While Kurt and I were away for three days, Ben and Kirsten were at Uncle Kent and Aunt Anne's house with their cousins, Hannah and Michael, for 'Cousin Camp'. Mikayla is at Camp Michawana until Friday.
The kids had a great time doing crafts, playing together, riding bikes, going to a water park and on a pontoon ride, etc.
We brought them home tonight and they are both very tired, but happy and blessed.
They say, "Thanks, Uncle Kent and Aunt Anne! We love you!!!"
Kirsten, Hannah, Ben, and Michael at the start of 'Cousin Camp'
Kurt and I celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary today.
We are going on a three day get away to a retreat center for couples and families in ministry. It will be good to have uninterrupted time to talk, renew, and draw closer to each other again.
Kurt is a wonderful husband and I am thankful to be married to him. 1 Peter 3: 8Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
Kirsten snapped this photo as we drove home from church last night.
I really like the peacefulness and beauty of this photo.
A view from the road...part of Grandpa's farm.
Mikayla is at Camp Michawana this week with two friends from our sending church. Lydia, Mikayla, and Hannah have been friends since the girls were about 4 or 5 years old.
Pray for the girls, camp counselors, and all the campers to draw closer to Christ, and have a safe, fun time in their various activities this week.
(Hannah wasn't at the camp yet when we checked in the girls so she is not pictured below at the check-in activities.)
Lydia and Mikayla in front of the mess hall.
Painty hands to make hand prints on camp banner.
Making hand prints!
Lydia and Mikayla holding up their camp shirts.
'Team Timothy' girls coming to help carry luggage up.
The cabin they are in.
Mikayla and Lydia with their cabin counselor, Rachel.
Mikayla and Lydia on their bunks.
Kirsten in a 4th of July hat!
Bubbles in the backyard!
Getting ready for the parade.
Our friends, the McLellan's, with their car!
Horse drawn wagon.
Ben carrying the church banner in the parade!
Mikayla helping pass out fliers about the church's classic
car show coming up soon.
A local grocery store parading with the food carts!
Fire works in the backyard!
Ben with a sparkler!
Debbie and Richard watching the fireworks!
Happy 4th of July! God Bless America!!!!!
Psalm 22: 27 All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
28 for dominion belongs to the LORD
and he rules over the nations.