a change of scenery.

Some favourite moments from Camp Arnes in October. 

Not Pictured:
  • Backpacks and garbage bags piled up to the ceiling on The Little Bus Who (barely) Could
  • Boys jumping in the lake. In the minus twenty. At night. For the last cookie. 
  • S'mores in the dining hall. 
  • Girl talk in Room Seven.
  • Evenings for courage and crying together.
  • Dutch Blitz madness.
Summers at Arnes are summers from my childhood. This year we came at the root of winter. Old friends, new friends, and old friends who became new friends once more; they fuelled the weeks to come. I feel like when we 'just need to get away', it's not the people we need to get away from. Sometimes we just need a change of scenery to change our perspectives. 



  1. OH. These are STUNNING. I love the second and sixth shots. Such great perspective!


  2. loving how these shots tell a story. just beautiful.

  3. abbey, you are such a storyteller and you have such an old soul. love this.

  4. I've always been one to desperately want summer camp. I never went as a little girl, but I went to a winter retreat one year with my youth group, and I guess it was close. Those are interesting things I think "to get away", and I love your piece of it, and the second picture here.
    Love it Abbey.

  5. this makes me entirely nostalgic. i used to visit a place just like that when i was younger...

    ah abbey this is simply SO beautiful.

    xo, acacia

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  9. such lovely pictures. sounds like somewhere i'd wanna go. :)

  10. These pictures are phenomenal. I really just want bundle up in a big coat and slip on a warm hat and some mittens and make my way to Canada, I'm sick of Texas winter... or really, the lack thereof.

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