Monday, July 30


Saturday, July 28


So, I managed to come home for my 24 hours off this weekend. It's nice to have a break from the fast pace camp life. 

These are my amazing campers from last week. I was able to hang out with them for cabin time. They are super great!

Here are the W.I.T.s and I all gussied up for Day Camp greeting.

The vikings!

Rodeo, one of the dogs the wrangling staff dog sat for.

And the wranglers and me doing a drill.

Wednesday, July 25

Saturday, July 21

Wednesday, July 18

Sunday, July 15


One of my new favorite worship songs!

Wednesday, July 11

Saturday, July 7

Wednesday, July 4

“Freedom is never given, it is won.”

4th of July is a fun day where friends and families hang out while enjoying good food. Here are some great recipes I found. I'll be at camp, so I won't be able to test these out, but I hope some of you enjoy them!

History on 4th of July:

“May it be to the world, what I believe it will be … the signal of arousing men to burst the chains … and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form, which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. … For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them. “
-Thomas Jefferson, on the Declaration of Independence and the celebration of the 4th of July
Sure, we love the picnics and food, gathering with our friends and family and watching fireworks, but how did the 4th of July start and why do we do these things?
In grade school, we learn that the 4th of July has something to do with George Washington and the official break of the US colonies from British rule. And that is true. But here’s how the great nation of the United States came to be.
When the States first were settled, England was in charge, and taxed the colonists harshly. What was completely infuriating to these people was that although a good amount of their income went to King George III, they had no representation in Parliament. Basically, they had no say in creating the laws which taxed them mercilessly. When tempers flared, and protests began to occur, the British sent troops to the States to quell any rebellions. The situation eventually became worse and worse and war was on the horizon.
Richard Henry Lee of Virginia was actually the first person who introduced a resolution to the Continental Congress to declare the US free from England on June 7, 1776. A few days later, on June 11 of the same year, a committee comprised of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Roger Sherman and Robert R. Livingston, met to create a more formal document that stipulated why the US wanted to be free of British rule and the basic elements of what the new government in the US represented. This document, after several revisions, was what became known as the Declaration of Independence and was officially signed into law on July 4, 1776.
The celebration we now know as the 4th of July actually began in Philadelphia on the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Declaration. Congress was adjourned early and celebrations with bonfires and fireworks continued throughout the evening hours.
The 4th of July was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.

Did you know?
Fireworks were invented in China somewhere around the 2nd century BC.
Marco Polo discovered fireworks on his travels, brought them back to Italy, the eventually worked their way over to Western Europe and reached the United States in the early 1500s.
Three American Presidents died on July 4th. Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died in 1826 and James Monroe in 1831.
June 14th is Flag Day. This is the day that the Stars and Stripes were authorized by congress as the national flag.
Seven of the thirteen stripes on the flag are red. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies of the US.
On the first US flag, the stars were displayed in a circle so that no state would be higher or above the next. A star was added each time a new state was annexed into the Union.

Have a good day!!