Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Family Camp

Well, I'm still trying to come up w/ pictures from the fair....(I didn't take a camera any of the 5 days!) Will post those pictures if/when I get some from friends. However, the shepherds had a grand time. Lots of blue ribbons and learning! All of their lambs sold at the auction (HOORAY!) and the two breeding ewes are on holiday - hopefully being successfully bred!
Meanwhile, we just attended our church's annual family camp. Such a fun time for the entire family. We didn't have a live speaker, so opted to watch video of R.C Sproul and Alistair Begg. Lots of good learning!
We also more play. There are volleyball competitions to participate in, foosball, ping-pong, horseshoes, and even pinochle (of which Gregg and I are the reigning champions, mind you - 2 years running now)! On Saturday, we divide up into teams based on families. Our team won the "name that tune" game where you use BoomWhackers. We had to identify 20 songs in some amt of time. There are several other activities in this afternoon of fun - getting your entire team across a "no one can touch the ground" field only using a few odd (and very small) items, a water relay in which we got thankfully wet! (This was the hottest family camp we've been too - we are usually battling rain this time of year!), and a variety of tossing games.

There are also three legged races,

Apple Bobbing,

And enjoying friends!

We are all very encouraged and refreshed having spent time w/ our church family!


  1. Our county fair comes up in a couple weeks, and our youngest shepherdess is busy getting ready. Congratulations to your shepherds for their performance at the fair!

  2. thanks for the update! :)


  3. "Yes" to all those ribbons at the fair!!

    And, your church family camp activities look like fabulous fun! All the pictures are wonderful but that last one is darling!! Simply precious!

  4. It looks like a amazing time. Loved seeing all those smiling faces. [o= And it sounds like it was a blessing to all.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

  5. That was so much fun to come out on Sunday...We really had a blast! You have a really neat group of people at your camp. Thank you so much for inviting us.

  6. Family camps are so very nice! Good to hear from you on blogger and see what your family has been up to! : )

  7. Yeah, you are back blogging again. I've missed your posts. I would love to see and hear all about your sheep. Your family camp leaves me feeling envious. It sounds like such fun.. I think it is wonderful to be able to take the whole family to camp... sigh. I have listened to Alistair Begg on the radio, and am very blessed by him.

    So glad you tried and enjoyed the soup by the way.
    Much Love and Blessings,