This is the third year in a row the boys and I have packed up and headed south to a little place called God's Mountain Camp over spring break week. Our church takes a group there every spring break and I have found a good nitch working in the kitchen to feed their hungry tummy's during the week while they serve! One of the things Dave and I did a lot of before we had kids was go on mission trips. I love this season, but I have missed being able to go and serve in such a way that a mission trip allows you to. I really want my kids to have experiences on such trips and serving opportunities and I am SO blessed this trip has worked out the last few years. I love to feed people well and take that burden off the main leaders on the trip, I love to have my kids with me, I love cooking, and I love going on mission trips! This has been perfect for us! This year we packed up and left on Jaxon's 7th birthday and drove with my awesome cooking partner this year, Marla, and stayed for the week. God's Mountain is a great place serving at risk kids and their community through their camp and different outreach they do. You've got to have a lot of flexibility going here and be ready for lots of changes :) It's good for my heart and my kids LOVE it here. I hope to keep this tradition alive as the years come... we've made new friends, found peace here, and grown in our own relationships. It's always a good trip each year!
Jaxon helping peel potatoes in the kitchen. The plastic "wall" separates where we were cooking from the new kitchen where future cooks will get to work their magic! Nothing like cooking in the middle of a construction site :)
Sigh.... what a great week we had despite getting sick and bringing it home :) The boys were a great age to take this year and I can't be more proud of them for how well they did!!! They were so well behaved and so fun and so funny and so great to have along. I couldn't have asked for a better week with my boys! Kind of sad to take a year off with the new babe coming, but we may have to sneak down for a visit at least!! I can't thank the people that helped make the week go so well enough and feel very blessed to be part of such a great church family!! Spring Break 2011 is in the books!