Well. Family Camp. It was amazing. And not just because I had low expectations. I just didn’t
expect this all week long!
And while I would love to delight you with all 400 photos, I must save some of my vacation splendor for the little Sizzlin’ Summer Vacation Spectacle that I’m hosting on August 29th. You can read all about the giveaway-linky-frenzy, here. You don’t want to miss it!
I will say, it was one high after another
While the kids ran amuck with their counselors at Family Camp, the parents participated in an amazing parenting conference, focusing on raising great kids.
Umm, yeah . . . we completely needed it! (I’ll be sharing some of the fabulous parenting tips I learned later next month)!
I thought I would share the two parts of Family Camp I mentioned the other day: the theme nights and the talent show.
THAT family disguised themselves into various characters for the evening.
It was scary.
This woman looks familiar, but she’s a real enigma.
Sixties Night (I’m so glad we didn’t listen to my son who thought it was sexy night!)
Aren’t we groovy?
THAT family entered the talent show, but we forgot the peanut butter (much to hubby’s relief) for our family’s disgusting skit.
God is good.
So, we created a magic ‘enlarging machine’ thanks to reader, Wendy M. for the idea.
What happens when you throw a rag in? . . . . you get a towel!
What happens when you put in some coins? . . . . you get a $5 bill!
What happens when you spit into the machine? Ask the front row, who were doused with a water gun!
And this is what happens when you throw a toy baby doll in the machine hidden behind the curtain! You get a live one . . .
Who discovered a new love for all things sticky! Hey, it was her vacation too!
THAT family came home dirty, tired and committed to one another.
We even had time to be alone and reconnect! (My new favorite picture because we were on a boat, watching the sun set! I’m telling ya’ll this camp was something else!) Notice how many times I’ve used !!! in this post?
Check out this Pine Cove button . If you want to experience a trip of a lifetime and grow closer to God as a family, this is for you! I don’t think I’ve ever been served in a greater capacity, laughed more or challenged greater. We also met some amazing families.
Make plans to link up at the Sizzlin Summer Vacation Spectacle and you’ll see what other kind of fun was had by THAT family!
P.S. I’m happy to report that we did not make ONE visit to the ER during our week at Family Camp. We only had to seek out the camp nurse for bug bites, a blister, a sore throat and my son’s bleeding gums from the tooth he lost. We did map out the nearest major medical center, because I like to be prepared. I’m just sayin’.