22 June, 2009

Camp Smiling Acres

Is the greatest place on earth! You just think there are wonderful places with wonderful people but camp trumps them all. And if you would like, I can come up with at least 150 signed statements :)
This year, everything just seemed to go well. I loved the lessons, the girls in my cabin were awesome and responsive and we all learned what our love languages are ( mine is NOT touch Amanda...touch does NOT equal love). I loved strengthening relationships. I think that was my favorite favorite part of my favorite place.
This week the theme was encounters with God. our youth minister talked about baptism one night and gave the analogy of us, the sinner, walking into a white room. Everything is perfect except for us we are dirty, muddy and sweaty. Jesus walks up and takes on everything that was on us. There was no need for that, he did it because he loves us. I really loved that analogy. It stuck with me all week and it did with the kids too. Anyway, during our Selah (quiet time) I had some really great discoveries. I really hope that I can take everything that I learned this week and use it
I pray that I can keep being there for the kids
I pray that I listen to God.
I pray that the relationships that have been forged stay solid. Its so awesome to see these kids want to spend time with one another-and weird to be the "adult" present......they LOVE to remind me about that lol

51 weeks until next year..........who is ready?

13 June, 2009

Camp Smiling Acres

Here I come!
My favorite part of every summer since I was like 10 is here again! Holllllaaa!

Send me mail?

Courtney Myer
Camp Smiling Acres
933 Smiling Acres Road
Greensburg, LA 70441

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08 June, 2009

Since my sister is in Australia and has left a vacant spot at my mothers preschool, I am currently a sub. I generally work in the afternoons but today I worked ALLL day. Seriously. The fact that I work in the afternoon allows me to spend a couple of minutes with my mom before leaving work and going home or wherever I end up. Any who, all this to say, we talked today for a much longer time than expected. She brought up my depression, which she rarely, if ever does. I actually felt comfortable enough to tell her about seeing a counselor last fall. I felt as if a burden had been lifted off of my chest. It was nice to hear her say good things about me and pray for me and tell me she was willing to help/get me help. I nearly couldn't believe what I had heard when she said that.
Now to see if there is any follow-through. lets hope.......

if you can read this i miss you.........

and maybe this will make you smile

01 June, 2009

Summer has begun! I am babysitting three wonderful kids this summer. Twin 10-year-olds and a one-year-old. The girls are great and helpful with their baby brother who is still a little wary of me. I'm certain he will come around soon!
Hmmm, lets see what has happened? Well my parents went to Venezuela and are returning today! Im excited, I hate keeping this house clean by myself hahaha, but I really did miss them and can't wait until 4 pm!
I have had a great time spending time with friends. Its nice to be in a place where I have to turn offers instead of beg for them sometimes. Don't get me wrong, Sonic runs with people are great but only occupy so much time...... So here's to friends who lunch, who go shopping, and to movies and hang out in the church parking lot. I appreciate you all so much. Y'all are one of the reasons I don't hate coming home for the summer. Not that I felt wanted anywhere else, but I would have nosed my way in anyway and felt left out and then a horrid cycle would have begun that no one would want to participate in!
Oh! My hard drive crashed. I lost EVERYTHING. It was bad. I was very sad. The Apple store here replaced my hard drive here for FREE. It was good. I was very happy. The thing is I cannot currently put music from my iPhone to the computer, I'm having to upload EVERYTHING again, luckily the iTunes store can do that (another service I received for free) but the things from others will stay on my phone for now.
I joined the Y. The were forced to redo their rooms to compete with the Overpriced Fitness Center down the street and I reap the benefits because they have a TV in each treadmill! And an awesome weight room and another for free weights!
Camp is in two weeks! Im excited, we are praying for a great week! The theme is Encounters with God. Our theme for Cafe' Smiley is "Alien Encouters" hahaha it was all we could think of, but we are excited! I think I may go as either Uhura or a Tribble. Or maybe an Ewok....they were so deceptive or maybe Optimus Prime (I must admit I have a crush on that particular transformer.Or Megan Fox, only an alien could be that hot. Whatever I decide, I think that night will be outta this world!
My poor sister has to have her third root canal this week today. But of course on wednesday she goes to Australia so I can't make myself feel that bad for her!

i need a vacation, but am looking forward to Branson in August!!!