Monday, January 28, 2008


This year the youth summer camp was separated into junior and senior high, and was over an entire week. I got to help out with the senior high camp (I couldn't wait cuz I went down to one of the junior high's night rallies and it was brilliant... it was so great being able to see all the kids having a lovely time... plus I was dying to get out of work) I had a fantastic group named 'Preposterone' which I co-led with Seth and Corina. Our group had plenty of laughs and the boys came up with a hilarious chant for us... we were pretty much last for everything but somehow ended up winning Camp Champs! yippee! I loved my dorm girls too, they were absolutely gorgeous and there was some pretty deep conversations at night... plus we were well armed with food and electric mosquito repellent (courtesy of Annette!) One of beautiful girls from my alliance last year asked me if I could help baptise her at camp... I was so stoked, it was such an honour! Other highlights of camp were:
- Serpentine camp got renamed Legoland... all the campers got into becoming lego characters... it was a sight to behold!
- An acoustic worship session out on the oval...
- Pirate wars... it was a really full on game... everyone got very involved! making water and flour bombs, designing the base flag, strategising the plan of attack, fortifying our base, pillaging gold nuggets... we even found a dead baby kangaroo!
- We ended camp by going over to the South Perth foreshore for some biscuiting... nova radio station's casanova van was around giving out lots of freebies and quite a few of the kids got face masks which surprisingly the boys were really excited about and some even used them on the spot!

Click on image to view the pics from camp.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

new year, new post with lots of backtracking

It's been a while since I last posted... but I'm back! I had many troubles with my former computer for the past half a year (which served my family well for many years but decided it was finally time to retire)... so I decided it was time for me to check out what the fuss was about macs... to cut the long story short I am now the proud owner of a sexy 24-inch iMac. Dav, Cliff, Josh, Derek, Mark and Nate's many many years of advocating has finally made me see the light.

Back tracking... the last quarter of 2007 was pretty eventful... some of the highlights were:
- My friends Chantelle and Aaron got married and the ceremony was gorgeous... my sister was a bridesmaid and she and the other girls looked stunning!
- Argentina played incredibly well in the Rugby World Cup... vamos pumas!
- I finally got new contacts... many thanks for the Pomerys for recommending their optometrist... and I'm so grateful that I can wear sunnies again instead of squinting in the sun.
- I took some time off at the end of October and spent a few days with some friends at Rottnest Island (even bicycled around the entire island on a super windy day on a mountain bike that had faulty gears!). I also spent a week down in Margaret River with Anne Howie and Tania Sword and her folks... it was pure luxury, lots of eating and checking out wineries and even went for a bit of whale spotting where we managed to spot a whale tail splashing off the coast.
- I had the priviledge of having breakfast with the lovely Kymmie Rolle (who was in town from the Gold Coast for the week) on my birthday... I had a picnic for my birthday bash the day after... it was great to have all my friends together in one spot enjoying the food and sun.
- My connect group finished for the year by having a dessert and poker night... what a night involving building human pyramids (one tier higher than the year before), lots and lots of delicious homemade desserts, a table full of poker players, chips (not the salt and vinegar type glen!) and tonnes of fun.
- Riverview Youth finished the year with a big party filled with fairy floss, giant stuffed animals, balloons, the entire church foyer looked like a fairground.
- My friend Dee had a Christmas party at her gorgeous shop Winifred and Bance... it was so much fun being able to try the products and chill to the tunes spun on a record player.
- A group of girls had a wine and cheese and painting night... it was a brilliant night as we all got involved painting and enjoyed each other's company... plus the wine and cheese.
- Moses and his girlfriend moved over to Perth right before Christmas and we got to spend Christmas together. I ended up making Christmas lunch from scratch which I surprised even myself that I was able to pull it off. Moses scored a Wii console with his new phone plan so we spent the holidays playing it... it's pretty addictive!

Anyway I am looking forward to how this new year will unfurl... it is already looking like it's going to be pretty full on... maybe I'll even be able to achieve some of the new year's resolutions I have written down too!

Below are some pics from the last quarter of 2007. Click on the pics to view more pics from the different happenings...