Thursday, September 15, 2011

End of Summer Camping Trip

For Labor Day weekend we decided that we were in need of some serious family time.  So we loaded everyone up and headed to one of our favorite campgrounds at Bear Lake.  We left Friday afternoon and stayed through Tuesday morning.  We had a great time and most importantly we got to relax as a family. Just a heads up... there are a lot of pictures in this post.
 Cameron was helping me pack :)
 Woof Woof doubles as a travel pillow

 On Saturday we went into Idaho and found a fun little park that the kiddos loved.
 There was even a very large sprinkler going that they had lots of fun running in.

 We also toured the Paris Tabernacle in Paris, Idaho.

 We did a little swimming too... not a whole lot of pictures... I didn't remember until we were done swimming.

 We went into Logan one day to get sleeping bags for the kids because it was sooo cold at night even with a down comforter, heavy fleece blankets, thermal jammies and the Mr. Buddy tent heater.  It was so cold at night, but beautiful during the day.  Anyways we drove around a little bit and I found this house that I loved and wanted to buy.  It was gorgeous inside... at least what I could see peeking in the windows.
 We had a lot of fun roasting marshmallows and telling spooky stories around the campfire.  We also did a little night "hike" around camp.  The first night we tried this and the kids were too freaked out.  But, the second time they had their glow sticks to keep those monsters away.

 This vest was way too small on Cameron, but we had to try it on since it was Andrew's when he was little.
 Playing hide and seek
 The vest fit Ashlynn much better.  She wasn't too happy.
 Much better.  Just give her brother's milk.
 We had lots of fun renting this family bike thing.
 The kids loved the rolled hay bales
 And the cows
 We also spent quite a bit of time at the playground.

 Andrew and the kids enjoyed this fire show a little too much.  We really were safe even though it doesn't look that way. :)
 The last night there it started raining just after we got our campfire going, so we spent the night in the tent eating cereal for dinner and playing with glow sticks.

 They loved their new sleeping bags.
We didn't go to the lake at all since the day we were going to try and find a beach the weather didn't cooperate.  Plus the lake is so full right now that there aren't really any beaches. 


  1. Looks like a ton of family fun!! So fun to get away even if it's just a few hours away!! I can't believe how big Ashlynn is getting!! She's so cute!!

  2. Looks like such fun. I adore the photo of the suitcase at the beginning. So cute!


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