Monday, August 17, 2009

Centrikid Camp

Anna and her camp counselor- Coach Peter
The four wacky chaperones fromCentral

Anna performing with the praise team on talent night

This summer, the kids from our church had the opportunity to go to Centrikids camp. The camp was held at Toccoa Falls College in northern GA and was EXCELLENT! It was by far one of the best weeks of our children's ministry thus far in my opinion. We took a group of 13 students and 4 chaperones. Both of my brothers have worked Lifeway camps, and I was anxious to see what all the hype was about. Well, I must say, all their talk was truth. Camp was so awesome! It was so exciting to see children worshipping and desiring to learn more about Christ. The camp staff was super. I have never seen a group more intentional about sharing the love of Christ in the lives of the campers as this staff was. I can't say enough about camp. The kids came home fired up, wanting to tell the kids that didn't go what fun it was. It was a life changing week for all that were involved, and I might have learned more than any of the students!

Anna during recreation time
Even recreation time had a biblical purpose
Anna at OMC- the funnest part of the week

Laura and I at the top of the falls- Shh- dont' tell


Cape San Blas 2009

For the past couple of years, our family has visited the small beach town on Cape San Blas on the panhandle of Flordia. It is paradise. Small town, no restaurants, just good family time. The resort we stay at is very family friendly. Swimming pools, tennis courts (out our backdoor this year), playground, and lots of winding non-busy streets for walking or bike riding. Think panama city and then think the direct opposite of it. We enjoyed our week at the beach. The weather cooperated. It was hot, but the water was gorgeous and the kids had a blast "riding the waves". It was a wonderful week, and I am already dreaming of next year's vacation.


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Jordan's Birthday

In June, we celebrated Jordan's sixth birthday. We tried to keep the celebration somewhat low key. We didn't plan an elaborate party, but we did have a large family get together. After Anna's softball game, Mimi & Papa, Nana & Papaw, Brent and Megan came over to our home to celebrate Jordan's special day. We ate cake and ice cream and Jordan opened many nice gifts.

Jordan on his new scooter-skateboard.

Jordan opening his gifts

Indiana Jones cake


Playdoh Playdates

One day this summer, Jordan had a friend come home with him from day camp. Cambelle and Jordan played well together and did lots of fun things, but their favorite activity was playdoh. They took the playdoh onto the front porch and played for an hour or so. It was easy to clean up and encouraged creativty. You should have seen the food creations they made.