A Disney Movie

I sometimes equate to living here as living in a Disney Movie. We are in a happy place, off in the woods, surrounded by fury friends. Much like this classic:

Yeah, that about gets all of them

Today I took Reese for a walk and immediately we were met with 12 or 13 turkey in the front field. Reese has a special place in her heart for turkeys.

Reese/ Turkey size ratio - 1:1

Then we went up around the hill and saw two deer, they just stared at us then pranced up the hill. They honestly looked like Reese’s older cousins. After watching them jump up the hill I almost jumped out of my skin. I looked next to us and there were four more deer just staring at us, not running away or moving. Dead still. It was a little freaky, but really pretty too. Luckily no turtle sightings, Reese tends to scare them off.

Turtle, meet Reese. She will pounce on you now.

It’s been reported that if you spend 5-10 mins outside each day you can increase your overall mental health. I think this bit of information has been in my subconcious because I’ve been doing a lot of outdoor walks lately. I’ve also been taking this little gem and it’s told me how long I’ve walked!

Forerunner 110

The exercise has really been helping me deal with some stress and spend some time out in the nice weather. The stress is good stress, exciting things are going on, but nonetheless, it’s stressful. Reading has also been helpful. I just got done reading The Help. It was great! Reading something other than class textbooks is almost like a sweet treat. I’ll have to get another one here soon.

Tonight is Monday night football at camp and we host it; every Monday. So that means I am locked up like Cinderella in my room all night. I think my laundry will keep me busy enough!

Hopefully no mice included!


Gnat paper!!

Camp was successful!! Woo hoo! Our first day went so well, I was very excited with how the day went and how the kids responded to it all. They were very nervous walking into the building, but by the end of the day they were getting along with one another and looking forward to what all is to come. I think it’s going to be a great week!

front of work camp shirt

back of shirt!

When I got home I got some super cute puppy play time. Katie and Lulu came over to our back yard and Lulu and Reese ran around like adorable little besties. Lulu kept playing hide and seek under the deck stairs, supa supa cute!!

After play time I waited for Sam to get done so I could say hello to him. Then I waited some more, then a little longer, then finally took matters into my own hands and walked to find him. I was able to see him for a brief period then headed back to the house. Later we drove around on the Gator and invented a Gator Photo Booth with his iPhone. He set his iPhone up on the windshield of the gator so people can jump in and take a photo. It’s fun! But not so fun when you are taking out the trash, it was a stinky ride.

trash. ew.

After getting home I let Reese outside, she previously ate some of the trash so I wanted to check on her to make sure she wasn’t puking everywhere. When I leaned out the kitchen window,  I leaned into something terrible!!!! It’s really my own fault, but terrible none the less. Last week we had a lull in the amount of time we spent washing dishes we were super lazy and left stuff in the sink for far too long. This caused a little bit of a gnat problem. They procreate like bunnies so the situation got out of control really fast. Well we have some gnat paper up around the sink area next to our window to catch them. I obviously forgot about this and leaned straight into it. Immediate thoughts….Oh. My. its Gnat paper!!! I grunted loudly and ran to the bathroom without thinking. I continued to grunt as I washed my hair clean of the sticky gnatty mess. AHH! it was terrible and totally a gross camp thing that would happen!

On a “freaky things that happen at camp” note – I’m pretty sure either A. my dog just knocked on the back door to be let out or B. someone knocked on the backdoor (no one was there when i opened it!!) or C. this place IS HAUNTED!! ahh.. 😦

On a lighter note…
I’m now settled freaked out at home with folk dancing music filling my living room and kids cheering from their dancing. And my cousin is here for the week for the first time! Hooray for positives about camp. Tomorrow we have a Camp Wife dinner at the old mexican restaurant in town too! Score!!

When it Rains, it Frogs

This week has been a lot like last week, crazy busy and overwhelming. The week started with Mother’s Day on Sunday. I started off the lovely day with this cutie pie.

Mother's Day walk

She got me a Fitness magazine and a Do it Yourself magazine. So I’m guessing she wants more walks and wants me to build her an outdoor house??

It’s difficult around holidays to be here at camp because it is so far from my parents. This weekend was Mother’s Day and my dad had a big bike ride – the 3 State 3 Mountain Challenge. So it was a weekend where they both had something to celebrate and I couldn’t be there. I’ve never been more than 10 minutes from them from where I live so this is kinda crappy, a lot. I look forward to one day living in the same state as them!

Dad finishing his ride

Flowers for my momma

For Mother’s Day we were able to spend time with Sam’s mom and grandmother, and of course his grandfather. We enjoyed a great dinner with them then went dream car shopping. That was pretty fun! I picture myself in a sleek black SUV, hybrid of course!

Sam's mom me and my mom at a wedding shower

My grandmother and Sam's grandmother the shower

Monday consisted of work, then dinner with the Youth Workers Sabbath youth ministers. This is a retreat for youth directors in KY. They come out to camp to get away from the chaos that can be in their job. It was nice to be around people at camp, sometimes we tend to isolate ourselves out here. Fellowship is very well received by me 🙂 And I got to see the other two camp wives! I also got my new Bic Bands in the mail!! They are these great headbands that don’t move when you work out, and they support different charities each month with the profits!

Glittery Bic Band

Tuesday I was locked in my room doing homework. I got an A on both parts of my final, woot woot!!

Wednesday consisted of some basketball time! I’m trying to be more active, hence the schweaty mess post, so Sam has been teaching me how to play. I know how to shoot, thanks to my dad, but playing is another story. When I was a kid I got “sportsmanship award” on both teams I played on because I’m not aggressive and I say “sorry” throughout the game. I’m learning how to dribble and shoot, haha, it’s basic, but it’s something. And I get super sweaty, so it’s good!

After basketball we went to the pool so Sam could look for a leak. Good news, the pool is no longer green! Bad news, they are loosing lots of gallons a minute due to a leak. Sam jumped in and looked around but didn’t find anything.  As he was swimming around there was a group of kids in the field behind the pool. They are from a near by high school and they had big rockets. Each group of kids got to shoot off a rocket then it would land with a little parachute! It was pretty cool. Really random but cool. The night ended with a run home and me passing out on the couch. Reese was tired that night too…

Today has been long. I haven’t been exercising as much so I feel super sluggy. Reese and I did get to go for a walk tonight. It sparatically rained tonight so I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to get out, but it cleared up pretty fast. When it rains, the frogs come out. Reese is really afraid of frogs, so funny! She’ll stand up to a dog but put a camp critter in front of her and she is ca-razy!!

creepy night pooch!

is it a frog???

Camp was quiet tonight even with the kiddos out. They were doing a talent show in the building next to the house so it wasn’t as wild as last night. There is also a group of women here sewing on a retreat, so I don’t suspect any craziness from them either. I’m looking forward to a nice night where maybe the husband is home early….*wishful thinking*.

Now we are just waiting for Sammie to get home to catch up on The Office and Greys!

Camp Critters

Living at camp means living in the woods. This means living in the habitat of many animals, bugs, and other creepy creatures. Fortunately/Unfortunately our two worlds collide often.

Reese and a new friend - the turtle

Last year there was a mighty mouse that lived in our house. He ran and jumped over mouse traps, climbed through oven burners, chased me down the hallway (no joke, super scary), and played in our floor air vents. He was terrible.

This winter  there was a squirrel/possibly bird family living in our walls. They would scratch their way through our front living room walls until it drove me mad. I asked them to leave by beating on the walls. They’re gone.

Just about every day, there is a new insect making a dwelling in our home. Sometimes spiders, sometimes centipedes *cringe!*, sometimes mosquitos, sometimes things I’m really unsure about. All terrifying.

Why am I ranting about this….well, I think we may have another impostor! After coming home from a short walk with Reese I sat down ready to do some homework, since I put it off all day! I was enjoying the quiet until I heard some pots and pans rustling around. Well, I think that’s what it was. Reese was panting so hard I couldn’t really make it out, and she wouldn’t leave my side. It may be the ice machine, or the dryer, but I am really afraid it’s a camp critter.

The mice that live out here are bred genetically superior. Sam literally watched a mouse jump over a mouse trap last summer. If it’s a mouse I have a feeling it will be joining us all summer. Reese has taken to eating bats and birds, so maybe she’ll like a good mouse for dinner sometime! Yeah, let’s hope for that. Who needs mouse traps when you’ve got a mobile garbage disposal.

The procrastination must come to an end. It is homework time for real. Hopefully I am just hearing things. But it just happened again…ugh!