Growing up for me,
everything was orderly, on time,
things were planned in advance,
you pretty much knew what was happening when.
Got married and as usual, opposites attract.
You do the math.
This would be the reason the subject of camping
was brought up on Sat and a few hours later,
there we all were, camping in my in-laws back yard.
I won’t lie and say it never stresses me out,
this method of madness,
but it usually works out pretty good
(if I just relax).
If we had all been able to come for the weekend,
it would have been chalked up as “family camping”
for the year, but a few had previous plans.
This just gives us reason for another weekend together.
Weather wise, it was as if we had pre-ordered it.
It was perfection.
Lots of fishing and swimming happened.
If you look closely, you’ll see that only one man in the boat
seems to be working, while everyone else watches from the shore.
The gang on the pond were pretty much the only swimmers.
Anyone older could only think of such things as slime and fish nibbles,
and anyone younger was stuck in a kiddie pool.
But what a party these guys had,
swimming, paddling, and rowing their way around
for much longer than I would have lasted.
When the gang was done in the pond,
Amanda made a water slide for them.
That took up a whole lot of their time and Grandma’s soap.
If the noise from this direction was any indication,
they were thoroughly enjoying themselves.
He managed to do a little fishing of his own,
after all the camping gear and kid’s rod and reels were taken care of.
It’s his birthday today, and we are so very thankful for him.
I think the kids were more excited then he was.
And what a good weekend it was.
Family times are the best.
Here’s to more just like it!
*Even with all my many trips home,I always forgot my camera
so this is a cell phone photo post.