Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer Camp

So, my little (or not so little 'cause she's getting older and i simply must come to terms with it) Parker is leaving for camp in a few hours. I spent a good portion of last night labeling all of her socks and undies and t-shirts and toiletries, packing her trunk, trying to print out some photos (so she doesn't forget who loves her *sniff sniff*) and mentally preparing myself for her 4 week journey. She is leaving to live on a working farm with a whole bunch of girls in northern Vermont. It's a pretty amazing place. They try to run as much of the camp as possible by solar and water power, recycle everything, not use electricity unless absolutely necessary while teaching these girls how to be strong, hardworking, creative, caring, individuals. She is going to have an amazing time (and I am going to miss her).


Somehow in the frenzy of the weekend I managed to make her a new bag for camp. It will be the soon-to-be-available Moop kids bag. It turned out great! She picked out the materials and we talked about the design and what it needed. She chose the sand corded canvas and avocado green organic cotton for the lining (so it's completely washable!). The inside has a 7" zipper pocket along with the two front pockets and one large back pocket (w/ velcro closure). Her favorite feature is the two d-rings on the outside of the bag so she can clip her water bottle, flash light and tchotchkies to (is that how you spell that word?). We'll see how it holds up to the summer camp test. It's built just the same as every Moop bag, so I have all confidence that it will last forever.

So, Jeremy and I are honoring the going away with a short 3day getaway to Montreal. We celebrated our anniversary a few weeks ago and tomorrow is my birthday so it seemed a little getaway made sense and I'm super excited!

Tomorrow I will be 30. I'm not stressed out about 30 and I don't feel old thinking about being 30 (I felt old when I turned 20 and was raising an infant alone). 30 is actually an exciting year for me. So many amazing things have happened and they're only getting better! Jeremy, Parker and I are all in really good stages of life...I think my 30's are going to be great and I can't wait! I'll post some photos of our trip when I return....until then....

9 comments:

  1. Aww.. I have long been a fan of your bags and love the blog. Parker is beautiful, and such a lucky girl! Hope you have a wonderful holiday and birthday! Im turing 30 this year too - kind of strange a feeling... but am trying to adopt a positive attitude too and this post is inspiring me for that! Ta!

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  2. Hello! You have really nice blog and so beautiful bags, and daughter too :)

    I wish you a great holiday and birthday! Don´t worry too much, the summer camp sounds amazing (my son is 9 years old, and any camping is maybe next summer thing for him...)!

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  3. Wow, sounds like a fun camp!
    She's gonna have a blast, and that bag is just perfect.

    Have fun in Montreal ;)

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  4. aw wendy, I miss having you around the store. . Happy birthday and tell parker I said hello ( you know, if you remember when she gets back)

    Always ,
    David

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  5. Happy Birthday!
    and I am really excited about a kids bag:) yea!
    Have a great trip.

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  6. That bag is great, I think it would work well for adults, too, especially with the adjustable strap! Also, 30 is great, you will love it. I turned 30 earlier this year and so far it's wonderful, way better than 29. My 20's were a challenging, time, too, and now that I'm 30 I have to say that I think the 30's are where it's at! Happy Birthday!

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  7. turning 30 wasn't that fun. but my 30s have been awesome so far! don't worry, it's great!

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  8. My 30s are turning out to be the best too, who would have known?!

    Yay you'll be in Montreal! Have you been there before? We live nearby and last time we stayed in Old Montreal and went over to the Biosphere (not to be confused with the Biodome). I highly recommend renting bikes and heading over with a picnic. We saw a family of foxes - 4 baby foxes all leaping and playing while their mom played lookout. You never know what you'll see.

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  9. That bag sounds awesome, this post is super-sweet, and I wanna go to that summer camp!

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