Saturday, July 21, 2012

Playing at the lake

 This was our first camping trip as a family of four together and I took a bazillion pictures, here are some of my favorites. 
Shane kept saying the whole ride there, "I think this is going to be better than Disneyland!" He was so excited to go fishing, swimming and to do s'mores, of course.

My little rock collector. We'd walk this short trail from the cabin to the water 

 she was determined to see how many rocks she could carry back up the hill 
just a few more, c'mon thumb work with me
ehhh the heck with it!
At home we always use the gas grill, but I loved tasting the smokey flavor from the charcoal, we need to do this more!
We ate s'mores every night:)
Had some nice quite time with the Mr. before the kids woke up. It was so perfect and peaceful exactly what this mama needed!

Growing up I never really cared for camping that much, I can say I truly appreciate it now. Even though some of you might argue that bringing your flat iron, lipstick and cardigans with you is not really camping. (I can't help it, it's my mother's southern priss showin'). We enjoyed our time being close to nature and to each other, and hopefully setting a new tradition in place with many more memories to come.     

I love this one! 

Maddie chasing the ducks, they were teasing her, it was pretty funny to watch. We kept a good eye on her to make sure she didn't get too close to them. 
The girls hangin'

He was making her do the best belly laugh 
 one pooped baby
The boys building a moat 

Ahhh not a bad view to wake up to

I helped prep some meals, Shane did most of the cooking (okay... all), he is the Breakfast and Bar- B-Q master! My man has skillz!
This was his cabin french toast, he surprises me, we didn't have any vanilla so he used my french vanilla coffee creamer and I couldn't tell the difference.Way to improvise babe! 

We explored different areas of the lake, the weather was beautiful, packed snacks and took Maddie everywhere we went.  
Bubba won't you try my lipstick it's my favorite color? Shane "ewww no way!!!"

Dad gave Lily a little dip to rinse off all the dirt and sand stuck to her legs

Okay mom, one picture but then I'm getting in the water!
Captain Lillian

cold and tired kiddos
He caught three fish that day! Released two, dad barbecued the other, (shhh ...Shane and I didn't like it) poor fishy.
 Roasting hot dogs with sticks Shane collected just a ways from where we were fishing

Hmmm... yep look closely at the chocolate and you'll find evidence of Lily! 
Ooey gooey goodness!

A beautiful sunset 

So very thankful for a wonderful and refreshing time with the ones I love.