Sunday, August 06, 2006

We had the most wonderful ward campout. There was a small stream that all the kids played in, tons of food that the ward provided, volleyball games which I participated in and I have to admit, I am pretty terrible at volleyball. I made so many close friends just doing that. Movie night was alot of fun. We watched "Suits on the looses" and they had a popcorn machine brought up and so we all watached the movie out under the stars and ate popcorn! SO FUN! Except the part at the end of the movie when my 4 year old daughter who had fallen asleep on my lap wet her pants! On me!

The other notable experience I had was that night in the middle of the night when I got up to use our little portable toilet. The lid was down and I didn't know it. I'll leave the rest to your imaginations! Needless to say, I have alot of stinky laudry to wash!

I am so grateful to the Gospel in that I have so many close friends that I would never have if it weren't for it. We are busy women and without the obligation of Sunday meetings and activities, what motivation would I have to know so many different women? Even this blog stems from it. There are a few women who are much older, in their 60's 70's and 80's who I am very close to. Like sisters really, where age doesn't exist. I love it and in my normal, everyday life, I wouldn't have it without the gospel. God is so smart in that he knows we need that. Even as adults, it is so important to have close girl friends! The ward campouts give us the time to actually play together!

I had an air matress that was empty by morning but that didn't matter. It was so fun and relaxing. Those who didn't go really did miss out. They lost an experience that could have changed their lives. I mean in the new friendships they could have made or the closeness that could have come with those they already know. Oh well.

Back to normal life. School is almost here and we'd better get to having fun for the next 3 weeks! See ya all latah!


Maren said...

You are in right in that the church organization provides the framework to really get to know others and become friends with people you never would have otherwise. I love that you can go anywhere and find a ward or branch and have access to a group immediately. I can't imagine my life without it.

Tash said...

Hey..look I am posting...I started a blog then it took me awhile to figure it out LOL now its up and going so you can look at it :)

I am glad you had fun at your campout....I bet the bathroom experience was crazy LOL that is so somthing I would totally do..:)