We just returned from our first real trip/vacation as a family of 5. The annual NACCM Campus Minister's Retreat at McCormick's Creek State Park in Indiana. Our girls love this retreat and look forward to seeing some of their friends every year, and Todd and I get a chance to reconnect with other campus ministers from across the country. Had a nice time playing with friends, hiking and swimming. We worked through some challenging teachings with Alan Hirsch (author of The Forgotten Way and Re-Jesus) about what Church really is and what it means to be a Missional community.
We had a great time with minimal melt-downs or glitches....but, whew, it's alot of work and packing!
10 pairs of shoes (1 for hiking, 1 for the pool)
4 stuffed animals
snacks, books, dvd (which jammed before they could ever watch it) for the van, sunscreen, Alan Hirsch (our speaker)'s book for autographing, crayons and coloring books, children's tylenol and allergy medicine (just in case)....
1 deoderant - - why is it always my stuff that gets forgotten?!
And though I like how my husband smells....it was nice to get back to my own floral scent when we got home!