Friday, May 15, 2009

Tank Tops for Summer...

this is one I pink!!!
this is one from Old Navy's website...i think they are called "long layering tanks"

Hey girls,
Well, I can tell that summer is coming because I am getting lots of questions from staff and kampers! Oh, I just can't wait for you to get to K2!!! Okay, so I gave you a great place to go to get a bathing suit for kamp and now we tackle tank tops. I have recently bought 2 very cute tanks from Old Navy. In Branson, they were like 2 for $10.00. Great deal! I love the ones from Old Navy because I layer them (2, usually a white underneath and a color on top) and they are longer than most tanks! Which is a plus. The straps on these are fine...we just don't want the spaghetti straps! Hope this helps some of you!
Shopping Guru,
Kanakuk Ashley

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Holiday Holla-palooza 13 day terms: 2,4, and 6 - All 25 day terms
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentines, New Year’s, July 4th, President’s Day, and even Labor Day. This party has any holiday you celebrate throughout the year. So come as a turkey or Santa or even Cupid , anything goes! We will be singing carols, decorating Valentine’s cards, having an egg hunt, and eating yummy turkey. All in ONE DAY!

Amigos, Amigos, Amigos!!! 13 day terms: 2, 4, and 6 – All 25 day terms
Hola! You are being invited to a mexican fiesta at K2 this summer! We will be celebrating with sombreros, delicious food, and a fiesta at the end! Throw on your colorful poncho, mexican flag, or the woven bright dresses of the culture south of the border! You never know, we might just eat Taco Bell with Jose Blanco!

Senior Citizen Shindig 13 day terms: 1, 3, and 5 – All 25 day terms
Let's celebrate our "senior" friends! The golden years were a good time…not that you know anything about that since you are teenagers; but tonight, K2 is the golden years! This party is only for 65 years and up! We’ll be playing bingo, shuffleboard, and dominos (with a K2 spin, of course). So put on your wigs, old polyester suits, bring your canes, slide those thick glasses on, and get read to cut a rug! Old Aunt Ethel probably has some moves she can teach ya!

Pirate Prom 2009 13 day terms: 1, 3, and 5 – All 25 day terms
Put on your nicest eyepatch, dust off your wooden leg and walk the plank all the way to the K2 Pirate’s Prom. Girls, you will be dressed in your version of a pirate prom gown (whatever that looks like to you) for a night to remember as you will be wooed by the Pirates who shape up for this night! We will sail the rolling seas with music and laughter in abundance…and there might just be a hidden treasure at the end of the night!

Man vs. Wild 13 day terms: 1, 3, and 5 – All 25 day terms
Survival is the name of the game! Test your wits and your strength against the greatest forces of nature. K2 Kampers, come as the outdoor survival man (or woman) or come as the most wild animal in the jungles of Africa or desserts of Egypt. Don’t bother packing a meal because there will be plenty of berries, wilderness made sushi, and cactus juice (ah, we’re just kidding about the food). Be ready to survive the outdoors of K2 this summer.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Great site for your Kamp Swimsuit...

Hey friends,
Well, today I thought I would blog about swimsuits. I am starting to think of ordering one because of the bump that daily, and I do mean daily, is getting bigger and bigger with little Baby Robbins! Last year a great kamper, although I can't remember who told me about this site but I know she was a great kamper, showed me It's like great brands but better prices. It's awesome! They have the normal blue, black, and red speedos...but then they have really cool designs. The have over 400 "competition swimsuits" that are perfect one-pieces for Kamp. Once you go to the main web-page then click competition swimsuits and there ya go...400 to choose from (I lied, some of them are 2 pieces...don't do those, not that they are bad but modest is hottest at Kanakuk!). Have fun shopping!!! Not sure which one I'm going to purchase but I know it will need to be a bit bigger than normal...I'm going to be a whale by July if this keeps up!

I love K2 pool fun-n-sun (everyone take this class and I'll get to hang with you!)
Kanakuk Ashley Robbins

p.s. my computers acting up so I had more pictures of other bathing suits from the site and it won't let me check out (i should get paid by them for advertising...:) Once you get to the page, click women's swimwear, then competition swimwear for the one pieces.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The "thing" for Ashley Robbins is...

(senior picture pose in front of the washer pit at K2...i'm 28 and taking senior pics is still hysterical!)
Well, friends, there you have it! Like it or not I will be sporting a hair bow each and every day at K2 this summer. I have some small ones, big ones, and some size of my own head ones! So girls, get out your hair bows from 5th and 6th grade (or from a month ago for some who love hair bows) and bring them to kamp this summer. It's sure to be a hit...well, even if it's not a hit, I'll be wearing them!
MOMS/Daughters/Random folks on this site: If you have any bows that are no longer being used I would love any donations. The bigger the better. You can mail them to the Kamp address:
Ashley Robbins
Kanakuk Kamps
1353 Lakeshore Drive
Branson, MO 65616

Hairbow-wearers unite,
Kanakuk Ashley

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Favorite Things about Summer...

Summer...I love summer! Shay and I are pretty much packed up in our Branson cabin to move to our K2 home for 4 months! We leave for K2 on Sunday! Crazy huh! Some of ya'll, I'm sure, are so jealous because you still have 30 or so days...or more! Sorry, I'll see your cute face soon enough! I have all my plastic drawers organized and my party costumes are being created as we created, I mean ordered or bought from thrift stores. Don't forget girls if you are wondering which parties are for your term (2 weekers) you can check out and follow the link to K2 parties! Anyways, hope you are ready for summer too...finish strong with finals, school, etc. Make sure to tell your parents that I'll be blogging at least every other day about what is going on at K2 so parents can see in real time what you all are up to. It's going to be cool!

love ya'll,
kanakuk ashley robbins


1. Of course, my favorite part about summer...KANAKUK K-2!

2. I love sunsets (this pic is one on Table Rock lake). I just feel like the Lord wanted to melt our faces off with awesomeness with sunsets!
3. Strawberries! Yummy! I love strawberries in summer!

4. The sun! I love it being 75 degrees...slight wind, perfect tannin' weather at the K2 pool fun-n-sun class!!! Oh, yeah! I call all time teacher for Pool F&S!

5. K-2 POOL. This picture is not of our pool...but I just love pools! I love the conversations I have sitting around the pool, I love making memories as tri-athlete gals give it all they have to learn those crazy flip turns...I just love the pool!

6. Our very own LAMPE Persimmon Hill Farm. Parents you gotta go here when you drop off and pick up your daughter! Oh my goodness, I am obsessed! They have this blackberry cobbler (they have blueberry, peach, etc too) that I like cannot say no to! And their blueberry muffins...and you can pick fresh blueberrys...and they have these yummy mushroom quesadilla...and also amazing barbeque!!! I'm getting hungry...that's not even pregnancy talking!
7. And finally...Nike Tempo girls know that I love these things! I got 2 new pairs this year on clearance...woohoo!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Panic Moment of a Future Mom...

Girls, I had a somewhat panic moment today as I sat at my desk. It was around 3:36 pm and I was quite tired. Supposedly, that's normal, but still weird because nothing has changed necessarily in my body. Anyways, so I look down at the book I had grabbed from my house out of fear that it would get tossed into a bag then tossed into storage then lost forever. My friend, Bronwyn, loaned me the book and I have barely grazed the pages. I am still somewhat wigged out that right now as I type these words there is a CHILD in my BELLY! What!!!!!! Anways, so I thought I would fill you in on my panic moment of my life right now as a clueless-what-just-happened-this-is-not-real-future mom.

Chapter 5: The 1st Month:
"By the end of the first month, your baby is a tiny, tadpole-like embryo, smaller than a grain of rice. In the next two weeks, the neural tube (which becomes the brain and spinal cord), heart, digestive tract, sensory organs, and arm and leg buds will begin to form."

What are arm/leg "buds?" (please no one answer this for real, I know, just trying to give you a hearty laugh...and by "know," I mean I'll google it later...hehe!)

Chapter 6: The 2nd Month:
"By the end of the second month, the embryo is more human-looking, about 1 1/4 inches long from head to buttocks (one-third of it is they head), and weighs about 1/3 ounce. It has a beating heart, and arms and legs with the beginnings of fingers and toes. Bone starts to replace cartilage."

What a funny looking kiddo? Wonder if the Lord did that just being funny? 1/3 ounce with a alien head! :)

Chapter 7: The 3rd Month: (I am presently in this month...I'm 10 Weeks along)
"By the end of the third month, this tiny human, now a fetus, is 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and weighs about 1/2 ounce. More organs are developing; circulatory and urinary systems are operating; the liver produces bile. Reproductive organs are developed, but the gender of the fetus is difficult to distinguish externally."

Again, what in the world? First off, "embryo" is a child from the 1st day of conception. Second off, yuck, bile!

Well, there are my thoughts from today's panic moment!

crazy mom,
Kanakuk Ashley Robbins