Monday, August 15, 2011

family vacation

Every year we go to the JH Ranch for our family reunion. This is a Christian camp that my husbands parents started over 30 years ago. It's a place with so many amazing memories. This year, my kids wanted to take part in the ropes courses. I wasn't surprised as their dad is always doing active things with them, but I was impressed with how high they could climb--to the top!

This is Faith, my 5-year old, all harnessed in and ready to climb!

This is called the Alpine Tower. There are 52 different ways to make it to the top. She made it all the way to the huge triangle on top!

This is Paige, my 7-year-old, just as excited as Faith to climb!

Her rope got stuck in this spot. By the time she got it unhooked, she was too tired to climb any higher--she was so close and I was so proud of her!

Our attempt at a family picture.

Seth's first horse ride.

Some of the cousins.

The pool was FREEZING, but the kids didn't care! They swam in the lake or in this pool every day.

We did this "trampoline" exercise that taught trust and working as a team--this is Paige flying high!

This is called the 757. You climb to the top and then jump to the bar that is dangling in the sky. Faith was too small to make the jump, but she made it to the very top and then they lowered her down. She had no fear!

This is a huge water slide that you go down on a mat. While the water wasn't on, our kids had fun sliding down the 6-foot drop at the very beginning. 

This vacation is never relaxing with all the activities we cram in and with all the cousins running around, but we always have a great time! And to not have to cook or clean for a whole week is quite the treat! They actually have pretty good camp food--complete with an awesome salad bar at every meal. Now to get back to reality . . . hope you are having a great day!


Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Your attempt at a family photo looks precious and one to be proud of...much better than some of ours!

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