Tuesday, July 14, 2009


"Real charity is not something you give away; it is something that you acquire and make a part of yourself. And when the virtue of charity becomes implanted in your heart, you are never the same again." -Marvin J. Ashton

Charity is the theme for camp today. I love how this quote describes the true essence of charity as not something you give, but something you actually acquire as a part of yourself, and your heart. I think that true charity is not an action, but an actual character trait. For my handout I found these really cute wedding bubbles in multiple colors that have a little "heart" handle, and wand. I made some little streamers with hearts on the end in coordinating colors, and attached the quote from Marvin J. Ashton. I also sprayed some glitter on the paper hearts! Glitter makes everything better!

I join the girls and other leaders tomorrow afternoon! I can't wait!

We've also had another mishap at our house. I've decided I'm just ready for this year to be over! My little cowgirl fell yesterday, and bashed her jaw hard on the edge of the counter. She scraped the heck out of it, and also is having pain when she moves it back and forth. I'm a little worried, and I can't decide whether I need to take her in or not. She can eat okay, but sometimes the pain gets a lot worse, and sometimes she says it feels lots better. Should I just give it a few days? Or should I take her in...just to be safe? We're self employed, and the medical bills are piling up! Not that that matters in the face of my children's health...it's just something I take into consideration now, when deciding whether to rush into the dr. or not!

Well, I'm off to make sugar cookies with my kids! They weren't too happy yesterday when I packed up every single cookie I had made Sunday, and decorated Monday morning, and sent them off to girl's camp! So I promised them we'd make some for us today! Hope you're all having a fabulous Tuesday!


Jenny said...

Those are so cute! Very creative.

Poor cowgirl! That looks very painful. I'm sure it's just bruised and will hurt for awhile. You could just call and ask what they think.

Sometimes I am able to call and talk to the nurse for things to look for, without having to actually take my daughter in to the office. Not only because of the copay, but also because of the exposure to germs.

I hope she feels better soon.

Amy said...

Oh my I hope she is okay. That looks so bad and must really hurt. Have fun at camp tomorrow.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Poor little thing. I'd probably call and ask the nurse just to be sure. :)

I hope you have a wonderful time!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Oh - your poor daughter! I hope she feels better soon! Ouch! Have a wonderful time a girls camp!


Koko said...

It's always so hard to know whether to go to the doctor or not. I would probably ice it off and on for a few hours. Calling a nurse isn't a bad idea. Put some neosporin on it. Poor thing -- both of you!

Have fun at Girls Camp! P.S. 1 Corinthians 13 is my FAVORITE chapter of scriptures and goes well with your theme...not to always be the seminary teacher, but I really do love it. haha

shortmama said...

Poor cowgirl! Looks painful. I personally wouldnt take her in but I agree with maybe just calling to ask what to look for. Have fun at camp!

Rachelle said...

I agree with calling the nurse.

Hope she feels better soon.

Macey said...

Yep, call the nurse. They are usually more helpful than the dr's!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Ouch! That looks like it hurts! Hope she feels better very quickly!

Shawn said...

I'm sure it's just a bad bruise. You know how tender bruises can be and being that her jaw is used a lot, especially is she's a chatty as mine, she will feel it more than if it were anywhere else.

I hope she's feeling better soon.

Have a great time at Girls Camp!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

I agree with the other moms. It looks bruised to me too. You use your jaw a lot so I am sure it will be tender for awhile. I stumbled across your blog when I googled modge podge tonight. My husband is off at scout camp and I needed some crafty ideas. I loved your FOREVER sign that you did with the 2X4's and craft paper! I am going to have to do something like that now. Thanks for sharing your blog, I am sure I will be back soon! Until we meet again...:)

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

"Glitter makes everything better." I'm going to use that as my motto today!

Your poor daughter...I hope her jaw isn't too sore today. Maybe the sugar cookies were good medicine.

Glad I found your blog!

Marrdy said...

Oh poor baby! My oldest did that once and I felt so bad for him. He did survive, thank goodness.

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Ow. That one looks like it hurt, but hopefully it will not require a trip to the dr.

kado! said...

love that quote.....and ohch...hope she is feeling better now. OUCH!