July 2, 2008

something to brag about



for as long as i have been going to youth camp with our students (7 years) i have never had to go thru MUD MOUNTAIN. it is the most loved event of all the activities we do while at camp. this year, though a couple of the girls had medical problems and could not. this left us one short, so i jumped in. i took the chicken in my left hand and held my other 2 teammates hands and we were off. sprinting down and around the tree. then there is the first mountain. i am half way up and without seeing the person a bucket of mud in thrown in my direction. he had very good aim! i was shocked but focused on getting over. i slide down and start to climb the second mountain. my foot gets stuck. i almost lose a shoe. i can only see out one eye but again i'm staying focused on getting over. once i slide down and slip a couple of times trying to stand i realize that i'm waiting on my teammates. ME, A 31 YEAR OLD, MOTHER OF 2, FIRST TIME EVER DOING MUD MOUNTAIN FINISHED BEFORE 5 OTHER TEENAGERS!!!!!! i am proud of this accomplishment! crazy to think that getting so muddy is fun but i hope that i get to do it again next year! chad was a sweet guy and let me use his shirt so i could see again. the only bad part about this whole mud mountain thing - you have to clean off in the smelly creek.












10 comments:

Pops said...

Wow! Looks like fun and very messy!
Proud of you! LYT! Pops

Billeter said...

Oh ya baby!! I am so proud to see you all dirty..You go girl ..Your the bomb.com...Your the Best..We love this Family .

Love The Billeter Bunch

Anonymous said...

Good times!
I am enjoying your blog.
Chad

Summer said...

that is disgusting. i can't believe you did that. i think i want to take a shower for you now.

Daisy said...

why isn't chad all muddy?

Anonymous said...

chad was "the man" aka rec director. he drove around in a golf cart in the afternoons making sure all the games were getting started on time, finding teams of students who weren't there, all the games equipment was there, keeping score at the end of each day etc... its a hard job & i'm glad he got to do it because that meant free rides on the golf cart!!!
he has done it in the past, though.
i love you daisy!

Amy Van Pay said...

Ahhh, memories! It's been awhile since I've had to dig dried up mud out of my ear (and elsewhere...)! I have to say it was secretly my favorite event. Congratulations on your first go at it!

Hazel said...

OMG!!! THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Wow that is a lot of mud. Do your clothes come clean after that?

I'm excited to see you have joined the wonderful world of blogging- I hope you have fun with it like I have. I have subscribed and will check in regularly! Let me know if you need any pointers.

sherri said...

That is gross! I am impressed that you did that though! Did it smell as bad as it looks like it did?!