Saturday, November 2, 2013

That time we went camping over Labor Day weekend

All day Friday it poured down rain. We had plans and reservations to camp with our friends and neighbors, the Carlsons and the Reillys. However, we are camp tenters and the way it was pouring and the continuous flash flood alerts on my phone just weren't looking too good. The weather was supposed to get better over the duration of the weekend so we packed extra shoes and clothes for every one and made it out of the house by about 7:30 Friday night. The further up the mountain we got (about 45 minutes from the house) the less it was raining. The kids were sleeping when we got there and one by one woke up as Jake and I set up camp. We had our head lamps on and had bought an extra tarp just before leaving to shield ourselves from rain. We made it through the night, had the boys and dog sleep in the car right next to our tent and woke up dry! The rest of the weekend was a blast. We had great camping food, the boys rode bikes and scooter. All the kids played together really well. They learned to chop wood and start fires. We went on a beautiful hike all together and spent quality time around the campfire. We are blessed with some really great friends and had a wonderful time together as a family. 

Little girlfriends, Chelsey and Adele

Adele, Chelsey, Trevor, Jack, Derek and Cooper. All kids are same age, within months.

choppin' wood

hiking through the valley

It was a really scenic and beautiful area

caught a lizard

wore a lizard! (Stephen)

I'm glad it didn't rain while we were there but double glad we were able to set this up just in case.

Poor Griffin dog locked up cause he's cray-cray.

hauling wood

Who eats like this when camping?! The Carlsons do! Super yummy!

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