The second weekend of December, we attended our first Family Advent Camp at Camp Chrysalis with several families from our church. We left Austin Friday afternoon. When it started getting dark, Lil' Bro started crying. It seems he does not like traveling in the dark. After an exhausting drive, we finally arrived at Camp Chrysalis just in time for orientation.
We stayed in a cabin with four "rooms" and a common space, but no one else in the cabin was from Shepherd of the Hills. Saturday morning we awoke and enjoyed our first Family camp breakfast...pancakes and sausage.
After Bible study, we enjoyed constructing our very own gingerbread house.
While our gingerbread houses dried, so they could be structurally sound, we enjoyed lots of camp activities. Big Bro was a big fan of archery!
Then we went back to decorate our gingerbread houses.
And we enjoyed making some ornaments and doing some other Christmas crafts.
Our first family of four canoe ride!
We enjoyed roasting marshmallows and eating yummy s'mores!
What a wonderful, relaxing weekend before an insanely busy couple of weeks. We hope this becomes a wonderful family tradition.