Pine Cove Family Camp was a blast! The week turned out different than what we expected, but we were still able to enjoy the few days we had at camp.
The week started with Brent and I getting hit by a falling limb from a tree. We were just about to get a life jacket on to go water skiing when we both heard a noise that sounded like a bird rustling in the tree. We looked up to see this limb falling. It hit Brent in the head and me in the back. He suffered a pretty severe concussion and we spent the day/night at the ER to make sure all was okay. He was still pretty loopy and out of it all day Tuesday as well. Needless to say, the grand plans we had of water skiing, rafting, ropes courses, and zip lines were put on hold. Instead we just hung out together and enjoyed our time away.
Brent and I were able to go on a breakfast trail ride and enjoy a great breakfast. The camp has counselors that come to your room and wake your kids up, get them dressed, and feed them breakfast on the mornings that Brent and I wanted to get up and go do something. We loved the freedom to have fun by ourselves and the girls loved all the attention from the counselors!
Brent and I also did a cattle penning thing for a few hours one day. It was a blast! I agreed to do it b/c I thought Brent would enjoy it, and given what happened to him at the beginning of the week, I thought he deserved a little bit of fun =) But it ended up being one of the funnest things I've done in a while. Who can say they've herded cattle into a pen, isolated cows, penned cows, and then taken your horse for a swim in the lake? Brent's horse decided to not just swim, but to roll in the lake so Brent got a bath as well. Fun times were had by all!The girls loved Cove Kids. In fact, one day I tried to convince Avery not to go to "her class" but to stay with mommy for a bit. She replied, "Mommy, I can see you in the middle of the night. I need to be with my class now." I guess that means she was having fun =) The girls got to be in the same class and loved playing together all week. They went on pony rides, went swimming, went on scavenger hunts, learned new songs, and heard many Bible stories. They are already asking when we get to go back!
The time we had was good and I'm so thankful we had the opportunity to go. In fact, we are already talking about reworking our budget to figure out how to get back next summer. I think this may become our new family tradition.
here's a little video recap of the week. Warning: its a bit long, but I included it b/c I thought the grandparents might enjoy =) Also, every time you see Brent in this video, he was still a bit out of it and not quite himself. You'll see what I mean =)