Monday, July 28, 2008

How sweet it is...

This past week was quite possibly the best week of my summer. There is something about the Kids Great Getaway down at Camp Quaker Haven that continues to hold a very special place in my heart. This was my tenth summer to be a counselor or on staff and I am continually amazed at how the Lord is always faithful to show up at Kids Camp each and every summer. I was reminded what a privilege it is to be a part of giving students the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. (Thanks Jordan for reminding me of that!) I love seeing the counselors love on their campers and give their lives away to them for a week. JWad did a great job of challenging each of us to put our yes on the table. Dale continues to challenge me. It is such a privilege to serve alongside him for a week. I could go on for a while but for now I'll let some pictures do the talking... my "voice" is shoot, thanks to "da accent."

Here are some of my favorite pictures from the week.

It's the end of the world as we know it... actually it's just the end of a pretty great summer.....

Here is the progress on the list of "The Summer of Mandy!" There are a few things that I had accidently left off and just had to add! :)

  • Sand Volleyball (Check!)
  • Play Mexican train Dominoes
  • Drive-in
  • Wing-nuts game (Check!)
  • Sushi-party (Check!)
  • Music Theatre Wichita (Check, one more show to go!) :)
  • Thursday night jazz at Bradley Fair
  • Sailing (Does canoeing count?)
  • Movie at the Old Town Warren
  • Putt-putt
  • Camping (Check!)
  • Eat gellato at CHILL!
  • Bowling (Check! Have I mentioned that I have THE best summer job?)
  • Watch the OLYMPICS
  • Kids Camp (Check!)
  • Watch Spiderman 1, 2, and 3 (Check! Check! Check!)
  • CHALLENGE in Salt Lake City (Check!)
  • Scrapbook (does sorting pictures count?)
  • Get a library card/visit Eva’s library (Check!)
  • Shopping trip with the gals

Road trips to…

  • Cedar Vale (Labor Day)
  • Manhattan
  • Concordia/Newton
  • Springfield (Check!)

Read some books...

  • The Shack (Check!)
  • 4 Loves (Check!)
  • The Last Lecture
  • The Great Divorce (almost finished)


Andrea said...

School. Am I ready? Yes. No. Yes because I'm bored the rest of this week. No because I don't want to give up all of my free time, just some of it. I'd like to teach 3 days a week. That would be awesome. I'm working on the getting excited part - but I'm glad you are!!!

carmen said...

What a fun summer list! It makes me wish I could just block out a couple days to finish off some of those activities with you!