I'm so thankful Liv got to attend her first year of Mid-South Youth Camp while we were in TN. It was my favorite place on earth as a kid and teen. I looked forward to camp every year and made some lifelong friendships there (one of them went to OC with me and was at our house just yesterday with her daughter!). I was baptized there and learned how to unstop a commercial disposal with my bare hands and sang for my mail and made boondoggle keychains...you know the really life changing things! My dad went there when he was a kid and I hope Liv can go for many more years. This year she was a junior camper which worked out perfectly so my parents could still see her in the evenings. She was done at 2:30 so we could go see friends in Henderson too when she was done. They took pics for us and gave us a CD so that's how I got all of these images.
The camp songs have changed but the silliness remains!
Some of the kids in the pics are kids of people I went to camp with too! Full circle man, full circle.
No need for those pesky height requirement signs when your cousin has a rollercoaster in her backyard. Fun for all ages! Olivia taught Mary Belle how to be a dare devil and ride it backwards. Haven liked to climb and slide down the tracks. Never a dull moment with a rollercoaster!
This is how her big cousin did it so it's safe right?!
Grammy going over the rules with Haven.
Haven looking baffled by Grammy's rules.
"Maybe I should've listennnnnned!"
"Nevermind that was fun!"
See even 6 year olds have fun on toddler toys!
Mary Belle laying in the tracks trying to prevent having to share her things. A noble and brave effort.
I think most of you are aware of the all girl cousin club we've had going on for 30+ years in the Bloomingburg family. Well Bonnie's womb didn't get the memo this last pregnancy and produced this ridiculously cute BOY she named Michael.
We still aren't too sure about him, but like I said, he IS very cute. And cuddly. And sweet. So maybe we will let him stay. Especially if he will take silly pics with us at all family events.
We'll think about it.
(Haven held him for like 15 min like this. Patting him and playing "this little piggie" with his toes. Too cute!)
Olivia votes to keep him so maybe we will.
We've got our eyes on you though! It's 9 to 1 and the odds are stacked against you buddy! (#9 girl is still cooking in my sister's belly if you didn't know!)
He's from Oregon, she's from Tennessee, they met at Oklahoma Christian University, fell in love, graduated, got married, and decided to stick around OKC. A few years later there was a house, a dog, and a kid (in that order). This blog has chronicled their adventures in life together since their newlywed days.