Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Flash Mob

Here is the definition of a Flash Mob:

A flash mob (or flashmob)[1] is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment, satire, artistic expression.[2][3][4] Flash mobs are organized via telecommunications, social media, or viral emails

The Univeristy of Minnesota's Music Department did one on their campus.  THis is a pretty cool Christmas Flash Mob

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Amazing Things People Can Do

I saw this a few weeks ago and it amazed me.  AMAZED ME!

Thought I would share!  This guy draws a picture by starting in the middle and drawing a spiral.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Quiz

Here is a quiz to keep you on your toes.  I must warn you.  This quiz takes it answers straight from the bible.  I took it thinking it was easy and  I missed 6!  It opened my eyes to what is really from scripture and what we add in and infer from scripture.  Take it and see how you do:

Note:  Question 20 is wrong on the answer sheet.  I think that this website made a typo.  IT says the right answer is b.  The verse it gives directs you to answer c which is correct. The correct answer is C.  So you will get one right!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Riding the Bus

Here is me getting on the bus for K-Kountry when I was 11 years old.  The bus left from Oklahoma City.  I was ready and excited.  I am the one with my arms crossed.  My best friend was next to me and we were so excited to find out if we were in the same cabin.  We were.  Barn 9 at K-Kountry.  Memories!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Spy...

Here are a few things across internet land that I think would be fun for you to do!

Today "I spied: these things:

Do any of you have an ipod?  Maybe you have an iphone?  I do have an ipod and I am always getting my ear phones mixed up with somebody else.  I saw this on one of my favorite blogs and I thought it was a fun way to make your earphones stand out!


All you do is cover it with those cheap beads you find at walmart!  How fun is that!  Click here to check it out! 

ARe you looking for something for you mom or dad for Christmas?  Do you have an old sweater that you never use?  You could make your mom or dad a coffee mug protector for their coffee in the morning.  Check out:
Here is how you make it.  If you don't like to sew, just cut the end of the sleeve "where its hemmed already" and fold the other side under and super glue it.  Its like a leg warmer for your coffee cup!

Stay tuned for more "I Spied"...coming soon!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Totally Christmas Bash

Hey girls!  I hope you are having a Happy Monday.  My Christmas Advent Calendar has finally begun.  I can't wait to tell you all the things that Lee and I will be doing on each day....all the way until Christmas.   On Saturday we got to go to our Church's Totally Christmas Bash.  You can check out what it is right here.  (Click on the link)

Some of you were there and it was fun to see you!  We gave over 5000 bags of groceries away to people in need.  It really reminds you of how blessed we are and how God can use us to help bless others.  Have any of you done anything like this during this Christmas season.  Click on the comments and tell me below!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Its Bedlam

Well, tommorrow is a big day for me and my husband.  Its Bedlam.  OU vs  OSU

Here is the team I will be cheering for:

Here is Lee's  favorite Team:

Who do you think will win?

Go sooners

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Soul Surfer

Have any of you seen the movie Soul Surfer?  It is about the girl who lost her arm surfing due to a shark attack.  She overcame losing her arm and started surfing again.  She even won a championship two years later and is still competing.  I have not seen the movie but I have heard it was really inspiring and really clean.  I always checked in Plugged In for movie reviews and this is what they say. 

Here is the trailer:
There is a shark attack (not super gory but enough to show you the seriousness of her injury and life threatening experience)  For sure ask your parents first and don't watch it with someone really young.  That could be scary.

The reason why I bring all of this up is I saw a video about the real girl, Bethany Hamilton.  She did an interview with "I am Second" organization.  "I am second" is kind of like "I am third" it just simply states put God before me. It shows interviews of people who have chosen God's way over their own way...becoming second to God.  Here is the real Bethany Hamilton (the girl in the movie is an actor)   She is much older now (probably 18 now) but her faith is still strong.

I am so amazed by how Bethany gives God glory.  I hope I can do the same NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Debbie Got Married

All of you love Debbie Burks the K-1 program's girl.  She plans all the fun parties and K-Life's for you in the summer.  You probably laughed at her in many skits especially this summer as the girl who couldn't play basketball because she fell so much.  This weekend I went to her wedding.  Yes, she is now Debbie Ebert.  I thought I would share the pics.

Here is Debbie and Justin as they say "I Do"

Here is the K-1 Crew at her wedding.

Yeah Debbie!!!!  Doesn't she look pretty?!

Monday, October 10, 2011

OU vs. Texas

I just got back from Dallas Texas for the OU/TX game.  I must say that I was quite happy!

Here is my view from the game:

Here is my yearly viewing of Boris the Pig.  I know we chased pigs this summer but I don't think this pig will even get up to get chased!

Did any of you go to the game?  

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I'M Just A Bus Driver....

The Sad thing is that none of you know that song by Caedmon's Call.  It was popular a long time ago.  We used to play it at camp all the time.  Just so you know what I am singing in my is the song:

The reason for the "Bus Driver Song"?  Why not do something nice for your school or team bus driver.  This blog (click here) is brainstorming good ideas to give your bus driver.  I say lets participate.  You can go on the blog and chime in or you could just think of something nice to do for your bus driver.  It could make their day, their week, or their year! 

Have fun!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bible Poster

I love this poster.  It would be a fun one to put in your room to learn about the books of the bible

I found it here:  I hope you are having a happy Monday!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dog Surfing

Maybe I need to train Piper and Finnley to be ready for this competion next year.  Some of these dogs are smaller than the waves!

I hope this helps make your Monday Happy!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Make your Own Gak!

Source here

One of my favorite things that we do at camp is have a Gak fight (like a food fight).  Our gak is a little bit more watery because it has to be for 400 people to engage in a food fight with Gak.  This stuff looks more like the stuff that cool to play with!  I found this "how to" on dollarstorecrafts.   She even posted a video:

So, if you are looking for something to do...maybe you could make some Gak!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Love Fall

I love the summer and miss it when its not here but the next best thing is the fall.  Here is why I love the fall:
  • College Football - Go Sooners
  • Seeing friends I haven't seen in a while.  You know when you get home from kamp and you can't wait to catch up with your friends?  I do that too!  I am at camp all summer so it might be three months before I see a friend.
  • Long Sleeve shirts and shorts.  Its my favorite outfit EVER! You can only do that in the fall.  Its warm enough for shorts but still comfortable for long sleeves!
  • Barbeques.  I know this is more a summer thing but Fall Barbeques are better.  Why?  Bonfires are more likely to be involved.  Chilly evenings with a it.  It makes me miss camp too.
  • The Changing of the Leaves.  Its my favorite part of God's creation.  The color is amazing!
  • Thanksgiving - its my favorite Holiday....hands down.  Yes, more than Christmas (don't worry, I love me some Christmas so this says alot)  I love thanksgiving because its family, its eating, and more importantly you focus on what you are thankful for and not about what gifts you will get.  ( favorite part of Christmas is putting up my tree and that happens the day after Thanksgiving!)  Yes, I know that we celebrate Jesus' birth at Christmas and I do love Him the most...but did you know that Jesus was really born in the fall?  We just celebrate his birth in the winter.  If you look at the calendar in bible times and all the times and events around Jesus' birth it puts Jesus' birth sometime (in our Calendar) in October.  See...another good reason to love the fall.
Do you love fall too?  Why or why not?  What is your favorite season?

    Monday, September 19, 2011

    Trust Fall

    Here is one of this summer's K-Life videos for you.  Happy Monday!

    Monday, September 12, 2011

    For those of you leaving K-1

    I know that some of you will not come back to K-1 next summer.  It makes me sad thinking that you are too old to come back.  But I am also excited about the new adventure you will have at a new Kanakuk Kamp.  I just wanted to tell you about a few ways you can start getting excited about your new camp.

    Ashely Robbins (who happens to be my BFF) is the Assistant Director at K-2.  (She is in the pic above)
    Check out her blog:

    Are you moving to K-West?  One of their Leadership Gals (who also works full-time for kamp) blogs every day.  Alot of her blog is about traveling with kamp and what she is up to but you will get to know her and be excited to meet her at kamp.  Her blog is:

    Although you grow up and move on...I will still be here for you too!  Have a great Monday.


    Friday, September 9, 2011

    A fun way to remember kamp!

    Sometimes when I miss kamp I watch a video or two from our K-1 youtube channel.  Here is a good one.

    You want to find more?

    go to\kanakukflagship

    Have fun!

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    The K-Life 10K

    This Labor Day weekend I ran a 10K race.  A 10K is 6.2 miles and the entry fee benefitted K-Life, an organization I am dearly love.  The great part is that two K-1 girls ran too.  They ran the mile and the 5K.  Emily and Molly I am really proud of you!  All that track K-work paid off right? :)

    Notice Emily and Molly have medals.  They both placed for their age groups!  I think they both got first place!  Great job gals!

    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    I am back!  I took a break this summer because we had our blog that was doing so great and being updated all the time.  Now it is time for me to pick back up with where I left off.  I am changing things up a bit.  I will be posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for you.  I lots of fun ideas for you and also fun updates about what is going on with me and with kamp!

    I want to tell you what I did right after my husband and I left kamp.  Most of you remember Piper my dog.  Here she is chillin' on her favorite bed.

    We have a new Vizsla!  He lost his home and family in the Joplin Tornado and he now has a new home.  His name is Finnley:

    He can't wait to mee you next summer.

    Miss ya, Reno

    Monday, June 13, 2011

    Oscar Night And Movie Night

    Lights, Camera, Action....The last few nights have been fun.  We have had half of the cabins in camp and half of the cabins out on trip.  The kids that were in camp last night had a movie premiere party.  The girls were escorted to the movie premeire in a limo!  They walked the red carpet and had a blast.  Here are the comercials that they filmed:

    Tonight the kids who were back from trip had an evening at the Oscars.  They also rode in a limo and walked the red carpet.  Here are the movies they filmed:

    Friday, June 10, 2011

    Donut Party

    Every Term we honor our campers that have been coming back for years and years with a Donut party.  Its fun to get these girls together and hear why they like coming back.  The girls get to connect with people from other cabins and we have a really fun time.  Here are some fun pics of all the girls who have been coming to camp for four years or more

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Another Cabin Message For You

    Tonight was March Madness.  The Kiowas won the Championship Game and the Kickapoos won the MVP Game.  Both games were exciting and each won was won by a mere two points.  If you want to see the footage go to

    Here is a fun cabin message for you

    Monday, June 6, 2011

    Cabin 5 Cabin Message

    I think this blog can speak for itself.  This is cabin 5. For more of todays activities go to

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    I'M Third Sunday

     Today was the first full day of kamp, it was I'm Third Sunday AND we had our first party...Willy Wonka!   If you check out you can find a highlight video of the days events, footage of the Joe's I'm Third Talk and even an interview with Joe about why he loves K-1.

    Which brings me to tell you why we have two blogs.  My husband is the K-1 Social Media Director.  He runs around all day videoing and tweeting and letting moms and dads know whats going on at kamp for both sides.  He is able to do what I can't do...have a video camera in his hands at all times.  My blog is written from the eyes of a director.  I hope to show you little things that a highlight reel won't pick up.  I hope to open the door to the little moments of K-1 that you aren't expecting to happen.  I will post pictures and videos too but my #1 priority is to be a director.  Diane and I  are teaching classes, meeting with staff and making sure kamp is happening they way it should.  The video camera can't always be with me...but I am excited for you to see kamp throuh my eyes.

    I sometimes grade honor cabin.  The kids know the honor cabin "grader" as the "Mystery Lady"  I am not usually the grader but I was needed today so I stepped in.  The kids go all out to clean their cabin so that they can win the big prize.  Some cabins even write the "Mystery Lady" messages on their porch made out of peat gravel.  Here is the message I stumbled upon this morning and it made my heart swell.

    "I Love Jeuses"  This was on the porch of cabin one.  I love that they wanted the "Mystery Lady" to know this.  I don't think Jesus cares one bit that His name is spelled Jeuses.

    Here is a sneak preview of the party tonight

    Saturday, June 4, 2011

    Opening Day

    Today is the day tha I wake up and get to tell counselors what cabin they will be counseling.  Then the rest of the morning we run around getting ready for this moment.  We run around all day everyday during Staff Training Week...but today, there is extra spring in our step.  The kids are arriving and its exciting.  We did pause today and show our staff this video.  I cry every time I see it.  I hope these parents got to say all the things that you would want to say to your kid's counselors.  This time is what we call the "Worth of a Child" talk.  I wanted you to see it.

    Soon after this talk the counselors get the names of the kids in their cabin.  They read through your notes, comments, and take note of every kampers needs.  Here they meet their kiddos "on paper".  In just two short hours those pictures become real faces.  Did I mention that I love this day.  We had a fun opening day.  The kids found out their cabin, were introduced and literally slid down a slide to their counselors.  Our theme is "Game On" so they got to tailgate with all the staff and kampers.  Here are a few shots of some gals getting introduced.

    Check out for more clips of tonights activities.  Stay tuned...Its I'm Third Sunday with Joe White and then its a Party Day.  Shhhhh...its a suprise.

    The Kampers Are Coming

    The kampers are on their way and we are ready.  I thought it would be fun for you to hear why staff like to work here.  If your kiddo is in cabin 1 or 16 this first two weeks...Amyjo is the first interivew (Cabin 1 Counselor) and Hannah (Cabin 16 Counselor) is the second.  The kitchie is named Heidi!  If you put a kid on the bus check k1.kanakuk.comfor updates.  Our social media director will be tweeting what buses arrive and when!

    Thursday, June 2, 2011

    The counselors have fun at Kamp too

    During Staff Training Week we have had a kickball tournament with all the staff.  Tonight was the championship game.  The winning team got to go on a night off afterwards.  We are having fun getting kamp ready for you, but we are ready for you to get here.  I am about to go to bed so I can wake-up to my last day at kamp without kampers....its about time.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011

    The K-1 Bathrooms

    I am sooooo sorry it has been soooo long since I have posted!  I have been busy getting camp ready with all the staff for you.  I have been sewing.  What for?  Your bathrooms.  I can't wait for you to see what you did to the bathrooms.

    New Bathroom Curtains!  Every Cabin is different.  I can't wait for you to see it.  Now I have to go see if the new 60inch flat screen is installed in the dining hall.  Wait...oops...I think I might have slipped on a secret!  Its official....2 1/2 days until the kids come!

    Monday, May 2, 2011


    This summer we will be doing some fun activities to learn about Character Qualilities.  Each year you are at kamp you will be learning about a different one...depending on how old you are.  All of the kamps are doing them.  I must say that they are going to be fun.  They will not be a talk but hands on learning...and I can't wait.  Anway, one of the character qualities was Selflessness.  I was researching some fun media that had to do with being selfish or had to do with be Selfless.  I found a hilarious one that had to do with selfishness.  This video is the definition of selfishness....a dog defending his bone.  Except this time, the dog is trying to keep the bone away from....himself.  I haven't laughed this hard in a while.

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    K-1 Klinics

    Someone sent me this video and I thought why don't we do some of these sports as klinics at kamp?  Just kidding because this is some crazy stuff.  People are bold and have no fear.  I am amazed!  Don't try these at home!

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    Your K-1 Princesses!!!!

    So, I spent last weekend hanging out with the Princesses for K-1.  All of the princesses (the 18 year old ones) that are elected the prior summer at K-2 come for a fun weekend.  there are girls there that will be the princess at K-2, K-1 and K-Kountry!  We spent a fun weekend planning stunt, learning about leadership, playing octopus ultimate frisbee (yes you read that right...ulitmate frisbee with a dead octopus)  We went to a thrift store and got all dressed up to go to sonic and bowling.  We played tons of games.  The dodgeball game was tied.  We didn't do a girls vs guys game....bummer!  Here are your princesses.

    Here are the girls that will be the princess the 2nd month term.

    Here is a group pic with the princesses for the first two week term.  (Yes...all you two weekers if you want to run for mini princess and someday run for the older need to start going the first two weeks of the summer!  No monthers...just you!)  Since we had three terms last summer we had to combine the princesses elected from 1st and 2nd term last summer.  Here is a pic of them

    Here is a group pic of all the chiefs and princesses for all the kamps!  Get ready to have some fun because these guys and gals are awesome!

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Cheif and Princesses Weekend

    I have a fun weekend coming up...yes I do!  Guess who is coming to Kanakuk to get ready for the summer....all the Chief's and Princesses!  Yep, all you Kicks and Kiowas get excited because those princesses that were elected at K-2 last summer are coming to prepare to make summer fun for you!  What do we do?  Well, we help them plan stunt, we tell them what its going to be like as a princess, and we have lots of fun.  Can you imagine coming to camp before it starts!  We might even have a tribal warball game.  Yep..Kicks versus Kiowas.  Its not for points of course, just to get the excitement going for competition.  (Is anyone singing the competition song in their head like I am?)  My favorite warball game is the Kicks and Kiowas verses the Choctaw and Cherokee Chiefs.  (Remember we have got the 18 year old princesses and chiefs that are not only going to K-1 but also K-Kountry and K-2).  I get to play that game and I plan on wearing one blue and white sock and one red and white sock.  The girls need to win this one!

    The most important thing that we do this weekend is challenge these princesses to lead you and lead you well!  I am excited for you to meet them.  You will have to stay tuned on Monday because I will post pics!

    See ya on Friday!

    Monday, March 28, 2011

    Fur Coat

    I am wearing a coat today.  I don't understand how it can be 80 degrees outside one day and now its 50!  Burrr...  A friend sent me this.  Since I am wearting a coat today I thought it was fitting.  I am glad I am not wearing this coat.

    I am impressed that all those animals can stay still.  My piper would have never sat there like that animal did around her neck!  Are you ready to not wear winter clothes like me?  Bring on the shorts!

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    Kanakuk's 2011 Theme

    Sorry I have not posted in a while.  I was in San Francisco for a week!  I have some fun stories to tell you!!!  Anyway, I have some exciting news.  (You might have already heard......)  The Kanakuk Theme is now been released.  Here is the 2011 Summer Theme!!!

    The Verse is James 1:22 - “prove yourselves doers of the word”  We are really getting ready around here!  Get ready to get your Game On!  Lets GO and have a great summer.  Lets GO and learn more about the Lord! 

    Friday, March 11, 2011

    Kamp Videogrpaher is at it again

    Tim, Kanakuk's own videographer, who won the American Gladiator Competition is a finalist for another competition.  He is one of the 6 finalist for a Regis and Kelly competition.  Check out his video.  If you can, vote.  Maybe ask your mom and dad if you can vote because they will have to register.
    Here is where you go to see Tim's video.

    Here is the email I got from the American Gladiator himself
    Hey everyone, I am a finalist in a video contest for the Regis and Kelly show and I really need your help to win!   I have a chance to win $15,000 but I need to have the most votes!!! Here is how you can help me...

    Click on the link below, then click on the Vote Now button at the bottom of the will then be asked to log in or register...once that is done you can then vote for my video (you only have to register once and after you are registered you can just log in the next time).  You can vote once per email, per day...the voting phase ends Sunday March 13th at 6pm EST.   Thankfully there is only 3 days of voting but we have a 1 in 6 chance of taking this one.  Finally, you can actually watch the video if you want it is about a minute long.  Please spread the word to as many people as you can and help me always I am very grateful for your votes and help.

    Thank you very very very much,
    Tim Oliphant

    Wednesday, March 9, 2011

    K-1 Leadership Gal in Music Video

    Hey guys!  Do you remember Blair from K-1?  She might have been your counselor or she may have been your osage mama.  She might have even taught you dance in dance klinic.  Anyway, she graduated from college with a dance degree and has really pursued her career with dance.  Her is a Christian music video that she danced for.  She is the tall one in the blue and teal flannel shirt!  Go Blair!

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011

    Jesus Throughout the Bible

    I saw this today and I was floored.  This kid knows the bible sooooo well.  I am sure some of you Champion's Walkers know it well too!  Even though Jesus' name is not mentioned in the bible God always shows how He is at work in His plan of salvation!  Check this kid out!

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    K-1 Parties

    I spent some time this week planning the Menus for our parties at kamp.  All of that is a surprise but I thought I would share the parties with you.  The descriptions are not done and we will be sending them with your kamper packet, but I thought I would give you an inside look.

    We have not decided which parties would be in what part of the month term, so stay tuned for that when we send out our info magazine!  If you are a 13 day kamper you will get two and a 28 night camper will get all four.  I will say, we might throw some surprise parties on you this get ready.

    2011 Parties at K-1

    Kountry Klub - you never know, we could be doing activities from the finest of country clubs OR the club could be run "KOUNTRY" style.  Can you imagine hillbillies playing golf or going to the spa?  We might want to put up the nice table cloths........

    Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory....I have one word for you.  Candy at camp.  Enough said.

    Gold Rush - We will go back to the mid 1800s and search for unfound gold.  This will be a fun adventure.

    Shipwrecked - A cruise ship shipwrecked....sounds bad but I promise that it will be worth the "wreck"!

    The descriptions in the camper magazine will explain the potential costume ideas!!!  We are already starting to plan what we are going to do.......I love my job!

    Monday, February 28, 2011

    Justin Beiber has a Viszla Dog!!!

    If you read my post on Friday I told you that I was going to see the Justin Bieber Movie and I said that I would post what I thought. are my thoughts...

    #1 - Its a fun movie.  Its clean and its postive.
    #2 - It made me want to bust out the Kamp "One Time" dance when he performed it!  There was a K-1 girl at the movies with me.  She didn't come with me, she was there!  I bet she wanted to do the dance to!
    #3 - In the middle of the movie Justin has to rest his vocal chords because he has over used them.  You see him sitting on the counch with a Viszla!  Piper is a Viszla!  I am not sure if that is his dog or not, but its his enough to let it on the couch with him!  Justin Bieber and I have the same dog!
    #4 - In the movie it showed people wearing fun purple 3D glasses....I didn't get those!  I wish we had purple 3D classes!

    Overall, I thought the movie was a fun movie.  It was really fun to see in 3D but I didn't like paying 3D prices!  As I left the movie theater I was thinking about it and here are some other thoughts that I had.

    #1 -Justin seems like a good kid, but he seems to have it all at age 16.  That sounds great at first, but I can't imagine how hard that would be.  I hope that he stays grounded in what is important and lasting.

    #2 - It sounds like he and his family believe in God.  (they pray before concerts)  I don't mean to be a downer but the music industry isn't the easiest place to be a light for Jesus.  He is going to have to make some hard decisions to really be a follower of Jesus.  I am sure he will mostly have pressure to do it they "popular way" or the way the world wants him to.  None of us are perfect, but I hope he looks to the Lord to help him and is not afraid to be different and bold.

    #3 - I hope that he has good people in his life to help him along the way.  The movie shows that he has some fun people that work for him.  I think that is great but I hope there are people there to help him in life...not just his career as a singer.

    #4 - I hope he stays fun, clean and positive!

    Friday, February 25, 2011

    Justin Bieber Movie

    If you want to know where I am at 2:00 Saturday afternoon...but I will be at the Justin Bieber movie.  Well, that is if my friends can come with me.  I have not hear much about it but I figured since most of you guys were going to see it that I better be in the know.  I wasn't in the know about the acid washed jeans, so I am planning to stay on top of the trends for this one.  Moms, if you are reading and are in question about if you should let your kiddo go see it, I will come with a full report on Monday so stay tuned.  Leave some comments if you have seen it and let me know what you think.  Happy Weekend!

    Thursday, February 24, 2011

    The K-1 Staff is Hired

    I have been waiting to post this because we had not contacted all of our staff for this summer, but the last couple of weeks Diane, Melissa, Callie and I have been hiring all the counselors, kitchies, and office girls for summer 2011!!!  Plus all the other directors hired for their camps.  Its official, contracts have been sent out and now we wait to see if what we offered everyone works for their summer.  What I think is so awesome to watch is the entire process of how God puts "working at a kamp" on someon'e heart and He somehow brings that someone to interview for Kanakuk.  God gets that applicant to Diane and I and then eventually helps us figure out what cabin she will be assigned to.  All that being said He hand picks your counselor for you!  He also handpicks the kitchie, cook or office girl that is assigned to your cabin!  I am so thankful that He uses me in the process but I am glad to know that its Him at work!

    I remember when I was a kid I would ride the bus from Oklahoma City.  I was excited for kamp but the most talked about topic on that bus each year was "I wonder what my counselor will be like!"  For your laughter...a friend I went to camp with posted this picture on my facebook page.  Yep, that is me in the white shorts, striped shirt. and permed hair.  The bus in the back was my ride to camp.  My best friend is the one with brown hair standing next to me (the tall one, not the little girl in front).  We got to camp and found out we were not the same cabin.  We were sad at first but we saw each other everyday and we both had a blast!

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    Fizzy Gene Part 2

    Well, a week after Valentines Day Fizzy Gene posts another video.  If you missed his first one click here.  Here is his second one.

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    Crafty Friday

    Well. this weekend I have time to get my "craft on" and I have found this on a website.  I have tried it and its really easy!  The Picture is not my handy work.  Its from this blog.  They put these on hair fun.  I have put mine on headbands, pins, hair clips.  I have even tried it with old thrift store ties.  I might sew those on a purse.  Try it out!  The possibilities are endless!!  All you need is fabric strips and a hot glue gun.  (You might need your mom to help ya!)

    Click here for instructions!

    Have a great weekend!!!!!

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011

    Say it Isn't Sooooooooooo!!!!!

    Okay, I would not describe myself as a fashionista.  (I don't think fashionista's wear nike shorts and stained t-shirts for three months of every year....but they should :)  I know that I am not the most trendy person but I do think that working with kids and college students keeps me "in the know."  Yesterday I found out how much I was NOT in the know.  I ran into Target to pick up a few items and I walked passed the clothing section.  I walked right past the clothing stand...thought about what I saw....stopped...and turned around to confirm if I saw what I thought I did.  I did...ACID WASHED JEANS!!!!  Who brought back the 80s?  Okay, I could have had a clue when leggings got so popular...but I must admit, I love leggings.  But Acid Washed Jeans?????  I came home and googled it immediately.  I found out it was fashion week in NYC.  (Confirmed my non-fashionista status....every fashionista knows when that is happening)  Low and behold... all over 2011 Fall Fashion....ACID WASH jeans!  For those of you who don't know what they are, here is some celeb wearing them.  (found this picture at INSTYLE)

    Here is another.  I got this from fashion police:

    I used to have a pair of these.  In fact I had some in many colors.  I would wear them with my hightop Reboks.  (Laugh...but it was the style...just remember someday someone will laugh at what you wore when you were in Junior High :)  Anyway, here is a pic of how people "rocked" acid wash jeans when I was in elementary school.  ( I got this pic from "LikeTotally80s")

    I must admit, they are a little more refined (alot less fringe) but I don't know if I can do it!  I have been ridiculed way to much for my 5th grade school pictures in my teal green acid washed guess jeans.  I just don't think I can relive the pain in 10 years when they are "so out of style" again and I am teased for wearing them.  When I was 10...I can claim innocence.  At age was my decision:)

    Anyways...I am sure you all have a pair and wear them well.  I am sure I would see you in them and think you looked stylish.  I also wasn't teased when I wore them at age 10.  Just ten years later (like you tease your mom for her old style when she was your age :)  Which brings me to the point that some of your moms are my age (or just a little older)  If I was wearing Acid Wash jeans in elementary school, I am sure some of your moms were wearing them in Junior High or Highschool!  Be excited that you and your mom can share the same clothing styles...and your dad too!  You should ask them if they still have theirs!

    Mom, if you are reading this.  You have most my gradeschool pics.  I tried to find a pic of me in some Acid Wash jeans and I know those pics exist.  Send them to me so I can post them!  I think I can rival this 80s lady above!!!!

    Monday, February 14, 2011

    Happy Valentines Day

    Whos is your valentine?  I thought I would share about mine.  This is my husband Lee.  (Isn't he cute :)

    He has been my valentine for 6 years.  ( one year dating and 5 years Married)  I met him at Kanakuk Kamps (great place to meet your hubby...but not until your old enough...that was for you moms and dads!)

    He makes me laugh

    He makes me smile

    He loves me no matter how weird I am (or clutzy here)

    We have fun together

    He loves the Lord and He challenges me in my walk with the Lord.  Happy Valentines Day to my hubby!  He was definitely worth EVERY BIT of waiting on Gods timing!!!!

    I have another Valentine!  Yes, its true.  She is both of our valentines!  She has been our valentine for 3 Years now.  Here is she is as a puppy:


    Here she is on the first day we got her:
    Here is our cutie Today:

    Happy Valentines Day from the Farley Family:

    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    Fizzy Gene

    Do you remember Dru from kamp?  He was one of the crazy programs guys from this summer.  He was upfront at K-Life and he planned the parties.  During the year he goes to Seminary in Dallas and interns for K-Life part time.  This is a video he did for Highland Park K-Life.  Here is a good laugh for you.

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011

    The Snow....Again

    I thought I would simply post what I am feeling today.  I woke up this morning and looked out the window.  My neighborhood road is usually a busy one at 6 am.  Not today.  In fact you can't even tell the road is there.  No one has tried it...therefore I am not going to either.  We have had  few days of snow and my mom sent me this picture.  It expresses exactly what I feel today so I thought I would share it with you.

    Bring on Summer!

    Monday, February 7, 2011

    The Super Bowl

    Well, Last night was the Super Bowl and my family was cheering hard for the Steelers.  Why?  Because Lee's side of the family all lives in Pittsburgh and are HUGE steelers fans!  When Pittsburgh was down in the second half we put the Terrible Towel on our dog Piper.  Here is a pic.  Two plays later they scored and got it within three  We thought we had found their ticket to win, but obviously it didn't work!  We did get a few laughs though.  She didn't like it as much as we did.

    Anyway, one of my favorite things to do is watch the super bowl commercials.  Some of them are a little inappropriate in my book but there were a few that I absolutely loved.  Here are my top three.   (My favorite is at the end)

    #3 I thought this was clever.  I think whoever thought this up won a contest.

    #2 - I liked this one too. Maybe because I think my dog really has the strength to do this especially if I dangled a dorito in front of her.  I also could see my husband trying this and me saying "babe, don't hurt my dog."

    #1 - This was my absolute favorite.  I smiled the entire time and really wanted to watch again.  Thanks to youtube I can! Oops looks like I can't embed it.  After you click Play, it tells you, you can't watch it.  Click on where it says "watch on youtube."  Enjoy!

    Thursday, February 3, 2011

    A K-1 Kamper Spotlight....

    There are many great things about my job.  One of the things that really makes my day, week, month...year is when I get to hear what the kampers at K-1 are up to.  I wish I could be at every soccer game, every school play, every dance competition, everything that a K-1 kamper does to cheer them on.  The problem is that I cannot and since I can't be everywhere I really rely on people letting me know what the K-1 kampers are up to.  K-1 has ages 7-13 kiddos and every year I am amazed what kid in those ages can accomplish.  Today, I found out about a K-1 camper.  Lucy Nickel, a k-1 month kamper last summer during term 1, wrote and memorized this speech.  It was so good that she was chosen to move onto the regional level to compete!  Not only that....a blog called "The Boot Scoop"  recognized her!  I couldn't find out fully what the Boot Scoop Blog is about but it seems to be its about supporting our troops, specifically wounded ones.  There are cool campaigns of how people, who once were in the military are helping to give back to those who have sacrificed their life and body for the freedoms of our country.  There are even celebrities on there who "put on their boots" to show they are committing to support the troops that come back.  I loved it because right there next to a blog about Troy Aikman ( a famouse retired pro quaterback) was Lucy!!!!  Way to go Lucy!  I wish I could be at the regional speech meet with a sign that says GO LUCY!!!!  The picture above is a screen shot of the blog where she is spotlighted.  Click here to read her awesome speech.  By the way Lucy, That speech was AWESOME!  Well said and really well written.  I wish more American's could honor their country like that!

    By the way, I would love to honor more of you because I know you are out there doing GREAT stuff.  Send me an email or facebook me!

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011

    Look at Kamp in the Snow

    We got 8 inches of snow and I was trapped at my home.  Here is a picture of kamp in the snow
    This is from Kay Holliday's House in Kamp.  You can see the rec dec. 
    Here what it looks like at my office. (These are the buildings you see when you get off the bus the first day of kamp)

    Its a winter wonderland at Kanakuk!

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    K-2 Skit from a few summers ago.

    I am so sorry that I have been so inconsistent. I have been traveling the last two weeks. Last week I did not have a computer because my work laptop crashed. So, i went out on the road with the iPad. I love my iPad but its hard to blog with an iPad because most hotels we stayed at did not have WI FI. An iPad doesn’t have a usb cord and that is how you connect to the internet in most 3 star hotels All that being said.. I AM BACK! I don’t travel anymore at all! Therefore I am 100% committed to cranking out a blog every day

    Its going to be a snowy day tomorrow (6-18 inches at kamp!)  I don't know about you but I love snow but sometimes it makes me long for summer.  So, I thought I would post a funny skit from the summer.  This isn't K-1 but instead this is a skit from K-2.  They did a "mock" Highschool Musical.  Here is episode 1.  If you are going to K-1 this is something to look forward to. 


    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    The Sites in Tulsa

    Sorry It's been a couple days since I have blogged. Getting home from Columbia Mo with all that snow took awhile. Then I got home and my laptop crashed!!!! Yep, I don't have a computer this week while I am traveling and my iPad is standing in fo my laptop. It works well but it takes a little time to type. So I am in Tulsa and I am staying at a hotel right across the street from Oral Roberts University. I might interview your counselor there. If you had Gabby and Tricia last summer as your counselors you will be happy to know that I will see Gabby tonight. She goes to ORU. Anyway, here is a picture of some buildings at ORU. ORU is a christain school and all of their buildings have some significance from the bible. For example these buildings. They are built to specific dimensions mapped out in the bible for Noahs Ark. Somebody did some riots math and figured out how measurements in that time translate into measurements of our time. The tallest building represents the length of the ark. Yep, lay that tall building on it's side and you get how long the ark was. The middle buildings the height of the ark. That is how tall the ark was! The smallest building was the width of the ark. So, lay that building on the side and that is how wide the ark was. Isn't that cool that someone did that? Noahs Ark was huge. If you are anywhere in Tulsa you can see these buildings. I love it. Can you imagine a boat that big with tons of animals? God is so cool.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Snowing in Columbia Missouri

    I am in Columbia Missouri this week for Kanakuk.  Guess what?  Its snowing!!!!!  Its snowing alot.  I don't know if I am going to make it home!  HEre is a pic of my favorite running trail in Columbia....its covered in snow right now!  All you Columbia Missouri looks like no school for you.

    Well, off to get some hotchocolate and watch American Idol!!!!!!!  I will post about my favorites tomorrow!

    Tuesday, January 18, 2011

    Fun Frame For You

    Okay, so I was talking with a kamp mom about how the winter can be so dreary.  Snow is fun but most the time it means that the sun is not out.  I love the winter weather, but after awhile I long for the days of summer.  So here is a fun thing you can do when its cold outside, and then maybe put up some favorite pics of camp.  (or any summer fun)  Kamp has yearly been my summer fun since I was age 10.  I am now do the math of how many summers that is.  (as a kid my family would also have fun in colorado every summer too)  Okay, the pic above is what the finished product looks like.  Here are the instructions how to.  If building the frame is too advanced for you then you can take the glass out of an old frame...paint it and insert the wires.  You could do it how they instructed OR you could staple a peice of yarn or string across the back (staple each side on the back of the picture frame.  Have fun!