Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Home from Family Camp

We are happy to be home for the rest of the summer! Family Camp was a spiritually enriching time, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the friendship of other believers of "like precious faith." We are busy doing laundry and unpacking, preparing for Esther's sister and family to visit for a few days. Anyway, here are a few pictures from camp ...

Gene and Angie Davis did an outstanding job with the children again this year. As you can see, the theme had to do with water.

A LARGE sandbox was built before camp this year. The kids enjoyed getting dirty and playing with their friends. To the left of our kids is Esther Ward. The right, is Jesse Keep.

It was a joy to have the Keep family at camp this year. They are our missionaries to the Philippines. Carolyn, their daughter had a birthday during camp, and we were invited to a birthday party for her after service.

Another highlight for the children was a "petting zoo" right on the Camp Grounds! A family with a farm set up a place with a calf, some sheep, some goats, and a pony. Every afternoon, the kids could take pony rides, and feed the animals.


Carrie said...

That pony was certainly a ham! :) Glad you were able to get to know Gene and Angie. Now you know the reason she's my best friend--an octopus on the head is right down my alley! ;)

Michelle said...

Had to come and check out Gene and Angie in action!

I remember you from GBS -- I am Mike Hight's sister! Enjoyed looking at your blog.

Angie Davis said...

It was so good to talk with your family at camp and to enjoy your kids in the Children's Services. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Patty said...

I have been wondering how the school plans are coming? What did you all decide? you can email me from my link on my blog.
Have a great day

Sayler Family Blog said...

Hi, Esther! I was so happy to find your blog and read about your beautiful family. Your kids are adorable!
Kim (Zimmer) Sayler

Phil & Sue Arnold said...

We had a wonderful time at camp. Thank you all for welcoming us to your connection. We truly felt like we were part of you. Becky had a great time with the youth and hated to go when she did. See you again, hopefully soon at Women of Worth!!!