At the end of July the Lord made a way for the kids and I to go to Family Camp. Jon wasn’t able to go with us because of an upcoming job change and all the steps involved with that. Chris and Haley were good enough to help us out. Haley, Anna and Josh rode in my van with me, Abbie and Lydia. Chris took all the rest of the boys. Haley helped with the driving when Lydia needed to eat. It worked out great and I think everyone had a good time.
Let’s start here…
Lydia got her very own camp shirt.
This was during fun time…Haley had to throw grapes or marshmallows into the boys’ mouths. Some of them did really well and others had a more difficult time.
I think this was the same day during fun time. Abbie was trying to get the noodles onto a spaghetti noodle. Whew! It IS as hard as it sounds.
They smeared Vaseline on Zeke’s nose so that he could pick up the cotton balls from the bowl and carry them to the table behind him. Worked great the first time.
And then there was Nathan trying to shoot the cans off the table with rubber bands. He had a difficult time accomplishing this task…and was pretty tweaked with himself afterward.
We also had a really good service that night. Brother Brandon Allen was our evangelist and he did an excellent job of preaching to the kids. They really responded and spent quite a bit of time in the altar.
Nathan was really good to come and check on me at least once a day. He even came and helped with Lydia when he could.
The next day in Haley’s class they made balloon muscles.
Haley and I got to play ping pong a couple of times. That was a lot of fun!
This was also quite a sight to behold.
Zeke got to help with devotions one morning. You should have seen his victory dance. I had my hands full and couldn’t get to my camera. It was pretty great!
This was the “teen” class taught by Brother and Sister Clarkson. Brother Clarkson was telling the class a little bit about drills from prison boot camp and then having them demonstrate, of course.
Another really good altar service.
The last night we did an auction again. Brother Chris and Brother Daryl were the auctioneers and Brother Chris enlisted the help of Paco, as well. Brother Chris is a natural puppeteer.
To end this post, I’ll leave you with a picture of the babies with their camp shirts.
I am so thankful that we were able to got to camp. We were all tremendously blessed!!