Sunday, July 27, 2008

Youth Conference

This summer has been crazy busy and hasn't left me a lot of time to blog about it all. Soooooooooooooooooooooo...
I am playing catch up for the next few posts and will finally get around to all (some of) those photos that have been begging to be set free into the bloggy world!

This first one is from YOUTH CONFERENCE!

I was able to attend part of the second day and all of the last. But even only that much was worthy of a post.

The first day was a service day. The second day was a trek day. And the third day was a spiritual day. You will have to clicky on them or get a magnifying glass to see most of them. Sorry, but there were so many that I had to collage them.

The first six photos are of the trek. That is my son Bryce in the cowboy hat and red bandanna. Isn't he one hunky cowboy? They had to pull handcarts in extremely hot temps, but then got to have a hoe-down as a reward for not dying on the trail. The seventh through eleventh shots were taken at our tabernacle. We got to tour it...even underneath it! I was a little leary about going down there in the cob-webby, dirt-floory, old-smelling, very small space, but I braved it out! A river used to run through it underneath to power the organ. I was fine until we were leaving and heard that the group right before us saw a rat down there! YES! A RAT! Let me tell you, I exited MUCH quicker than I entered! We posed at the pulpit because every Prophet (with the exception of Joseph Smith) has spoken from it. The bottom shots are us touring a very old building that is used to make headstones. It was real cool to see all the old tools and things. We also toured an old granary where my cute friend Bonnie told us about how the Relief Society stored wheat there.

The top three on this one were taken at a museum. They had a cool little buggy that we sat in and clicked a button to make it move as if horses were pulling it. The two on the top are of me and Stephanie posing as smiling pioneer women (with sunglasses no less!) We stuck our heads through a hole and inside was a wall mirror so you could see what you looked like. The glare is from the camera flash. Not sure I have ever seen a photo of a smiling pioneer woman until now! We toured our train station and had lots of fun games at a park and then an awesome dinner and testimony meeting. I love working with the youth! They have such an amazing spirit about them that just lifts me!


Hey It's Di said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It brought me to yours and I am glad for that:)

I can relate to your love of working with the youth. I love the youth and all the fun opportunities that come with working with them. It looks like you had a great conference with such fun pictures!

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

Aren't the youth amazing!? My daughter just joined the ranks of the Young Women and I am loving it. Looks like you had a great time.

My Wonderful Men said...

Looks like an amazing time with the youth. Thanks for sharing.

deb said...

Oh I love the youth too! They are so amazing. Great photos! I especially like the pioneer women one with the sunglasses! That is priceless!

Jen said...

I can't believe you're continuing to have fun without me! Waaaaaaa! Alright, so it's o.k., but it's so not fair.

Southpaw said...

Hey, Jodi!!
Great pix!!
You have been tagged for Six Quirky Things
Visit my blog for the rules.
Have fun!!!

The Hoyt's said...

Oh fun!! Thats one calling i havn't had yet... I'v been the personal progress advisor but thats all the experience I'v had with that age.. I'm sure I'll get there eventually.. Looks like you guys had a great time..

Jodi said...

Yes the youth are amazing! I never want to be released from this calling!

Jen, we can't have fun without YOU! Girl's camp won't even be the same this year! Who will be my partner in crime this year??????

Southpaw ~ thanks for the tag. It looks like a blast. Can't wait to get to it!


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