Sunday, July 20, 2014

Girls Camp!!!!

This week I had the opportunity to go to Girls Camp.  It was awesome!!! Seriously so much fun.  Even if I'm going to be catching up on my sleep for the next month.  

Before I get to that here's a few pics of these two cuties.  They were the best of friends last Sunday and had so much fun playing together. 
Maybe a little too much fun....  They crack me up!
Now onto Girls Camp.  We got there on Tuesday and got busy setting up and decorating our cabin.  The banner in the back says "Happily Ever After" and I love the disco  ball.
The girls decorated chalkboards before we left to hang by their beds.
The stake did a good job decorating and had these signs everywhere.  Our theme this year was "Your Happily Ever After Starts Now".  Each ward was given a value and fairy tale. We were Individual Worth and Princess and the Frog.
The stake had every ward design a mailbox.  This was just a few of them.  They were all so cute!! Ours was the frog.  Throughout the week we would leave notes for each other in our mailboxes.  It was so fun. The girls loved it!
More decor in the lodge.
All of our cute girls.  Love them!
Our camp was in Camp Koholowo between Payson and Santaquin canyon.  It was gorgeous!
Our crazy group after our skit.  We had all these different frogs with funny names like "Rated R Ray", "Makeout Mike", "Potion Pete", "Bad Word Bob" and a few others.  They were all trying to get a date with the princess.  At the end we had a cut out of Ryan Gossling's face.  We had him say "Hey girl, I just got home from my mission and am looking for my next companion".  It was hilarious.  All the wards kept telling us all week how funny it was and how they kept quoting it.  It was awesome.  The girls came up with it all on their own and had fun doing it.
I even wore my frog socks to go along with our theme!
Our cute sweatshirts.  One of the girls came up with these too.
One of the days there we had some solo time.  This was my view during the solo time.  I loved it.
This was random and right by our cabin.  I think it was some sort of fairy house.  I had to take a picture for my girls.
More decorations in the inside of the lodge.
One of the days we played an Amazing Race unto Christ game.  Here's cute Gracie modeling a modest toilet paper dress. 
 
Here's that same Gracie climbing the rafters. Naughty, naughty.
Our group waiting for breakfast.  These were our shirts from the stake and they said "Keep Calm and Come Unto Christ".
More of our cabin decor.
 One of our awesome leaders made our flag.  I loved it! (and I loved the Ryan Gossling photo bomb).
Here I was (being photo bombed by Heidi!) at the end of the week.  It was obvious it was time for me to go home.
The stake had a cute idea where we put together a Sunday "Stash" for our bishopric of their favorite treats.  It was cute and I think they'll appreciate it!
Overall it was such a fun week.  I couldn't have asked for better leaders and girls to be there with. We did not have one single issue and everyone was so nice to each other!! I know my testimony was strengthened and I hope theirs was too!  When it was time to come home (sniff, sniff). I was greeted by these cute notes and the cutest earrings.
I also got lots of texts from my kiddos while I was gone.  It looks like they had fun.
Man I missed this boy!!! I was so excited to see him again.
Sophia made these sweet notes for Doug while I was gone.
On the bishopric day my sister watched my kids (thanks Lissa!!!) so that Doug could come up.  She has 3 boys so her and Sophia made these lists of all the girly things they wanted to do together.  I thought they were so cute.  She's the best!!
More texts from my cute kids.
Apparently Sophia made the best batch of lemon bars while I was gone.  I'll have to have her make another!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Swim Lessons and Fun with Cousins

Lilly and Mabel finished swim lessons this week. Lilly passed and I'm pretty sure she's the first of my kids to pass! They had fun though and Mabel did great too.
 Floating all by herself.  She was pretty proud of this.
 Diving for rings.
This week we were lucky enough to have our cousins from OK here! They will be here a few more weeks too and we're so lucky!  We'll be even more lucky when our NY cousins join us!  On Thursday we went to the Provo rec center to swim.  It was a pretty great time!
 
This sweet boy was not feeling super great.  Luckily he had an aunt Melissa to sleep on.
On Friday we went up Payson Canyon to hike to the Grotto.
Finally got a smile out of this grumpy teething boy!
 Made it to the Grotto! With 500 other people...
After that we headed up to Payson Lakes. I'd never been there before and it was gorgeous!
This little guy liked all the rocks and mud.  He particularly enjoyed tasting them all.
This one didn't want to get in the water but wanted to climb on the rocks.
 The rest of the kids were more than happy to throw rocks into the water.
 
It was such a fun day!  This next week is Girls Camp and then it's onto more cousin fun!!