We've been away at Family Camp. To be more specific, we spent last week at the Lair of the Golden Bear. It was amazing. Some of my favorite things:
Freedom: Kids roam free and choose their own activities. Adults roam free too, knowing their kids are in a safe environment. Glorious.
The Dining Hall: Being served 3 meals a day, without having to lift a finger in the prep or cleanup, was pure heaven.
Friends: Meeting new people, and spending time with cousins and sisters and aunts and uncles in a new setting and in a new way was such a treat.
Inspiration: The camp was staffed with college aged counselors who have more energy and talent and all around great attitudes than I've seen in a long time. I was inspired by their youth and energy, and by the creative and hilarious performing they did for us most nights at campfire.
Nature: The setting was gorgeous. I loved setting up my chair in the creek and kicking back with my Kindle. And hiking to the top of the world with my sister.
Making Memories: Our family isn't perfect, and it wasn't a perfect week. There was conflict and struggle from time to time and in various ways. But we were together, making our way, finding ourselves and each other. Bliss.
I hope your summer is filled with memories, togetherness, and your own flavor of bliss.