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Grace Family Camp 2012!! :D {independence baptist camp, batesville, ar engagement and portrait photographer}

June 11, 2012

Camp.This was the best year yet ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ (and the biggest too: around 170. That’s big for us. Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ ). It seems to get better every year actually. Remember what I said about it last year? I didn’t think it could get any better than last year, but it did! The solidย preaching, the fellowship (met many new people!), it was just all good :).

This is Jed (Jedidiah Joseph Hobbs actually. Hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

Emily and Laura Butts: these girls are so sweet :D. And they each have twins! Emily has a twin sister who’s married and Laura has a twin brother! Pretty cool, huh?

Evangeline Jennings and Angela Rages: y’all’ve seen them on here recently :). They’re great :D.

And Helena Kowalewski! DEAR girl ๐Ÿ™‚ (who is engaged to be married! Sadly, her fiance, Taylor Steele, couldn’t make it to camp).

Here’s Helena with Christina Cao and Joy Lancaster getting ready to sing! Christina sings hymns allย the time (in Chinese!) and she’s always asking others to join her in English :D.

Ariel Quartemont and I jumped in for a group photo :D. I love these girls!

Ariel and Christina really hit it off :D.

Christina is overflowing with the joy of the Lord; it’s SO encouraging!

Evangeline and Amelia Barr :D.

Dad talking with Jeffrey Johnson (one of the leaders of the camp).

A glimpse of “The Snack Shack” :).

Time for a baseball game!

There were some good batters!

Jed teaching Promise how to hold a bat :).

Isaac Barr…what can I say…is there any sport he’s NOT good at?! For real!

This is Ty Woodruff. After the baseball game, he asked if when they swam, I would take a picture of him doing a “leisure dive.” Haha. So here we go!

There it is! Along with a flip of his because flips are classic. Lol.

Young Trenton Johnson came up to me and said I needed a picture of myself. So here I am :).

Hey, y’all! ๐Ÿ™‚

Discussions in the pool. Hehe :).

David Leiter and Tony Leiter ๐Ÿ™‚ (they’re cousins).

Mom: “Hey! Take a picture of Tony walking by!” Haha.

This is Asa Julian and his friend from Louisiana, Thomas Achord having fun on the swings. hehe :).


Jeff and Letha Johnson’s son Martyn!

He loves playing with his cousins Ava Barr and Kaylee Barr :D.

Asa and Dad are buds. Hehe :D.

Pretending to have a discussion. They just ended up looking cool. Haha :D.

Mom holding little Esther Contreras :).

Sack race time!

Haha, awww.

Us older people did it too, but it got too dark for pictures at that point. Angela Rages and I won the three legged race! (We used the sacks instead of rags).

Hahaha, ok. These are Daniel Hamilton’s knees. These wounds were from falling down during the SUPER intense guy sack race (which Ty won, by the way). The joke behind this is during Bro. David Gatch’s devotional, he was talking about the Lord keeping us from stumbling…and then he looked down and saw Daniel. Hahaha. Tony stood up for him and said “It’s from praying.” Lol!

John Hargrave, Tony, and the man himself. Haha.

Mom and Evangeline :).

Pretending to teach Daniel. Haha :D.

Yay :D.

David, Mrs. Mona (David’s mom), Mrs. Marilyn (Mrs. Mona’s mom!), and my Mom. Haha :D.

Hey! Thanks for waving!

Dad and Mom talking with Bro. Don Johnson ๐Ÿ™‚ (the other leader of the camp; Jeff’s dad!).

Yay for these people :D.

Angela wanted a picture of the Sedalia crew :).


Happy Helena :D.And spiritual Asa. Haha :D.

Some of us drove down the road to see a river and a spill way.

Hey! :D.

Joy looking cool :).

This is Steven Butts, his little brother who I can’t remember his name!, and Scott Kapshandy.

I like this one :).

It was fun hanging out with Joy :).

The sand felt just like the beach!

Oh! A family from camp that came to go swimming let Joy and I use their two kayaks!! We had never done it before and it was fun! And a workout. Haha.

They hadn’t seen each other in 3 years so they needed a picture :).

Playing “Occupation.”

Joseph Newland was the narrator. (My team lost, by the way. Lol. We couldn’t remember the last occupation!!)

The sky looked beautiful!

Haha :D.

These guys have fun. Haha :D.

After the talent show, all of the guitar players got together. It was awesome :D.
And the talent show revealed to us that Bro. Don isย incredibleย at the guitar!!
Bonfire :).
Luna Moth! ๐Ÿ˜€
Me: “Hey, guys, look this way!…Good job.” Haha :D.
A friend made Helena her own personal hymnal!! So cool.
James Sinclair and Ariel playing rock, paper, scissors. Haha.
Calvin Barr and Matthew Mantl. Haha :D.
Matthew and James.

So thankful I have the privilege to attend this camp every year ๐Ÿ™‚ :).

With smile,
{ Rachel Leigh }

comments +

  1. Laura Faith says:

    Yay!! I made it onto the blog! Lol ๐Ÿ˜€ It's so much fun to see things on here that I saw too!! This camp was fantastic!!!

  2. Hannah says:

    awwwww, family camps are SUCH fun!!

  3. Megan June says:

    Reading this post makes me so excited for my church camp in a couple of weeks!

    Wonderful photos! You are very good at capturing people's personalities. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Johnson says:

    Family get-togethers or family outdoors can be a considerable measure of fun and doing them at a campground can add to the happiness. Family get-togethers should be possible at a wide range of areas relying upon the length of the time spent together.

  5. Gero says:

    I enjoy the way you have presented this great information. that really looks like such an amazing get-away!! i'm so happy you got to go. have a lovely time with your family.

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