Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Keep on

Though summer camping's at a slight stand still... we'll still keep on going around here (just in our own small quarantined spaces).. so we're asking you to please keep on praying for this place and what the Lord has in store for the rest of our summer. The flu seemed to tear through the camp last week... we're so thankful to have had an incredible medical team here (We love Miss Micah)... but the hard stuffs not over yet... we have to recieve the go signal from the state health department...and need for all staff to be well here in order to do that. Several are recovering now so please pray for them... and that it will stop there. Every week that's cancelled means financial strain not only on the camp but many YL areas...and each cancelled week ends up effecting thousands of people involved in the big picture... but most importantly, close to 700 highschoolers will miss out on experiencing the "best week of their life" and hearing the gospel in such a clear and tangible way. But we know God's even bigger than that-- we know He can and does open the eyes and hearts of so many to their need for Jesus and abundant life with Him without setting foot in a camp like this- so we just pray that His will be done... that folks will get to hear about Jesus no matter where they are... and that those who are sick will be healed... bodies and hearts. Daddy's job and world have been turned upside down for a few days too... He's amazing...hanging in there, but could use some rest and energy himself. Me, Henry, Lincoln, and Mommy have just been staying put... everyone here has been asked to put a pause on social activity for now to stop the spread of the flu (we wave at our neighbors from a distance, sadly)... but we can and have been going to the pool everyday (chlorine saves the day for antsy little people) And Mommy's had time to throw together a quick musical montage for your entertainment. She really needs no excuse for montages, though. Just before our visit from the Flu (which thankfully our family hasn't made personal acquaintances with yet)... Daddy was completing a project for Mommy. I think they've both once or twice wished they'd agreed on my pink idea... but it'll do for now...
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

The flu

It's here... please pray for all those affected... which means everyone... for campers sent home, for those leaving today, for camp staff and kids... especially the littlest ones. We're closing down this next week which is a pretty huge deal. We'll keep you updated... in the meantime please pray with us!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

it's not supposed to be this way!!

Mommy says she should have at least had a couple of months of contented sitting up and playing by himself before this happened!!! But oh well... me and Henry got so excited today b/c it means he can be a part of the action now. Later on in the day we realized he only knows one game and we have to do most of the work.... it's called Keep-Away!



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also the bonus feature of the day is this:

the way before (6 yrs ago):

mommy being swept off her feet by a vehicle= $600
mommy being swept off her feet by Daddy= priceless!



the before (upon reuniting 6 months ago):





and the after...

check back very soon, we bought the paint! (Daddy almost let me pick but since there are more boys than girls around here lately he passed on pink)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

home from home

we're back home from home! 3,000 miles between the two, but they're both our favorite places!

Back in NC, we showed our old playground to our new brother at Grandpa's picnic...


we sweated with our cousins in WS and Boone (humidity's overated... but cousin's definetely aren't)



we squeezed Caroline!

we did this alot...

mommy and daddy burned alot of calories this way...


mommy and daddy earned alot of calories this way...

we relaxed...



We did weird things...





Barrett and Lincoln got acquainted....

we got wet... aunt brooke ate a snake...

we opted for donuts instead...

we loved every minute of our time with our family and friends!