Sunday, June 28, 2009

Youth Conference 96

Regardless of having just graduated, I was eligible for one more Youth Conference. It turned out to be one of the best we had. We drove over to Nauvoo and spent 4 days and 3 nights camping out and seeing the sights. It was interesting, the boys got to stay in cabins, but the girls were all in this one big huge building. Sleeping on the floor of a cafeteria like room.

Cami always was weird on road trips. (I mean, who else would make their teddy bear pretend to pee in a Mtn. Dew bottle, the signal to the other car that we needed a potty break.)
Jenny had cut her hair by this time. I thought it was cute!

I believe this was the YC where Marty and I had the bet. He said he could get more girls' phone numbers than I could get boys. When we got into the van to leave a few days later, I had one more number. So he jumped out of the van, ran across the parking lot and practically accosted two girls. I still think I won.

A lot can happen in a dozen years. In 1999 they started rebuilding the Nauvoo temple. But at the time. This was it....

The Brazil boys. (Corey you know I adore you! But this was sooooo not your best fashion statement.)

The Brazil girls! Beth, Cami, Jenny, Me & Shiloh.

Kara Richey too early in the morning. Kara & I had a lot of fun at Girls' Camp the year before because we were the only 2nd year Youth Leaders. Funny story, I ran into Kara a few years later. At the MTC, in fact. She was headed for Romania. That's the last I ever saw of her.

Random photos of Cami.

Kris Pugh told me one time I was the most intimidating girl he'd ever met. I'm still not sure if that's a good thing or not...

Okay I have a funny story about Andy Ault, but it actually happened a couple of years earlier at Girls' Camp. Andy came to camp that year one evening with his parents because his dad was our Stake President. Technically he wasn't breaking the rules because of who he was with. However, he was wearing shorts, and since Girls' Camp had a strict "long pants only" policy, that was breaking the rules. So Andy had to borrow a pair of jeans from one of the girls to wear for the rest of the day. I'm just glad they weren't my jeans. I think I'd have had a breakdown.

This was the Youth Council that planned YC that year. Shiloh's on the back row next to Jason P. and Sammi. You'll recognize Andy Ault. Sherry and Sally and the boys who's names I don't remember.

Cami and Beth. (Seriously Cami. What was with the tom boy phase.)

Cami had an absolute harem following her around that year. Marty, Brandon, Conrad, and Neil and so many boys I don't remember. Everywhere she went it seemed like there were at least 3 or 4 boys tagging along like little lost puppies.


leschornmom said...

Wow! that's the John I fell in love with!
The on the top right row of the Third pic from the bottom was Ryan Matheny (I am SO not spelling his name right!)

Corey said...

I had to use bad fashion to keep some of the many girls off of me....

I can only handle so many at a time.

Cali and Travis said...

Yeah Corey, you were a stud.

Cathy Shields said...

I went on this trip as a yw leader. I loved it!!

Darryl and Cindy Cunningham said...

This Youth Conference has been the standard to compare all other youth conferences to according to my girls. Because of there talking about it I made sure to stop by Nauvoo in '97.

And Corey, I appreciate you dressing it up a little bit with a button up shirt. After all, you were on holy ground.

Shiloh.... Was that huge, plaid, lumberjack thing really the best we had in the cabin closet for you?

Ryan and Skye Lowry said...

OH MY GOSH! Wasn't it last March that someone was complaining "Oh boo hoo have pitty on me I'm the ugly sister..." when that same sister went to three proms in one year! I only went to one prom all of high school...AND I HAD TO ASK THE GUY! As little brother would say sis, You're Done!

Jacob and Cami said...

I liked to call it my "Comfy" phase! Yes I know "Comfy" is not a style, but I didn't care. And having seen these pictures, I'm not sure why anyone would follow me around. But that was definitely the best Youth Conference!