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Ephesians 4:2

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Memorial Day Memories

I hope you all had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend! Ours was fairly busy but we had some time to relax when we joined Mackenzie's parents and brothers for camping Sunday night to Monday.

We left after we did worship at church...here we are excited to get to the campsite. One of the most amazing things about Oregon is that camping is a short drive away and you have many options to choose from. We drove about an hour or so to our campground.

When we arrived, Mackenzie's grandparents Jim and Alice were at the campsite for the day. Alice and Sharon were in the camper, Jim and Eric were out fishing and the other guys were just having a good time relaxing or carving things out of wood.

It was so nice to just take time to sit by the campfire and catch up.

Even Bailey (Eric and Sharon's dog) came along for the fun. Grayson set up this really neat dog run from one tree to another, so she wasn't just stuck in one spot. I think she really enjoyed being able to move around more.

Sharon and Eric...they looked so sweet holding hands that I wanted to capture the moment...however when asked to hold hands again, Eric felt like having a bit of fun! hmm I wonder where my husband gets his comedian-style from?

Eric later took Alice, Sharon, and I around the lake for a short ride.

Here's Jim and Mackenzie watching us off. My husband cracks me up! He makes me laugh just about every day. It's so fun!

The weather was so ideal for camping. It was so beautiful. Sunny, warm, and not very much wind. We went to this same location about 2 years ago and the weather was much colder.

Here's Sharon enjoying the boat ride.

I love this man!

Grayson and Grandma Alice.

Hayden caring some wet pine. He carved a neat totem pole. I wish I got a picture of it!

Sharon and I...I was having a little too much fun. I wish the trip went longer!

Grayson working with the fire and Hayden carving his totem pole.

Grayson and Mackenzie having a great time together.

Here is our cozy little sleeping arrangement. Since we were only spending one night at the campsite, we decided to put the seats down in the back of Mackenzie's 4Runner, lay down a cozy mattress pad and spend the night in there! It actually wasn't too bad! Mackenzie was a little cramped due to his height but we both felt that it was pretty comfortable all in all.

Well, there you have it! A short but fun camping trip! I can't wait to go on more this summer. We plan to go on a 3 day long river float with Mackenzie's family this summer as well. I just love all this time we get to be outside and enjoy God's beautiful pictures that He paints for us!

Have a blessed day!

8 sweet comments:

Faye said...

Hello there my sweet Brittany!Looks like you all had a great time.I love the pics.Gods beauty. Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Heather said...

what a fun trip! cute photos to remember the adventure too!

Sarah said...

Nothing like great family time. I love being with my in-laws and enjoying nature! Looks like you had a great time.

Sharon said...

I'm so glad that you guys were able to make it! We had such an awesome time! The weather was perfect and you couldn't ask for more beautiful scenery! Camping is such a wonderful family thing to do. What great memories we have all together!

Love, Sharon
P.S. Eric got bit by a spider at camping and he went to the doctor yesterday. The doctor thought it was a brown recluse and he is on antibiotics for it. Kind of scary! I pray that he heals up nicely.

Jessica said...

Looks like so much fun!
I'm glad you enjoyed your trip :)

Elena said...

Looks like a lot of fun! That's what is so great about Oregon, the wonderful wilderness and lovely campsites!

momma said...

that sounds like soooooo much fun!!

Miller Racing Family said...

What a fabulous time! I am not much on the camping, but I love going to the lake. The picture of the snow cap mountain is so beautiful. I am so glad that you have fun in your marriage. We try to laugh everyday, it makes the marriage stay fresh and alive. Have a wonderful day!

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