Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Rest of Week 1 @ CCR

We are having an amazing time here at Crooked Creek Ranch.  There is just something about the beauty of the Rocky Mtns that God uses to minister to my heart....I love these mountains! Ryan made it through his exhausting, non-stop week without getting sick and without losing his voice (small miracle).  
God has been so good in so many ways that it's hard to really sum up.  The most exciting thing is that 130 campers stood up last night and professed that they began a relationship with Jesus this week!!  It's breathtaking to see them stand up in front of their peers to say that.  Wow.  Living in community here has been such a blessing, too.  A lot of us on staff come to camp weary/lonely/tired after a year of being in the trenches with kids.  Living with one another here has rejuvenated us all as we are able to encourage one another, share common struggles, and talk deeply about life.  (It's also nice to have other moms watching out for your child!)  A few of my friends (old and new) have surprised me by saying they would watch Jackson for me or keep his monitor while he slept so I could get out and enjoy camp, and that is such a blessing to me!  

This is the GIANT swing here.  It's ridiculous.  

Jackson and I ready for Western Night.

Slim and Roudy Pickins 
(Thanks, mom, for helping with the patches. They look great!)

Jackson's new friend, Addie.  She is 10 months old and she loves to crawl after Jackson.  He crawls ahead, then turns to wait for her to catch up, then takes off again.  He's playing hard to get!

I love this one!

"Mommy, can we go outside yet?"

Somebody got into the poker chips.

Everyone here loves Jackson.  It's so sweet.

Making boy noises.

I think Jackson thinks that dirty thumbs taste better.

It's awesome to see YL leaders spending 1-on-1 time with their campers.

This was not staged.  He really fell asleep on the floor...ha!

Jackson holding court.

Playing with Daddy.

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