Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Camp Cooks

Our church high school summer camp was this past weekend and somehow Kyle and I got invited (I mean suckered into) to come cook for all 70 of the people there. At first i was really looking forward to the cooking part but soon after realized it was at a camp ground and I don't do well at camp grounds. I fretted and stressed so much about this darn trip. Adia and Avery were out of town so all the shopping was done with just my 2,3 and 5 year olds with me. Yes, that means filling 2 flats at Costco or Sams per trip the few days leading up to the trip all on my own with the little monsters I call kids.



Anyway... the whole point of this post is that it actually turned out to be fun! I'm so happy to see that God is truly changing me and helping me become more of the person He made me to be. Our family made a great team, the food turned out good and we even squeezed in a bit of time for some fun! Plus, we got to know a lot of our church family that we had never met and we gained some respect for our crazy friend the Bri-guy for his super tough job!


Durning the cooking times I was usually too busy to pull out my camera so the pictures make this look like a vacation... let me assure you there was much more cooking and cleaning than playing. But here are a few of the pictures I got.


Here is where we did our cooking... this was our site.

Each meal we would set up a buffet line on the groups site and the OTS (opportunity to serve) team would serve the food, return the dishes and help us clean.


We ate as a family usually at our own site.

A couple times we got to sneak out on a boat with the kids while the students were doing devotions or early in the morning. Princess Adison showed her true princess colors the whole trip. The wind in her face "bothers my hair", "i don't like being so dirty all day and not being clean", "next time can you call Aunt Stacey and she can watch me"... Avery on the other hand LOVED it!

Although Adia hasn't been on a wakeboard in over a year she picked up right where she left off and by the end of the trip was catching some great air!

Kaden never went on the boats but he LOVED hanging out on the beach. Each morning he would get very upset if I din't put his swim shorts on right away.


And here is the Princess the morning after her fall on the fire pit... it was so scary! She was literally walking right next to me, triped over nothing and fell. It was really late and I saw a black line on her face so I wiped it but she was only crying about her finger so we were icing that. When she woke up we saw the damage on her face and felt so bad.


Two days after the fall it seems to be healing. ANd now it looks a lot better but I'm afraid there will for sure be a scar.
And that is it! I think I might be growing up!

9 comments:

Linds Barttels said...

hooray! i'm so proud of you for camping the whole time!! maybe in a few years we can go family camping ha:) i got to girls' camp next week & your blog makes me look forward to it more :)

The Horners said...

Ouch! Adison's battle wounds look painful! She's still a pretty girl. I can't believe you guys cooked for all of those people! What a group... I guess our family isn't too far behind! Do you think we'll ever be a family of 70? Middleton, party of 70! HAHAHA!

Rochelle said...

So Proud of you Momma! Ready for the Colorado now? Hope Adison heals before wedding pics!

The Mid-Cart Parentals said...

You ARE a wilderness girl! Sounds like you've been holding out on us with your mad camping skills - we are going to have to put you to the test. Is it too late for DL Bliss this summer? Poor Princess Adison - that looks like it really hurt! Glad you had an OTS experience - they are the best!

The Holyoaks said...

ouch! that looks like it hurt! how fun you guys got to camp for a week. maybe when our kids are a bit older . . .

Gpa Paul said...

Seriously, who would want to go sit under a tree in the dirt??? Camping in the outdoors and not being clean all the time? Sounds like the princess is just like her mommy. I know you truly had a good time. Especially doing for all those people. Good job Amy.

Dacia said...

WOW - that is a ton of work but what an incredible memory (now that it is over:) You are awesome!

*jj said...

Amy, your kids are SO CUTE! You must be totally busy. I have one little girl and she seems like a lot to handle!

Rick and Leah said...

You survived! I hope you take your family camping more because those were some of my favorite memories growing up. So fun. Poor Adison :(