Saturday, September 4, 2010

First family vacation in over 6 year.

The last vacation we took as a family was when A. was 4 months old.  We flew out to Vegas to see my brother and his family as he was stationed at Nellis AFB.

It's been too long since we had a vacation.

So, this opportunity came up through church to go camping for an extended weekend, and we took it.

There were only four families that came, but that's cool- cause they were all cool families.

One family is in our small group.

Since we came home, C. keeps asking to see his "bes' frin."

Anyway...there's pictures.

So, here's our "tenament on wheels"
(quick, what movie?)

"Don't go falling in love with her now, Clark.  She's comin' with us when we leave here next month."

Pets were welcome, so Molly-girl came along.  (aka. Grey beard.  aka. babygirl  aka. the spaz)

There was fun landscaping:
And fishing a plenty:
More fun landscaping:

Bike riding:

Game playing:


Playing (and falling off play sets- sorry, Brady!!!)

More sleepy bike rides:

Up close pictures:

Pretty Bayou sunsets:

Monkeys on boats:
(yes, you read that correctly.  See below)

Shared campfires conserving firewood:

Chilling out:

Dirt:  Plentiful plentiful dirt: 

Oh, the dirt....

Visits from swans:

Chapel complete with communion on a beautiful Sunday morning:

Lunch with pastor and Laurie:

THEN, we came home to this:

That background would be the NEW carpet in the boys' room!!!  It was laid while we were gone. 
It was so nice to come home to something new and fun in the addition!!!
And it smelled like "new house" too.

What a great weekend. 

What a great way to come home!


Debbie said...

Looks like a GREAT camping weekend! Glad you had fun!

mrsmarkdave said...

How fun! Glad you were able to have a bit of a vacation and some relaxation together.

Kathy said...

Looks like a great camping trip!! And I see it was on your list so one more thing to cross off. :) I'm SOOOO excited for you to be moved over to the addition, it's getting so close now! Really, REALLY excited for you girl! :)

The Mama said...

Looks like a great time! Loved the pictures!!