Sunday, July 25, 2010

Until Then...

I have yet to post about Girls Camp... Brit, the camp cook/assitant director, has an amazing camera and took some GREAT photos. She is kind enough to edit all the pics and make CD's for each of us. However; because there are a million photos she has not had enough time to get them all finished yet. So in the mean time, she posted a couple pics on her blog that I wanted to share... Here are a few of the girls dressed and ready to present one of the best skits in the stake: a rap written about Modern day Little Red Riding Hood, to the theme song of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (more to come later). I love the red hoodies as well, on the backside of each it reads: "Inspi(red)".

As I mentioned before, the stake them was 'Fairest of Them All'. For one of the acitivities all the wards were given two rolls of toilet paper, tape of their choice, and 20 mins to design and assemble a modest gown. Amazing camp director, Stacey, was chosen to be the model (aka: girls were fighting over who was going to be model). The girls had a BLAST doing it and I had a blast laughing at them all week long... very silly girls! ;)
(see me in the pic below?? Yes I was mistaken for a "girl" all week long at camp and continued to be the following sunday after bearing my testimony in sacrament... I'll appreicate that SOME day, right?) ;)
I'll post rest of details and all the pics when I recieve them!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Girls Camp...Here I Come!!

Girls Camp keeps getting closer and closer as we leave for Mt. Charleston on Tuesday. Being Camp Assistant has been a very very big and busy calling for me. I have to say I'm glad it's coming up this week so I can focus on Nursery again. I feel like all the preperation for Camp has left me neglecting the kids in Nursery; however, its been nice to meet more people outside of Nursery and get to know the girls as well.

The Stake theme for Girls Camp this year is, "The Fairest of Them All.." So each ward chose a 'princess' or fairy tale as their individual theme. We chose Little Red Riding Hood our color is red and the value we chose is individual worth. As each of us have put long hours and thought into camp, we have each done things to give to the girls during the week that go along with individual worth, choosing the right, and staying away from the wordly "bad wolves". :) I decided that making journals for them and encouraging them to keep a journal would definetly help them to learn the importance of their individual worth. I have also prepared a devotional for the night I give them the journals and am using a talk by President Spencer W. Kimball. He says:
“We may think there is little of interest or importance in what we personally say or do- but it is remarkable how many of our families, as we pass on down the line, are interested in all that we do and all that we say...
Your journal should record the way you face up to challenges that beset you.
Your journal, like most others, will tell of problems as old as the world and how you dealt with them. Your Journal should contain your true self rather than a picture of you when you are ”made up” for a public performance.
Your journal is your autobiography, so it should be kept carefully, You are unique, and there may be incidents in your experience that are more noble and praiseworthy in their way than those recorded in any other life.”
I included all of these important quotes on the inside cover of the journals so the girls can always refer back to them. Here is what I did....
First, we took profiles pictures of each and everyone of the girls. Then I put them into Photoshop to make black/white profiles...

Second, I designed the front cover, inside front cover, outside back cover and inside back cover...

Third, I bought 11 black/white composition notebooks

Fourth, I printed the design I created in Photoshop and applied with Modge Podge each one to the notebooks.
Fifth, I made red and white rosettes to apply to the front of each journal...

And here is how they turned out...

What do you think? I hope the girls like them and that they will take time to keep a journal and remember the importance of it. More to come on Girls Camp next week!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Time For A Change

Last week Nick kept informing me that he had a surprise for me, but couldn't tell me for awhile? If you know Nick, you know that this is a regular occurance at our house...and I'm definetly not complaining about that! ;) I was wondering all week what could it be? I had no idea and a couple days later his phone rang and this conversation followed...

Nick: "Hello?"
female voice" "Hi, is Lindi there?"
Nick: "Um, ya, hold on..."
(nick looks at me with a confused voice and tells me he has no idea who it is but she wants to talk to me)
Me: "Hello?"
female voice: "Hi, is this Lindi?"
Me: "yes?"
female voice: "I was calling to confirm your hair appointment with Arcs salon on Thursday @ 1:45..."

...long silent pause, thinking to myself I never made a hair appointment? I look at Nick and he rolls his eyes, calls the "female voice" an idiot to himself. Ding! Ding!! I just found out what my surprise was 3 days early because the receptionist called ahead of time and ruined it!!! :) :)

Me: ", yes I'll be there. Thank you!!"

This particular salon is located at Mandalay Bay where Nick parks cars. He knew this lady from parking her car and she offered him an AMAZING deal to do my hair just because she is NICE!! I mean a really amazing deal...3 colors and a CHOP for...ready for this...$35!!!!!! Originally it would have cost me around $200 for that, which is out of the question. I like my hair but really? Of course our tip was very very generous and I still owe her a huge thank you!!

Here are the results:
(best BEFORE pic I could find)

Dark, Long and getting pretty bord of it


Not a great pic to show all the different colors and layers, but you kind of get the idea. I'm slowly trying to get it back to my original color, thats why we did 3 colors and it got rid of the lovely purple tint... which is a good thing! ;)

What do you think? I'm already tempted to chop it more and go back to the a-line cut! :)

Thanks Nick for always surprising me and being the sweetest!! I should learn by now not to mention things I need/want to do because the next thing I know, he already has it figured it out! :)