June 23, 2010

Camp Counselor

Time for another blast from the past post....

Every year my old elementary school takes the 6th graders for a week long camp out trip.  When I went, I LOVED it.  I had so much fun that I vowed I would come back and be a camp counselor as soon as I was old enough.

Apparently 9th grade was old enough, so I went that year as a camp counselor to the kids that were in third grade when I was in 6th grade.  I knew a lot of the kids from that as well as a number of them were younger siblings of some of my friends.

I spent a week with these kids and we had a blast!  Wilson School did 6th grade camp the old school way...tents, making your own food, and the counselors were the ones to teach the kids, take them on their hikes, discipline them, everything!  It was so much fun becoming friends with each of them and watching them with their little crushes and 6th grade drama.  

After this first year of doing 6th grade camp with Wilson, the school decided to do camping a different way by taking the kids to some posh camp and didn't need outside counselors.  Lame.  So instead of Wilson, I would go be a counselor with McKinley school.  They had cabins and people there to teach the kids, so we were basically glorified babysitters, so it just wasn't the same :( 

June 18, 2010

Southern Utah

So...I hate organizing pictures on blogger because it is so annoying and doesn't work well.  So what I have done is just throw a bunch of pictures out there for your enjoyment!

We got up really early on Wednesday and headed out and went and hiked around Bryce canyon. Then we went and stayed the night in Cedar with one of Sherstin’s friends. Got up really early Thursday and went to Zion. We were doing Angel’s Landing, but I didn’t make it up all the way. First off, I’m NOT in shape! Secondly, my bloodsugar was dropping crazy fast without even giving myself any insulin! (For those of you who would understand...my blood sugar dropped 100 in 20 minutes without taking any insulin!!!)  Sherstin and Mike went up a little bit further, and then met me at the bottom.  After that we drove to mesquite and stayed the night at Sherstin’s uncle’s condo and took it easy. We were all pretty tired! Friday we left for Vegas and dropped mike off at the MGM grand so that he could meet up with his buddies and we went to our hotel and sat out for a bit. Then that night we went around the stip and then Saturday we went boating with some of Sherstin’s friends and then left and got back around midnight! Quite the weekend!  Sherstin is a great tour guide!

June 16, 2010


I got to go shooting with two of my best guy friends from home just before I took off to China...we had a great time! 

The boys have some awesome guns!

I'm thinking of becoming a sniper...

Some of the weapons...

Brett and his little family have  moved now with all their guns...we're going to miss having them so close...and their guns!  :)