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Friday, July 20, 2012

crooked creek ranch :: the night that never ends

i can't believe my first pictures in CO were on night 4 of week 1. that means we had been there for OVER a week. i should have taken some pictures of our not so kid friendly hotel room the first night. or the really fun buckets we rode into winter park the first weekend we were there before we moved into camp. we went swimming in winter park at a rec center...and i wish i had taken a picture of the huge water slide huck did over and over. no, he didn't do it by himself and no he didn't go under water at all, but he couldn't get enough of it. and it was MASSIVE. my little renegade. oh well, on to bigger and better things.
meet luke and duke larue. they saved crooked creek ranch from The Big Rig each week. they are heros! but seriously, david and devon were FUNNY! and that comes from the wife that doesn't really think her husband is all that funny.

this is what i saw most often at camp. my two littles sitting in front of the window together, watching all the high school kids at camp. harp loved to say hi to everyone passing by. it was pretty cute.

harper called this her cowgirl outfit. i thought she would be sick of this outfit by week 4 of wearing it once a week, nope. she loved it. and always asked to wear her pigtails to bed.

my two checking out Tableau. kind of a crazy word if you don't know anything about YL camp. Tableau - a vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting. all the work crew (high school kids there working for 4 weeks) and summer staff (college kids working for 4 weeks) were part of the tableau and are frozen to depict this painting. it is basically a western scene...hence my kids outfits.

harp and lu lu. lowery beth wiggins and harper played a lot together. we are hoping they are going to be roommates at auburn one day. if so...watch out. if and when they finally join forces they could probably run that place. talk about BOSSY!

i had to post those two. harper LOVES her daddy the most. and look at those 'high lights.' i love that red in her hair.

i'm not sure it gets any cuter than carhartts on a little.

here are just some of the kids that were there with us for 4 weeks. it was very hectic with so many of them...but i will say it was the most laid back easy to be with people as far as parenting goes. which is a huge blessing since we are all together for so long and in such close quarters.

you will be seeing this picture a lot. i love it.

night 4 is called the night the never ends. it is honestly the best night of some of the high school kids lives. literally...i'm not exaggerating. they start with a fun YL club and the truth of the gospel in the morning. they have free time. they get to dress up. they have an AWESOME dinner. they go to a carnival built by the summer staff where they get to play carnival games and pie their YL leaders. then they go to the 'opera' and see the hero's save camp which is normally full of funny stuff. then they go straight to a square dance that goes into a dance party. good clean fun. most high schoolers don't even know what good clean fun is. it's so fun to see kids get to be kids. it's a magical night.

1 comment:

vivagood said...

Oh my gosh Cami, I LOVE that family picture. It's perfect. Colorful, fun, sweet.