Wednesday, July 11, 2007


So we go pick our girls up at 5pm from practice everyday, count them, and start walking. The great part: they follow me like little ducklings wherever I walk :) Love 'em.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

campin, campin, campin

I have been having the time of my life being a sports and dance camps counselor! I mean sure anyone could guess that it's a good job, but I don't think I realized how much I would love it! We meet so many kids, and get to know all the other counselors, plus, we get to do fun stuff everyday with them. You name it we get to do it... ice cream party, pool party, talent show, all sorts of dances, seven peaks, watch movies, temple square, etc... and I'm getting paid for all of it!

My girls have just been so awesome... in fact my roommate (another counselor) and I have stayed up many a night after the girls have gone to bed just chatting about how we are so impressed with them.

I think I'm going to start keeping a list of little things that I love about being a counselor:

being trusted with the responsibility of 12-17 pre-teen or teenage girls
little homesick girl waking me up at 6am for a pep talk
planning and scheming on what we can do to help and make things better for our girls
the fact that they will come find us, wherever we are, if they need something (see quotes)
Anytime something exciting or scary or interesting happens, they run to come and tell me first
Being a leader
they love my attention and live to impress me... so cute :)
they seek me for help if they are sick or need something and trust my guidance

i think it's just being here, and enjoying the entire experience. Belonging here. Being on the same level with all the other counselors, and understanding their plight, yet also understanding the girls, and being able to help them through their teenage crises... celebrating the successes and learning from the mistakes together. Couldn't get much better than this :).