Thursday, July 24, 2008

The latest happenings!

It's been two weeks since we returned home from being in the States for five weeks. It feels so nice to be home again! I enjoy every single day of just hanging out and not having to do anything in particular(except maybe clean my room...)! I love Summer!

On Sunday, the 20th of July, Tyler had his 18th birthday! We celebrated on Saturday by inviting some friends over for dinner and dessert and then went to go see Get Smart, a new movie with Steve Carrel and Anne Hathaway...I thought it was a funny movie, and overall pretty good.

This past one and a half week we've had some guests staying at our house. Some "former" JV kids (The Jones', Corrie and Hudson) came from the States to do an English camp and brought a couple of their friends over from the States. So we've had Hudson and his friend Seth staying at our house. But now they are leaving and heading back to the States, it'll be a while before we meet up with them again! It's been great seeing and spending time with them, it's like a family reunion! :o)

Now I'm just relaxing, enjoying the laziness of Summer! I love those kind of days!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Gull lake camp

We drove from Chicago to Gull lake, Michigan (a four hour drive), and arrived Saturday evening at Gull lake ministries family camp.

At this camp there were so many things to do, and all free of charge! There's swimming in the lake, jet skiing, inner tubing, rock climbing, zip lining and more! I had lots of fun doing all of those things but I also enjoyed the children's program called High Tide.

High Tide is a group of kids from 12-17. We play games together, have Bible studies and learn more about how to live a life like Jesus. I made some really good friends in High tide. Girls my age were in a small group and I love each and every one of those girls. But I especially connected with girls named Danielle and Ashton. They are both really great girls and I hope we'll stay in touch!

We went to this camp because my dad was invited to speak on the book of Ephesians there. Everyone said he did great(I was in my program during his teachings), and guess what?! He got invited to come again in 2010! It would be AWESOME to go there again!(The view out to Gull lake)

I think that throughout that week, our whole family enjoyed themselves, and we made some really good friends. I can hardly wait to come again in two years!These are my new friends from camp!