Friday, May 21, 2010

Campfire: Winners and Our Story!

What a week this has been! Our official farewell will be tomorrow (we'll save our packing until then), but I just wanted to let you know that I've had a wonderful time with all of you! You're a lovely bunch of campers!

Grab some smore fixings and grab a seat while I share the winners of the two giveaways.

First, thank you to all of you who entered! I loved reading all of your comments!

Now, here are the winners:



Congratulations to the winners! Be looking for my e-mail. You have until Monday morning to reply so I can get those books off to you soon! (If I don't here from you by then, I'll pick another winner.)

I also told you I would share our completed story (from the night game around the campfire Wednesday night), so here it is for your reading enjoyment:

Separating from the group in order to take a picture of an adorable bunny was not Ruth's best idea. She had been thrilled to join a hiking club for the summer, but the thought of getting lost had never crossed her mind. With the sun already falling rapidly down the western half of the sky like an autumn leaf being detached from its high place, a shiver of nervous, not-quite-complete fear ran through her. Too bad she had such a horrible sense of direction. Back at home she couldn't even find the store she had worked at for months on her own--she needed to follow her neighbor (who happened to be one of her co-workers) to work every morning. But the only creature she could follow right now was the bunny, so when it hopped into some bushes she set off after it.

She hadn't planned on coming face-to-face with a giant blue horse! He had the most beautiful silver mane. He stood staring at her like he was expecting something. She reached out to touch him, and he turned, and walked to a nearby tree stump, which was rotten with age. He seemed to be asking her to get on his back, so she jumped onto the stump, praying it didn't crumble beneath her, grabbed onto his neck and jumped on.

Just then, he took off at a lighting speed. Ruth held on with all her might, thankful she knew how to ride a horse. As the horse galloped through the woods Ruth realized it was headed straight for a huge tree. Bracing herself for the impact Ruth clung to the horse and closed her eyes.

Ruth heard a whoosh and opened her eyes to see the horse gliding up along a rainbow! Ruth gasped as she realized the ground was falling beneath them. The rainbow sparkled and glittered, and the horse began to change rainbow colors with it.

She watched as the rainbow led them straight to the land of Oz! But after meeting the scarecrow, the tinman, and the cowardly lion, she decided that enough was enough. Ruth desperately tried to click her heels together, wishing she had a pair of ruby shoes.

"Ruth! Wake up!" Startled, Ruth sat straight up to find herself in a tent, surrounded by a few of the concerned girls from her hiking group. "That must have been some dream!"

As Ruth nodded, she thought she saw a rainbow-colored horse gallop past the tent. She simply smiled and said, "Where are we going today?"

Thank you to all my fellow contributors: Bluerose, Angie, and Ariel! It turned out to be quite an interesting story!

I'll close out the final campfire meeting of Camp Humility with 1 Peter 5:5-6, "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time."


Ashley (Ibreath2read) said...

Oh too funny, Amber. And what a great story.
My older sisters and brother often use Peter 5:5 to make me to what they want because "the bible says so" but, I don't think thats what God was thinking of when He put that verse on Peter's heart.LOL
For me, it's hard to humble myself. I've been know to be very much like a peacock and being humble is something that I'm really working on that right now.
Thank you Amber for a GREAT week, I had a lot of fun;D You'll have to do more "camps" this summer, for sure.
Love Ya girly!

bluerose_shelnut said...

Thank you for all the devotionals, activities, and the game. I've had fun this week and it has been very uplifting. You write beautifully!!

Amber S. said...


I'm glad you enjoyed the story! I loved what Bluerose, Angie, and Ariel came up with! I wasn't expecting the twists in the story--but I suppose I should have been able to guess since all girls love rainbow ponies, right? ;)

I have a lot to work on when it comes to being humble, as well. It is so easy for me to be so selfish and want my own way all the time. I need to remember that God knows what best, and I need to be humble before others, as well--willing to listen and show love.

Thank you so much for coming to camp this week! Your comments made camp so much fun! :)


Amber S. said...

Oh, Bluerose! (By the way, is it OK that I refer to you by your username? I realize that Bluerose isn't your actual name!) ;)

Your comments have been such a blessing! I'm so happy that you had fun this week! Thank you for coming to camp, and for your kind words!


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

WOW! That was one interesting tale! It's been a fun week I look forward to what you have in store for us next! ;-)

XOXO~ Renee

bluerose_shelnut said...

Perfectly fine to call me Bluerose! (I don't know if I've ever even left my actual name on here. It's Tammy, by the way):)You can call me whatever, though. :)

Amber S. said...


Wasn't it, though? When you tell your readers to be crazy and creative, watch out! ;)

Thanks so much for your support, Renee! I'm looking forward to my Birthday Bash coming up! :D Can't wait to see you there!


Amber S. said...

Well, Bluerose it is then! ;) Thanks, Tammy, and it's been so great to have you here this week! Hope you can keep on visiting, because there's more fun coming up!


Ariel said...

Haha, what an awesome story :)

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Congrats to the winners! :D

It sounds like you've had a blast camping -- I need to go back and read all of your posts!

I have an award for you:

Bodacious Award


Amber S. said...


Glad you liked the story! Thanks for your contribution to it! ;)


Amber S. said...


That's so sweet that you would go back and read this past week's posts! :D Thanks so much!

And a big thank you for the blogging award!!! My second one ever! :) I'll be accepting the award soon, so see you later! I'm very excited!