Sunday, September 19, 2010

Where's Waldo?

Well - of course I'm not Waldo
(however, in the madhouse that is my life, sometimes I feel surrounded to the point of almost disappearing), but -

If any of the half-dozen or so people who read my blog have noticed a sharp decrease in my posting, well, there is a good reason. 

Actually, it is a bad reason. 

It is because I have misplaced, or maybe even accidentally threw my camera away.  So, anything with a photo that I have posted since late August has been from my cell phone.  And, there are more terrible cell phone shots on Facebook that my FB friends have all witnessed. 

So, in the meantime, all my blogging time, such as it is, (in between taking care of kids, home, yard, church callings, chauffeuring, gardening, canning and freezing, etc)  has been to just read other people's posts.    And today I read a post that pretty much sums up just how I feel about what has been going on in this country.

If you are bored by political stuff, you may skip the rest of this post.

If you are frustrated by what is happening in this country that could erode our freedoms and compromise our way of life, please continue on.

Here is the link:

This article articulates what has been formulating and echoing around in my head for the past year and a half or so   . . .

How do you feel about it?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Who Says Girls Don't Like to Camp?

(I am trying to do a little catch-up posting here - just bear with me)

I mean, who can resist the beauty of this breathtaking lake?

There ALways should be a pie-eating contest.  I mean, what's a little sticky when you are out in the middle of nowhere?  (Well, this camp does have nice warm showers.  Lucky girls.  But really, is that real camping??)

Is this what they made at craft-time?
No, wait.  This is the real craft . . .

Can girls shoot a bow and arrow?  Of course!
A few Mardi-Gras beads to liven things up a bit. . .
. . . and a little sugar to keep them going . . .
As I said before, Lucky Girls!

Isaac's Great Adventure . . .

This year, cub scout day camp was incredibly well organized, fun, and the boys all earned gobs of badges, belt loops, and pins.  Which  is the whole point of cub scout day camp, isn't it?
On the day that I took my turn to spend the day with the boys, I witnessed them -

Panning for "gold"

Doing the Barrel Roll . . .
Whooaa. . . .

Building a "Bug Box"

Testing out the "Cocoa Puff blow guns they just made, for sure the day's weapon of choice!

The day that I spent with the boys was one of the most fun I'd had in a very long time, and this was Isaac's last year . . . I wonder who's more excited to go to day camp in a couple of years, Tanner or me?