Sunday, October 31, 2010

Camping, part 1

Our little trip to the mountains last weekend was lovely. Just what we needed, though I'm still dealing with all the loads of laundry it produced! :)
Many many pictures to share, so I decided to break them down by days. Hope you don't mind.

We arrived Saturday afternoon with sunny skies, warm weather,
lovely foliage, and a very full campground.

The girls immediately found the 2 biggest rocks in our site
and spent quite a bit of time jumping off of them.
It was great entertainment.

This was our view our the tent door that day.
Lovely and full of neighbors.

Sadie-Rose had so much fun helping Mike pound in tent stakes.
It's written all over her face.

One the neighboring trees.

Leaves, and rocks and nuts and baby pine cones were found in abundance.

After a quick dinner, we decided to take a walk. We were close to a stream
(but not so close that the girls could wander down to it unnoticed!)

Flowers and roots at the creek.

Everyone had to sit on the rock.
They thought it was cool. :)

These two are such a pair!
That smirk says, "who?? me??" and I get it from both of them often!
I love how Rose is always holding on to his ear
and she'll pinch it if she doesn't appreciate his shenanigans.

Rock throwing was a favorite pass time that night
(or any time if your name happens to be "Sadie-Rose")

I just sat and watched and made sure no one got clunked in the head
or fell in water.

Olivia spent quite a bit of time climbing mountain laurel bushes.

Rosie finally noticed and decided to try it for herself.
She did pretty good.

As it started to get dark, we walked back to our campsite and started a fire.
We all sat snuggled around it and Olivia had Mike and I tell her
"growing up" stories. She always gets so tickled with our adventures.

Mike and I enjoyed watching the sweet old couple that was camped next to us.
Well into their 70's, these amazing people were so sweet together, helping each other,
holding hands, and sleeping on an air mattress in a tent in 30F degree weather.
He had to come over and talk with Mike and share some firewood as they were leaving in the morning to drive to Mississippi and didn't need any more.
Very inspiring and endearing.
I pray Mike and I are the same in 40+ years.

Friday, October 22, 2010

a camping we will go

We are headed out this weekend for some family time, de-stress time, re-evaluate time, soak-in-autumn-splendor time, camping time.

Every one's pretty excited and very much looking forward to getting away for a couple of days and spending some time at our favorite campground in our favorite national park. I can't wait to see the gorgeous autumn foliage and take lots of pictures.

And I can't wait to share it with you when we get back. Have a great fall weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


I'm totally in-love with this song at the moment, but I can't find it on Project Playlist to add to my music player. So sad. But, it's here in all of it's youtube glory for you (and me) to enjoy multiple times. :)

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