Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Camp stuff and hair cut...

This past Saturday I went to the girls camp to check it out. We took pictures and sort of got a game plan on where needed to be decorated and how we wanted to do things this year. The square wood platforms are where each tent is put on. There are about 12 of these little groupings scattered all over the camp. We got to tour the whole thing and let me just say I AM SERIOUSLY OUT OF SHAPE! I was huffing and puffing while climbing up mountain trails. It was a real eye opener....and not a happy one. Thoughts passed through my mind as the others hiked effortlessly around me and I was gasping for breath. We were only there for a few hours and all I could think was I'm going to be up here for 5 long days in the middle of summer. I'm surely going to die on the Mountain. I hope they plan a nice memorial service for me because there is no way in heck I'm going to survive this one.

See the little building the ladies are standing around? That my friends is an outhouse. There is nothing to flush in there. Nope! I'm fully aware of the irony that I have a cute outhouse bathroom in my house and I'm whining about an outhouse, but my toilet flushes. I appreciate the ability to flush. Flushing is good. Flushing takes away bad smells. What will I do at night when I have to take one of my numerous trips to the bathroom? Mountains have lots and lots of bugs and I can't see them all in the dark. Panic has set in. I fear I'm going to come home with a kidney/urinary tract infection from holding it in too long and I know I will be sleep deprived and physically exhausted. I've already informed Mark that he WILL be driving up to come get me on day 5 because I will not have the ability to drive home alone.This cute little ramada is my one true perk. This is where the "craft shack" will be, therefore I will be spending all of my time there. So cute...I love it! I've designed my main craft and have plans for 2-3 small ones. I'll share those as I get the samples made.




Tonight we had the girls tying camp quilts that they will lay over their sleeping bags. You can't tell from the pictures, but the fabric has little stars all over it to go with the theme. They still need to be bound, but at least they are tied. The girls did a great job and we so appreciate the teachers who came and taught them how to do this. I think it's a great skill to learn. Their little camp quilts will be a keepsake for many years to come.

Okay...so I got my hair cut last week and covered the gray. Actually I'm already getting some feisty little gray hairs peeking back though. They seem to like me so I'll have to learn to get along with them. I cut all the dead off the bottom...which is quite a lot, but now my ends look healthy instead of fried and sparse, so I'm pretty happy with it. My hair is a bit tousled in the picture. I just got home from running an errand and it was real windy outside.
Why is it that teenage girls can take their own pictures and they are cute, but a 40 year old does it and she looks dumb? :o)
Happy Thursday!

22 comments:

Pam said...

I think you look adorable! Love the new do! ;)

Oh and man I give you serious props for doing that camp thing, if there were only an outhouse there is no way in heck you would get me there! But that little craft house is way cute! Still couldn't get me there! :)

~Telah said...

Jolene I think you look cute in that picture. I love the new haircut too!

Kimberly said...

Wow, you are a real trooper...I couldn't go without the having a real bathroom. I bet it will be lots of fun though. We go to church camp in July but we have potty's that flush..he he! Hope you have a great day and I love the new hair cut. Cute!

linda t said...

You look so cute Jolene... and very young looking!

Hey, it is not uncommon to get very winded in that elevation up north... give it a day or so and you'll be fine. The main thing, drink LOTS of water while you are there and you'll do fine!
As for the outhouse... ya, not a good thing.

amydc said...

You do not look dumb. The pic looks just like a cute teenage girl took it!

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Patti said...

I love your haircut and I feel ya on the self-portrait taking also.

I am not a camping out girl either or an outhouse girl *shivers* Best of luck to you Jolene!

1RadChick said...

Love the hair cut. I can't seem to take photos of myself, I don't know, it just never works, maybe my arms aren't long enough. LOL

Camp? Um, can you say no way? Uh uh. I like camping but that's TOOOOO camping for me. :) I'm sure you'll have fun, thought. LOL! (without me.)

Hugs sweetie,

Tember

Briana said...

You're a trooper! I hate being outside camping. Bugs, snakes, ick!!! And being in AZ in the dead of SUMMER! You're a brave woman!

I like your new do! Very cute!

-Jennifer said...

"Why is it that teenage girls can take their own pictures and they are cute, but a 40 year old does it and she looks dumb?"

Ha ha, too funny.

Never mind the bugs that you can't see, what about the 2 and 4 legged critters lurking around??

Chickenbells said...

I love the new do...it makes you look quite young! If you start taking little walks around your neighborhood right now, you'd be surprised how fast you'll bounce into shape...

familywithfivekids said...

Where is your yw camp held? That site looks a lot like Camp Zion on Mt. Lemmon. If so , what week are you going?
- Cori

Andi said...

First let me say your haircut looks adorable...so cute.

Now Jolene...you had me in stitches wondering how in the world you're going to adapt to using a "non-flushing" outhouse. I'm sure you'll survive it all just fine.

Looking forward to seeing what the craft projects will be.

Oh, did you receive my 4 x 6? My hubby said he mailed it for me.

velvet brick said...

Oh Camping Girl! You look YOUNGER with your new do! It's adorable! As for camping... I LOVE camping and have done it many times... You will survive!!! Trust me! And you may find out that there's a little bit of 'ma nature' in ya! I don't recognize the campground, but it looks just beautiful! Lucky you to be in the woods...my favorite place! : ) Sending hugs and prayers for warm, bug-less star-filled nights! : )

Leah said...

I like camping, but i've never done it without an accessible flushing toilet. Sounds fun? lol
Love the hair!

Jeanette said...

Your new haircut is great and you look really cute in your picture! Okay, I'm with you on the no-flush outhouse, but you're right, the craft place looks great!!! You'll have lots of fun, I just know it.

Hugs,
Jeanette

jackson family said...

k since i found yuor blog I will leave evidence that i was here...I did notice your cut but it did not dawn on me till I saw the picture that I did not say how cute it was! sorry!

CHAD & ELISE TYSICK said...

cute pictures jolene! and I especially love your new do! Ill pray for you when your at camp!! I bet you'll end up loving it. hehe

angieinpink said...

You hair is adorable, girl.

Have I mentioned that I'm jealous of every girl that you are over in YW. I hope they know how amazingly lucky they are to have such a thoughtful & rad leader.

Anyhow! I'm excited for you to join the new blog party! I think it'll be so fun to all support each other in the blog-world! Email me your pic if you want...otherwise I'll see ya Monday on the blog!

Valerie said...

prayers that you survive camping! it's why i always prefer to do my camping at a Hyatt.

love the kicky do!! it looks great and you look cute, too!

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

I think it's cool that the girls are making camping quilts. I love making tie quilts. That's what we did for my family for christmas last year. I think you'll have fun at camp. I find that at the end of doing something difficult, that you didn't think that you could do on, you'll have that feeling that you can do anything. It's such a great feeling. I felt that after I graduated, after I ran that 187 relay race, and then right after givin birth. I know I can do whatever, I put my mind to, and so can you!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

You look darling! You wear 40 well. Love the haircut.