When I was younger and in the Youth at Church, every summer we went to Young Women’s Girls Camp and my partner in crime was always Hanah. There aren’t a lot of memories from Church back in the day that don’t involve Hanah. Whether I was helping her boyfriend at the time figure out how to see her or talking about anything and everything at her house, my house or in Young Women’s class, we were always together.
..and I have a lot of pictures to back up that statement. This week’s throwback picture is from Girls Camp when we were, around 15 and 16 (Hanah’s a year older than me). I don’t remember much about where this picture was taken but I do know it was taken after our big camp picture that we took every year.
Look at us, we were freaking babies! I can’t believe it!
I have been dying to see Sammy J in concert ever since I found out that he was coming to California way back in January. At the time, I was pretty obsessed with his song Waiting and with his voice as well. I remember sitting in the stands at Brenna’s game one night, singing along to the song playing on my phone when I started googling his tour dates. I found out that he was going to be in town in April and immediately asked my friends to go with me.
I got responses immediately from most of them and they were all a go…and this is one of the things we planned on that we actually followed through on. Mulu and I didn’t make it out to Vegas for the Rugby tournament but I wasn’t going to miss out on Sammy J too.
I had a blast. We missed the first opening act, The Late Ones (haha, we were the late ones that night) which was a bummer because I actually know those kids. I know their parents and I remember them as little kids but my kids kept me from getting to the venue earlier to catch their performance.
Still, the concert was fantastic. We caught Tenelle’s performance and while she sang a lot of covers, she did rock the hell out of them and had Meghan and I scream singing our asses off to the two songs of hers that I knew. Haha. She was great.
The crowd was jamming hard when Tenelle was on stage but the minute that Sammy J came out, the crowd somehow got bigger and they just erupted. It was complete madness and that guy from New Zealand rocked the hell out of that crowd. It was one of the funnest things that I’ve done in a while.
I didn’t get a lot of videos of the concert cause I was too busy scream singing my way through the show but here are some that I took. Please excuse Meghan’s big ass head in front of me. Haha.
Sammy J singing Waiting (my song!)
Sammy J and Tenelle singing Say That You Love Me (my other song!)
Also? Please excuse the shakiness of the video too. My arms got tired. LMAO! Freaking Meghan wouldn’t get her damn hand and phone out of my way either. Ehh.
Still, all in all the concert was great. I had a good time with Sammy J (haha), with my girls and I only felt a little bad that Brenna and Makenna (who wanted to go to the concert) stayed behind to babysit Hanah’s kids so that Hanah can go.
Here are some pictures from our night out with Sammy J!
Hanah and I are trying to figure out what our next adventure will be so I’ll update when we figure that out.
I took a break last week because it was Thanksgiving but I’m back this week with some more throwback picture goodness.
This week’s throwback picture features friends from my childhood.
Ralph, Hanah and David
Check out Hanah pimping it between a used car salesman and Samoa’s wannabe GQ model. Oh man, talk about good ol’ days. If I remember correctly, this was at the fireside for our Mini Missions back when I was either 14 or 15. I remember that Leitina was my mission companion that weekend.
I have really fond memories of being a youth in the Nu’umau Ward. From girls camp to seminary with Ralph’s bad ass and then who could forget Ralph and Ingrid’s fight at the Manhattan Beach chapel? I look back and laugh because I had a good childhood with these guys. I’m fortunate that I keep in touch with all of my Nu’umau friends from back in the day. I’m sad that Brenna doesn’t have these kinds of memories. The youth program these days isn’t the same as they were when I was in the youth.