We were able to steal away for another wonderful weekend camping at Jim Hogg State Park in Georgetown. The number of our friends able to make this trip was much smaller than in years past because of kid's sporting conflicts which gave the weekend a different feel. Fortunately, several families were able to come out for the day on Saturday so that livened the campsites up and brought with it the energy of years past. We were blessed to share a site with the Kelso's. They are such dear friends of ours and as an added perk, very good packers so anything we forgot they had. :)
Kennedy spent the majority of her time with Makana Sloan, laying in the hammocks or riding the Green Machines. She also went on a hike with us down to see the water, found time to read, kept an eye on Bear and was a big help when we were prepping our meals. Friday was her 13th birthday(Ack!) so we surprised her with an Oreo Cake, the birthday song and a bag of white chocolate (her favorite!) chips to pass around to the other kids camping.
Sunday brought with it our special time of worship outside. I always look forward to that time together with our Church family surrounded by God's creation.
After getting home, getting the car unloaded, starting a load of laundry and watching a few innings of the Atros' playoff game against the Red Socks it was time to hop back in the car and head up to church for Walk4Water. We got nice and sweaty again walking 4 miles around BOCC campus in support of this beautiful ministry that helps to build wells to provide clean drinking water in those countries that need it. This year the well will be built in Haiti. Lleyton's shirt could have read "Run4 Water". He amazed us with his stamina and ran a large majority of the 4 miles along with his friends Luke, Dylan and Cooper.