Girls camp, what a fun time. I absolutely loved it and was sad I wasn't able to be up there for the whole time. We laughed a lot, made lots of friends and I can't wait for next year!
Some highlights of the trip:I think that we should go on campouts more than just once a year, I think it should be a once a month kind of thing, just because it was so much fun!
- The sweet sweet sound of a river and crickets
- The smell of campfire
- 1.5 hour long game of Killer Uno
- the food was incredible
- Getting to know everyone just a little more
- One of the girls from another ward thought I am 17! Bless her. I still can't figure out if she thought I was just fat, or a naughty 17 year old? How did she account for the oh so visible baby belly? At any rate, she thought I am 17!
Did you know, despite (or maybe because of) our 7 minute fire building class, it took 3 of us to build a fire? I got there first and was quite disappointed to see wee didn't have enough kindling. I began tearing the graham cracker box apart and crumpling up the wrappers from the chocolate bars, but the kindling just wouldn't light. Then Heather came out and had a great idea about building a tepee. We had a little more success (and the whole time I was wishing my brother who can build monster fires in seconds was there) and then Malinda showed up and asked why I hadn't used the lunch bags she had me carry up. Silly me! I felt sheepish. I thought the lunch bags were for an activity, not for kindling. Thanks to her we soon got a flame going, and then we were able to get a good sized fire built. Perfect for roasting and blackening marshmallows, melting chocolate, and making the oh so necessary camp food S'mores.
But it is good to be back and not smelling bad anymore. I really missed my two boys.
I missed how Keith learned a new trick of handing me everything he is finished with and asking me to hold it. It makes me feel like a real mother because I can remember doing that with my mother (and sometimes still do!).
As much as I loved having a day to myself with my sweet friends, the girls in my ward, I have to say I agree with Dorothy "There's no place like home."