A few months ago Aaron and I spent a weekend in NYC and on one of our alone walks we talked about parenthood and all that it has done to us over the years!  We talked about things we think we are doing well and we even talked about things that we think we totally suck at.  I won't lay all these out for you and sometimes it feels as though one list is longer than the other … I won't tell you which one … but we did decided on that trip that we wanted to be more family focused.  We desired to spend more quality time with our kids.

Low and behold when I got home I found out that I had won a contest on a blog for a weekend getaway at Pine Cove's Family Camp!  Yippee!  I was so exited when I told Aaron.  The hardest part for us is that it is over New Year's Eve and every year we spend NYE with our friends and NY day with them playing games and eating chili.

This year our family will spend NYE together in the woods at Family Camp!  We are excited and a little nervous all at the same time.  Excited about getting away with our family.  Excited about our kids getting loved on by their parents and the staff there.  Excited about what God will do in our family.  Nervous about camp food.  Nervous about camp life.  Nervous about all six of us in one room for 2 nights.

I love camp life and was even a counselor at Kanakuk for a summer (one of the BEST things I ever did!) and Aaron loves camp, but has done a lot of them in his years.  We are hoping for a relaxing weekend with our kids.  Lots of fun activities that our kids will love and we can do with them.  Basically we're doing it all for the kids!!!!

Speaking of the kids … they have no clue what this will be about.  Camp means only one thing to them …. mommy drives the kids to a “camp” and we watch daddy sing at night.  We eat in the cafeteria and tons of high school kids want to talk to daddy.  Then they all gather around them and tell them how cute they are.  Then these high school kids run off and we go to our hotel room for a nap.  Then daddy leaves and we see him later on stage singing.  Then daddy is done singing and we go to bed all to wake up the next day and do it all over again.  That is “camp” to my kids.  I'm so happy that this weekend their daddy has to do NOTHING but be with his kids!!!  No sound checks.  No signing stupid high schooler's t shirts.  No singing.  No meetings.  Nothing but family time!

So, as you are toasting in the new year this year we'll be at Family Camp toasting it in together.  We are very excited and happy about how God provided the opportunity for us to do something super cool with our kids this year!

Hip Hip Hooray to FAMILY CAMP!!!!