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Sunday, August 12, 2012


*Disclaimer: This might be a really long post. But, it's pretty funny. So, read it, maybe. :)
These last few weeks have been uber cray cray. You may all think that I have just fallen off the face of the earth. Not so. Update:

A few weeks ago, I went to my best friend's house. She moved away last year, so I went to visit her. It was me and 5 other girls going to visit Lauren and her sister Rylee. I can't even explain how fun it was. Maybe just look at these pictures and guess:

Swimming and sun bathing
Then we got fro-yo at U-swirl. I've never been there! It was so cute!
Lyssa, Me, Lauren, Jentch, Ry, Aubs, and Manders

If you're wondering whose bottom this is, it is Mandi's. For some reason, she thought that a 2 second timer on the camera was long enough for her to jump over the couch and get in position. We love that girl!
We're serious Mirfandas. Some people don't really have the "Miranda Touch" but some do...

We watched the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremonies...
..whilst doing our nails.
Then, we watched the Up All Night DVD right after. Amazing stuff.
Then..more swimming.
Look at our cute stripes.

This is probably the best photo of my life. Jentch and Aubs. Yes..they're golden.
 Anywho, this was basically the best thing of my life. If you don't understand how much we laughed, let me just tell you that there was so much laughter that one of these girls lost control of her bladder...I won't tell you who. And, also, just looking at these pictures reminds me of so many funny things..that I just laugh so dang hard while looking at these.

The next week, I went camping with my family! No pictures....thank goodness...but, it was pretty fun, too. Let's just say that my sister-in-law and I got folded up into a hide-a-bed.

Then, this last week was spent at girls' camp. The YCLs left on Tuesday (that would be me) and the rest of the girls left on Wednesday. Then, we got back home yesterday. It was super long but super duper incredibly fun. Let's just say, though, that it was exhausting and I have a very strained voice today.
Being a YCL (youth camp leader), you have to be really energetic and you have to be able to get all of the girls super pumped about everything. That was hard to do this year because 1) We went on a 10 mile hike on Tuesday and that made us super super tired and sore for the rest of the week and 2) It was a tough crowd this year. The girls didn't seem to appreciate our humor as much as we did. Oh well. It was still a serious blast and a half. It almost made it even funnier that nobody else thought that we were funny.
My friends Natalie, Carly, Aubrey, and I were incredibly hilarious the entire time. We would make up new songs and chants at each meal time and we would make Aubrey stand up and sing them at the top of her lungs. We also had the most hilarious YCL leader. She told the best stories that we quoted the entire week. I honestly am still hurting from laughing so hard.
Then, one night, Natalie and I decided to pull an all-nighter with another friend, Lisa. We stayed up all night, talking about spiritual things and then just being dorks. It was so fun. Then, we wanted to pull another all-nighter the next night. Didn't happen. But, it was still super super fun.
Girls' camp this year was so incredibly amazing. There were so many miracles this year and we had such a great time. I'm so glad that I went.

Another thing that happened at Girls' Camp: we were doing archery and our stake president asked me to run far out and put an apple on my head so that he could shoot it off. I knew that he wouldn't do it, so I pretended to run out there really eagerly. Then, he called me back and he said, "I was just kidding!" and I said, "I know you were. I trusted you. I knew you wouldn't shoot at me, and if you did, I knew you wouldn't miss." Then, today we had stake conference and he told that story to everybody there. It was great. Then, there was a visiting General Authority from the Quorum of the Seventy and he even mentioned that story in his talk. Afterwards, I went to shake his hand and I told him, "I was the Sister Turner that President Hardy mentioned." He laughed and asked me more about the story. He thought it was hilarious.

Anywho, it's been a great couple weeks. There have still been tears and such, but..let's just say these other things overpower the sad things.

I hope y'all have a great rest of your Sabbath! If you're watching the Olympics closing ceremony, enjoy that! I'm so excited! Anywho, peace out, friends!


  1. Ahhh! I love Miranda Sings! She’s definitely a favorite!

    1. Oh my gosh. I've been practicing to be just like her forever! I think I finally have it down. I was walking around like Miranda at Girls' Camp. So great!

  2. sounds like you did some fun stuff!! girl's camp is so great. and that story about the archery and the stake president and the general authority is awesome! up all night dvd is the best. it's so great!!! i love one direction with all my might. i almost died when i saw them at the closing ceremonies! :D

    ♥, sarah
    the life of a redhead

  3. That's awesome! Your little comment about getting folded up in a hide-a-bed seriously made me laugh out loud. You guys are great.

    1. Haha. We were dying. It was hilarious! Thanks for reading my bloggie, Torsten!

  4. okay, if I was your age I would KILL to be one of your friends, you are probably the funnest chic I know, and I like reading about it. love ya tons!!! thanks for writing a blog.

    1. Thanks! That is extremely nice! I try to have fun. Haha. Love ya, too! And, thanks for reading my blog. :)


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