One day about a week later, Jonathan brought the mail in and opened a letter from Camp Barakel. We were registered for their Labor Day family camp!
It was the best money we've spent all year. There was plenty of time for just the 5 of us, the chapel messages were wonderful and convicting, the boys had fun in their very own chapel class, and Heidi learned to be ok without Mommy in their nursery. We hiked, took naps, sipped hot cocoa, talked, went for a hayride in Huron National Forest, got to visit with new people (Christians from Korea over here studying for a year, a couple with grown children who encouraged us to be faithful in training our children, a young mom and her son on the hayride), and Jonathan and I got to go on their 950ft. zipline. THAT was fun!
And now it's back to late summer in Ohio - freezing produce, mowing the grass, getting ready for fall harvest. But we are all refreshed, and the boys have had their scope of imagination greatly increased! Their tube slide on their playplace is now the "thunder express" slide from camp, the guy wires coming off the electric poles in the yard are the ziplines, and they "hike" everywhere they go. So funny to watch!
|Our first glimpse of camp!|
|Loading up for the hayride!|
|our little family|
|Jonathan on the zipline|
|Me, loving the zipline!|
|Found this old International truck, and had to take some pics!|
|My four favorite people!|
|My little men|
|Could she get any cuter?!|
|Momma and the kiddies|
|Kenny was happy the top bunks had rails!|
|Sam's first time on a top bunk. Happy much?|
|Yes, we plan to return!|