Monday we slept in late and went for brunch. There's this Christian bookstore close to camp that's intended for homeschool families. Basically, it's a huge warehouse with bargain Christian books for kids and adults. So after some board games we headed there and then went for a late lunch. Since it was Noah and Caleb's actual birthday, they got to pick where we went for lunch- surprise, surprise, they picked McDonalds! So we came back with bags of books and headed down to the lake. The camp built these wooden boxes that float in the water and so Dad, the boys and I, and the Semlow girls messed around on those, trying to see how many people we could balance at once- until the box flipped over and we decided it wasn't very safe.... :) The boys and Dad also blobbed that afternoon. We had our first chapel service and a funny evening with our teen group getting to know eachother. We suprised the boys and decorated our cabin for their birthday and they opened a few little surprise gifts that night after service. I can't believe they're 13.
In my journal I wrote, "this place is like a breath of fresh air. I love walking around and seeing couples holding hands, a sweet yet simple thing I rarely see. What a blessing to be in the presence of so many Godly people who have such big servant hearts. I love worshiping with my family and friends as well as socializing. So far, my mouth is aching from smiling too much! What a good problem to have! :) I really believe that the best thing Dad can do for our family is to take us here. It's a wonderful experience."
A video of Caleb blobbing:
This is of Dad blobbing- he was hurting after this one!! :)