My three youngest children got the opportunity to go to A.W.A.N.A’s Winter Camp. They had an amazing time. My oldest daughter Cassandra said that she was so grateful to be going to A.W.A.N.A and that she was so glad that everyone there knows her name. My children have attended this wonderful program for 6 years and I couldn’t be more happy or appreciative of the whole experience. My children study and memorize God’s Word and have an awesome time doing it.
A.W.A.N.A. is one program we will never stop! Monday was Family Day here in Canada and there were so many things we could have done in our county, but we decided ultimately to go to our local hockey game. What a great choice. We sat right behind the visiting team and had a great view of the whole game. It was a devastating 0-6 loss for our local Sting boys, but we were absolutely riveted the whole time.
Afterwards the children could go out on skates and get signatures and talk to the team. Francis took that mission literally and even though he didn’t want to put it skates on, he got permission to go out onto the ice. He got all the team’s signatures, some of the staff and the mascots. He even requested the Vice President to come down from his office for a signature. I was impressed he was so bold. They ended up handing out free hot chocolate!
It was a great Family Day, we played Sorry at night and the kids and I continued with watching LOST. We are about half way through the whole series now. I enjoy going back and watching it, because the kids were babies the first time the series ran. It’s fun seeing them try to guess or figure out what’s coming next. I must say, they are much quicker than me when it comes to figuring out the plot lines.
Tuesday’s are busy for us because all the children have Scouts, Guides and Cubs. But before that we ended up going for Pancake Tuesday at my youngest son’s Cub church. They gave a free meal! I don’t know how they managed that, but bless their hearts.
On Wednesday the children usually go to A.W.A.N.A but my oldest son had a Baden Powell Dinner with Scouts, so hubby, me and our two boys went to that while the girls were going to A.W.A.N.A (which sadly due to the snow got cancelled, man they missed out on a great meal). Thursdays the boys go to Cadets. It used to be Calvanist Cadets, I believe. What a fantastic program it is. My youngest son got the opportunity to go curling with his cub group…Curling!
Man, I wish I had the opportunities that my kids have while I was growing up. I’m living my life through their happiness though. I love seeing them so excited about all these programs and fun. I have never been the most active person, so I wasn’t on any sports teams and never went camping or hiking. Maybe I can change that someday. I’m not too old yet!
This past weekend we had my best friend’s son sleep over because the girl’s went to camp with the Guides and ended up leading 3 of the girls to the Lord. I’m humbled that they are loving God so much and are salt and light to those around them. I pray for them to be bold, even when it’s not easy!
The boy’s did a Hike for Hunger with Scouts Canada. Citywide they brought in 3700 lbs of food. Well, I will end this post even though there is never a dull moment around here. Till next time.