Sunday, July 27, 2014

photos from camp

As the photos from gym camp roll in I can literally feel the love coming with them. Love from camp, love from the other gym moms at home, and the love of the girls for each other. 

In this life as a gym mom I have made many friends. Boo has made even more. On Friday as I was ending my shift long after I had driven the big white van back to the gym, the office manager had one last thing I needed to do before I could leave. It was an important request from the gym owner. It was to view 2 photos of Boo, Gabby, and the new Little on the optional team seated inside the plane together. Boo and her window seat beside Gabby, her protector, and Little with her good sense of humor and easy going nature (also the gym owners own daughter).

Couldn't really ask for anything better than this. I think gym love is like religion. You, your family, & of course your child, spend so much time and energy there it has to be something you honestly believe in. And one gym does not fit all. 

Nothing will be perfect, fault is easy to find when you are looking for it. Once we had doubts. I am grateful I had the chance to see just how good we have it at our gym. 

Standing here, day 3 of my homeschooled never gone away child being 2 states away at gym camp I can say, I am a believer in us. I am not an easy convert but I am also not so dense as to ignore what is so obviously right in front of me. For us this gym is most certainly the place. The things that matter to us as a family are right here at GTC.

How well my child does in this crazy sport is really up to her. And in everything else, in opportunities offered, skilled & caring coaching, positive environments, safety, support, community, and love, she is in excellent hands. 


Saturday, July 26, 2014


There is Boo off to her first ever sleep away camp.  Of course it is a gym camp. Held in southern California. Perk of working the at the gym the morning they took off I got to help shuttle a little under half of the girls on the team, one of their coaches, and the gym owner off to the airport.
Also got to snap some parting pics curb side as SLC international.

This pic was sent from her coach showing Boo about to board. She has flown before but she was so young she has no memory of it. 

And next thing we hear & see from her.....THE BEACH! 
She may never want to come home.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

days and days and days

 Let's one was the all breeds horse show, preferred gait where Boo was the only youth rider in the division :)
 She was hosted/treated by my wonderful cousin Becky, her sweet husband Alan, and their amazing friend Linda. They took care of everything! Boo left gym early to go and I followed later after I got off work. 
While I was leaving the gym her coaches demanded lots of photos. It was nice to know they support her in and out of the gym.
 The Grow-Twigs showed up too! We have great friends!!!
 How do you top off your first horse show? 
The next day you go to the lake with more great friends and their family!
Big and Little Boo <3
They were pretty much joined at the hip.
Little Boo's papa sneaking in on the fun.
And then the next day we packed up and headed for Lava Hot Springs, Idaho for my family's annual over night extravaganza.
The gorgeous house we all stay at The Inn At Owl Creek.
Boo is pretty sure it is Fablehaven. 
It is an action packed 2 days filled with cousins and other wild things.
Including Boo's new love: a mule.
Hula hoops and rockets
Fun for all ages. That is Boo's papa and my uncle making "improvements" on the water bottle rockets.
Games, tons of food, and laughter. 
My family is very funny :)

Just when you think that is enough days of fun we came home to a field of potatoes ready to pull and eat. 
Summer is in full swing.
(send coffee this mom is very, very tired!)