Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Adventures in Camping

We had an amazing time at our camping trip this year!  Poppy and Sam loved every minute of time they spent with their cousins and Marc and I did a lot of relaxing.  Good times.
{the Morris cousins}

{me and my brothers} 

{cousin lovin'}
 {silly cousins}

 {marshmallow roasting is serious business}

{sitting around the campfire listening to Aunt Amanda tell scary stories!} 

 {swimming in the freezing cold water}

 {Poppy was impressed that her daddy jumped in!}

{I told you, marshmallows are serious business} 

 {she said her favorite part of camping is getting to stay up waaaay past her bedtime}

{this kid was in his element - he loved the mud, dirt, rocks, sticks, bugs and toads} 

{Amelia spent the night in our tent on our last night and they were both so cute about it - already planning their next sleepover...}

I can't believe how much I've come to love camping over the past few years.  Marc even complimented me on how I never tried to bail and go home, even though it rained almost every night and morning.  But just seeing how much my kids love it makes all the mud and grime (and piles of laundry to deal with once we get home) worth it.  And I love the simplicity of camping - you only bring the absolute necessities with you.   I like being disconnected from the outside world for those few days each year - no phone or internet or to-do lists that usually dictate my days.  Who knows, maybe next year we'll even go for 2 camping trips!

1 comment:

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

Wow! I'm so impressed! I am *not* a camper... so hearing how you take it all in stride... well, I'm amazed. And impressed!

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