Monday, August 11, 2008

Countdown to Camp

35 Youth Camp Leaders (the 15-16 year old girls that run the camp and I'm in charge of them)


(last year's girls)


1 fun fun assistant



(Lindsay and her supportive husband Brett)



2 supportive husbands

5.5 months of work

5 early morning Sunday meetings with YCLs

6 hour late nighter

60 cans of soda for YCL appreciation


35 Candy Fairy Godmother wands

15 hours preparing the music for camp

19 tracks on the Camp Music CD (including Whistle While You Work, Oh What a Beautiful Morning, Eye of the Tiger--for the mile run)

8 short sleeve-shirts, 3 long sleeve shirts, 1 sweatshirt, 2 pairs of jeans, 4 pairs of shorts (amazing how dirty you get!)

5 friends taking my kids

5 days/4 nights at Girls Camp


27 weeks pregnant

28 comments:

zeeny said...

Have fun at camp! Hope you have a comfy place to sleep!

Lindsey said...

Awww, bless you. I went at 35 weeks when I was pregnant with Jaxon... WE ARE CRAZY! BUT, you have the best cutest little assistant EVER! (I love that girl!)

Meg said...

You go girl...pregnant and all! Camp is so much fun!

Laurie said...

I totally hated camp. So I really respect you right now. Seriously.

Jeanelle said...

I didn't know we had the YCL thing in common! Hope you have as fabulous a time as we did!!

Kristin said...

You are super Women, camping out when you are pregnant. You look so cute by the way, I'm about a week behind you and look/feel so much larger.

The Parkers said...

You have a lake?! Wow, looks like lots of fun. I've sworn off camp until my kids are older. I was the camp director 3 years ago and my son ATE the babysitter's goldfish. Not the cheddar kind, the pet kind.

Christie said...

Camp would be so fun with someone like the likes of you there. But how are you going to sleep comfortably all preggers? Oh, wait. It's you. Nevermind. You'll be just fine.

Lauren in GA said...

You are amazing! I truly, truly mean that!

And you look so great...your tummy is a true thing of beauty :D

So...are you the Stake Girls Camp director?

Mike and I just got asked to be leaders for the Pioneer Trek over Christmas Break (I had never heard of a Trek being held in December...oh, and I am not supposed to call it Christmas Break anymore. The school system says I am supposed to call it "Winter Break") So, anyway as I was saying...this stake is doing the trek over CHRISTMAS Break. The scariest part for me is farming my kids out for the 4 days...Thank you for your great example....I fret when I need to ask someone to watch my kids...It is better to serve, then think I have to be in control all of my kids all of the time.

rubberbandgrl said...

Good luck to you! I think you'll be in your element among the elements with all those enthusiastic young women.

Tristan said...

How fun! Good for you to brave camping while pregnant! I don't brave camping...anytime ;)

Anisa said...

You go girl! I was in charge of all the crafts for our stake YW camp.... boy oh boy! It was fun, but glad it's over.

day in the life of a prince said...

You are amazing! I don't think I could do camp at 27 weeks!!

Erika said...

What... that means you won't be blogging for at least 4 days. How will we survive? Ryan - come on, pick up the ball.

Tammy said...

Jessica, I thought you hated camp?

Brooke said...

Have a blast! :)

Lauren in GA said...

Oh...I get it...you are the Stake Leader in Charge of the YCL girls...you put it there in clear print but...I didn't figure it out for some reason at first...

Jenibelle said...

Impressive!! I love Girls Camp, wish I was going. I had the YCL's three years in a row, loved them!! In our Stake if you are one minute pregnant you can't go. I'm proud of you!! Have fun and get some dirt under your fingernails for me.

Ilene said...

0 flushing toilets.

That number alone keeps me away from attending girls camps.

You look adorable, by the way.

crystal said...

Have a BLAST! I love camp. You look amazing :)

Bekah said...

WOW! Good luck!

andrea said...

so, um, good luck with that.

Abbie said...

FUN! You look awesome!

gab said...

Those lucky girls are gonna have so much fun with you, Jessica! You amaze me!

Meghann said...

Jane & Seth had fun over here . . . or at I think they did.

Jane said too many funny things that I stopped keeping track of them.

Bridget said...

You are one cute pregnant chic. Those girls don't know how lucky they are to have you as a leader. Good luck sleeping with that pregnant belly while camping. Oh wait, its girls camp. You won't be doing much sleeping anyway.

Carie said...

Girls camp is the best. I would love to go to camp with you, how fun would that be?

And I will complain once again: I was NEVER cute pregnant.

Compliment: you look amazing.

AZ Karen said...

It sounds like fun! You are brave to go while you're pregnant...but it's so much fun.

I got to go with my oldest this year for her first year. It was so fun to be there with her.