Friday, July 18, 2008

Camp Agape

This week we have been busy with Camp Agape. It is a camp that our church hosts each year for children who are being helped by DFACS. This is the 34th year of camp, which is so amazing to me. The kids come and spend the whole week at our church. Our youth are the counselors, and everyone pitches in to help with meals, laundry, etc. Each day they go on a different outing to somewhere locally for fun. We have joined them this week several times for the activities and meals. It is really neat to see the kids just be loved on for a week. Some of them really blossom during the week. It is a week they remember for their whole lives. This week we went to the library for a bug program with them then Aubrey got to stay for Field Day. He had a blast. He was one tired puppy that night. The picture above is him doing one of the relays with pantyhose on his head. I'm not really sure what the point of it was, but he was having fun. Yesterday we went to Unicoi State Park with the camp and had a great time. We enjoyed a great program on snakes (if there really is such a thing since I absolutely cannot stand snakes) and then we went on a hike. Let me just say that I am not a hiker, which was definitely evident yesterday. We really did have a good time though. After the hike, my friend Addie who is a Ranger at the park, took us "backstage" and showed us their baby possum, Ozzie. She just loves him and I can't believe I'm saying this, but he really is cute. I actually petted him. Aubrey just loved it. Addie is great at her job, and it was so fun seeing her in her element. All in all, a super tiring, great day.

On another note, only 43 days till the Gators first football game of the 2008 season! Can you tell I'm excited! I am going to try to post a countdown ticker so you can be reminded each time you visit. I'm sure there are games earlier in that week, but the one I care about is Florida v. Hawaii, August 30th at 12:30. So, just check in for more info as it gets closer!

Tomorrow is another milestone - I turn 33! We are planning on going to the GA Aquarium for a family day. I am excited. I have been wanting to go to the Aquarium for a while, so I will post pics later.

Have a great weekend!


Alice said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!
Love ya!

Garretts said...

I can't wait to hear about the aquarium. My sister went for her birthday and said it was great. We wanted to go last weekend, but I insisted we have at least 4 hours to spend there. You'll have to give me the skinny. Have a great trip and a wonderful birthday!