Monday, August 13, 2007

Home Safe but EXHAUSTED!

Good morning all!! I am home...well, technically I am at work but you know what I mean! I am very, very tired but very, VERY glad to be home!! A short synopsis of my trip would be as follows....we left, we drove and drove and drove, we arrived, we enjoyed camp, we left, we drove and drove and drove and then we arrived home! There - how was that?!?!?!?!
Seriously, we had a good time and camp was really good. The thing that I enjoy most about our camp is the early morning prayer meeting at 6:45. Yes, I got up and went every morning but one. We had a short devotional, took some prayer requests and then just spent time praying. It was such a refreshing time for me personally! The Lord helped me to see quite plainly some areas of my life that I need to allow Him to control, some situations that I need to allow Him to handle, some circumstances that I need to let go of and the list could go on and on! I am so thankful for HIS faithfulness!!!
As to the family, Dave is still in IN. He is going to a meeting this afternoon and will probably be home sometime on Wednesday. The girls managed to survive camp:)! They had a good time with cousins, friends, playing volleyball and just being nutty girls!! I HAVE to tell you a funny story on each one! In our morning business meeting, they break up the monotony with a couple of special songs and Carrie was asked to play a piano piece. All the young people sit in a back corner section so when she got up to go to the platform, they all started clapping. When the clapping died down, her cousin Justin yelled, "I love you Carrie!" It was soooo funny! Then when she got done, they all started clapping again and when the clapping stopped, he yelled again, "I still love you Carrie!". I was about on the floor for more than one reason. First, it was funny and secondly, Quaker business meetings are usually much more sedate than that! It was a hoot!!! Then I had several people ask (people who aren't too familiar with us) which boy Ashley was with was her boyfriend. The thing is that they all took turns sitting by her and putting their arm around her BUT they are all her cousins!!! It is so comical to watch people watch her!!
As for the Marine, I hear by way of Christa that he is in Louisiana and is not having a great time. It has been over 100 degrees and he is sleeping in a tent and putting up with a few people who are NOT taking this while deployment thing too seriously!! That's scary for this momma!!! Anyway, we won't hear much from him for the next couple of weeks but I guess that is preparation for the future!!
Well, I am seriously playing catch-up both at work and at home. The girls are great about the laundry and cleaning so that is really helpful. I went shopping at several of my favorite stores so there is more than one item of new clothing at home!!! Those things are waiting on me to wash them and get them ready to wear!! That was a cool part of the trip!!!
So - I have rambled enough and I most get to work. School starts next Monday and I am very far behind in preparing for that!! See ya later in blogland!!!!


Linda S said...

I am glad you made it home safely.

~Heather~ said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Glad you had a good camp, and got to visit with Daddy and Moma! They enjoyed camp too, but Moma was sad that she had to go home a little early, for my 100 year old grandma needed her.

If you'll email me at I'll send you the Friendship bread recipe for the starter and the bread! =)

Love, Heather =)

Todd said...

Ok.... You must have driven very fast.. Loved your point of view of camp. Was great to see you all again... We still have Diet Mountain Dew... Just to let you know....

maryellenhuff said...

Glad you "survived"...your trip. "-)

Vonnie said...

Glad you're home... I know you must be exhausted. Funny stories!!!

Ashley said...

ok....the whole part about dating my cousins was so awful!!! no funny!!! :)

Angie Davis said...

Glad you enjoyed your faraway trip. I had hoped to get over to campa and say hello, but it didn't happen this year. :(