Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Coming Soon!

We are putting tile down in the snack shack. They started laying it today, and will keep working on it tomorrow. I will get pictures and put them up, soon!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

So long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Goodbye

My brother got a job.

Most would look at this as a good thing. "Congratulations, Josh!" "Good for you!" "Way to go!" Well, I say, "STOP TELLING HIM THAT!!!"

My brother didn't just get any job. He got a job for which he has applied, interviewed, been thrice tested, and prayed over the last month or two. Don't get me wrong, I am glad he got the job he has been wanting. I don't begrudge him that. The problem is...it's in Texas.

He got a job at Peterbilt Motors in Denton, Texas. It is a really good job, but it's over two hours away. Whatever will I do without him?

Who will I turn to to dress in ridiculous costumes at various family and public events?

Young Family Reunion 2011

Oklahoma Blizzard 2011

Easter 2011

This one turned out good...look how happy those kiddies are!

Who will I make fun of for doing this to two phones in less than a month?Not a cheap phone either. It is, er...was, a Droid.

So I guess it all boils down to this, my best source of local entertainment is moving far, far away.

(Great symbolism, right? He's sitting far, far away with a Texas flag above his head...)

In all seriousness, I love my brother, and I'm sad that he is leaving. I am happy he got his job and that he is getting to move back to Texas like he wants, but I'm still sad that he is leaving.

I will miss you, brudder!

Regretfully they tell us,
But firmly they compel us,
To say goodbye
To you.

(Sorry, I love "The Sound of Music!")

Saturday, May 21, 2011


A couple of weeks ago, I tried to make some minor design changes to my blog. Something went terribly wrong. This amateur should never mess with the HTML code. I got so frustrated with it, I shut it down (or so I thought) and decided to just let it be for awhile.

Apparently, I didn't shut it down as well as I thought I did, and that resulted in a lovely post from my brother. What did we learn? That Josh can't spell "amazing." As revenge, I bring you this lovely picture of the hacker:

Special thanks to Anna Hogan.
I "borrowed/stole" this picture from her.

Anyways...tonight, or rather last night since it is now after midnight, I decided to try again. I've been working on it for about 5 hours and I finally think I got it situated again.

Camp is in just two weeks. Tomorrow, Dad, Bro. Robert Cartmell, and Bro. Dale Birchett will be putting in new pool liners. We've had the same liners since we got the pools 10 years ago. They were way over their life expectancy. I'll try to get some pictures tomorrow.

The guy staff members will be out Sunday night after church to start their work weeks. The girls will be out the week after. Camp starts two weeks from Monday. Anticipation is building! We're kicking off the summer with Bro. Rick Dawson. What an awesome way to start the season!

I will do my absolute best (it hasn't been that great thus far) to stay updated each week on what is going on at the camp. I am not traveling out of the country, planning on getting pneumonia, or anticipating any car accidents that might keep me from being responsible and updating. {fingers crossed}

See you all soon!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Ok, so this may be Holli's blog, but this is what happens when you leave your blog logged into your wonderful, amzing, handsome little brothers computer!!! Love ya Holli!!