What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, August 13, 2007

"Camping Trip"

I should clarify, now that I have a minute, that our camping trip is not REALLY a camping trip. Once, a long time ago, it was. All of the family met up at a State Park and had a weekend of camping out.

Then, stinkin' Matt had to move our family way out into the sticks; several hours away; to a property that had a bit of land; and become an over-worked farmhand who never gets time off. (no-I don't know when to properly use ;;;; so what.)

The family compensated for my stinkin' husband by deciding that the 'camping trip' would be everyone coming out to OUR house and setting up camp in OUR yard. So, mostly, the "Cantrell family Camping Trip" is more like a "Everyone meet at the Newman's!" weekend.

But, fun, none-the-less.

Here is a run-down of our weekend.

~Competitive games of four-square
~sleeping outside (or inside on a nice comfy mattress-depending on who you were)
~Smores over a bonfire
~An all day excursion to an amusement park
~Water balloon fights
~Enough hamburgers and hotdogs to make me want to Ralph.
~Very unlike the hamburgers and hotdogs- a couple dozen of the most melt-in-your mouth golden delicious sweet corn ever eaten.
~sunburns for one (that would be me)
~bike, scooter, big wheel, and skateboard rides (and wipe-outs)
~Catching Up
~Squeals of delight and of something FAR different than delight
~Cotton candy
~and WATER.

It was fun and VERY tiring. My house is still not entirely put back together. In truth, I have done NOTHING to help it today. In fact, Matt and I barely made it in alive yesterday, once everyone left and we had to clean the patio of the food and such. I didn't realize how tired I was until everyone left and I felt like I was gonna die. :-)

Because of all the activities, I barely took any pictures at all. Well, the following is my 'barely'. I didn't bring the camera out at all except for once or twice, apart from the amusement park. I got no adult pictures. Only kidlets. Which is a shame, because I have some superbly beautiful adults in my life.

Well then. Enjoy these pictures while I go utilize what's LEFT of naptime doing some of my own kind of relaxing. :-)
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