Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My Favorite Place on Earth

Okay, I know my title is cheesy, but Camp Deer Run really is my favorite place on earth. It has been since I first started going to camp when I was nine. It's hard to explain to anyone who hasn't experienced it as a camper or staff member, but it's the place where I feel closest to God & where I can see Him most clearly. Some of my dearest friends are people I met at Camp, & I truly believe in its mission. Saturday was the celebration of Camp's 50th anniversary. We spent the afternoon catching up with old friends & eating barbecue. J probably wouldn't prefer to spend six hours sweating out at Camp with a bunch of people he didn't know, but he's a great sport (& he does know some of them). This is my friend Jodi, who was actually my counselor for a couple of years when I was in high school. She is one of my favorite people, & I love that no matter how long we're apart, we're still just as close to each other & comfortable hanging out together when we see each other again. She is having her second little one in December!

With so many pregnant women there, we just had to take a picture of all of us together, in order of due date. Here's Sarah, Katie, Mary, Kendra, me, Rachel & Jodi.

CDR Staff 2000's: And all the Deer Runners there on Saturday:

It was really a great day. Only five years until Jake & Mallory can start day camp!


Jodi said...

Oh, my sweet Alli. I miss you already! :) LOVE YOU girl!

The Reiboldts said...

It looks like you all had so much fun. I tagged you on my blog, so go check it out and it will give you something fun to write about.