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Jun. 6th, 2007

Camp Time!!

It's camp time again!!I'm so excited... we have some amazing staff this year and I can't wait to get started.

The program is new and exciting...Campers are responding like never before...enrollment is up and obviously campers and parents like the changes we've made. It's about time that camp rises from the ashes of past years. Programs filled quickly and we have had to deal with a number of waitlists...thankfully we can add more sessions and accomodate all of the campers that are beating down our doors to get in.

It's great to see camp doing so well.

There has been HUGE response to the new and less-traditional camp programs that we've come up with. As a matter of fact, these programs were among the first to fill up...we're reaching out to campers that have not been reached before and that's awesome. Hopefully we can introduce these girls and young women to the camping world and get them hooked for life.

Change brings good things.

I'm off to the woods tomorrow for another wonderful summer at camp. I can't wait to tell you all about it as the summer progresses. Stay tuned for updates, I know you're all excited to hear about how the summer goes.

Dec. 16th, 2006

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Dec. 13th, 2006

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LaGrange County Crash Kills Brother and Sister

Dec 12, 2006 12:25 PM EST

ORLAND, Ind. (AP) A brother and sister were killed and their younger brother was injured in a single car crash on a rural road in LaGrange County. Police say 16-year-old Jennifer Svencner of Orland was driving at a high rate of speed with her brothers, 14-year-old Christopher and ten-year-old Kenneth, in the car about 8:30 last night. She lost control on a curve, the car ran off the road, flipped over and struck a tree. Jennifer and Christopher were pronounced dead at the scene. Kenneth was airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with a neck injury. He is listed in serious condition.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


She was one of my CITs....
this is wierd...I was planning a CIT2 program for her...

I've never lost a camper before...

Dec. 10th, 2006

THis may be the end....

I'm going to slowly move my main journal entries over to my myspace account....

If we're not friends there and you want to be kept in touch, I suggest you add me :-)

I'll probably keep this account SOMEWHAT active, in the sense, I'll keep reading my friends posts, but I think I'm going to focus my attentions on my blog there...it's hard work keeping up two blogs :-)

Hope to see you there!

Dec. 8th, 2006

Some deep questions

25 Deep questions that will really tell you something about yourself. Not stupid questions like "What is your favorite pizza?"



1. What is more difficult for you, looking into someones eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someones eyes when they are telling you how they feel?
Looking into someones eyes when I am telling them how I feel.

2. Think of the last time you were REALLY angry. Why were you angry?
When I'm lied to...or when I'm feeling like I'm being used

3. You are on a flight from Honolulu to Chicago non-stop. There is a fire in the back of the plane. You have enough time to make ONE PHONE CALL who do you call?
My husband


4. You are at the doctor's office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. What do you do?
Starting writing my memoirs


5. You can have one of the following two things: trust/love. Which do you choose?
Trust

6. You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late even once more, you are fired. Do you save the dog?
Save the dog


7. You are unfaithful to your spouse/significant other. Do you tell him/her?
Yes.


8. Your best friend of the opposite sex confesses that he/she has feelings for you more then just friendship. He/she is falling in love with you. What do you do?
Remind them that I'm married

9. Think of the last person who you know that died. You have the chance to give them 1 hour of life back, but you have to give one year of your life. Do you do it?
No...because she knew it was her time to go...she would want me to live my life to the fullest

10. Are you the kind of friend that you would want to have as a friend?
Sure....I'd probably bug myself, but why not


11. Does love = sex?
No

12. Your boss tells your co-worker that they have to let them go because of work shortage, and they are the newest employee. You have been there much longer. Your co-worker has a family to support and no other means of income. Do you go to your boss and offer to leave the company?
I talk to the boss, yes


13. When was the last time you told someone HONESTLY how you felt regardless of how difficult it was for you to say? What did you have to tell the person? Was it difficult?
A couple of month ago... it wasn't difficult, I had already cut myself off of the relationship


14. What would be harder; for you to tell somebody you love them or that you do not love them back?
do not love them back

15. What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up? Why would it be hard to lose?
My husband..he's my best friend

16. Excluding romantic love, when was the last time you told someone you loved them?
on the phone with candace


17. If you're cross-eyed and have dyslexia can you read correctly?
yup


18. Imagine. It is a dark night, you are alone, it is raining outside, you hear someone walking around outside your window. Who do you wish was there with you?
No one...

19. Would you give a homeless person CPR if they were dying?
Sure

21. You are holding onto your grandmother's hand and the hand of a newborn that you do not know as they hang over the edge of a cliff. You have to let one go to save the other. Who do you let fall to their death?
This is crazy, newborns weigh like 8 lbs...I can't lift the baby to the ground and then use two hands on my grandma?

22. Are you old fashioned?
No.

23. When was the last time you were nice to someone and did NOT expect anything in return for it?
Way too often

24. Which would you choose, true love with a guarantee of a broken heart, or never loved at all? Why?
I'll go with loved and lost.

25. If you could do anything or wish anything, what would it be?
More wishes.

Dec. 7th, 2006

year in review...

Just provide the first meaningful sentence of the first post of every month....

January: SO I guess that makes me a drama dork...I realized though, hippie and camp person are really quite similar :-D

Feb:Today was the first actual day off I've had in a while...It seems like the weekends are my only time to actually breathe

Mar:"You're my Robot #1, hit my button and turn me on!!! You're my robot #1 come on we'll have some FUUUUUN!"

Apr:Did I mention that I fell down the stairs a couple of weeks ago? ;-) My butt still hurts...but other than that...

May:I'm so sick and miserable...Death would be a sweet release...That is all.

June:It's about that time for me to pack up and head back into the woods....this time, however, I'm taking Matt with me

July:Well, Matt and I weren't going to come home this weekend, but I got a phone call yesterday afternoon from a little voice saying "Hi Mandie..I luv you..bye bye (insert sound of kiss)"

Aug:If every ounce of anger was a drop of water I'd be drowning in the ocean of my hateful rage.

Sept:Any suggestions as to what I can do before we're married?

Oct:We're Married!!! I've got some pictures back so far and wanted to share them....

Nov:we're married (which most of you know) and we're FINALLY getting our own place....we've been trying to get this place for the last 2 1/2 weeks (or forever, like it seems) but the official move-in SHOULD (cross your fingers!) take place this weekend...

Dec: (I haven't written anything yet)

wow...interesting..

Nov. 28th, 2006

I wanna talk about me, I wanna talk about I...

42 of the MOST Random Questions Ever, BE HONEST

1. Where were you 1 hour ago?
at the doctors....wearing a napkin :shudders:

2. Who will be your next kiss?
well i would assume it would be my husband, but who really knows, eh?

4. When is the last time you went to the mall?
a long time ago

5. Are you wearing socks right now?
yup, two actually

6. When was the last time you went out of the state?
Um...this summer, I went to Chicago

7. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
nope

8. What was the last thing you had to drink?
mt. dew

9. What are you wearing right now?
jeans and a sweatshirt with a scarecrow on it

10. What was your last purchase?
a digital camera

11. Last food you ate?
skillet dinner

12. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
candace

13. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
nope

14. Do you have a pet?
a husband


15. What's the last sporting event you watched?
colts vs. cowboys

16. Who makes you blush?
no one, really

17. If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
on vacation


18. What is the last thing you purchased online?
Digital Camera

19. One thing you hate about yourself?
the fact that I've been naseuated all day

20. What's your favorite soup?
Potato

21. Do you miss anyone?
I miss lots of people

22. Last play you saw?
I honestly don't remember

23. What are your plans for the day?
um....bed, eventually


24. Who is the last person you messaged on myspace?
Candace


25. Ever go camping?
um..... duh.


26. Were you an honor roll student in school?
ha!

27. What do you know about the future?
the sun will rise, my husband will fart...


28. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?
the remenants of this mornings spray, which I can still smell, actually

30. Where are your best friends located?
Fort Wayne, Michigan, Oklahoma, Germany, England, Seattle....just about everywhere actually

31. Do you have a tan?
kind of

32. How old do you want to be when you have kids?
lol, hopefully not 23 :-)

33. Last person who made you cry?
Um.... I don't remember crying recently, actually

34. Do you have any tattoos or peircings?
nope.

35. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
no, i'm a freak like that...yes...hasn't everyone

36. How do you like your soda?
cold and not flat?

37. Do you like hot sauce?
ew

38. Last time you took a shower?
last night


39. Who do you like?
lots of people....you :-)


40. What is your mood?
at this moment-Violated

41. Are you someones best friend?
my husbands, I hope

42. What's the last TV show you watched?
Reading rainbow...yeah, I take care of little kids...get over it.

Nov. 18th, 2006

Two updates in one day?!?!

SHOCK AND AWE!!

I just wanted to take a moment to share with you all a thought I had while cooking dinner tonight..

As I stood in our kitchen, for...oh, say 2.5-3 hours, cooking and such...

I realized I was barefoot and in the kitchen.

I laughed for a bit, but then I realized...

Sad.

Very sad.

However, the beer soup (with a dash of potatoes) is FAN-FREAK-TASTIC and well worth it!

Much love from our overly warm-beer smelling apartment to your home,
Mandie

Nov. 17th, 2006

Playing house...

Just a few minutes checking in.... this is very strange, having our own place...

It feels like we're just kids playing house...last night Matt got the kitchen finished and I worked for awhile, I should have gotten more done, but as any Grey's fan knows...Thursdays are special days :-)

It feels wierd, you know, having our own place...I have this insane urge to nest (and no, I'm not pregnant) and I want to make it perfect..I guess I'm starting to understand why mom harassed me all those years when my shoes were in the middle of the floor, or my bag was sitting out...I want people to walk in and say "what a cute little place". I know it's not much, but it's ours...we have a fridge and it's filled with our food...we take out our trash...it's just strange...we've done this before, the living on our own thing, but we were never really on our own, so to speak... but we are now.

I don't regret spending the time with my parents...I know matt doesn't either...it was nice, it was fun...but it's nice now too.. I guess it's just wierd to think that my parents are alone out there on the farm...

OH well, life goes on I suppose.

Me

Nov. 15th, 2006

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