So we have had a busy couple of weeks recently... and it has been SO much fun! First of all, we went to MAUI!! Thanks to my wonderful in-laws. They took to us along on a fabulous vacation. It was so nice to get away for a week. Tim and I had not been on a vacation in like 2 years. Our hotel was right on the beach. We spent a lot of time at the pool, walking along the beach and relaxing. We also did some cool hiking through a bamboo forest. I seriously can't thank my in-laws enough, it was amazing!
Then, last week I went to girls camp. It was such a neat experience. I came home filthy, exhausted and missing my husband but it was a lot of fun. I am so glad that I got to go. When I was called as the assistant camp director a few months ago I was a little nervous but everything turned out great. I think it helped that I am already a young women adviser so I already know all of my girls and they are wonderful. They are all such good examples to me and I LOVE being a YW adviser. My testimony has been strengthened so much in the last year and a half and girls camp helped it to grow even more.
We also had a great speaker while we were there, Richard Paul Evans . He is the author of the Christmas Box and the founder of the Christmas Box House for abused and neglected children who are being placed in Foster Care. We found out a few months ago that each ward had to make a quilt but we were not told why. We were told on our last night at camp that they would be going to the children at the Christmas Box House and I am so glad that is where they are going. I have a special place in my heart for the Christmas Box House after being able to do a lot with them in high school and in college to help the kids.
Camp was a great experience and I hope I have the opportunity to go again someday!!