The red naked egg science experiment we did for E week. Coolest thing EVER!
So lets see we've been busy doing school both publicly and at home. And are moving right along on college applications! Yes, I just said that. Don't fear because I am true to form and am a mess of emotions over this next step of my boys life. So we'll just leave it at that and move on. Jenny is thriving at our little homeschool school and begs to do it ALL DAY LONG. We have so much fun with science and art and the ABC's too that I might just do this again next year! Yes I said that too! Our Holly is currently fighting a fire somewhere in the vast forests here in California. She is in absolute heaven! We can not wait until after the fire season so we can get our arms around her and hear all about her adventures. We are more than proud of her! She inspires me to move towards achieving my dreams.
We spent Labor Day weekend getting refueled as a family at our church Family Camp...make time for the moments, big and little in our lives and making time for rest so that we can listen to the Lord, that's my new motto. Such a great reminder for each of us and one we aren't letting go so easily. It was a fabulous weekend and next year can not come fast enough! I'm secretly hoping there is Family Camp Winter Style...just saying. :)
Our days started with a yummy cup of coffee and a little hot coco with the forest all around us.
Oh how we love this place!!
We adventured through the forest after breakfast and spent time with friends and our family before Jacob had to go to work...he was working in the kitchen the whole weekend.
One afternoon we spent sometime finding newts...and while Jenny wouldn't hold one...
Gotta be a brave mommy right??
We warmed up that afternoon on "hamburger hill" which is known to be not only the hottest spot in camp but one which will give you hamburger knees and elbows if you fall down it's steep slope.
Jenny got her first face paining! Yes I cried. :)
Hours of fun was had all weekend long...rockets being flown up to space or the tops of the trees, long distance water balloon toss, swimming fun, movie night on the outside stage under the stars, campfires and morning devotional time in the circle of the redwoods with a fire burning in the middle.
We spent great moments together...with our wonderful church family and with our little extended family too. Each and every night we would fall into our bunks just like this. Looking forward to next year!!