Monday, June 23, 2014

ARE Camp 2014

Hello strangers! I am trying to get back to life...back to reality after a great week spent with some of my favorite people and with minimal cell phone service [Tangent: A blessing in disguise. I now recommend the occasional falling off the face of the earth technology-wise to everyone. It's cleansing.] at the summer camp held by the Alliance for Recreational Empowerment or ARE. [Tangent: I have written about this second family of mine for several years and their mission to provide support and encouragement for youth with disabilities and their families. You can even find their link in the tab section on the top of this blog. ] This year was great because I got to stay all week and see so many smiling faces that have come to be part of my extended family. The days were spent on the water, sweating profusely, rediscovering my love of rinsing brushes during arts and crafts cleanup, talking about boys with my "little girls" who are now little ladies heading off to college, acting in a murder mystery game wearing a fake moustache, talking openly about bowel movements and most importantly laughing hysterically. I could bore you with the details...but I think I will just give you a little picture show.

Although I apologize for being absent from the blog....can you blame me? I mean look at all these pretty people I got to spend 7 whole days with!


  1. I missed you! I was just thinking the other day that it had been far too long since I'd seen a Kimmie-blog-post!

    Looks like camp was a good time!

  2. kimmie, how do you manage to look cute in a life jacket getting off of a boat? seriously! also, i am jealous of that blue hair. i always wanted to do that.

  3. so fun! I recommend it to everyone.
    Sorry I have been MIA, but I am trying to get better!

  4. I know. Am I too old for blue hair because it is so cute! She just turned 18 and that is her new college of the other counselors dyed it for her at camp! It looked awesome.


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