Saturday, May 15, 2010

Crazy Morning at Kanakuk K2...

Well, this morning is CRAZY. Shay, Lulu, and I have been out at K2 since Tuesday and it has been somewhat peaceful for Lulu and I as it's just the K2 "uncles" that are here right now doing all the big projects to have K2 somewhat ready for staff to come. But this morning that all changed. I have been laughing at what all my morning entailed...

1. Something fishy is smelling in our bedroom...ewww, sick (as my friend Ang used to say)

2. Construction zone...they are building onto our house out here for Lulu and baby #2 for next summer...thinkin' ahead! So there are electricians, builders, and all our maintenance men kickin it 2 feet outside our bedroom.

3. I dug through a whole bag of trash (old food, used lysol wipes, diapers, ewww sick!) trying to find my red clipboard thingy that is like connected to my hip for all summer...I think I accidentally tossed it thinking it was my old broken one...but alas I found my old one and so I'm guessing that was the new one...sad day.

4. Lulu is sleeping in her car seat (as she does every morning) placed in our sink area in our cabin...hysterical! She's a trooper! But what that means is that I haven't washed my hands from digging in the trash...don't worry I have germ-x-ed them.

So the sign above is my life right now...crazy woman out at K2! Beware! It's a fun crazy but nonetheless...crazy! Can't wait for the K2 girls leadership to start rolling out on Sunday/Monday and then our staff begin to come on May 19th and then alot of staff come on May 21st and THEN K2 SUMMER 2010 AT KANAKUK BEGINS ON JUNE 1ST! Woohoo!!! I just got crazier...

Be awesome, love Jesus and go wash your hands,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Kanakuk Party Breakdown Part 5 of 5...

PARTY:Afterdark in the Ark
TERMS: (13 Day Terms 2,4,6) (25 Day Terms 1,2,3)
Whoa horsies—hang on hippo—and cool it cheetah: we’re not getting off this boat just yet: there’s time for one more fun-filled fiesta while we’re all stuck in here together! As the dove brought back good news and the flood-waters started receding you know the animals were ready to rock Noah’s Ark with one last boisterous blowout! The jackrabbits played jazz, the chimps did the “cha-cha,” the bears led bingo, and the dingos brought a 7-layer dip!! It was a celebration of salvation and a beast of a bash! This summer we’re kickin’ it old school…Old Testament school that is, as we imagine “Noah’s Ark: After Dark!” With the vast menagerie of animals on the Ark there’s no telling what kind of reptilian revelry would have occured. That's right, this summer we are parking the Ark right inside the confines of Kanakuk K2. You will find a whole host of animals dancing 2 by 2 to the beats of DJ's Shem, Ham, and Japheth! You can also expect to meet an Ardvark named Mark at Afterdark in the Ark. Call the cockatoos, text the tigers, and e-vite the iguanas---there’s a party on the deck and every species is invited!
Costume Breakdown:
Basically any animal in the whole wide world will get you into this party! This party is going to probably be our biggest construction party as we will most likely build an ark...of some kind. So be ready! You can go all out and order a costume from the bazillion costume sites online or you can DIY (do-it-yourself) with some sweats outfits, paper, and a headband. Go with your favorite animal or an animal you want to learn about as you make your outfit. Whatever it is just do and wear something. Oh and you could also come as Noah (if you are a boy happening to read this that is attending K2 this summer) or the wives of Noah and his sons that were on the ship too. Any sheet will do the trick for a biblical costume.
Good Costumes:

Be awesome, love Jesus and party at the Ark,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /
pictures: and noah's ark in branson, mo on top of post

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Kanakuk Party Breakdown Part 4 of 5...

PARTY: World's Fair
TERMS: (13 Day Terms 2,4,6) (25 Day Terms 1,2,3)
Ni hao, bon jour, and wassup!!! 2010 is the year of the Winter Olympics and the World Cup of Soccer—a year of celebrating the colors, cuisine, camaraderie, and cultures of the world!!! In honor of this, we’re joining the festivities—Kanakuk Style!!! This summer we’ll be hosting the Kanakuk World’s Fair and you are invited! So, if you’ve ever dreamed of being a Swiss Miss, an adventurous Aussie, a Saharan sheik, or a French Fried potato—this is your chance to get down with your international self! So put on your wooden shoes, brush up on your Bulgarian, and pack your passport because this summer the nations of the world will be showing off in the “Show Me State.” Join us this summer as we dance to the didgeridoo, feast on falafel, and sing “We are the World” in a dozen different dialects at the KANAKUK WORLD’S FAIR!!!
Costume Breakdown:
Any country, any heritage (within modesty and respectfulness). We are honoring the diversity of the world. Speaking of could just come as the earth or the solar system...I would laugh for sure! Or you could go bright, colorful from Mexico or classic and sophisticated from China. You could be Lady Liberty for the USA or come as a the World's Fair Elephant tamer...oh, that would make me laugh too! Anyways, the ferris wheel is the limit!
Good Costumes (courtesy of or Silver Dollar City Worldfest)

One more party to go...who's getting excited? ME!
Be awesome, love Jesus and Go World!
Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /

Friday, May 7, 2010

Miley Cyrus...

Oh, goodness, fellow Kanakuk girlies I could be walking a very fine line. I was bombarded today with articles on every search engine about Miley's new video. I want to be so very careful in this blog to by no means cast judgement or gossip. I hesitate with each letter on my keyboard...but I also feel as if I should blog on this to simply focus on ONE comment that made it very clear I had to blog on this. Whether you love Miley/Hannah...I must admit I love the precious Hannah Montana reruns they are doing on Disney right now...but I must admit it scares me how hard she is trying to get away from innocence...Friends, innocence is a great thing. Anyways, that's a whole different post.

I watched the video this morning and just was sad. Not mad, not frustrated and not even sadly surprised...I think I am sad because this path of bodies, walking the line with moves in this video, and shots of close faces (I'm putting all these very simply as opposed to what they probably actually are in the video) truly makes me sad, not in a judgemental way but in a way that the world is just so loud and appealing. I hate that most of you might even watch this and think "She looks great or sexy," "I love this video, it's so cool," or "I want to be, fame, clothes, guys." I read the lyrics of this song...and once again I just was sad. I know it's just Miley Cyrus...but she is holding the banner of Jesus. The same Jesus that loves her and made her innermost being. The same Jesus that wants her body to be His and someday her hubbies...not flirting with lines of up close shots with guys and girls. Pause, I ramble...again, my heart is not I will stop and simply focus on the quote from a comment left on a site:

Tue, May 4, 2010, 4:42 PM
I have a confession. I could not even remotely bring myself to watch this video…The explicit details behind its content is enough. Once again, our Southern “Christians” turned rocked stars are at it again, professing being saved by Jesus and holding onto their virginity. First, it was the pop princess Britney Spears 10 years ago, then the preacher’s kids, Jessica and Ashlee; and now, should we be surprised, the Cyruses have sold their daughter into virtual prostitution. I believe in Jesus, too, and I’m a wild girl, but I never professed my virginity, nor pretended to be a faithful follower at every turn. I hate the hypocricy these “wanna be Christians” bring to the table. Just admit that you would rather follow the money than God. I would respect that honesty far more than the unbridled c*#p you all have been selling.

I don't know what gal left this but if I were to dream up a character I would say it's a gal that knows Jesus but is "wild." She sounds like she has gone through some "stuff," whatever that might be. And what made me sad was that from her comment if feels like "christians" have let her down time after time. She wants to see an AUTHENTIC woman who loves the Lord...or don't claim it and "follow the money."

I pray today that each of you, as the world yells so very loudly to look sexy at 12 years old or to dance this way at prom this year or to have an attitude that you dominate the whole world...well, I just pray that you would remember God's Word...

Proverbs 31:30
Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Philippians 4:8
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure...think about such things.

Psalm 27:4
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to meditate in His temple.

Be awesome, love Jesus and be ALL HIS,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Well, the Robbins (that would be Shay, Lulu, and I) are adding to the fam again! I know, I know...I just had one right. Yes, Yes I did. But God's timing is perfect...or at least that is what I am having to say over and over in my head. Just kidding! We are pumped and excited for baby #2!!! Lulu will be just turning 1 when the new sister or brother arrives!

Yay for family!

Be awesome, love Jesus and another Robbins,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Kanakuk K2 Party Breakdown Part 3 of 5...

PARTY #3: Color Catastrophe
TERMS: (13 Day Terms 1,3,5) (25 Day Terms 1,2,3)

We have a situation... Darkness has descended and Kamp is dead and dreary. Mona Chrome, the lifeless, self-appointed Mayor of Kanakuk has taken away the colors of the rainbow. Only shades of black and white now exist, thanks to this villainess. How could such a catastrophe occur, you may ask? Mr. ROY G. BIV himself was taken hostage by Mona Chrome and her colorless fiends! What kind of world would we be in without color? Can you imagine Kamp without color? I've seen it, and it's not pretty. Please help us free ROY! I'll bring some brightly colored lights. You bring a heart of courage to stand up to this Dame of Darkness, as well as your brightest colored costumes you have (the more obnoxious the better!) I perceive a showdown between Mona Chrome and ROY G. BIV! So, come this summer boasting in BLUE, yelling out YELLOW, and proudly proclaiming the perfection of PINK, PURPLE, and PERIWINKLE! Hold on to your hat "ROY G BIV" because when Kanakuk celebrates color—we will literally paint the town RED, GREEN, GOLD, and GOLDENROD!!! Get ready for the party that promises to splash and glow with all the shades of the rainbow!

So this party is well, pretty easy to throw something together...basically K2 Girlies throw in your duffle your brightest can have a tie dye shirt with bright pink shorts and rainbow can be a care can make a rainbow out of carboard (really creative but might be hard to transport to kamp but if you can do it then do it girl!)...paint your whole body red with red shirt, shorts and all white and have silver glasses and be the spectrum that reflects light and your favorite crayola color...some of you might have a sun outfit like the ones from the Jimmy Dean commercials, oh that would be funny...oh the possibilities for this party!

Examples of GOOD Costumes:

Not sure why the girl clown is cutting her hair...random! Okay, so I don't know if our 2 week kampers have noticed that as of now I have only done 2 week terms 1, 3, and 5...but you 2 weekers who come Term 2, 4, and 6...don't worry. Yours are coming! Promise!

Be awesome, love Jesus and colors of the wind,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /

(all pictures from search)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kanakuk K2 Party Breakdown Part 2 of 5...

2050 Galactica Spectacula
TERMS: (13 Day Terms 1,3,5) (25 Day Terms 1,2,3)
“Houston—we DO NOT have a problem!” In fact, this summer we’ll be embracing the space race and moon-bouncing off the walls at a party that is too big for our solitary solar system—“THE GALACTICA SPECTACULA “ is a extraterrestrial extravaganza for young and old, human and alien, robot and astronaut! SO eat your heart out, ET—but you won’t want to “phone home” from this phenomenonal fiesta set in the final frontier--charge up that light-saber, refuel the rocket boosters, and RSVP with mission control—because whether you’re a Star Fleet cadet or walking hunk of Kryptonite this party is going to “moon rock” your face off! A curious community of celestial characters await your arrival on the planet “KUK” this summer—set phasers to “fun” ‘cause this summer we’re living life at light-speed at the GALACTICA SPECTACULA!
Party Breakdown - Costume Ideas:
This party is going to be so awesome. Seriously think black lights and spaceships...but in a hip and cool teenage way. Basically you could wear all lime green clothes with some antennas (made out of pipe cleaners) and be great...OR for the more wild at heart you can go all out with foil, foil, and more foil. You can be an astronaut, scientist for NASA or any character from Star Trek. Oh, just typing this makes me want to go find my outfit...I love parties at Kanakuk K2!
Examples of Good Costumes:
Sorry I had no personal pictures for this post. I guess I haven't ever been at K2 for a party like this, hence, no picture of yours truly in any green alien outfit. Enjoy! Post any questions you have and I'll try and answer them for you.

Be awesome, love Jesus and beam me up Scottie,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /