Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Girls Camp

First of all, you know that if I would do this blogging thing more than once a month I could probably remember how to do it. I have to have Tiffany show me everytime what to do. So I am going to try and be better.
Last week was our Stake Girls Camp. Before I even get started I want everyone to know that I am just to dang old for this. Anyhow... We left on Wednesday morning and as usual the Stake always has a full schedule, which is OK. But to start off we had 23 people from our ward. In the last 3-4 years we have only had 5 girls. And this year the state fire marshall let all the stakes know that because of code we could only have 14 people sleep in the dorms. The over flow had to sleep outside in tents. This was not really a problem, we had girls and leaders that were OK with being out there. Wednesday night when we were getting ready to leave the Lodge and go back to the dorms President Lamb came in and said that they had spotted a bear behind some of the dorms, you guessed it 7th Wards. He told everyone in the Stake that there would NO one sleeping in tents. We were to put everyone in the dorms and he did not care if they had to share a bunk, sleep on the floor, no one was going to be out side. We were OK because we had brought up some extra cots, and between those, a couple of lawn chairs and some foam pads everyone had a pretty good place to sleep. This was also good news for me as a leader because after you lay down at night is when you learn about the girls, see how strong their testimony is and maybe even learn some things about their family members that they probably should not be telling. I was glad to have the extra bodies in the dorm because it was freezing at night. The first 2 nights I had 2 quilts and a levi quilt on top of me and I did not sleep at all because I knew that if I moved then I would have a new cold spot. By Friday night if warmed up a little bit. I was able to take off one of the quilts. ( I told you I was to old for this )
After I got home on Saturday I made the mistake of just laying down for a minute. That was at 12:30 and at 6:30 Robert was still trying to wake me up to go and get something to eat. But all in all we really did have a great time. Here are a few pictures.
Here is part of our group trying to keep warm.
One afternoon they had Karaoke, Of course they can really ham it up.
Here is the reaction of a couple of our soon to be Beehives
when we told them we were going snyp hunting.
Patricia really did not want to get up. We picked up her cot and moved
her outside. After about 15 minutes her sister went out and told her she
was outside and everyone at camp was looking at her. She then jumped right
up.
Really and truly I love my calling in Young Womens. Even though I love my bed at home, I look forward to my time with my girls. I am so thankful for their love and testimonies and everything that they teach me.

4 comments:

M&M-Maloy said...

You guys look like you had so much fun. I miss girls camp... I'm glad you keep us up to date.

How's Tyson???

Love you guys, Marcie

Tyson & Lauren Davies said...

GRReat blog! I am so happy to have something new to read about. I was so sad when I got tysons letter yesterday and heard that his original plan to call you guys on sunday since it was fathers day instead of me....that he didnt get a call period!

love ya
lauren

Randy & JoAnna said...

Gayle,
I'm exhausted after reading about Girls Camp! I remember how the 5 days (back then) of no sleep was like! Hopefully John will give you the whole week off! Oh yeah, your the boss, so why don't you take the time off for yourself!!!

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Bill & Ellen Thompson said...

I love Girls camp. It is one of my favorite things to do. I'm jealous that you are in Young Womens but happy for you too. What is your calling? Anyway, looks like you had a great time. Keep us up to date on Tyson. Love you all.