Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hold to Your Traditions

So blogger uploads images in a really stupid way, so these are all out of order. But that's ok. They're still here.

So every day the girls (and guys) have forum. Which is basically just discussion about things that we're dealing with. This year the 18 and 19 year old's leader was Marna Wewe. Probably one of my favorite people ever. I look up to her so much and always have. Words seriously cannot express my love for her.

Every year the oldest boys hang up the "alfalfa hay" sign and every year the oldest girls steal it. It's kinda a weird tradition but whatever. We didn't have it for long this year but we still had it.

This counselor didn't wear pants all week. It was kinda scandalous.

Me and Laura. I am so incredibly glad she got to come because this year would not have been the same without her.

Meredith and Anna. Some of my greatest friends from Arlington.

Meredith, Aaron, Anna, and Henry. They decided to drink the water in one gulp.

We love Twilight!!! Me, Jennalee, Mandy, Emily, and a counselor, Kim. Two gorgeous girls from my cabin. Miranda, the one right next to me, and I have gone to Sooner every year together. I love her so much!!!
Anna Barker!! One of my favorite people. And probably the funniest person I know.
A gorgeous sunset Thursday night at the lake.
Meredith and Anna again. All dressed up.

Laura, Meredith, Anna, and me on Monday night.

This kid, Alec, did the whole evolution of dance off of youtube. It was hilarious!!!

The beautiful Maddie Schweiss. I miss her so incredibly much!!!
So Anna drew this weird raccoon thing. I'm making the same face as it.
We take this picture every year. Anna, Me, Maddie, Dith, Laura.

Sooner was absolutely amazing this year. I loved almost every minute of it. (What would Sooner be without a little drama??) I still can't believe that my camping days are over. But I am so thankful for the wonderful, wonderful years I spent there. This camp changed my life. The relationships I made and strengthened there are ones that time really can't destroy. I know that I will never spend a week with most of those people again and that I probably won't see a lot of them until the day we meet again in Heaven. But that in no way means that I won't still think about them. I know that I can call almost anyone from Sooner anytime I need anything. No matter what time of day or night. I love that place and those people.

Phillipians 1:3 "I thank my God every time I remember you."


Ledbetter Fam said...

So fun!!! Dear old Sooner Youth Camp. I'll remember You!


DeeDee said...

hey Karissa I have met you once, but i doubt you remember me. I am friends with your mom. I just happened to come across your blog through Summer's blog.

Marna Wewe is one of my oldest friends. We have been friends since before we were 2. We were both in each other's weddings. I think Marna and Kyle have a special connection w/ Sooner. That is where they first met, but I am sure they told you about that,