Weekend Reading: May 28, 2011

camp highroad
visiting Camp Highroad

On Monday, our oldest daughter and I took a field trip to Camp Highroad, a beautiful 657-acre Christian camp just outside of Middleburg, VA. We hiked through the woods, learning about edible plants, spotting toads, turtles, snakes and various other creatures,  participating in team-building activities with the rest of our group and learning about animal tracking. It was really an amazing day, and I love the camp’s emphasis on both the wonder of Creation and the need to preserve and care for the environment!

Spending the day with my 6.5-year-old daughter — who loves all things animal, outdoor and science related — in this setting made the 2-hour drive and high humidity well worth it. And that gap-toothed smile? I can’t get enough of it!

My friend, Aimee Wimbush-Bourque of Simple Bites, is in the process of launching a blogger-based charity called Bloggers without Borders {BwoB}. Although the charity doesn’t officially launch until July, they’ve begun their first campaign already in the wake of the Joplin, MI tornado last week. Read more about the charity and how you can help over at Simple Bites!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Success {You’re Gonna Make It After All}

  • Summer Retreat | The SHU Box
  • How Pursuing Your Passion Benefits Your Whole Family | Like a Bubbling Brook

Decorating {These Are a Few of My Favorite Things}

  • Crafts for Kids: Frilly & Frugal Flip Flops | Delighting in the Days

Food {Sum-Sum-Summertime}

  • Grilled Vegetables in Easy Foil Packets | Food for My Family

Have a wonderful weekend!