Monday, June 27, 2016

Camping {2016}


I don’t know how it happened, but somehow in the past year or so, these four kids of mine grew up enough to make going places fun. 



Don’t get me wrong…we usually seem to find fun whatever we are doing.  But I’m talking about the work vs. fun payoff.  You know what I'm talking about:  when the sheer volume of work and nonsense outweighs the fun and relaxation that you get to experience.


Up until recently, the amount of work (and usual shenanigans) feels very out of balance.



I know…it’s all part of parenting.  Lots of work.


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There was a time, not that long ago, that getting 6 people ready for tent camping was more work than I could manage.  Instead we opted for day camping trips (click here and here to see) that minimized the amount of work, and lessened the opportunity for these rambunctious, loud, dirt seeking kids I get to call mine.


Having kids old enough to help, and two working legs (now pain free for almost a year!) makes a huge difference.  It's also amazing being able to participate in the memory making, not just being a side observer!


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This was a really fun camping trip!  We are hoping to go again at least once more this summer. :)

3 comments:

Denice said...

That was a fun trip! Can't wait to go again!!! Love spending time like this with you, Saul and the kids! Where should we go next and when can we??? I love you Sarah!!! Mom

melodie said...

You are such a good mom. Those kids are great too. Looks like fun.

Zoƫ Racca said...

It looks like you all had a really great time!!! We haven't been camping in a year almost. :( Hopefully we can go soon! We miss you all and might be able to see you soon. We have to come back to CO to get me a new Driver's License...it just expired. I hope everyone is doing well!!! All our love!