#funfriday / Family Camp 2017 STARTS NOW!

the daily Starr fun friday

Last summer we started a new summer tradition – Family Camp!

We don’t usually take big summer vacations, but instead planned a few intentional days to spend with our kids making fun summer memories.

Inspired by my friends Gary and Brenda (they host Grandy-camp each year with all of their grandkids), we absolutely fell in love with our own version of family camp in 2016.

fun at the Unionville 4th of July celebration

riding ponies at the Unionville celebration

swimming and dinner with the Riffles

swimming at the aquatics center

dropping off flowers to our special Nana from church

And now – FAMILY CAMP 2017 IS HERE!!!

Introducing our family camp theme song: Backseat Driver by TobyMac

We talked to our kids about what it means to be a backseat driver. Kayla was quick to say it meant not telling the driver what to do….hmmmm…maybe I’ve been the one to tell her to quit being a backseat driver…lol!!

Then we talked about what this means from a Christian perspective – that God is guiding our lives and we can allow Him to have full control without trying to steer Him and His amazing ways.

What they don’t know – driving is another big part of Family Camp 2017. We’re taking a little roadtrip in the coming days and they have no idea! Stay tuned, this is an adventure we’ve never done as a family and involves…get ready…CAMPING!!!! Woooohooo!!!

We kept with the driving theme and went out for dinner tonight at America’s Favorite Drive-In, Sonic.

Kylie is amazed at that corn dog – this is something they beg for constantly and we keep Sonic for special surprises!

We also watched Kayla in her first live theater performance this afternoon with Lanti Music’s summer camp finale.

She did such an amazing job!!

Alrighty, that’s it for today’s #funfriday festivities. Stay tuned, Family Camp 2017 continues tomorrow!

Happy Friday, y’all ~

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