Monday, May 24, 2010

adventure!

we were able to take a weekend away for a little family camp out. it was so beautiful. the kids were in heaven, and we got a much needed break from electronics. everyone needs to "unplug" once in a while.
Anna is becoming quite the photographer. she always wants to "take a picture" and wants me to show her how to shoot in "m". i think i'll wait to teach her that lesson.


it was perfect weather. though a little cold in the mornings. the girls loved all their camp "jobs." especially collecting kindling. they had so much fun helping dad with the fire, and roasting marshmallows and hot dogs.
i could not stop taking pictures. (as this post probably shows) everywhere i turned i was in awe of the beauty of nature.

these are the best shots of the whole weekend. the second morning we were taking a jeep ride up in the mountains. of course sleep was not going as well as it does at home, so all 3 girls (and both parents) were tired and cranky. after taking a scenic walk, Avery started crying. so i snapped a pic.


we turned on the engine, drove for like 2 seconds, and i turned around to see this:
classic! all in all though, they were really happy and well behaved most the time.





this is Potato Lake. truly breathtaking!







poor Nalu, she doesn't fit in the blue Jeep. so, this is where she spent time while we were on the trails.


















growing up we either had oatmeal or Grapenuts for breakfast. a tradition my parents established was letting us choose a sugary cereal when we went camping. i've gladly passed this tradition on. it's so fun seeing how exciting it is to walk the cereal aisle and carefully choose the breakfast that will be the most delicious. in this case Trix.

i kind of took a lot of pics of fire. playing with exposure.





this little rag-a-muffin was such a good camper.



we had such a good time, that Jason vowed to camp at least one weekend a month in summer...we shall see....

1 comment:

Rich and Miriam said...

Let us know when you are going again and we'll join you!