Sorry about the delay.....I really did mean to put more pictures up but, well, it didn't happen. Sooo, here I am nineteen days after Christmas posting Christmas pictures:) I also happened to get done with school before 6:00 so I actually have time to do it before choir practice :)
I got a camera for Christmas!! And I really needed one. Someone who reads our blog gave my mother some money to get me this camera!! It takes awesome pictures and here's an example....
We went to winter Camp in Wisconsin!!! That was also very fun, but it was freezing in Wisconsin!! Without windchill I think it was around 15 to 20ish below. I don't want to know what it was with windchill.
So here are some pics of our annual cookie making/decorating tradition.
And here are some scant pictures of Christmas morning....,
See I told you, scant.
As I said, we went to winter camp. Well, technically it's called Teen Winter Retreat. It was at Camp Joy in Wisconsin. We went up with Grace Baptist Church in Kettering, Ohio because they had extra seats. There was a girl's van and a boy's van, but there were two boys in the girl's van because there were too many boys for the van.
Even though it was freezing, we still had tons of fun!! The camp had a toboggan run, tubing hill, ice skating, zip line, and a fully equipped gym in which to play laser tag, paintball, volley ball, basketball. Because it was a retreat, there really wasn't all that much competition between teams but the Eskimos won :(
The best part was the preaching. The retreat was only Thursday night through Saturday afternoon, but there were five services. Our speaker was Rand Hummel and he had awesome messages. They included: The Dark Side of the Internet, True Love, The Art of Medieval Warfare, and a couple more. He spends most of his time with teens and you could tell by what he spoke on.
The trip home was awesome. We listened to music (very, very loud music), we sang through the alphabet, or at least most of it. We tried to figure out a joke and that was the reason for the music. (The youth pastor and his wife couldn't figure it out, so they turned it on until we told them:))
Josh was in the boy's van and he said they sang in six-part harmony. I'm not sure how they did that though. In the girls van we only had three parts: soprano, alto, and high soprano.
I didn't take a bunch of pictures because #1 it was really cold, and #2 I don't know. But the ones I did take I will post (hopefully) in the next week or so.....but don't get your hopes up:)
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.