Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Canyon Journal Night

We have a tradition in your Young Women's of a Canyon Journal Night.  When I first went last year, I thought it meant that we bring our journals and then find a quiet place in the campground to write down our deep thoughts and spiritual insights.  Boy was I wrong!

Instead everyone brings a journal and we pass them around for everyone to write love notes to each other in.  Kind of like yearbook signing day.

In addition to roasted hotdogs, chips, veggies and the required smore's, we had a great time kicking back, laughing and in general just goofing around.

Since I was sitting in a chair with an ice pack on my neck for a good portion of the time, I handed my camera over to the girls and let them have a go at it.  They were our own paparazzi!
Tera and Lexi

Rach and Ash

group shot and not a great pic of

Chelsea - my bff from whom I learned a very valuable lesson.  Don't paint your fingernails and then reach into a bag of Doritos.  And then lick your fingers.  Words of wisdom!

Some of the girls liked hiking up the rocks a bit.  The smells in the canyon were pure HEAVEN!

leaders....... leading  Jeri, Sarah and Brenda

cousins self portrait - Lexi and Savannah

Cami - why so stressed angel?  : )  love you!

Janae and Allison

Happy Girls!  Jewel, Chels, Rach and Ash

hard (heart) at work writing love notes

I am surrounded by Angels!!  My Bird, Savannah and Lexi

A couple of our younger girls - Em and Lacey

Me, Brenda and Shirsten


My Bird and Em

Requisite bug - nasty beetle of some sort

Our newest member. It was her 12th birthday this very night and she chose to spend the evening goofing with us!  Love, love, love you Lacey!!  Anybody who does cheeto's fangs is a winner in my book

And still going at it after dark.  It was the last night before school started.  Wonder how many moms were a little ticked at us?

I work with the BEST women!  Jeri, Brenda, Debbie, Me and Sarah

What a fun evening.  The best part is coming home, opening my journal and reading all the sweet notes of love that the girls wrote to me.  I hang on to them and re-read them often.
YW  - the best calling in my church!


Cheeseboy said...

Yeah, looks like good times.

I always hated year book signing. Probably because I was not in YW.

Wife Of A Salesman said...

My daughter is so cute! Also, she forgot to bring you something totally cool that we got you on our vacation to Capital Reef. If you don't love it just lie and say you do...

Plain Jame said...

Pretty up there! How fun!

tammy said...

What a fun idea. I miss those mountains!

Pedaling said...

just another uplifting, building and growing activity that is so good for the YW and their leaders!

Cherie said...

What a great way to lift the girls self-esteems - This is a wonderful tradition! Simple, yet powerful.

Mrs. Organic said...

What a fun tradition - I would've thought the same thing.

Sue said...

What a great idea..I bet the girls loved it.

I would re-read those love notes too!!!

What a fun leader you are.

Gloria (The Mamafamilias) said...

Dadbum - YW in Utah looks like fun! The highest altitude we have around here are the steps on the county courthouse. Wonder if we could go there to write love notes.

CountessLaurie said...

What a great tradition...