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Married twenty-five years to my wonderful husband and best friend. We have 3 "home-grown" kids and 1 hand-picked by God from Africa. Our life is blessed. We are a close knit family with strong Christian beliefs. Come along with us on our journey…you might have a great laugh or two.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Homeschool family camp...

This past week was our homeschool family camp/retreat. It was located at a family campground about an hour and a half from here. The retreat featured "The Amazing Chemistry Show" and many science sessions that the kids could go to and learn more about science, magnets, rockets and all sorts of things. The weather was terrible and didn't really cooperate very well, but leave it to a bunch of homeschoolers with very large families to not let anything get in their way. (I mean really...once you get that many kids in the car and you get all loaded up, I'm not even sure a natural disaster would stop them)

We were initially supposed to camp out in a tent, but with projected thunderstorms coming we switched to a primitive cabin. It was a nice cabin large enough for us all and a covered deck so I could cook out our meals on the camping stove. The rain, however, just didn't seem to let up too much, but we decided that was our life this week...so we made the best of it.

So we "tromped" through our share of mud to go horseback riding and "tromped" through puddles to get to the zip-line and rock-climbing wall (which they opened up when it finally stopped raining). We dodged our share of rain drops to go to several science sessions where I think the kids tried very hard to blow something up. They made rockets, learned about magnets, and played foosball and ping pong (not all at the same time of course). We played so many card games I lost count and at night the kids were so exhausted from all of the fun, we just scraped off the mud and poured ourselves into bed. Yes...it was a great week.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how fun! I want to go zip-lining too! Do they let grandmothers on those? Can't wait to see you all in just a few weeks!

    Love and miss you,