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My weekend plans.

This weekend I am heading back to Camp Cowen to help my hubby chaperone the highschool girls from our church who are attending their yearly Fall Rally. 
This will be my 1st time not being home to relax after a full work week. I wonder if I will have the energy level needed to sleep in a cabin. Guess we'll see!
I am excited about taking little Allee. She LOVES Cowen!! She also has a friend there that I hope she can get a chance to play with!
We leave Friday at 6ish and get home in the evening on Saturday. 
I would dread going if my hubby hadn't just helped with some housework I needed to do. He is WONDERFUL.
Yep. It is going to be a fun time! I am looking forward to it. Now to look up weather so that I can pack accordingly.
XOXO, MARIA
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