This year began a tradition. We’ve been friends with Kim and James a long time. I’m not putting exactly how long (but we graduated from Messiah in ‘00) and we love being together. Due to geographical differences, it is not nearly enough, but we make it happen as much as possible!
This year we started Camp Staffaroni. Kim’s parents live in the Poconos and we totally “redneck ghetto camped” in their backyard. I’d love to say it was because we thought it was the best idea ever (which it was!), but mostly it was free. And we didn’t officially “camp”. We convinced the littles that the screened in porch was an open air cabin and they slept outside while the adults slept inside. :)
(Above: Playing the bag game and having devotions before bed with Papa James and Uncle Chris.) Having 1 seven year old, 2 six year olds, and 2 three year olds all together is quite an adventure ~ are we crazy? ~ and honestly so much fun. There were late nights, and lots of fun (naps for all squeezed into some of those days too!). I have over 100 pictures from the trip, so here are a few highlights.Sparklers!!! Callie’s Candy Shop – a Pocono legend. Already looking forward to Camp Staffaroni ‘12!!!!!