A fun picture for the week...

A fun picture for the week...
A Satellite View of Elder Sorensen's Trailer in the Church Parking Lot in Many Farms, AZ

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Back from Camp

So I survived a week at camp by myself with the boys. Another milestone. Howard and I have never been apart that long before. There was no cell coverage and I've never gone that long without talking to him. Even though Kaycee and Logan were home he missed the noise. He really doesn't like to be home alone in a quiet house. As soon as he walked through the door he said, "Family, I hear my family." He missed us. Every night I went to sleep feeling like a girl at girls camp. I wanted my phone to work so I could call my boyfriend. Lame, I know.

The place we went camping was absolutely gorgeous!! It was about 7 hours from home unless you take scenic routes. Which, of course, we did. I followed Jammi my friend with the gypsy soul. We drove through the beautiful hill country of Texas down near Kerrville. The camp is owned by the H.E. Butt Foundation. The boys found it funny we went to Butt camp. Of course they would they are boys afterall. Burke took a picture squatting over a cactus and got burrs in his bum right off the bat!!

It was hands down the most beautiful, pristine, untouched place I've ever camped. We star gazed at night at more stars than you can imagine, canoed in crystal clear water that you see fish in, jumped from a cliff into that same amazing water (some jumped some slipped not a good thing I might add), did crafts, played teather ball, tennis, jumped in a bounce house,attended a family dance and so much more!! We pulled out our fantabulous talent of ice cream eating to Space Oddyssey 2000 which totally wowed the crowd and made our first impression exactly what is should be, TOTALLY SORENSEN. Howard would have been proud. The boys are already planning next years rendition.

It was super hot and humid but all in all it was a week I will always remember. I know the boys will too. They made new friends. Burke was the "camp hottie". Not sure I am ready for him to assume that roll. The girls thought he was 15 and aloof. Once they figured out he was 12 and no threat he became their little brother and he followed girls all week. He did make friends with a 15 year old boy and they played tennis every morning.

Our new homeschool group was well represented so went went down knowing some friends and got to make so many new ones. I know we'll go back for sure next week. I also know there is no way Howard is staying home again!! I could manage but I don't think he wants to miss out on the stories. Wonder how he will handle no air conditioning in September in Texas?

The boys asked for digital cameras and an aocustic guitar on the way home. Burke said he was sad about an hour into the drive because he won't see his new friends for at least a year. That made me sad too.

Sometime I have to post about the slipping...

1 comment:

The Canciennes said...

Sounds like fun. You should post some pictures.