Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sno-Girl 2010

Trefoil Ranch Provo, UT.

What a beautiful place to enjoy a weekend away with your daughters. It was just overnight but the girls thoroughly enjoyed it. The activities started with a Timpanogos storyteller giving us her rendition of Piggy Pie, Hip chicks, & Edward the Emu. The girls were in heaven, someone who told stories with as much animation as their father. What a way to get them prepared for the evening ahead. Then came what is know in Girl Scout circles as SWAP's. Each girl and adult has a bag of miniature items they have made to remind them and the person they are swapping with of this event. They range from mini campfires to little bags of beads each representing a part of them. This was our first time so we were not very well prepared however there were crates of craft items to make your own and the girls dug in and came up with some very clever SWAP's. The following day consisted of outdoor play, manicures, service projects, and making bird feeders. We didn't think we would have enough time to fit everything in but we did it and are very excited about our next visit to Trefoil Ranch. Girl Scouts have been good for the girls getting them to breakaway from that shyness and build some great self esteem as well as friends along the way!

Saturday, February 13, 2010


How do I love thee?

How do I love thee? Let mecount the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, - I love thee with the breath;
Smiles, tears, of all my life! - and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning- Sonnet XLIII