Drum Roll Please! ;)

I'm Back!!!!!!!!!!!! And by now, by back I mean back to blogging.  I'm sorry that I didn't make my appearance these last couple of days.  I must admit I actually got back Friday, but I was so wiped out I couldn't write anything, and then Saturday we were busy!  Then of course Sunday is today and here I am!  First off all I want to say thank you to all of you for your sweet comments.  They all brought a smile to my face and some made me laugh!  They all made my day. =)  I feel so loved. *Beams*

    Anywho, camp was AMAZING!!  It was awesome.  Spectacular.  Encouraging.  Thought-provoking.  Fun.  Yummy (I'm a sucker for camp food. ;)

    I went with my best "real life" friend.  You have probably seen her commenting; Rachel B.  Ya'll, she is amazing.  Just letting you know. ;)  Julia, Rachel and I were all in the same cabin, obviously, but about 4 girls that were in our cabin last year were also in our cabin this year.  They were all so sweet.  We also got to meet some new girls too.  Everybody was so awesome.

   Okay, I am now going to actually pretend to be scheduled and have my ducks all in a row (that's an expression hehe) and so let's try to do this orderly, shall we? ;)

This was our theme of the week.  Sharing the Gospel.

   First off, cabin mates.  There were 11 of us.  6 of us (included Julia, Rachel and I) were together last year.  They were all wonderful.  We shared a lot of jokes and had a lot of laughs.  It was super cool. ;)

   Our cabin leader was super awesome too.  We had a main cabin leader and then there was a cabin leader "assistant" I suppose you would call her.  She slept in the same cabin as us and everything.  But the assistant is going into a military college.  So at one point it came up about marching.  She is the commander of a platoon, and so she got to call out all of the "Attention!"s.  Anyway, we asked if we could march somewhere.  So anyway, that's the story about how our cabin became a platoon, and how we marched everywhere.  It was AWESOME.  We discovered that we march faster then normal walking, and so at one point we almost ran another cabin over! Haha!  That's when our "commander" shouted back, "They only stop for the commander!"  =D  At one point we went out when it was a foggy and damp and we marched on the pavement, learning how to turn right, left, and 180.  We learned how to halt correctly, what all the fancy words and commands are, and even how to salute correctly.  It was glorious.  We had so much fun!  And what made it the best was that the cabin leader teaching us was SO happy.  While we marched and shouted, "Ay Ma'am!" she was grinning from ear to ear.  She kept saying over and over, "This is so cool!"  And when a video was taken of us marching she showed it to everyone.  She was so happy.  So that made us happy.  Plus, it was fun.  =)

We took notebooks and decorated them with scrapbook paper.  Rather than covering it with all one piece, like they said we could, I used the scraps of other people to make my own!  This is the front.

And this is the back.  I think I liked this side better. =)

  There were a lot of activities.  As teens we got to go night swimming!  If you have never done that, you have my pity.  It is AMAZING! Haha =D  Rachel and I did a creative arts track, which meant that everyday we did things like drama, puppets, acting, and interpretive movement.  We learned one interpretive movement in front of the whole camp! =D

  We also went canoeing.  Rachel and I talked a lot about doctrine and stuff like that.  Haha.  I told you she was awesome. ;)

  The food was really good too.  Yum!  We had a cookout, we had a taco bar, we had chicken sandwiches, etc, etc.  Soooo good!

   We all jumped off the diving board, even Ms. Terrible Swimmer over here.  Haha.  It was fun, but i didn't do anything extra impressive.

Yes, it's Julia's book.  I couldn't find mine to take the picture with! Haha! =D

  I think that is about all.  Course, a lot more happened, so if you have any questions I'll tell ya'! =) 

Sorry about taking so long to write this post.  Thank you to all of my guest posters!  I loved reading your posts.  You guys are so sweet.  I love ya'll. =) <3

~Jessica Joy


  1. I'm glad you're back, Jessica! Camps are so fun!:)
    In Christ,

    1. Camps are amazing! Aw, I'm very glad to be back! =)

  2. What an AWESOME post!!! It made me feel like I was part of your camp! So, make that cabin have 12 in it! ;) It is a more even number, right?! :D Marching like that sounds like a big blast!! And swimming, ah, I have never gone swimming at night. I'd better try that some time. :) I'm so glad you had a fun time and that you are back! We've missed you, Jess! Our blogposts were just a small piece of our gratitude for making us smile, I hope we gave you some smiles back! *hugs*
    WELCOME BACK JESSICA!!!! *blowing party horn* ;)

    1. Aww, I'm glad! Haha, it would be even. There was even one empty bunk, just for you! ;) Swimming at night is really cool. Especially if you have glow sticks. Oooh, man! ;) Aww, it feels so wonderful to be missed. =')

      Haha! Thank you! *claps*


    2. Wow, you should have made a body form with blankets and then said this is my friend "Julia". ;) Hahaaa! People might start staring though. Lol!! Oh yeah, swimming with glow sticks sounds like, like, awesome-doodle-bug-awesome! ;)
      Congrats on the 100 posts! It is more like 103 now though. ;)

  3. That sounds like sooooo much fun! :D I have never done something like that before, but I'm sure I would like to! WOW! 100 POSTS?! We started our blogs around the same time I believe! I have around 75 or something.. :D Glad to have you back! :D
    ~Sarah Margaret♥

    1. It was amazing!! That would be really cool if you could go sometime! =) Yah, you are almost there!! Aw, thank you. It's good to be back. =)

  4. You just perfectly described camp!! It was awesome!! Marching with Meryl. =) Attention, Forward... March! <3 can't wait to see you again!

    1. I'm so glad you think so! It is hard to do something that amazing justice! =D Yes, Marching with Meryl. Pure awesomeness! =D I can't wait to see you either!!! <3 <3 <3

  5. Hum, let me guess Jessica, you had fun and camp was awesome. ;D I'm glad you had a good time. =) I"M SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK!!!!!!!!! =D

    1. You are right, how did you know?? ;) I'm so glad to be back with yoooouuuu!!! I missed ya'! =) <3

    2. I'm a good guesser. Not to mention you used more words that mean awesome then I had time to count. ;D I'm so glad your back: do you know how dreary my Tuesdays are without you? Or how boring blogging is without your comments? You just make my life better. =D


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