Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Blog Button Now!

I have finished my blog button with my wonderful sister's help!  Please go to my sidebar and copy the code!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Camp Barakel

< Dad, Erica (our cousin), and Uncle Roy >

 Olivia and Mr. O'Keefe

+ One of my favorite things to do there is boating +

 Left to right: Mr. O'Keefe, Olivia, Uncle Roy, Erica, Dad, and Haley :-)

 Shear Lake is Camp Barakel's private lake--it sure is beautiful *sigh*

 We had a wonderful walk around the lake Saturday morning!

| Olivia and Haley inside the miniature loggers bunk house |

 Mr. O'Keefe and Olivia on top of the Block House

 !!Don't knock your head!!

 Haley's favorite!!

 Each year Haley and Dad win the Father/Daughter riflery contest

 A daddy helping his little girl *Cute*

 Mr. O'Keefe and Olivia about to jump off the zipline tower, "the step of faith!"

 They made it safely to the bottom :-)

: :  Mr. Gardener (the director of camp) and his beautiful daughter Naomi : :

: : Alyssa, and Andrea with their Dad : :

I hope that you enjoyed seeing what camp was like this year!

I was able to recite John 3 and share how our family started memorizing, for chapel one morning.  I pray that God would use what I said to encourage people to memorize scripture.

I Peter 3:15;
15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Monday, September 27, 2010

100th Post Giveaway!

I can't believe that it has already been 100 posts!  I wasn't very prepared for this, it seemed to come upon me suddenly!  But, I (with my sister's help) have come up with a few prizes!

First prize; will be this wonderful book (if you can't tell I really like it, I have quotes from it in my blog header :) If you need a boost to get you out witnessing, this is the book for you!  "The only way you lose when it comes to sharing your faith is when you don't share it!"  Mark Cahill.   Also, the first winner will receive...........  a hand made purse to carry around all their gospel tracts that they will want after reading this book :-)  Here is a great place to purchase tracts.

(Google seach image)

Thank you to Haley for the photography of the purse!

Second prize; will be a one year subscription to Dauthterhood by Design magazine.  You can go to their website to see what their ministry is about.  I love the magazine, it is very encouraging to see other ladies who are striving to stay pure and give each other tips on modesty, Christ like beauty, etc.  If you would like to read an article from one of the past issues to give you an idea of what the magazine is like click here then click on one of the headings that you are interested in.

(Front of magazine taken from the DBD website)
How to enter:

 Leave a comment to say that you would like to join.  I made that part pretty simple!

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Winners will be announced October 9th  so, spread the word!

Friday, September 24, 2010

99th Post!!

This is my 99th post!  I am planning a giveaway for after I come back from Camp Barakel (I am leaving today).  I will be back Sunday night and will post my 100th post on Monday!  I hope that you will keep checking back!   I have been working on a blog button and hope to have it done in time for my 100th post!


Thursday, September 23, 2010


Go over to Content in Christ and see her wonderful giveaway!  I love the prizes!   Also, Eden over at Growing in Him has a great giveaway!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

{More pictures of Camp Scenery}

The other day I found a whole new setting on the camera!  I have been using it a lot.

{A few more pictures of flowers}

Matthew 6:28
And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

I love this picture! {Does anyone know what kind of flower it is?

Camp Barakel

= The sign at the entrance =

Welcome building! All the new buildings there are really pretty pine!

~Wonderful little sister~

: :  After we finished unloading Mom lead us in worship on her guitar : :

 On top of the Block House (Barakel's symbol)

 After our family worship time Dad took Haley and me out to do the zip-line

 The first time I did it I was very scared, but after a few times it is like nothing.

 +I love boating+

* Piano*

: :  Haley and Lance at the dining hall : :

 There are a lot of Oak trees there!

!! Thunder Express!!  {A big long slide that you go down on sleds}  It is a lot of fun!

~ A family photo at the chapel ~

{A cute picture at the archery range} 
I don't know who this is, but I thought that it would be a cute picture!

 Little sister and brother :)

{Vince and Lance LOVED the archery range}

 I got some pretty pictures of the lake and nature around it.

 Everyone wearing life jackets!

 We did a family photo scavenger hunt, one of the things was "One family member with "real" moose ears"!   A lot of the pictures are from the scavenger hunt.

 This honey bee was very cute it stayed for a long  time!

I can't wait for the Father/Daughter retreat on Friday!