Thursday, November 5, 2009

Born to Camp!

We have prayed many a prayers for friends since we made the big move! Several failed attempts and other circumstances, made it so that we were here for 15 months before we had our FIRST FRIENDS! Charlie and Kirby Apel were the first people to really reach out to us and let me tell you it was worth the wait! They have such genuine hearts for God, are tons of fun and overflow with love in all they do.

Since Isaac was born, Joe has been wanting to take him camping. So for their big adventure, Joe solicited Charlie and his son, Asher (here is a link to his post about the weekend- I stole the pictures off of his blog b/c our camera is still on the fritz). Asher is 2.5 yrs old son so we thought it would be perfect! The wild was calling and so the guys set out to make men out of their boys.

They had a blast- made camp, cooked food, made fires, played in the dirt, and got DIRTY DIRTY DIRTY!

I have to confess that I was praying so hard that Isaac would sleep (his sleep can be so unpredictable). That night it was chilly and I just didn't know how he would do. He slept like he was in his own bed (can't say the same for Joe) and had the time of his life!

When he got home, he looked at me and said, "Mama...bath." He didn't just need a bath, he needed a scouring.

Such sweet times. I just wish I could have been a little tree frog next to their campsite :)

1 comment:

Kirby said...

Mel, I just wanted you to know that I read this out of my "google reader"! Aren't you so proud? You have ALMOST made a believer out of me...this is only Day 1.

We love you guys and are thankful that God was answering our prayers by sending you to New Life!