Friday, July 15, 2011

Family Camp 2011

Every summer we spend a week together at IRBC.  We can't decide how many consecutive years we've gone, but it's over 10.  We don't always go the same week.  Throughout the years we've been to Family Camps 1,2,3,and 5.  This year we attended Family Camp 2.  Next year we have reservations for FC 3.

We have several friends that we go with each year.  That's the best part!

I've got tons of pictures to post.

Naomi panning for "gold"

Hudson, Noah & Farah panning for "gold"

Colton ready for the zip line

There he goes!

Jackson, Taylor, Chase, Jeff, Shannon and Bryce in the Mud Pit

It's all fun and games until you get mud in your eyes.

Taylor, Chase, Jeff, Bryce and Shannon playing Tug of War

Jackson playing Tug of War

Alex playing Tug of War in the mud pit

Christmas card?

Bryce striking a pose

Not sure what Hudson was sad about...

Colton conquering the climbing wall.  He's such a monkey.  He completed all six levels, and repeated levels 5 and 6.  Bryce, Tate and Taylor are looking on from above.

Jackson's long, lean body helped him set the speed record up #6.

Katie made it to the top of wall #1

Chase on #6

Alex on #6

Katie tubing with Jeff and Taylor

Katie driving bumper boats

Jackson tubing with Jeff and Taylor

The jet ski needed a rest...

and a tow.

Hudson's turn on the jet ski with Jeff and Macy

Naomi lost both front teeth Friday morning at breakfast.

There are so many fun things about family camp.  Our team won the volleyball tournament this year.  We didn't do as well in the Squinny Ball tournament as usual.  The kids enjoyed the pool.  We played basketball, ga-ga ball (Colton, Chase and Jackson each won the tournament), carnival games, tether ball, and tons of other activities.  Later I'll download some of the pictures taken by the camp photographer. 

The best thing about camp is the Christian environment.  The services are spiritually uplifting.  We get to see friends that we only see at camp each year.  The kids have made many friends over the years.  We would encourage all families to spend a summer recharging at IRBC each year.

"Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you my be wise in your latter days."  Proverbs 19:20

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Katie's 7th Birthday, Naomi's 6th Birthday, and Bryce's 13th Birthday

As I looked back through the labels for my blog posts, I realized that I failed to post pictures of Katie's, Naomi's & Bryce's birthday...back in January, February & March.

No good excuses for the lapse, other than the usual ones. Better late than never!

Maybe by the time she's 17 I'll have mastered the art of making layer cakes that don't tilt to one side.

Such a sweet 6 year old!

Finally a teenager!

"He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he."  Proverbs 16:20

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I Love These Guys

Best Friends

Alex and Jordin playing board games with the littles.

I love this guy.

Best seat in the house.

"Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;  When he shuts his lips he is considered perceptive."  Proverbs 17:28

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Getting In the Hammock...Or Not

"The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below."  Proverbs 15:24