Monday, March 19, 2012

Alpha Weekend Away 16-18 March 2012

Hubby and I have been involved in our church's Alpha Course this year and we have been attending it (with Micah being the youngest ever Alpha participant, lol) every Tuesday night for the past 6 weeks. With 4 more weeks to go, part of the course is to spend a weekend away at camp and have more sessions and discussions "away from everything else". It was a great weekend. We arrived on Friday night and had Fish N Chips for dinner. Then we had a Spoons Tournament - with 15 people playing it took FOREVER to finish so I "surrendered" and went to bed at 10.30pm. Hubby ended up winning. Micah ended up breaking his sleep record and slept 7.5 hours straight from 8pm - 3.30am! He usually sleeps 5-6 hours before his feed so that was quite impressive! So good to only have to get up ONCE to feed him in the middle of the night...

Hubby got up at 5am to start fishing with the boys at Emerald Lake just 100m down the road from our campsite at Wombat Corner, Emerald. Micah and I went and joined them at 6.30am and walked around the lake. Then we just sat where the boys were fishing and enjoyed the morning fresh air. It was a very cold morning though, so Micah and I had some great cuddles.


After breakfast on Saturday, we had two video sessions (and discussion) in the morning. Our room was just next to the main area where everything was happening, so I conveniently put Micah back to sleep in his portacot and just took the Baby Monitor with me during the sessions.

Bacon Quiche at lunch
Chicken Quiche at lunch
Salads and breads to share
We all brought some cakes, biscuits, chips, snacks, fruit, etc to share throughout the weekend

Then on Saturday afternoon after lunch, we had some free time so we went down to Emerald Village Bakery and Cafe for a coffee and some snacks. Then walked around a little bit before heading back to camp. A separate blog post is posted on my food blog Kimba's Kitchen for photos and reviews of the famous Emerald Bakery. Click here to view.

We continued with another session at 4pm and then dinner, and then we played "Creationary".

On Sunday morning after breakfast, we had one last session and then a mini church service and then it was time to pack up and go! On our way home, we had lunch at Cardinia Park Hotel, Beaconsfield with some of our friends. This is a separate blog post on Kimba's Kitchen.

Micah enjoying being held by dad at lunch
My little cutie pie :)
My beautiful baby boy then fell asleep in his capsule so both hubby and I could peacefully enjoy our lunch :)
Overall, it was a great weekend! I love camps :-)


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