Monday, October 25, 2010

a weekend by the campfire

as i'm working my way through the piles of "campfire" laundry, the familiar smell reminds me again of the way i feel when we're camping... like everything is right, in spite of the work and effort that goes into it... like we're in our element somehow, even though the experience is so different than our regular day to day. it really is wonderful and something our family enjoys.

as we were taking down camp sunday morning, the guy camping across from us came over and said it had been such an encouragement the night before to over hear our children reading matthew 2. moments like these make my heart swell up with pride because it was on the kids own accord that they sat around in the tent that night and read the bible together... and to think it was blessing our neighbor and none of us even knew it. i love how the Lord works!


we set up camp on site #16 at kings mountain state park



catherine is indeed my child... i peeked in one of her packed camping trip bags and found this pumpkin. when i asked her why in the world she was bringing it, she replied, "well mom we've got to decorate!" so even while camping, our table looked pretty with fall foliage from nearby woods placed in plastic cups nestled beside our perfect little pumpkin

a dog named rusty was camping next door with his family... anna was completely in love with him


benjamin dragging in a tree that he cut down all by himself






even rocks are more interesting when you're camping











catherine teaching mary scott how to play checkers

roasting marshmallows for yummy s'mores



4 comments:

Jana Yandle said...

YAY!! Memories you'll each have forever!! Love you guys!

the Andersons said...

So sad we were not able to join you guys. Looks like lots of fun. Wonderful pictures! :)

Christie said...

Oh! This looks so WONDERFUL!!! I wish we could have been tucked right in there with you!! I LOVE the picture of Catherine holding the rock...just a great pix! Of course, all of them are beautiful because you have a BEAUTIFUL family! Memories forever...

Debbie said...

YOU TRULY HAVE BEEN BLESSED IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE!
YOUR FAMILY IS SO ADORABLE!
AND I ALSO GIVE YOU CREDIT FOR HAVING 4 CHILDREN... I`M A MUMMY OF 3 AND I KNOW THAT ITS NOT ALWAYS EASY... YOU ARE AMAZING!

DEBBIE MOSS

P.S- YOUR PHOTOS ARE GREAT TOO!