Hello! We just returned from our one week family retreat at Catholic Family Land
in Bloomingdale, Ohio, and IT.WAS.AWESOME!
Yes, there was camping involved.
Yes, we had some stormy weather.
Yes, we had to drive 11 hours each way with 7 kids who mostly get carsick.
Yes, the devil tried to keep us from going under the guise of a cancelled camper.
But also, yes, IT WAS SO WORTH EVERY MINUTE!
We were very excited to see our three neices who are working at the camp all summer. Bridget will be a freshman at Franciscan in the fall with JP, and happened to catch a butterfly on our first day there like a modern St. Francis(ca).
We had ordered grocery pickup from Walmart in Steubenville which was a smart move because I could plan meals and only get exactly what we needed. Plus, no trudging through the store with all nine of us, asking for treats. Oh, your kids don't do that? Teach me your ways! Then we headed to the campsite about 20 minutes away, and set up our amazing camper that we had rented: