July 19, 2008

...gone camping...

yes, it's been a while...but we've been busy! last weekend we went camping with my family...it was our father's day gift to my dad. which turned out to be kind of ironic, because it was supposedly a gift to him, but he ended up doing most all the work. and when it comes to camping, my dad doesn't just pitch a nylon tent and call it good...he goes all out! just to give you an idea...he had to rent a uhaul to get everything there! yeah, i don't know how many people can say that they've rented a uhaul to load up all their camping gear! so even though he did most the work, he really does love that sort of thing, so i think it maybe turned out to be a gift after all! we had a great time...here are some pictures to sum it all up...and thanks again dad! :)

you've gotta love zac's dirty finger nails...camping would be no fun if you never got dirty, right?


kylie just braiding away...she made some pretty cool bracelets while we were up there...it was taking me back to the old days! don't you remember friendship bracelets being the coolest things ever?


there were TONS of these little critters up there. zac had a great time catching them the first day. emerson was intrigued by the things, so i got one on a stick and put it on her arm. she didn't seem to mind, but the sad part was they must have some sort of sting or something, because it left 4 little mosquito bite type things on her arm. so lesson learned the hard way...fuzzy caterpillars are not friendly.


the bug catcher...he used something like this to catch these fuzzy things...it's a pretty cool gadget if you ask me.


and you gotta love heather's enormously huge peace sign...


emerson loved this little step. she'd always work her way right over to it & do her little sit down, stand up, sit down, stand up routine over and over. it was perfect entertainment...



camping wouldn't the same without some dutch oven cooking...and we had our fair share of desserts and the yummiest chicken dinner. something about cooking outdoors makes everything taste good to me. i love it.



little miss kalle...she's always so content and such a laid back, sweet little girl. she'll make a great big sister here in about 4 months!! brynn's a great mom...she'll be busy, but luckily kalle is so sweet and easy...i can't wait to see what this new baby boy is going to be like...




look at this girls lips...yes i'm jealous!


the gang, minus me and danny. and sorry mom, looks like brooke stole the spotlight.



a nice up close and personal shot of danny having the time of his life...


so it's true, emerson is definitely a softy when it comes to the guys. and lately, she's turned into a pretty big uncle nate fan. but i'm a big uncle nate fan too. my kids are lucky to have great aunts and uncles on both sides of the family...something i'm very grateful for...

10 comments:

C-Dub said...

Renting a Uhaul to carry your camping gear? That is awesome! Sounds like just the kind of camping I like.

Wow, seeing all those pictures makes me miss your family.

XOXO -Diana

brit said...

i would say that looks like fun, but i would totally be lying! i don't do camping very well. we get a hotel at lake powell...even with a house boat. but the pics look great as always. my phone should be working again this week sometime.

Jeff and Kandis said...

how fun to go with the whole family. That would definetely make cemping more fun. Emerson is getting so big.

Shelley said...

What beautiful pictures....You are so amazing at photography. I love camping!!! Looks so fun. Where did you guys go?

Kelly Munns said...

i'm a total uncle nate fan :)

RaeAnn said...

have I mentioned how excited I am to see you and your kids??? oh, and chad of course! Three more days!

Tanya said...

that looks like a lot of fun! we just got back from camping as well...but it was nothing like that! cute cute pictures of the kids. can't wait to see you this weekend. i am SO excited!

Keepin' up with the Jones' said...

you are a lot braver than i am to take two kids camping. We are just not a camping family. Camping for us is a hotel without cable!! But, I do enjoy a good time with family.

The Popes said...

man i haven't been camping in who knows how long . . not even on a ward campout - i'm missing the boat somewhere. the best is eating breakfast in the morning - pancakes and eggs - always tastes better with mother nature. the count down to the weekend is on. i think you guys should leave thursday at noon and get there about the time my plane pulls in :)

Jody said...

Holy cow. Brookie looks so big!!
Your kids are adorable Lyndsie. Say hi to your mom for us.