Monday, August 11, 2008

Let's Do That Again!

Well, our first family camping trip was a blast! We had so much fun with our friends and all the kids. I have tons of pictures and I will post some more later. I am in the process of trying to scrapbook them before I forget some of the details.
I'm getting forgetful in my old age! :)
I can't believe that we actually got a good group picture. Too bad we all look like we've been camping for a few days!

This is a shot of me pitching my first tent. I think Michelle has done this before but we still had to get a little help. We needed a couple extra hands.
We opted to have french toast and bacon for breakfast on the first morning. I had never cooked over a campfire before this weekend. I only suffered one minor burn on my knee from the bacon grease!
One of the things we did a lot of is throw around the football. We even got a two-hand touch game in on Saturday. This is Pastor Tim during one of the many games of catch. I'm lovin' the backwards hat!
The highlight of the weekend for some of us was when we found these bike trails. This was another first for me. I actually rode my bike through a creek! And I didn't fall off! Sarah went with us and she did it, too. She almost made it all the way across. I was pretty proud of her.

This waterfall was so pretty. The kids had lots of fun here. I, on the other hand, almost had heart failure when I walk up and saw just how close to the edge they were!
This is at the top of the fall. It's a long way down from there! Andrew, in the front, is a goofball and doesn't like to have his picture taken. Can you tell?
One word: S'mores
Stephen gave us a good laugh around the campfire on Friday night. The campground that we were at had a raccoon issue and we were visited by more than one while we were camping. If you have ever seen "The Parent Trap" you will understand the next two pictures.
Although raccoons are not quite as dangerous as mountian lions!

We've already made plans for next year. One thing is for sure, we are adding a couple more days to our trip!


Shelley said...

Wow Darlene, that is awesome. And inspiring. I honestly have never wanted to go camping with my kids yet. I'm afraid it will be horrible and I'll end up hating it. After reading your post though, I think there's hope! When they're older of course. :)

Fran said...

I will go ahead and admit it...

I've NEVER been really camping before. I've done the "cabin" form of camping and that really doesn't count huh?!

The pictures are just way too fun and it really looks like y'all had a blast. Some awesome memories.

I'm proud of ya! And a little jealous too. :)

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

You are a braver woman than I! Tents are in my list of "things I do not do." LOL! Glad you had a great time. :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Love the pic of the fire. I'm glad you had a great time. And since we're talking about it at my site, can I just say that you do look great.

Suzi said...

Ahhh how funny! I know exactly what he's doing with those sticks!!! My boy's love that old movie! So glad you had a great time! I can't wait to go with my boy's