Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Great Outdoors

Last weekend we decided to start the New Year off with a bang and go camping...woohoo! We went with 5 other families. We were so excited...umm..well Joey, Rett, Rye, and Emree were excited... Across the lake we live on is a Boy Scout campground so we were, literally, 5 minutes from home if I decided to back out (which I didn't, but it did cross my mind). I decided to pretend this is what Tent City (which is where we all supposedly will be living when things get really crappy) would be like...
This is the Sagers new tent...I think it might be the Taj Mahal of tents...Not too shabby to call home. I think it even had granite counter tops inside, crazy!...

Rett and Rye had been ready since that morning with backpacks packed and flashlights looped to their belts...

The kids LOVED the tire swing...note-to-self, must make all old tires swings to entertain children for hours...


The Olsens brought their Rhino to the camp and gave all the kids rides...the Rhino was constantly going...we also brought our dogs and they were constantly chasing after the Rhino...We didn't know which was going to give out first...The dogs ended up losing and were EXTREMELY exhausted (they never behaved better!) after a days worth of running at full speed...

Joey said if I went camping he would take care of the meals...I must say it was really nice to just sit by the fire and hear the boys doing all the work...I think that should carry over in Tent City too...

Had to take a picture with the chef...he did such a good job on the food...and I thought he was cute!...


Some of the girls, including Emree, occupied themselves by coloring by the light of the lantern...so fancy!..

We stayed up late talking and making s'mores by the campfire...isn't that some sort of law...

The next day we hung out...Rye was in the mood to chow down some popcorn...and little Haylie did a face plant in the dirt, so funny! She had clumps of dirt on her eyelashes...


Some of the boys brought their guns, including Rett. He was given a bee bee gun for Christmas and had to show his skills...yes, we are Republican...

Cindy Olsen had so much fun with the kids and really is like a big kid herself...she dug some holes, broke out golf clubs and golf balls and let the kids have their own little course...They loved it..., note-to-self I must have Cindy to keep me entertained in Tent City...

It was a lot of fun and we are already planning another one. There was a certain family reunion going on during this campout so, hopefully, next time we can convince them to join us!

2 comments:

Tyler and Erika Anderson said...

Ah! Thats sounds like so much fun! Next time we will have to check compare our schedules!! We don't want to miss it!

trishabarry said...

what a total blast! i am so impressed with your camping experience! mine are always reminiscent of girls camp miami style...SCARY!!!!

You are the woman! love you tons!