Candy, pretzels and truffles -- OH MY!

The last few weeks were dominated by our Young Women's fundraiser for Girl's Camp. There was a lot of planning, shopping, pricing, printing, announcing, organizing, assigning, tallying, e-mailing. . . And as Camp Director I get to do it all!! I absolutely LOVE my girls, though, so I'm not complaining.

Friday morning I spent an HOUR crushing packages of oreos in my blender. There was black oreo dust over every surface of my kitchen. Then Rikelle, wh had just dipped 150 pretzels in home-made caramel, came over and we mixed and rolled 350 oreo truffles which then sat in my fridge over night.
Saturday we met at 2:30 and stuffed candygrams, put together boxes, dipped everything in chocolate and packaged everything beautifully. I may have been the truffle Nazi and wouldn't let the girls eat any of them so a few (a lot) "accidentally" got dropped on the floor.

The girls worked hard and we got 36 candygrams stuffer, 350 truffles (minus a few) and 120 pretzels dipped and packaged in just 2.5 hours.
There was, of course, no time to spare because the girls went straight into babysitting 20 kids from the Ward while their parents went out on Valentine's dates. Those girls earned every single penny they made. I was really proud of how hard they worked.

It was a great experience for me because I saw how much WORK helped the girls bond. Our Ward split/realigned a few months ago, and while the girls have been nice to each other, I felt like they were finally coming together as friends.

At the same time, it was a loooong evening and at 9 I was ready to crawl into bed (well, at least ready to put Luke into bed who is on nap strike right now and turns into a raving lunatic at 6 pm). As I turned out of the parking lot, I got a call from one of my Laurels who wanted to know if we were still going to go decorate Stepahnie's yard for her birthday. Those girls have BOUNDLESS energy!!


Anonymous said...

After reading all of the work you did WOW is all I have energy for!
You are amazing and so are your girls!
Love Aunt Beaney

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