Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day Memories

On Friday I received the best news from my husband- he didn't have to work Saturday OR Monday! WOO HOO!! It was a super pleasant suprise! We decided that we should take off for the long weekend and go camping. We decided to set up camp at the Gessner lake because, A: The campsite is free. B: There are no strangers camping feet away. C: My wonderful mother-in-law is a camping queen and has tons of gear and things that we don't have to pack. She also got us all kinds of yummy food! D: We get to spend time with family! We had such a fun weekend and we're already getting excited for the 4th of July get together.

We spent a good portion of our time swimming in the lake. The water was wonderfully warm and we had a great time paddling around and cooling off from the sun. Owen started swimming on his own this weekend (in water wings) in water where he can't touch the bottom. Before, he always clung on to someone's neck when he was in deep water. I was super proud of him for taking such a big step. I would bet that he'll be swimming, water-wing-free, before too terribly much longer. It was so cute to watch him paddling around the lake!

We tried fishing a few times, but it was just too hot and the fish weren't really biting. We did catch a few little fish, but they were few and far between. Eli did catch his first fish though (with Mommy's help) and he was pretty proud of that little fishy.

Stephen and Jacki came down and camped with us, so we had a lot of fun swimming, fishing, eating and drinking with them. The boys enjoyed paddle boat and four-wheeler rides with their Uncle Stephen.

We also snuck away on Sunday afternoon and spent a couple of hours with Kelly, Lyle and this adorable little guy! He is suuuuccch a cutie and he has the longest arms and legs you've ever seen on a baby!

This was such a fun and relaxing weekend- and I'm super thankful for our wonderful camping hosts :)
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  1. Another perk of Gessner Camping Lot: Good clean bathrooms and hot showers just a four wheel ride away!!! We are excited about the 4th too! j.j