Saturday, June 18, 2011

{Into the Woods}

First camping trip of the season!  We booked a site at Alder Lake (about 40 min away) 2 weeks in advance, and we were lucky to find a spot.  At the time the weather was iffy, but 2 days out the forecast was fantastic. It was a beautiful weekend.  You never know what the June weather will bring in the great PNW.  So far it's been a mixed bag of sunny days and rainy/cold days.  But we lucked out for a fantastic weekend! We convinced our friends, the Bennetts, to join us because we love their company. Hopefully our rowdy crew didn't bother them too badly! 

Plenty of campfire time.

A little hike to the dam.

Tia's beautiful plant creations!  She was our resident Botany expert.

Fun afternoon in the water.

A couple games.

Some reading. (this lasted about 5 minutes..camping isn't relaxing for moms I've decided).

Saying "Where's Ry?" about a thousand times. 
Check out the Bennett's cool tent that goes over their truck bed. It was sweet!

And the only calm time: When Ry was watching 'Spicable Me' (Despicable Me).

And loving our gorgeous scenery and the great outdoors just a few miles from our house. 


Tyler 1:06 PM  
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Tyler 1:08 PM  

Such great pictures! I wish your kids would stop growing, I am missing out on so much. Especially Rylan! Also I am not sure what you meant by camping isn't relaxing for moms. From what I can tell, mom never get to relax! Anyway I can't wait to see you guys at the reunion! thanks for always posting pictures, I love see what you guys are up to!

Aim 5:58 PM  

Can I just tell you how excited I am to see you guys in a month? Well I am! Love the camping trip pics brings back good memories!
oxxo Amie

Camille 9:31 PM  

Don't you just LOVE camping! I mean, I LOVE it but I particularly love it because I know my kids ADORE it! Looks like you guys had a blast...glad you fit that in among the chaos and also that the weather was PERFECT!!

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