Saturday, June 26, 2010

Swim Party!

Bringing good food and lots of boys*, friends gathered on a hot summer night. The kids swam and parents chatted. At one point a line of boys walked by and we wondered what they could possibly be up to. Whatever it was it was, they were busy and happy. * There were girls there too, but not many. Ours were still at camp, having all kinds of camp-like fun!

Friday, June 25, 2010


Thursday, June 24, 2010


Our post-Cub Scout Camp trip to Arch's was abandoned due to power outages caused by a microburst. I left work in beautiful summer weather - no wind, no clouds, no nothing. David & Will left camp north of town in the same. Five minutes later, leaving downtown I was surrounded by twisting trees and rain so heavy & thick I couldn't see in front of me. I parked at Arch's and waited it out. David & Will showed up 25 minutes later. No power meant no yogurt, so we decided to go have dinner with David's parents since Will was going to spend the night. The trip should have taken 15 minutes. Trees were down everywhere & the major roads were blocked. I was able to call landlines but not David's cell. It was an hour and a half later that I pulled into their driveway. There was no hint of bad weather at their house!

More pictures and comments can be found here. The storm took less than 20 minutes and was pretty scary. The whole event brought home the idea that we really aren't prepared for any kind of emergency around here. 911 wasn't answering. People were without power for days. Cells wouldn't work. Roads were closed. Luckily 3 of our kids were out of town and weren't part of the equation. Good things - no one was injured badly; the cub scouts were all picked up before the storm hit - picture a hundred boys at a local park with no real shelter! Yikes!

Oh, and we had BBQ from North Carolina for dinner - definitely worth the drive!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cub Scout Camp - Day 3

Day 3 - I got to pick up and see the well-managed chaos! Friend Jacob was there, too! Also, Jacob's mom, who was in charge of making sure the guns were loaded! I can't remember how many BBs they went through each day, but I'm thinking she's having BBs in her dreams!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Cub Scout Day Camp

Day One -Both boys went!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

SB2W Drop Off - Year Six

After 6 years it has gotten easier. Today's weather was beautiful. We had several friends from home attend camp this term so there were lots of familiar faces at drop-off!

Morgan is in Cabin #14!!!! That's the SENIOR cabin. Caroline, Caroline P & Mattie are in #10, and Katherine is in #5. We got the girls all moved and then Will did some exploring. He's all set to come next year and has decided he'll be in cabin #1 on the boys' side. It's a pretty safe guess since he'll be one of the youngest ones in camp! When it was time to go, Will gave the girls hugs (and tackles!). He misses them so when they are gone, but loves the quiet at home!

First letters mailed from Jennerstown - just minutes from camp!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Great Fun at the River!