Monday, June 28, 2010

Camping Trip to Sitgreaves National Forest

We just returned from a camping trip northeast of Payson this weekend. It was my first time sleeping in a tent. It was a lot of fun. There were things I wished came with camping, namely a real bathroom, but I survived. The temperatures ranged from the 50's-80's, so it was nice change from the heat in Phoenix. The scenery was really awesome there. Since Payson was close to our campsite, we came in town on Saturday for a little lunch. I found a neat antique store in town. I am starting a collection of antique silverware, so I was excited to find a fork from 1945. It was nice to get home to a comfortable bed even though the laundry was stacked high.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It is VBX week!! (They call it VBX for Vacation Bible Extreme). I will be working with about twenty 3 year olds which should keep things popping. I finished decorating my room on Friday and I'm pleased on how it turned out. The room is also used for Sunday School, so I had to staple things down pretty good. Let's just say my camel is not going anywhere. I am anticipating being pretty tired each day, but it should be a lot of fun. I always enjoyed VBS growing up, so I hope these kids do too. They are planning on having a camel, hissing beetles, rabbits, and snakes (all in appropriate containers except of course for the camel). The camel's name is Elvis and supposedly he doesn't spit, but gives kisses.

It is very, very hot in Arizona!! (I guess that is appropriate since the setting for VBX is Egypt). There is a big difference between 95 and 105!! Usually you can find some relief in the shade when the temperatures are in the 90's, but not so much above 100. I'm just glad I don't have to wear a costume this week at VBX. Shorts sound a lot cooler! It was even a little too warm shopping at some of the outside malls yesterday. I can't believe I said that!!

I also can't believe week one of summer is already over. Things should slow down a little in a few weeks. August 9th will be here before you know it! Hope everyone has a great week!