Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Land of a Million Smiles

Thanks for sharing your camp stories with me! If you went to Siloam between 1991 - 1994 then I probably sold you a coke at the snack shack or gave you your mail at the office or helped you in the first aid station or gave you clubs at the putt putt place.

We had a lot of fun tonight. We met my parents for dinner at Marketplace - yum! I gave my mom her birthday present. (I'm sorry I didn't get my dad in this picture).

And mom gave us more baby presents. I have a feeling this will be a never ending stream of baby things she will keep buying. Do you think she is excited?
We were off to Siloam. My friend who was the pastor is Doug Compton. Sorry Doug - I had to post this picture because it is so you!!! Amy is so cute - she is due with their second little boy in September - little Lane. They already have the CUTEST little boy, Levi.
Here we are with the Comptons. It was so great to be back at camp and it's always a great time of worship at the service. Doug did a great job preaching and they had great worship music. It made me want to be a teenager all over again. Well - okay - maybe not!

Ya'll picked me out of that staff picture. I didn't know if you would recognize me with that huge dark hair but there I was.

27 comments:

The Garners said...

I'm so glad you got to do this--how fun!!! What did Scott think of camp? And it makes me SO HAPPY to see you holding those cute cute baby gifts for YOUR sweet baby!!!!!!!!! My friend Leslie finds out boy or girl next Friday--I'm so excited! Then it won't be long until you find out--YEY!!!

Kim Oliver said...

Girl, you don't want to be a teenager again!!! I work with those poor souls everyday!! Bless teenage girls' hearts! :)

Catherine A said...

I was going to comment on your last post about Siloam being the land of a million smiles! One year my church came from "miles and miles" to Siloam and we loved it! I worked at Kanakuk (not a great experience for me. I don't like to be hot and I don't really like sports. I'm not sure why I thought I wanted to work at a camp except that I always loved camp!) I also loved Glorietta. I think it's neat that you had such a connection at Siloam. I think I was there in 1992 and Aunt Laura was one of the counselors. Ask her about it sometime, it was QUITE the experience for her first time at youth camp. Our church was gifted at that time with some real high maintence youth and chaperones!

Gotta love the baby stuff!

Heather said...

I'm glad you had a good time with your mom and your friends!! And, yes, I bet you will get a never ending supply of baby goodies from your mom. That's what grandma's are for!!

R said...

Oh, yes...our mamas and their baby gifts. Mother STILL has this thing where she has to bring each of our girls something EVERY TIME she sees them. We're running out of room! Not to mention that it's training the girls to expect a gift from everyone they see. :0)

Leigh Ann said...

How funny! We went to Marketplace tonight, too. I remember Doug from OBU. I'm glad you got to catch up. Have you been signing your Siloam songs to Scott??? :)

aimee said...

Oh Amy......and Doug too. ha! He hasn't changed a bit which makes me smile! Can you believe he was the camp pastor? I'm sure he did a fabulous crazy job! He still makes me laugh. Amy is SOOOO good for him. :) Glad you got to go!

Marc and Charity said...

That is a classic picture of Doug, for sure! :)

Staci said...

How fun! I always love going back to places that remind me of my childhood. But I'm with you...don't know if I want to revisit those teenage years! YIKES!!

Robyn Beele said...

Sounds like you guys had fun!! I am sure the baby gifts will just keep on coming, but who can complain about that?!!

Betsy said...

That sounds like so much fun, Kelly! I always went to church camp every year from like 3rd grade all the way to high school. Those are such great memories! Working at camp during the summer would be the best college job ever!! And I totally picked you out in the picture! You still have the same cute face. :)

Your mom is so sweet. I know she is having so much fun buying baby gifts. I can't wait to be a grandma and get to do that!!

Glad ya'll had a good time! Your friend looks like a fun youth pastor!

Angela said...

Oh the Marketplace is a good place to eat. Prime Rib, yum!

Megan L Hutchings said...

What a GREAT night! I love that your parents are showering you with gifts ;)! They are going to be such amazing grandparents!!!

P.S. You definitely have that pregnant glow about you ;)!

Jamie said...

Glad you guys had a great time.

CAMoore46 said...

I love what your parents got you guys for your little "bean"!
So cute! When do you find out what you are having again????

happy Friday!!

Miz Jean said...

My mom did the exact same thing - gave me little baby presents every time she saw me. It was great fun for both of us. Hilariously, I think she got us that same outfit/sleeper with the yellow duck. Also, we got that blanket and now my daughter LOVES it - so so soft. What fun!

pinkmommy said...

How fun! I loved church camp! We always went to Bogg Springs in Mena.

Later in high school we went to Super Summer at OBU. It had just started. Have you ever heard of it? It is a church camp like no other.

RachelM said...

I love that your mom is already buying you lots of stuff! Just wait until you find out what you are having...the gifts will never end!!! Do yall have names picked out?

the boyd's said...

This is so crazy to me, i was always at Siloam camp! I went to a Baring Cross Baptist (in NLR) my whole life and Doug Compton was one of our summer interns! He is so wild and crazy and so much fun! Please tell him I said hello!:)
My maiden name is Geran. Such a small world....
and about your mom buying baby stuff....my mom buys us stuff all the time! We loved getting spoiled! :)

Jennifer said...

How fun! I am sure your little one will be well dressed!

I love your hair in this picture too. I am about to get mine cut and am thinking of going short. How do you like it??

The Proctors said...

I'm pretty sure Kyle went to Siloam Springs during those years...I'll have to ask him!! That is so sweet that your mom is buying you guys lots of baby stuff! My parents do the same thing and at first, I felt bad but then I realized that they want to do it! Enjoy it!

Julie said...

I loved church camp. And, I love to go back and visit during the youth camps but I haven't got to do that for about 5 years! :( We intend to every year!

I love the cute outfits and gifts you mom brought for the wee one!! How darling!

Leanne said...

You look cute whether you're blonde or brunette....

And I'm glad you're getting so much baby stuff...you'll need it!!

Leanne in Longview

Harris Family said...

Kelly! You probably sold me a coke at summer camp?!?! I can't remember what years I went. I will have to ask my mom! You mom is too precious!

Jenna said...

Love the camp pictures and love that y'all had a great time! You look beautiful in that picture, and your mom is the SWEETEST. So fun. Have a good weekend, friend!

patti said...

Thanks for taking me down memory lane. I recognized more OBU folks in the pic than I expected. I made my first OBU friend there as we were both going to be freshman...sandra scucchi. And I'm sure you sold us both a coke...tee hee!

how fun to get to see the compton's and a bonus to hear doug preach. But my questions is did you take your pillow to sit on?? I just remember those uncomfortable benches from the old tabernacle...and oh...what about the tree in the cafeteria??

Leigh Ann said...

okay, on that group picture, other than you, kerry chandler-stickney, melissa taylor-gresham, brad green, mark darr, robbie ? courtney's sister that married Eric Bonifint... Gyella maybe? and then a EEE on the top left, but can't remember her name? Isn't that crazy I know so many? Loved this pic of Amy and Doug, didn't know they were expecting again. Also I thought Dusty Raily worked at Siloam a lot of summers?