Campground ladies, sing this song...

We haven't been to church camp since a fateful, fearful time in 2010 that changed everything for our family. I felt a little like I was walking on broken glass...but we went, we relaxed, we made friends, we got bug bites, and it was all very normal churchy campy stuff.
I will go before you and make the rough places smooth. (Isaiah 45:2a)

A hammock bought for $1.25 outside San Salvador in 2001 provided many naps...

...and sisterly swings.

There were the usual kid antics, smoke in the eyes, and dirty toes.

And we had a little extra fun with water balloons, a tradition of 20 years
for this church we're calling home. (from the looks of it, someone took it quite seriously.)

(for Thul kids, nothing really gets done without sticking out your tongue.)

Rosy manages to add grace even when pitching.

Katy was trying out for the major leagues of water balloon baseball
(and had the wettest hair to prove it - the little kids were thrilled that
she didn't miss a single balloon and smashed them all to smithereens.)

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. (Deuteronomy 31:8)