Sunday, September 25, 2011

Roughing It

We took our first official family tent camping trip this weekend. We packed up our van (literally every inch of our van) and headed to the Hillsborough River State Park. We even brought Gordon with us! We had an absolute blast! The girls are not too keen on bugs or being dirty, but they did pretty well. It was so nice to have some family time away from the fast pace weeks we've been having. We were a little concerned about the weather forecast. It only rained once the whole weekend, and it was perfect timing. We got to take an afternoon rest with the sound of rain lulling us to sleep, plus as an added bonus we were able to test our tent for leaks. I'm happy to say it passed the leak test and we all stayed dry! :)

Here's a few of my favorite moments from the weekend:

Belle brought a board game for us to play so she and I took on Daddy and Rose.

Daddy and Rose making strategic moves.

Our dining room

Love my sweet Rose!

Daddy's fancy stove

Rose found a great way to kill the bugs- with a tent stake!

Belle kept telling us she wanted to "marsh" (roast) marshmallows until she tasted one,
 and then she decided she liked them better straight from the bag.

Silly Daddy liked his marshmallows well done.

I'm so thankful for weekends like this. I am feeling so blessed and rested :) I look forward to many more family camping adventures!


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