okay. i am finally posting! i was inspired to post when we got back a week ago but i had volunteered to do the picture cd for family week so that took up all spare computer time. when i finally got to where i had time, the internet went crazy on us. so now i have time and the internet is behaving so here we go! family week was awesome! what more can i say? well, actually i can and will say a lot more. last year we kinda got drafted into family week because dad was asked to do a few messages. i was NOT too sure about it! i thought it would be a lot of snobby people who thought south carolina people were weird. i found out that was not the case! it was a bunch of people who were trying to serve God the best they could. the people who really meant something to me though, were the youth. they were youth who were not out to prove something. they were okay with who they were, and were not ashamed of Christ or of being Mennonite. i saw for the first time how shallow i was. i mean seriously, i was trying all those things that insecure people try to make themselves cool. it pretty much pushed me to be a better christian. it was exactly what i needed at that time in my life. so this year i was really looking forward to it. it was the same core group as last year. we were missing a few and there were a few there that weren’t there last year. the ones that were new this year added a lot to the group! i loved meeting and getting to know them. here we all are.
there were also lots of adorable kids around.
we did a few relay races. this one was the three legged race times however many people you have in your family. in our case it was 6. its a lot harder than you’d think!
they played a soft ball game fathers against sons. it was hilarious to watch! the dads pulled out their game faces.
but the men had pretty stiff competition too.
actually it was only the older boys that played against the dads. it was a close game but they boys pulled ahead in the last inning. we also had a father-daughter volley ball game. that was fun! the dads didn’t do too bad either! maybe it was the team huddle that did the trick but they won the first three games.
we girls decided to try the huddle thing. we managed to beat one game then. i don’t know if it was the huddle or our cheer leaders that did the trick!
then there was chorus. we practiced twice a day and on saturday night, we gave a program for whoever wanted to come.
like i mentioned earlier, i am doing the picture cd. me and three of my friends were the photographers. actually i can’t hardly call myself a photographer because i didn’t take hardly any pictures! the other girls did most of the work. but here we are.
bethany, hannah, me, sarah
us before we left. it was sad to leave. but the good new is, we are planning to have a reunion the first weekend in october! so i can look forward to that.
so that is family week. hope ya’ll have a great day!