The Annual Campout

After a little inviting ourselves along we made it on our annual camping trip.
After work on Friday we headed out to Jordanelle to a spot right near the lake.
The plan was to meet Betsy, Nick, the kids and Brian and Jenny out there. We were supposed to be last. But, as fate would have it, we were first.
The kids were really excited to set up the tent so we set right to work!

Mirah was excited to be a big helper!

Here she is holding a tent pole for her dad.


We got the tent and the hammock tent set up, still no Nitsy. So we set up the camp chairs and started a fire. Nitsy were going to be making tin foil dinners so we thought we could get some coals started for them.

It was a lovely evening for a sit around a fire.

It wasn’t time for dinner yet so we thought we would try grill some peaches. These were from Crandall’s fruit stand and were SO good.


Me and my boy, getting excited to try them.


Delicious. BUT the flavor was not improved by the grill. But it was still really good.

Mirah wanted to try out the hammock, so we both jumped in together.

The view of the tarp above wasn’t that impressive.

But we were comfy together and happy to be outdoors.


While we were in the hammock, Brain arrived! He set up his camping chair and got to chatting with Karl.

I would have gone over right away, but Lucas had just joined me in the hammock and I didn’t want to miss out on some snuggles.

We finally joned them when the Reddoch’s arrived and we were given charge of these cute little girls.


We were still waiting on dinner, and our kids were getting munchie so we roasted some marshmallows. Lucas made quick work of making a big mess with them.

After getting that all cleaned up, we decided it was time to make our dinner:

Roasted Hot Dogs!

My handsome expert roaster.

Rosie was excited to have some marshmallow too.

Ginger Bear.


Betsy got busy putting the tin foil dinners together. Nick started setting up their tents. The kids came over and roasted weenies with us.

I had to pull my hair back for this one.

Dinners were ready to cook!

 After cooking for all of the kids, Karl finally got one. 


The kids were all done eating for they got busy playing. There was a playground touching our site, so they ran up to play.

Asher was being a very attentive older brother.

Lucas was being an insaine runaway who wouldn’t keep his shoes on.

I was a happy aunt holding this cutie pie!


Darkness fell onto the camp by 8, and bedtime had come.

Luke was all set with his Lighting McQueen “back pack”

And his Kuqi Kopi


We took the kids up for one final potty break before bedtime.

This was the sign that greeted me in the stall. So much to laugh about.

Karl really wanted to camp in the hammock. SO that left me all alone with the kids in the tent. One reason why we only camp once a year:

I don’t sleep a wink when camping.

I was up late listening to podcasts and trying to get comfortable.

The kids started Lucas, and Mirah then me. Both in sleeping bags.

In the middle of the night, Lucas needed to come net to me.

And position himself so he was kicking me in the head.

Then Mirah woke up around 5. And we were all awake.

The sun was up around 6 am, and we were up in the tent.

Betsy and Nick had brought breakfast. And we all ate.

After breakfast and getting camps taken down and put away we headed down to the lake.

As we drove out, the day seemed clear and sunny. Cool, not cold.



We were headed to the lake to….


Get on a BOAT!!!

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