Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm Sorry and Camps are Over

Hello all you faithful blog followers! Long time no talk. I would like to start with a sorry that I didn't keep everyone updated as much as I would have liked to this summer, but I hope you all are doing fantastic.

My summer has truly been one of the best summers in the most unique way. I have had the privilege to travel with a team of 4 to many summer church camps and do whatever it is I am asked to do. I have done everything from the dance from the movie "Hitch", to leading worship, to crawling through mud, and one of my favorites was canoeing/kayaking on a lake with many jr. high students. I really wish I could put in one blog how much I enjoyed every experience at every camp that I have been to.

Also I would like to add that I have grown a full beard that has been growing on my face since June 14th. It has become quite thick and now it is weird to see pictures of what I looked like before I decided this would be a great idea.

Along with all of my camp experiences, many of you know that my brother has also recently entered a little life-sentence I like to call wedlock, also known as "holy matrimony". I was honored to be his best man, which entailed that I stand behind him and sign my name to a fancy piece of paper with a fancy little pen. So that was fun.

On a less fun/yet still fun note, I was asked to help a family that I am really close to move to New Jersey. Now this wasn't a fun thing for me to do with the knowledge that they are going to live farther away now. However, it was a really fun week I was able to spend with them. We had the privilege of seeing the Statue of Liberty, going to Six Flags, as well as exploring the neighborhood, which included going to see the latest Harry Potter movie at the local cinema.

If you check out my Facebook page you will see many of the pictures taken over the summer. I hope you all enjoy and here are a few to get you started.
There she is!

This is my beard with Lady Liberty!

Just another shot of the beard.

Here is my team. Just as if you were reading a book:
Kaela, Katy, Jeremy, and Yours Truly


Anonymous said...

Yeah, Glad to hear you had/ having a great summer!
Beard is different but good !! Love Ann!

Anonymous said...

First of all I love the beard. Don't give it up! You look so distinguished, but yet still like my "little" nephew.

Glad to get all the details of your summer and most of all glad to see you at Josh & Brandi's party. Sure hope we get to see you again before the summer is over. You said kayaking was one of your favorite activities. You know I have only been kayaking twice in my life and both times were with you. We must go again before I get too old to crawl in or out of a kayak!!
Love Ya
Aunt Deanna

Tricia said...

I wonder why this didn't come up on my 'feed?' Good to hear about your summer and see some pictures.

And, isn't Aunt Deanna already too old to climb in and out of a kayak? I'm just wondering... :)

Kristi said...

You know, I'm not usually a fan of facial hair, but I think it works for you little cuz!
I was so bummed to hear about Josh's party just a little too late. I looked into flights for the kids and I, but our budget just couldn't handle that kind of stress right now. Kylie still points to Ohio on the map and says, "That's where Gran-pa Curly and Jordan live!" Don't know why she doesn't seem to realize that more family lives there too.
Miss you!

Aunt Saundra said...

Sounds like you had an amazing summer. Know that the Jr high kids really loved having your team around. The beard makes you look older - nice touch.
Love, Aunt Saundra