The LORD lives, and blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation
2Samuel 22:47

05 August 2013

Snapshots from Michigan

It's so hard to believe our week at Life Action Family Camp
has come and gone.
We look forward to it for only 51 weeks out of each year
and it always passes too quickly when we are there.
We were so blessed to spend family time together, time with our Canadians {we miss you SO much!}, time with a dear family from our little town here in Nebraska - and a surprise visit from our Mr. Kyle...the son who is not technically a son to either myself or my Canadian but we still claim joint custody of him.  I'm not sure how great that custody thing is working out, seems like Mr. Kyle is the one paying the price.  See photos below...
A beautiful view of Lake Michigan near St. Joseph, MI
'Ga-ga Ball' - a seriously dirty and fun game.  Braden and Joseph are kicking up the dust while Ryland waits out his turn.
Apparently carpet ball is not just for kids

Langston helping Mia down the slide.
{Oh, Langston.}

Braden and Tarver hanging on for a ride around Clear Lake

The Rocket
There were a LOT of teenage boys hanging out here during the week.
Oh, Amy.
Sweetest of all Canadians.  We need to do coffee again!

Date Night

Sunset after chapel time

Tarver, showing Mr. Austin how to appropriately flex.

Braden and canoe tug-of-war
{tossing hay bales all summer really helped give him the competitive edge!}
Ryland and buddy Brendan enjoying ice cream on the beach

Langston and 'Baby Nick', though he's technically not a baby any longer.

Soaking Mr. Austin

Our wonderful friends, the D family
Have I already mentioned how I miss you?

Trying to figure out which side of the border Mr. Kyle is heading towards -
good thing you have long arms Mr. Kyle
{and please don't show your real Mom what happens to you when your fake Moms are around!}

Our family - heading home.
Hearts full, Eyes fixed on Jesus.
Just a few more weeks and we'll get to do this again, yes?


  1. Aw, I'm so glad you had a fun time! It's great to have you back and I'm sure you'll be doing lots of resting. :)
    - Analiese

  2. Looks wonderful, Hollie! Every year I read of your family camp adventures and I think "Our family REALLY needs to do that!" Maybe next year . . . :)