Listening to: YellowCard CD
Back from Girls Camp!
Of course it was better than I thought it was. Naturally, like it always ish. I can and do always complain about Girls Camp before and be all negative but I always come back and I can't complain or be negative about it after that. So in a way, it turned out how I knew it would.
I got to be in the tent with Brookann, Roxanne, Randi, and Moriah. Moriah was my secret sister and she was sleeping right next to me. We, of course, had a lil' drama once we got up to the camp. The girls had a lil' trouble with the tent situation and who had to go with what tent and with what people.. See now if we were all in the same tent we wouldn't have this problem now would we? But did the leaders listen to the Youth Leaders? No. I felt out of the loop the whole time. I didn't help plan or do anything...at all...zip. No food planning, no cooking, no awards, no certifying girls, no hike planning, nothing. Felt kinda odd, I felt like a clueless beehive all over again. I at least I wish I could've helped with the awards ceremony so then they wouldn't be totally off.
The hike was beautiful! I loved it. I was like 4 miles, 2 up and 2 down. We went up to the High Creek up to the waterfall they had. It was kinda steep and we had an 'elite hiker group', which was most of the girls and all the leaders that lagged behind weren't apart of it. But...kind of, in a way I was part of the Elite Hikers! I was so proud of myself. I pushed myself and for once I wasn't the last one up the mountain! I caught up to them and didn't stop or complain! Sarah loves to go hiking so she was in the lead most of the time, she's cute. Once we got up there I waited fer Mutti's camera and took pics of the waterfall...it was gorgeous. To see were the water came out, you had to climb up a really really steep part of the mountain to see the lil' hole the water came out of the rock there. For once I enjoyed a hike! Prolly b/c it's my last one in a very long time.
The whole tent situation once we got to camp juss drove me crazy. Roxy is one of those overly sensitive people and even if yer joking around she gets offended and spoils the mood/moment for everyone. I hate it when ppl use drama like that. I juss wish she'd...grow up! But I knew this would happen b/c...what else happens when you're camping with girls for 4 days straight??
I liked this camp because for once, not every minute of every day was planned out and you -had- to participate. You had time to relax...sit in the creek and talk....or go take a nap, read yer scriptures, do some kind of craft... You had lesizure time but not the whole time so you'd get bored. This was a great camp, one I won't forget, but it wasn't my favorite. I juss wish I could've helped planned out some more stuff...made it more memoriable...besides it is my last Girls Camp.
I got all 6 years of Camp certifying done. woowoo.
The first night we had a lil' drama b/c Moriah couldn't understand why Roxy and Brookann would yell and scream at the top of their lungs in the middle of the night "MOMMY" (b/c both of their mothers were up at camp with them) just out of randomness or to tell them to come over to the tent. Moriah said she can't do that b/c her mommy ish sick and can't really move much...and she didn't want to be mean to her....she said she didn't make her Muttis life harder by doing that. And Roxy of course, with her strange relationship with her mother did a lil' pouty, "I don't make my moms life harder" and thats when I started laughing. Of course, she got offended and shut up. Moriah apologized and she stiffly says, "I'm going to bed." Prolly fer the best....I didn't know what offended her the most either or else I would've attempted to half-heartedly apologized. But honestly, every mother has to admitt sometimes that their children make their life harder juss a wee bit even if it's juss for a sec!!
The girl's loved the braclet making we did from Laurel Retreat. We did that for like two hours. I juss sat and picked out colors. Most of the girls did the 7 Value colors. Looked kinda good, but they were hard to find. I made me Mutti and I one. I loved the flip flop craft we did the next day tho! Finally, I got some flip flops that are really cool! I got the 6/7 light blue ones and tied polka dot fabric to it! Weeee! I always wanted flippers like these! Wednesday and Thursday seemed like such a blue. I only really remember Friday b/c it was, well, yesterday. One of the days Bro. Ward and I were throwing a football back and forth. I can't throw we figgered out early. He didn't teach me how to throw it tho...so I juss..lobbed it. Then about 20 minutes of doing he finally says to me, "You gotta use yer wrist and put a spin on it" and then he showed me. FINALLY, he told me how to do it. So I threw it back like he told me and I got it! So then I didn't have to lob it anymore. He was juss gonna wait until it came to me I swear, he's not the best teacher.
For Parents night....it was sooo cute juss to see all the girls go to their parents as they walked into the camp sight! I felt like a Kindergarten teacher! "Lindsey, yer parents are here!" Juss to see how they reacted to see their parents. So cute. OOhh my gosh! I got to wear my "smilie pants" or "wacky pants" I think mine are cute. I like 'em. Speaking of parents, it was the weirdest thing....I was gettin in the truck to go to girls camp and Vati pulled me out juss so he could hug me. Then when he came up he hugged me again. And you know what, juss b/c he showed an act of love toward me that made Scott (who hates me) do it too...b/c naturally, if Grandpa does it Scott has to do it. It was so cute. All the girls were wearing the same lime green shirts (kirri would be proud) and Scott got us all mixed up and randomly hugged other girls until he realized they weren't me. It was so cute!
Sister Manning came up even with her jaw wired closed. Bishop Webb and the Stake Young Womens Pres came up. Bishop Higham came up too and so did it Bro. Stiener and his wife. Sarah went up and down the 10 lil' hike up to the spring and took some of those ppl. It was cool, you could bring a cup up and drink the water. I went up 2 times. One to study scriptures...it was nice and one to drink. Yummy. Tasty a lil' rocky. It was pritti, that's where I took most of my pictures. I took a 2 hour nap on Friday during the waterballon games. I was so hungry everytime we had a meal I ate whatever it was, even if I didn't like it. I'm still 110 lbs. I had to go pee so bad every morning! grrr... Everyone was complaining about the holes they had to pee in. Complainers. Losers. I was grateful we even had that! Lindsey Manning ended up being my secret sister.
After Testimonry meeting were all hyper and talked forever. But, I took all the rest of my pics on the last morning when everyone was waking up and packing. Weee! I sat on Moriah b/c she hid in her sleeping bag. Brookann came over and tried to help me pull the blankets and pillows away from her face. She screamed bloody murder the whole time. It was hilarious. Then we left her alone and she tried to beat me up. Brookann got ahold of my camera to get the other girls in the other tent. Moriah had sat up b/c she thought it was safe since I didn't have the camera anymore. Brook said her name and she looked past me and Brook took a pic! It was hilarious! I love her.
For my last Testimony meeting I decided that I needed to go the very first...to set an example...and to get it out...and so that I could relax during the rest of the meeting for once in my life. So Bishop got up and said a few words...then Sister Merkely said some...and soon after I got up. I didn't really know what I was saying, I stumbled and paused...I didn't have it planned out like I usually do. I tried not to repeat myself. But yeah, as soon as I sit down Sarah is leaning over "You are so brave!" haha...The Spirit was so strong there. You could tell everyone felt it. Even the lil' beehive Nattalia. It was so cool. Natalie felt the Spirit SO strong...she stood up twice. She's so great. I love her. Afterwards I was a lil' happy and I leaned over and said, "Smile Natalie, somebody loves you and it's not juss me." I think those simple words ment something to her.
Sister Mannning got up and spoke with her clenched teeth and talked about me. That impressed me and made me feel special. She said it was so great to see how the young women grew up and to be able to watch them. She said she remembered when I was a beehive and was so nervous to bear my testimony for the first time and she's been able to watch me as I got older and now I'm the first one up. I really felt her words and was grateful to her for pointing that out.
My last year.
My last hike I bet.
My last sleepover with so many girls I bet.
My last testimony.
My last secret sister.
My last pictures of camp. (hope they work out)
My last chance with Aubree and Sarah. (which Aubree wasnt there)
My last memory of Girl's Camp.
Sad. *tear* I'm glad it's over...but I know I'm gonna miss it terribly.
July in 2005 will be a month I will never be able to forget with the Celebration and my last Camp.
Now I hafta go prepare a talk for morrow (yes, -right- after camp) about The Day of Celebration and I guess I'll throw in a lil' of Girl's Camp also. It's juss gonna be like my testimony for like 7 to 8 minutes. The Bishop reminded me when he came up the other day, totally forgot about it. A lil' bit of stress for when I come home.
The thing I wish for is...
When all the girls are at camp the next year...I juss wish..that one of them would say, "Where's Sara when you need her?" or at least an "I miss Sara" b/c of some event that reminded them of me. That would make me so happy.
Remember me, okay?