Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Family Tradition

For the last eight years our family has gone to a family camp with other families we know. You may recall last year when F.G. and K.D. got to go for the very first time and the traumatic event that happened on the way home. This year Anna got to go along for the first time. There were seven families (44 adults/children) who went making it one of the largest gatherings in the last several years.

At some point in the future I may write of the significance of this event for our family, but for now, here are a few photos from the last week. Photos in some way both represent and misrepresent the truth. These photos misrepresent the truth because I had to scour all of the photos I had to find ones where our kids were not pictured with other kids. They also seem to convey that the fun of the trip was all in the activities we did, but this is not true. Sure the activities were fun, but the real joy of the trip came from being able to be refreshed by so many kindred spirits.


Jillienne said...

Camp sounds like great fun! I would love to hear more about it. It sounds like something are family would love to do.

By the way, the way you write about your family is wonderful. I really enjoy reading about your adventures!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Good Old Fashion FUN! What this world needs more of, real families that spend time together. Thanks For sharing.

The Merricks said...

Looks like you had a great time! I can't belive how much KD is no longer the little boy from the pictures from Ethiopia. He seems to be loving his new world and family. FG has grown so much since she came to your family as well. Anna is also the most photogenic kid we've ever seen. You are truly blessed.