Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Endeavor day 3

Monday: Courageous Femininity

"Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love." 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

"Likewise, I want women to adorn themselves with proper clothing, modestly and discreetly, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly garments, but rather by means of good works, as is proper for women making a claim to godliness." 1 Timothy 2:9-10

This morning started out with a breakfast tea. Each girl brought her own tea cup, so all the cups were different--there was so much beautiful color just in the cups. =) This was another of my favorite meals! (I have decided that there can't be a single favorite anything about Endeavor, it was all so magnificent!) All the food was delicious; we enjoyed sausage balls, raisin and cream scones, spinach quiche, cheese biscuits, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, and a lovely black tea called Emperor's Bride. After the meal, Mrs. Barber and Mrs. Gibson talked to us about tea. We learned how to prepare the tea itself and tips on keeping tea warm, presenting tea, and just enjoying it.

The next session was Photography with Elise Hall. This was neat. She had made a slideshow of her work and some pictures her friends took. While we looked at them she explained the qualities that made them good and shared with us tips on how we could take better pictures. We then had another breakout session, this time learning cosmetology--focusing on makeup, a bit more calligraphy, and basic car mechanics:

After lunch we all split up into 4 vans and a car and caravanned to a nearby Boy Scout camp. Here we all solved team-building challenges...and just had some outdoor/muddy fun!
top row: Hollie, Marilee, Valen, Bryn, me, Mrs. Gebert, Rachel, Ashleigh, Carolyn, Rebekah, Molly
bottom row: Catherine, Elise, Anna, Meredith, Hannah, Victoria

Back at the mansion, we cleaned up and enjoyed a Stand-up dinner. We ate finger foods such as cheese and crackers, strips of grilled chicken, and a variety of nuts. The trick was that we were supposed to carry a plate, hold a cup, mingle with people, and still be elegant! =) I had a great time!


Sarah said...

Car mechanics and team-building were both new this year. You'll have to teach me the former, though Survival was probably a good enough experience of the latter. :) I can't wait to hear the photography tips!

caitygirl said...

o really? I wonder how they squeezed more into the week?!? yeah, survival is a lot like the team-building activities, except on steroids =D i'll try to gather some of my pictures and show you some of the tips that Elise was showing us for the photography session.-fishy