It definitely feels like this vacation started earlier because my brother David and his girlfriend and my sister, Becca and her boyfriend all got here last Thursday. On Friday my mom and brother arrived and on Saturday my brother and his family and my dad got here for the official start of the week of family camp.
4 nights of the week have “themed” dinners, this night was “Wonderful World of Walt” aka Disney night without using the word Disney. 🙂 My mom got the girls these matching Mini Mouse outfits!
We also took the pontoon out for a little ride. Layla had fun helping daddy drive it! All the kids took out hobie kayaks one day too, which are kayaks you pedal! We’ve also spent a lot of time on the beach playing and hanging out.
We’ve ate really good! We are pretty spoiled at Gull Lake to have a top-notch culinary team. They do not mess around in the kitchen and this is not “campy” food! This was braised beef with mushrooms and onions, roasted sweet potatoes, broccoli, homemade bread, and salad with fresh fruit and candied pecans. #diedandgonetoheaven
Aren’t these two cute! Layla is right in the middle of her “cheese” face! Haha! This was during “Christmas night” so the girls got to wear their fancy Christmas dresses.
We’ve also just spent a lot of time hanging out as a family! We’ve stayed up too late playing cards, ate meals together and had some good conversations. I also got to practice my photography skills and take some pics of my sister and her boyfriend. Aren’t they cute?
There is always a speaker for the adults and age-appropriate classes for kids at gull lake family camp, which is great! Layla loves her class and goes 3-4 times each week anyways when I’m working, but it’s been nice to sit in on some of the adult sessions and have some extra quiet time this week for reading.
I just got my hardcopy of Longing for Paris in the mail and am re-reading it! I don’t think I will ever be a tablet gal, I just love having a literal book in my hands.
It’s been a great week! If you’re interested in an all-inclusive Christian Family Vacation at Gull Lake in 2016 you can find more info at gulllake.org!
Have you ever been to a family camp? Do you vacation with your extended family?