Sunday, June 21, 2009
When we arrived at camp we were split up into Book Of Mormon families. Each family had a color and we all got bandanas that matched the color for our family. My 'parents' (Lehi and Sariah) were the Angerbauers. There were 5 girls in our family (including me) and 5 boys. I had the most fantastic family! Within about 10 minutes of arrival and meeting our family there was a huge rainstorm. the rain evolved to hail and it was terrible! All of our luggage (including warm coats and rain ponchos) were still in the trailers being unloaded. We all got soaking wet and froze all day!
Despite the rain, we kept going with the planned out schedule. We did some awesome teamwork activities to bond as a family (walking across high rope bridges, swinging over a stream without getting wet, etc) Then we had lunch and set up camp. It was nice to have a little bit of free time. Then we had an afternoon skit (a book of mormon story skit) which concluded in a swim noodle battle among all of the youth!!! It was crazy, and my sisters and I found that our brothers are ruthless sword fighters :)
After the afternoon activities we ate dinner and made a family title of liberty. (like the one Captain Moroni made? yeah, except for our family.) We put the word RED down the side and made an acrosstic poem that said "Righteous Enduring Disciples" ... standing for RED. It was an awesome flag, despite my mispelling of the word Deciples/Disciples. :( After we created our flag we had an evening presentation and a bonfire and we headed to bed! It was a fun day, even though it was freezing!! (I was freezing, and yet I still got sunburned! how does that work? lol)
After a restless night because of the cold, we woke up to a beautiful morning! The weather was a bit nicer on the second day! We were all thankful for the sunny skies and the pretty morning. We kicked off our day with a delicious breakfast consisting of pancakes, eggs, fruit and HOT CHOCOLATE! mmmm. Then we participated in more team activites. We did some games blindfolded that ended up being an awesome learning experience, and we did a lot of other cool activities too.
Lunch was delicious (again) and then we had an afternoon presentation. After the noon skit we had a water balloon fight, which most of my family retreated from. (we didn't want to be wet and cold later on). But it was fun to watch people get pelted with water balloons :D
We then had some free time. We rode the zipline and just had a good time as a family goofing off and making inside jokes along the way.
That night after dinner each family prepared a skit to perform for the stake. Our skit was an LDS/BOM version of the Three Little Pigs. It was kinda cheesy (as are all youth camp skits) but it was fun and we got a lot of laughs. After the skits we sang some songs and then 'Captain Moroni' had a skit and spoke to us. He was an outstanding speaker. Then it was a late night to bed!
We were woken up reallly early in the morning for an incredible spiritual experience. Afterwards we had a chance to sleep until 6:45 but my 'sister' Kenna and I stayed up, watched the sun rise and got ready for the day. We had solo time and I got to write on this cool copper plate (resembling the golden plates) and then we took down the camp. Then we had one last skit and a testimony meeting. It started raining on us again, so we all moved to the pavillion for lunch and said our goodbyes. I will miss the experiences that I had at YC!! And I'll miss my totally cool family too. Here's the family photo:
It ended up being a really fun trip!! And that was what my week consisted of for the most part (besides Broadway Kidz dress rehearsals and work... that's for another time) and it was an awesome way to spend my weekend!!! :) I love BOMYC!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Terror Ride: Not my favorite. ( I know the special effects are reallly lame. But I still jump.) We rode it twice. Austin's attempts at scaring me (which were usually successful) were worse than the actual ride.
Dracula's Mansion: (see description above)
White/Red/ Rollercoaster: Another first for Brooklyn. She thinks all the rides will be scary but she loves them afterward. Austin and I kinda freaked my mom out when we were reminiscing about a past lagoon experience when Austin's restraint lifted during this ride two years ago. (tee hee)
Sky Ride: It's probably faster to walk the length of the park than to ride the sky ride across. But It's fun to fib to people riding the opposite way.
ex. "The girl in the cart behind us with the green wintercoat? It's her birthday! Wish her a good one."
Then look back and watch the person behind you look surprised when they get their birthday greetings from a stranger.
Fire Dragon Colossus: Austin and I rode this 3 times :D first two it was just us, then (after a lot of talk) we got my little sister to ride it. (She would only ride it with her big sis') She ended up loving it and is feeling very proud of herself for going on the scariest coaster.
Rocket Re-entry:This was a first timer for me! I've done blast off multiple times, but Re-entry has never appealed to me. But I went on it with Austin, and it was pretty fun. Gave me MAJOR butterflies. :S But It was a lot of fun.
We also had delicious sandwiches and dippin' dots, and we got to watch my friends Eleora and Michael perform in the Broadway Show. They work for Lagoon Entertainment and they did a fantastic job in the show!!! It ended up being a thrilling day and we had a ton of fun. Luckily I was able to sleep in today though because Lagoon is tiring! But sooo worth it.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Well, I just got back from RHS Senior Sunrise. I guess now I'm officially a senior. I don't feel like one. lol. I'm still just a kid... what happened??! It was really fun. They had muffins and drinks, a volleyball set up and some music playing. The party started at 5 in the morning!!! But it was worth it to get up early. Saying goodbye to some more friends for the summer, a few muffins, and a surprise from the seniors (they "crashed" our party ;) it's a tradition for them to come invade.) The senior sunrise was awesome.
And now I can look forward to another busy summer day. After heading to the school for some last few things I'll go to my first voice lesson with Korianne Johnson in Provo!! I am ecstatic for the opportunity to work with her.
Tonight and tomorrow I'm also performing in a dance recital called "Celebrating Dance". It'll be fun! I haven't performed in a dance concert for a looong time. We'll see how it goes!
Anyway... so far this summer looks promising. It'll be a good one! And senior year holds a lot of surprise and memories! I'll miss the seniors of 09' lots and lots! (Performing at graduation was so hard. The last goodbye. They all looked so fantastic in their cap and gowns.) But 10' is going to be the best year yet!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Summertime!! Hopefully now that the end-of-school stress is over I'll be able to post more faithfully on my blog. We'll see how it goes. In the meantime, here's what's been happening in the last few days:
- Les Miserables cast list went up. I'm in the ensemble, and I have a few solos. It'll be a great production!
- Drama Club Banquet: got all dressed up, ate some yummy food, admired the decorations (Nice job with the "Tony" theme, officers!) and listened to all the awards that were given out. I got a medal/award for "Best in MDT" There was one for a girl and one for a boy. I also recieved some certificates in certain areas. I met the new theatre teacher Mrs. McGuire (dunno on spelling her name) at the banquet as well. We'll miss Mr. Moss
- Thespian Officer!!! I was accepted to be a thespian officer for the drama club. I'll be the very first V.P. of Recognition at RHS. Officer should be fun, and I'm looking forward to my time with the other officers, I love them all.
- I saw my first production at Hale Center Theatre. Treasure Island ... I loooved the set!
- Sang in my voice recital. A song from Broadway's The Little Mermaid called "I Want the Good Times Back" (sung by Ursula)
- Went to a summer kick-off party Friday night
- Rehearsed for the ballet recital (We perform this Friday and Saturday!)
- Got my yearbook and went to the stomp. I'm going to miss my seniors...
- I've emailed Korianne and I'm going to get some voice lessons set up with her. I think this will be an amazing opportunity! I"m excited to work with her
And that brings me to today- June 3rd. I turn 17 years old today! Yup, a big bday for me today. It's been a good one, I've gotten my yearbook all signed, and this morning the thespian officers had a meeting at Village Inn (We've got some fabulous ideas for next year!!!). I don't want to be 17 or a Senior. That means this years seniors have to leave me. It was a good bday, I got to spend time with them before they move on to college and such! Now I'm at home relaxing and enjoying my holiday and the beginning of what will be an awesome summer! I'll Check in soon.