I was able to go to girls camp again - that makes 3 times out of the last 5 girls camps! We don't have a lot of girls, but they are all wonderful!!!!! Instead of a hike, we went to the Snowflake Temple.
I love the beautiful grounds - waterfalls, grass, trees, benches and flowers.
Our theme this year was There's No Place Like Home from the Wizard of Oz. Every day had a theme - Knowledge (the scarecrow), Courage (the cowardly lion), Love (the tin man) and that last day was Home. I asked if I could give the devotional on Home since I had a great idea for my handout - yes, handouts are that important!!! I decided to give them each a ruby slipper! Here's how they came together: First, buy some clear plastic shoes. I've seen them at the dollar store for years....but as I finally needed them.....no more shoes at the dollar store! I bought these at JoAnn's craft store - with a coupon! You can find them in the wedding favor section.
Second, they needed a base coat of red. Enter - spray paint!
Third, after letting them dry overnight, I painted them with regular white glue (Elmer's glue) and then glittered them! I have LOVED glitter since I was a little girl and I don't think that will ever change!!! It makes me happy!!!!!!!
I wish these pictures would have turned out half as good as these shoes! They were PERFECTION!!!!!! I packaged them in some little chinese take out boxes I have and they fit perfectly. I couldn't wait until I could unveil them on the last day. Finally it was time to give my devotional. After my talk, I told them I had something to give them and it was already in a "to go" box since we were packing up to leave. Then I pulled the little glittered shoe from the box and I heard a collective gasp! They were so cute and LOVED their ruby slipper! I love serving in Young Womens!!!!!!
Before you knew it, it was time to hit the road. It was a first for me to drive in a van with a canoe on top of us! But I do think it's a perfect "camping" adventure picture.
Thank you, girls camp......There's really no place like home!!!!!