Oh, what a beautiful Mornin’
Oh, what a beautiful day.
I’ve got a beautiful feelin’
Everything’s goin’ my way.

(I just love me some Rogers and Hammerstein.)

The sun is up and so am I. Today my eldest daughter goes to church camp for the next week in Oklahoma. I spent last night in a sewing frenzy, making her more culottes to go with the three pair I made earlier this week. What are culottes? Here’s some I’ve made in the past. Or this bunch here. She has three camps to go to this summer, but this one is the most expensive at $110 – which is really cheap, if you ask me. She has been in a candle-selling frenzy for the last two months getting ready for all of her trips. Got the all-important bathing suit on Saturday at Old Navy, so she’s all set.

Oh my gosh! Look at the time! I’ve got to take her to the Church now! I’ll take photos and be back. Oh yes, I will.

As promised, I’m back! (with photos) The great thing about blogging is that you never even had to know I left, but I did. Here are a few snapshots of my girl…going into 6th grade next year (gasp!) – where DOES the time go? It seems like just yesterday she was learning to crawl, and today I wake up to find she has grown wings and is ready to fly on her own for the week.

This is our wonderfully energetic and young youth pastor (his wife is inside their little house behind the van trying not to curse, because it would seem that he’s not a packer and miscalculated the amount of items he’d need to take for a week, so she’s frantically packing things like…well, you know…underwear and toothbrushes):

This is the van fully loaded. Oh wait! We forgot the cooler. Guess it’s going to have to go between the front seats. Wait a minute…how’s he going to see out the back???

There, that’s better. Now I can see a few of the kids who’ve already claimed their seats, my girl choosing to plant herself right smack dab in the middle of the fun:


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4 Comments on Happy Monday Morning (alternate title "Oklahoma!" bound)

  1. Mzzterry
    June 2, 2008 at 9:03 am (15 years ago)

    She will have such fun! My girls have great church camp memories! Enjoy the week =)

  2. Kelly @ Love Well
    June 2, 2008 at 9:50 am (15 years ago)

    So I’m new here, Karen. But any girl who loves her some Rogers and Hammerstein is my kind of girl.

    Your daughter will LOVE camp. It’s what summer is made of, right?

  3. Natalie Witcher
    June 2, 2008 at 1:03 pm (15 years ago)

    I LOVED camp when I was a kid! My girls leave in a few weeks! So fun!

  4. Megan (FriedOkra)
    June 3, 2008 at 6:00 am (15 years ago)

    Never went to camp as a kid. Should have though! I hope she has a great time – have you heard from her yet?

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