Every year our church has a weekend long celebration called Family Weekend Connection. It is a fun venue where you bring the dogs and kids and camp in a tent. We have never done the tent thing before at Family Weekend until this year. For two years Vivian cried when we left. She had the mistaken impression that WE were going to sleep in a tent. HAHAHA….. Well, I guess I was laughing right up until Steven decided to go ahead and get a tent to put up to see if we could do it for one night. Well, I did do it for ONE night. As a child, I was always confused about the story of Jacob, where he propped his head on a rock to sleep. I did not fully understand until Friday night and that was when the answer to this two decade long puzzle became crystal clear in my brain. I would have welcomed a rock to put my head on. Anything!
We borrowed a pop up tent from a friend and I dug out a full size air mattress. Well, it wasn’t until Steven wrestled the air mattress into the small tent and blew it up, that he realized he put the pillow part at the bottom of the tent where our feet go. So, we slept slanted with our feet on the pillow! HA! Everytime Steven got out of the tent, my rear-end hit the ground, and every time he got back into the tent, I see-sawed back up into the ceiling (it was only 2-3 feet above the mattress for movement). Lots of fun. After waking up almost paralyzed from the cold and pinched nerves, I declared that I was NOT going to spend another night outside at Family Weekend. Not that I dislike camping. Camping is great…..in the summer, or when you are at least comfortable and can sleep. I did my mommy duty by staying out there one night to appease my five year old. She had a blast….of course…..
Here are a few pictures from our weekend. Hope everyone else enjoyed their weekend!