Sunday, August 2, 2009

Young Women's Retreat

This is molly mormon. she was our mascot. she was our A.R.M.Y. (a righteous mormon youth)
Parker came too! He and the bishop served as the priesthood supervision. They were the Generals.
We got there about an hour before the girls arrived. it was a mad dash to rearrange all the furniture and put up some decorations but i think it worked out. jen made army signs for evrything
this is where the girls all slept while we (leaders) slept in huge gorgeous beds

All the girls had their own cup for the weekend and i think it worked out nice

this was our enlistment table. they got their shirts and itineraries and top secret packets that had their dog tags and a list of easy personal progress goals they could pass off. when they passed a goal they got a bead on there medals of honor pins.

This was our main briefing room where we had our lessons... that bear was a lot of fun. We had lots of pranks done with him. We named him Bruno.
When the girls first arrive our Sergeant major Sally tried her best to be a mean drill sergeant and we all laughed because she started out by saying "Welcome!" In her "mean" voice. If you know sally you know she doesn't have a "mean" voice and she is rarely not smiling so this was hilarious to watch.

Laurie brought this vintage army hat to collect all cell phones and Ipods but we didn't have a problem, we have good girls.
Yes these are my beehives and one of the leaders drew on a CTR tattoo and it became the fashion and everyone had to have one .

Sally got one that said I love Mom. Her son got a tattoo and she asked him if it at least said I Love Mom and of course it wasn't. So, she did this and took a picture to make her son laugh.
Isn't this cake great. I found a picture online of a similar cake but these girls, Katrina nad Amber, did a way better job.
This Cake was awesome!
These are some get to know you games. They were really fun... way to go Stephanie!
Here they are catching skittles in these cups that are tied around their waists.

Molly got a makeover in the whole armor of God. Cute idea Laurie!
So, the owners told us to follow the trail in the back yard and it would lead us to the lake thank goodness the bishop had a GPS because the farther we walked the farther away we got from the lake. after walking a good two miles he discovered that we were.3 miles away from where we started and another 3 miles from the beach... let's just say we followed the bishop back to the house and we all drove there. the beach was great and from what I hear the water wasn't too cold.
Most of us laid there and read.

The beehive came and took this picture! silly girls
Angela came and tought us a lesson on strong women in the gospel. So she came dressed as Rosie the riviter. It was a great lesson
Skit night... I was really impressed by the girls they all did a great job

in between the skits the presidency was doing a vintage radio show that tied everything together

Chexie... she was the yummiest object lesson I have ever gave. I made muddy buddies and did a short lesson about it. you can find the lesson on the idea fairy.
After hours... need i say more


  1. That looks like so much fun. I like to see when leaders put a lot of time into activities for the youth. Lately it seems they don't want to and so the activities are never as good.

  2. Oh and you look great. And Mikayla actually has regular tank tops on underneath those spaghetti straps(I let them do that). Except in out trip to Idaho but we had a talk about that. I think she didn't have any clean ones and I didn't even notice until we were there.

  3. ok ok... I gueuss I'll let it slide :) we did have a ton of fun. but I am exhausted!

  4. Great pictures! You did such an awesome job with everything. I loved your muddy buddy presentation :)