Our family has been busy little bees lately. Finished up VBS a couple of weeks ago and just returned from youth camp in Orange Beach, AL. Youth Camp was our first big family trip with a little tot tagging along. I, the mom, couldn't believe how much thought and preparation went into getting everything packed and ready to go! It was all worth it though. The week leading up to youth camp we had several "tests" I guess you could say. It seemed like if it could go wrong, it did! Spicer got sick with some weird fever/rash illness, Jared got sick with a sinus infection and our vehicle, a 2009 GMC Acadia, decided to have major problems, major! We joked and said "everyone/thing went to the doctor but me." Our trip was only delayed a few hours in the long run with everyone healthy, including the acadia, and ready to go! We arrived in Orange Beach on Thursday afternoon and began a fun long weekend of camp! It was really special for me because when I was in junior/high school we went to the same area for camp. Precious memories! We loved getting to know some sweet 9th grade girls who were the best roomies. Being around them made me feel so young! The band and speaker were awesome! I didn't get to hear the speaker much because I was tending to Spicer in the lobby! :) However, Spicer did enjoy getting her groove on with the band! Did I mention earlier that I was the only family member that didn't go to the doctor before we left? Well, on the evening of the first full day of camp I started feeling achey while cooking dinner. I brushed it off thinking I had just gotten too much sun. I mean that can make you feel achey, right?! Then came the chills as i began getting ready for the evening service. I knew then that I was sick! I had fever, aches, chills, sore throat, and a bad headache for the rest of the evening and the next day. BUMMER! I missed a whole day of camp! So I didn't go to the doctor before camp, but should have probably went during camp! haha! Jared took great care of me and Spicer that evening/day. He's the best! The next morning I woke up feeling much better and was able to enjoy the remainder of camp- Praise God! Two guys from our youth group accepted Jesus as their Savior! Awesome! And God taught me personally to always love Him above my family. He showed me some ways to show him my love before my family as well. I love learning from Him. I love it when he speaks personally to your heart! Jared and I were so blessed by our youth. We were so thankful that we were able to be apart of camp this year and look forward to camps to come! God is good!
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