Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The C Word

I was in the fifth grade before I owned a pair of jeans. And the only reason I got them was because we were going to my Grandpa's dairy farm, and dresses were not allowed. Up to that point, I wore dresses all the time. Never climbed trees. Did not make mud pies. Hated when my parents announced that it was time for yard work. And never, ever, ever pulled the legs off of daddy long-leg spiders like my sister did.

Girly-girl to an extreme degree.

So it is no surprise that I have grown up to prefer the indoors and am not a fan of that four letter word:

But leave it to the Girl Scouts to get us all out of our comfort zone... When the chance came up to "Cabin Camp" with ChellBell and all the other Moms and girls in our Troop, the answer had to be "Yes." So I packed my sleeping bag, sheets (for covering up the already-slept-on-by-God-knows-how-many-people mattress), towels, and bug spray and headed off to Sky Ranch.

And, honestly, we had a great time (besides the bunk beds and bugs and the general outdoors...). We packed so much into a short weekend, and ChellBell and I made some forever-remember-these-moments kind of memories, just laughing and having fun. We zip-lined, kayaked, went horseback riding, played in the lake, jumped off a trapeze into the swimming pool, went on a hike, built campfires, and ate s'mores.

Not bad for a Girly-girl, huh?!

The tag line of my blog has always been "finding extraordinary moments in an extra-ordinary life." Mission accomplished this weekend. And I bet if I look hard enough, I can find some pretty-cool moments every single day, buried into my very normal, ordinary life.

I'm challenging myself to find the extraordinary moments every single day in September and blog about them. Hmmm... I wonder what tomorrow will bring?!


  1. How fun for you and your little cutie girl!!! It sounds like there were lots of great activities, and wonderful memories!!!:-)

  2. Look at you and ChellBell - Wilderness Girls! Great photos. Seems like a blast! I love coming to your blog. It's inspiring. I can't wait to see what extraordinary moments you'll write about next.

  3. How sweet of you to do that with her, something I'm sure she will cherish.

  4. oo what an amazing weekend! I have such fond memories of girl scout camps with my mom growing up :-)

  5. Looks like so much fun!! I am proud of you for enduring the bugs, s-words, and the general outdoors!!


  6. How fun! I have great memories of my mom going on retreats with my Girl Scout troop. Glad ChellBell will too! Good for you for getting out of your comfort zone...that isn't always easy, even if it is for our kids.

  7. That looks like so much fun! What memories. Good for you for stepping outside your comfort zone to have such a special time with ChellBell!

  8. The camp looks like so much fun. I can remember going to a similar camp with my mom as a child, great times. The zip line looks fabulous.
    The extraordinary moments in September sound wonderful, I can't wait to read them. I also think it is great that you are taking time to see these moments, I think it is amazing how we are so busy doing stuff we sometimes miss the great moments of our life.
    Have a fabulous Wednesday!

  9. she will always remember this special place with you..
    looks like you guys had a really fun time.

  10. I am glad you had fun. What great memories you are making.