Friday, August 20, 2010

Amanda's new home

We made a fast trip to Cedar City this week to take Amanda to college. When we got to Boise, we stayed with Brenda and Andrew for a day, then Amanda and I continued on, while Sam stayed in Boise.
We had a great time playing Putt-Putt Golf.

After dinner we walked over the park in their neighborhood. Brenda, Amanda, Sam and I had a good time on the teeter-totter.

On the way through Salt Lake City, we stopped at the University Hospital to see Matti. She flies Air-Med and she took us up to the roof where the helicopter is. It was very interesting to see where she works and to see the helicopter.

Our last stop (for Amanda, that is) was in Cedar City. We spent all day Wednesday getting her set up....parking pass, mailbox, papers signed, moving her stuff into her room, etc. Four of Marie & Joe's children helped us pack her stuff in and then helped Amanda decorate her walls. She had removable stickers to put on the walls. I love the way it turned out. Once she gets the pictures hung up, it's going to look even better!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Girls Camp & College bound

The past week has been so crazy - busy. Amanda spent the week babysitting for a family while the Mom went to girls camp and the Dad was at work, while Sam and I spent the week at girls camp. This was my 4th year going to camp (2 years as head cook and now 2 years as the business specialist). I always have so much fun going. I love being where my girls are and helping out in anyway I can.

Every year the 4th year girls put up tarps and sleep outside one night. (Versus sleeping in the cabin.) This is Sam and her friends taking a break after "building" their campsite.

Having fun singing and doing the motions for camp songs.

Every cabin does a skit one night. This is before their skit. Sam was the Queen of the Britians and her friend, Ashley, was Nicoleian Dynamite. They did a really great job.

Sam and her friend having fun on one of the docks at the lake.

We got back from girls camp Friday (yesterday) and our next adventure starts tomorrow. The time has come for Amanda to "fly the coop". She spent yesterday and today packing up her clothes, shoes, etc. This is part of what she's taking....the rest is still in her room, ready to come down and be packed into the cars. She's very excited (and, I'm sure, a little scared) to be out on her own. I'm going to miss her like crazy, but I know she'll do great!