I love that my girls get to be with one of their cousins at kamp.Katie got the back pack for her 6 year awardCan you imagine as a kid how much fun it would have been to actually sleep in teepee's!
Every year I come home feeling so blessed! I can't tell you how much I enjoy my time with friends, kamp with my cousin Janet and sweet friend Glenda, and just having a week around such wonderful people at kamp. I love having a week with no news, no outside. This was Katie's first year in senior kamp and I loved getting to hear the talks she was hearing. The 'purity' talk was great! I took notes so we can re-visit that from time to time...I'm sure she'll be thrilled!
So, hear we are. Back in the real world with enough laundry to keep me busy for week!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
On to Branson tomorrow for a couple of days of fun with my sweet friend there and my cousin and her family. On to Kamp on Friday for a week. I can't tell you how much I love the week at kamp every year. What a great week to re-charge! Even though I'm working it is the most relaxing week of my year!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
how do you keep meringue from weeping? Maybe tonight we can be a little healthier.
Monday, June 8, 2009
We got to spend some very fast friend and family time while in the Dallas area. It seems like most of our trips are spent in fast forward mode... we try to squeeze in every friend possible.
I got to spend an afternoon with one of my best friends. We spent 3 1/2 hours getting pedicures at the cutest little "Gypsy Cowgirl" place where they do art work on your toes. You know having to pick out what I wanted on my toes from a book was a little stressful. The woman was telling me this would last about 6 weeks... I've never had to commit to a pedicure for 6 weeks before. I now have very funky zebra striped toes. And as I predicted, I don't think I really want them for 6 weeks...
My cousin's sweet boys were in town with their church choir tour. We made sure we got to Dallas in time to see them, went and found where they were, only to find out that they had preformed an hour before the scheduled time. Of course. That's just how things are for us.
We also shopped, went to a graduation party, and visited several other friends and had a good time.
So, home again. Summer can officially begin. Right after that 7:30 orthodontist apt. in the morning. What was I thinking? (Edited to note, even the dogs didn't want to be up that early...)
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
She is doing well, making great progress, and is so stubborn that she has decided she is going home this week...guess that stubbornness is what has her doing so well. She is determined.
She says she just wants to be at home.
I personally think it's living with us that has her wanting to go home. Who could blame her. Dogs, kids, kids friends over all the time, sports on t.v. constantly instead of the Lifetime movies she is accustomed to... As a matter of fact, maybe I want to go too.
You know Katie just turned 13 a month ago. Suddenly she is living the teen life I remember. There is always at least one friend with her if not a group. I believe her best friend may have actually moved in and they just haven't told her family yet. We also have male friends within walking distance from our house that seem to wander over. Do you know how much boys eat? I didn't really know that feeding the teens may cost the same as a vacation.
But. At least they are at my house and are good kids.
I sort of miss Katie. We never see her alone anymore. And I know this is just the beginning.
We are leaving to go to Kamp Kanauk in two weeks. I've never been more ready for Kamp. Not only for the relaxing week but because Katie is at an age where I am so glad she'll be immersed in Christian culture for a week. Without her cell phone. Without t.v. and outside life. It will be great for all of us. I'm looking forward to a couple of weeks away with my girls.