Monday, June 21, 2010

As a mother Hen gathereth up her Chicks...

This smile and those twinkling eyes are what I got to hang out with up at the Stake Chick 'n Hen Retreat over the weekend. It was so much fun to spend time with a girl who is almost ALWAYS happy and smiling! She was a little disappointed when her name was finally called for Karaoke (after waiting 90 minutes!) and they didn't have the song she'd picked, but we made up for it by dancing to everyone else's VERY BADLY OUT OF TUNE karaoke, going on a nature walk & collecting flowers and leaves to put on our nature bracelets, eating s'mores made from GIANT marshmallows, attending the flag raising & lowering ceremonies, and listening to Sister Kathy Jenson talk about what it means to thrive (more on that later). It was so nice to just give Maggie ALL of my attention and to be able to appreciate the young woman she's starting to become. I really can't wait to do it again...and hopefully remember to bring earplugs and extra blankets next time.

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