Monday, July 27, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Big Tongs and 11 girls sitting around the fire with the following conversation...
Girls: "Sister Chapin..."
Me: "She's not here right now, please leave a message and she'll get back to you as soon as she can."
Girls: "Giggle. Sister Chapin... I mean... Michelle. When's dinner?"
Me: "I've told you a million times. Sister Chapin is my mom and she didn't come to camp. And I don't know when dinner is. Talk to the briquettes and ask them how long they are going to take to heat the dutch oven."
Girls: "Giggle. Ok. Can we have a snack?"
Me: "If you want to spoil your dinner, go ahead. Snack away!"
Girls: "Sister Froberg, did Michelle say yes or no to the snack?"
Sister Froberg then just laughs... poor girls...
Heidi Hoyt, Me and Kyleigh Jackson... awe. Such cute girls that should still be 7 but are 14 & 15...
So remember how I was called to go as an ADULT.. yeah well... going to Girls Camp as an adult is WAY better!!! You get to have so much more fun!! The girls had "free time" and got to go down this giant slip and slide. I was a little scared to go down this slip and slide at first with all the girls around. So once "free time" was over... I called "adult time" into play. And all of the adult leaders went down.
Then Jill Slesk had to challenge Jamie Slesk to see who could spin more times...
The "Adults" after "Adult Time"My Y.W. leaders... who are now fellow adult leaders... crazy.... Jamie, Doneva, and Michelin were all one of my Young Womens leaders at one point. :)
And saw Arry Pottah..... And I even got a new cover for my phone.... Oh what a week I have had!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Text Amen to Jesus.... REALLY?!?!!?!?!??!!? What the heck??? What is this world coming to??? So ridiculous. I was tempted to try it, but Amanda convinced me not to.... Good thing I have Amanda to babysit me on Friday nights....
Most of you know there are a few things that I really do not enjoy doing. Two of those things are scrapbooking and reading. However, I read a book. Maybe it was the lesser of two evils, but maybe it just called out to me. See, a few weeks ago my Mother and I went over to Eastern Washington and while there I found this book sitting on Deb's table. I started reading it and she let me borrow it. I mean it was either read the book or scrapbook with the gang. And since I'm not part of the "gang" I probably wouldn't have fit it. Anyways... back to the book... The Shack is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. It is a spiritual book. About God, however is not by an LDS author. It is just about your relationship with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. And the book made me realize something... Sometimes bad things happen to good people and it doesn't mean there isn't a God or that He wanted to punish them, it is because someone else's choice had a consequence on that person. I also realized that in the LDS church we believe that when we are baptized we take upon us the name of Christ. And I always thought of it to be like before you do something stupid or bad think "WWJD" or something and just think of what Christ would do and do that. But this book made me realize taking upon us the name of Christ means we become one with Christ. We need to have Him in our hearts always. It's not made to be we only try to be like Jesus every once and a while we should always be striving to be like Him. Our relationship with God should be a relationship we feel comfortable with. You shouldn't fear God or what He has to say. You should be able to talk to him about everything. He should be one of your best friends. Same with Christ. He is our elder brother and we should treat Him like that we should have a friendship with Christ. And for the Holy Spirit we should know that we always have Him with us. Even if we can't feel Him, He's there. After reading this book I realized that I don't have those 3 in my life enough. I thought I was fine, and couldn't realize what was missing from my life. For the longest time I thought it was a puppy or something material that I needed to find joy in life and it's not. In the book they talk about a Great Sadness that a father felt after his daughter was kidnapped and killed. The way he walked around, he just always had this great sadness way him down. He blamed God for the bad things that happened to his daughter. And I didn't have something as horrific as that happen in my life, but I have still felt sorrow and pain like everyone else. And I had this Great Sadness that now I can realize how to get rid of the Great Sadness and the only thing to get rid of it is joy. And I can find joy through my relationships with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Conclusion: This book is amazing! Go read it. It will open your eyes and heart up to God.
- She calls whatever we are doing on the house, no matter what it is "Construction" even tools... she calls tools construction
- She is hard of hearing, but can sometimes hear when I whisper and can't other times when I am standing right next to her yelling
- She is 66 years old and still fixes up her house
- She told me not to drink Diet Coke... I still don't LOVE this one... but almost
- She knows everything!!!!
- She has a big heart and is very giving
All in all I think Shareen is an amazing woman and I know that her blessings are huge and abundant and she is definitely going straight to the tip top of heaven (if you get what I mean!)