One of the traditional things we do at Fall Retreat, is a flag football competition between grades. There is lots of clean, old-fashioned trash talking that goes on, but it's so fun to watch!
Just so the students know where they rank, the winning grade always takes on the staff team. Travis wants to make sure that you know the staff won this year, by 2 points! Yeah staff!!
This is the back of the home that the staff stays in...oh yeah, it's amazing. Just wait until I show you the inside!! It's almost a crime that we get to come here and get paid for doing it!!
And here is the view of the living room...just picture me laying on one of those couches, with the fireplace going, and a hot drink in my hand! The view from those windows is amazing...
When you walk into the front door, there is a tree in the foyer! The house is vaulted and open, so very cool. I LOVE all the logs and the design of this house. Whoever did it, nailed the look!!
And this is the room where we get to stay...oh yeah, it's as great as it looks! We've stayed in this particular room 3 years in a row and we plan to be back again next year! That bed is so comfy, I always sleep so well when we're here! And that is Travy, prepping for his talk.
This is perhaps the thing that sold me on this camp...our own bathroom, with clean tile, a sparkling tub, endless HOT water, real towels and a CLEAN shower curtain. All my youth ministry friends out there will recognize the gold mine that this is!! Most camps we attend have less than ideal bathrooms and I always have to bring my own towels, flip flops, and cleaning products. This is the one time when I don't have to do any of that! It's cleaner than my own!!
Because Travis was speaking, we came up early on Friday and spent some time at the camp and then went out for dinner. Of course I was taking lots of pictures and making Travis pose with me!! He's such a good sport...
We decided that I should let you see the little belly that I'm starting to grow. This is me at 11 weeks, in my regular clothes, which are starting to get too tight! I read recently that if you are beginning to show at this point, it's most likely due to bloating and early weight gain. Great. That was really depressing to read! It really is such a weird stage I'm in, I can see my body growing and changing shape, but it honestly just looks like I'm getting fat! I think I'll be ready to start showing soon, just so you can tell this weight is from the pregnancy and not too many cheeseburgers!!
See all those hammocks on the beach?? I parked my behind in one of those and totally enjoyed it!! Their beach front is so nice and what you can't see is 2 major 28 person hot-tubs that over look the water! Can you believe that? I never attended a camp like that as a kid!
Because we were so far up north, the colors and the trees were gorgeous! Look at that bank of trees across the lake! I can't wait for the leaves to start changing here.
The grounds at this camp are immaculate...almost like being at Disney world! These flowers were so pretty.
Travy and I went on a date before the kids arrived Friday night and we went to this little bar and grill on the water. In honor of Kelly, I took pictures of what we ate. I chose a walleye sandwich, which was great, but a little peppery. I ate quite a bit of Trav's meal, because it was better!
Travis got these ribs, which were SO GOOD!! The meat was falling off the bone and the bar-b-que sauce was so tasty, I could have had it to drink!! He was very nice and shared it with me!
We had a fun little date, but I have a few problems with this picture. First, it appears that we are drinking a case of Bud Light. We are not. That box held our silverware and condiments! Second, note to self, do not tip head back to expose growing chin and neck...Not flattering. Third, I think my face looks bigger to me! I was a little alarmed when I saw this, could I be looking pregnant in my face already?? The good news is that Travis looks cute as ever.