Friday, May 15, 2009

The Long May Weekend!

Good Morning Company Girls!

Well, things are very busy in our house this morning....I only have a few minutes....we are packing to go up north to 'open up the trailer'.....which involves a lot of work...but it also signals the beginning of...I hope...a relaxing summer filled with good memories at our summer spot. Our summer spot is about 2-1/4 hours drive from our home......

FairHavens Bible Conference grounds have been there forever and we've been going every year since our eldest was 5 yrs old. It has many, many activities for all ages including a 9 hole golf course, a pool, baseball, soccer, lawn bowling and shuffleboard...to name a few. Best of all are the speakers they bring in each week during conference time (July and August) to refresh and energize your spiritual soul.

When the kids are small they look forward to it every year and start talking about it in March.....one year Ryan even started collecting sticks in the early spring for campfires! Whenever the kids had a hard time getting to sleep or were awake because of something stressful that wouldn't leave their minds...I'd tell them....just close your eyes and think about FairHavens...and off they'd go to sleep! I remember 3-4 years ago...one of my daughters had her wisdom teeth out and as I sat with her, in her dopey state afterwards, I had to smile to myself when she sleepily said....'tell me about FairHavens, mom'.....she was about 18 or 19 at the time. ;0)

So, off we go......it should be an interesting time.....one teen isn't in a good mood...always makes for a wonderful drive.....oh, well...I've had the cold shoulder before....and Megan, the youngest...well, she'll be over the moon...as usual!

Have a wonderful long weekend people!

9 comments:

Diane said...

One can hope that the teenager with the grumpy mood will improve greatly when camp is reached! What a wonderful tradition to have, and a sweet sanctuary.

Crazy Lady Cheryl said...

Have a GREAT weekend! I've had times with a teen giving the cold shoulder. It gets old, but usually after a heart to heart of "You're welcome to be mad, but you can't be rude", and they come around. Have save travels.

Jolanthe said...

Hope you all have a good time together.

Jolanthe
http://noordinarymomentsblog.com

Kara @ KSS said...

Awww that sounds like an awesome place to go. I remember feeling that way about my grandparents' house when I was little...every summer I'd get to go stay with them for a week, and I'd be so excited that I'd start a packing list months ahead, haha.

Have a great time!

L2L said...

humm, maybe we should consider doing something a little different for the summer, we live on an island so there not much getting off here but I'm sure we could find some place to get away too, lol

Rachel Anne said...

FairHavens sounds wonderful. What a great place to make memories and drift off to dreamland thinking about. Do you take a trailer and set up camp for a week at a time? Or do you have a "spot" all year long?

We often went to a Bible camp as kids (well, it was maybe only a couple of times, but it was great.)

joyceandnorm said...

What great fun!! It sounds like you've all had some fantastic memories made there. Take care.

mholgate said...

How delightful! I hope that your weekend was relaxing and you had great family time!

I can hardly believe that there are only 5 more weeks of school left here. The kids are already anxious for summer weather, swimming, and fun and games! We're getting a taste of it this weekend, that's for sure!

-Melissa

juniper said...

Have a wonderful time Mom. Enjoy the peace and quiet there and the beginnings of summer.