25 August 2008

Annual Family Campout


You'd think for how ginormous my family is getting it would be impossible to get all of us together for an entire weekend, but somehow we manage to pull it off every year. Honestly, as I'm sure most of you know, I'm not really much of a camper but going with my family is always so much fun and I wouldn't miss it for anything. This year we camped at Vernon Reservoir which is basically out in the middle of nowhere. But luckily there were a few trees right around our campground to give us just enough shade to stay cool. We all brought our 4-wheelers and motorcycles for entertainment. The kids just couldn't get enough of Kim's big red 4-wheeler. They loved it! And I actually got up the guts to drive Jared's motorcycle for the first time. So fun!!!! Normally we all rough it with tents, but this year Scott and Jen decided to camp in luxury with a trailer. It actually came in very handy for all of us since there was no running water and the super gross bathrooms were like a mile away. We had a little party for all the August and September birthdays too. Kaitlee got a bunch of really fun stuff. I don't think I've ever seen my girls so incredibly dirty. Ivy and Macy took turns giving makeovers by smearing dirt all over each others faces. Little Jessica and Sonrisa just followed each other around picking up rocks and sharing other treasures they found lying around. Zeke was the first one to fall into the little river just below our camp site. The rest of the kids had their fair share of getting all wet and muddy after that too. Britton and Kyle definitely won the award for staying the cleanest. They seemed to sparkle next to the rest of us. This was the first year all of us had a baby of our own. It was so fun to see Scott and Timmy with their cute little boys. I love my all my brothers and sisters and my mom and dad and I am so grateful we all get along so well. It's always fun getting together with them.

11 comments:

Adam and Sarah said...

Ivy's dirty face is HILARIOUS! I wasn't even sure that was her at first because she was so covered in it she's unrecognizable! lol!

Bry and Meliss said...

How fun! I love camping! Bry and I got our fill this year though. We do need to get together! I want to see your new house! I can't make it to girls night next month because I am in yet another busy semester of classes! :( Go figure...

Joey and Nettifer said...

serious! What an adventure. Love looking at all the fun family pictures. Love your WHOLE family! Does your mom age? I doubt it and you are going to be just like her. I think I might have to hate you when we get old :)
Glad you had a good time and glad that you updated your blog so I an see pictures!

Love you guys!~ MIss you tons!

Malia said...

Yipee! An update! I loved looking at all these pictures! Your family really IS growing. SO beautiful - dirt and all! Looks like lots of fun. I miss you, too!

Ashley Clark said...

It's about time! I love the makeovers the girls gave each other. Beautiful. You guys all look so good. Miss you guys!!

McDermaid Fam said...

Your blog is so cute... sounds like you had a fun little reunion... we miss you guys. are you coming to our house on sept. 13th for our bbq??? how is the house coming along? now that you guys are temporarily back in town you have no excuses not to come visit :)

Our wonderful family said...

Hey How are you guys doing? We miss you living by us, We met our neighbors yesterday they are really nice one of there daughters is in Alikka's kindergarten class. Where are you guys staying right now? are you still in salt lake? When is your house suppose to be done? Sorry I am asking a lot of questions.

Heather said...

Holy Cow!!! You guys give the word DIRTY a whole new meaning... and I have BOYS!!!! Those chickakdees are FILTHY!!! I just wonder how long you had to scrub the tub after they got finished with it~?! Your family is AWESOME!!! We are super glad that we still get to see all of you even "post BUCKLE" days! :)

katy said...

HOW FUN!! That's awesome your whole family can still get together like that! I think you guys are in Montana this week and oh how I wish I was there with you! Have fun in the river for me. :) It was so fun seeing you guys last week - we definitely need to do stuff like that more often. I miss you!!

jill said...

It is about time for a new post!! It is always fun to see what you guys have been up too!! You should come to the BBQ on the 13th at Derk's.
Looks like you guys had a fun campout!!

Krystal rowley said...

So it cracked me up when I was greeted by Ivy's "dirt face" at the top of your post, I thought to myself "That is so Ivy!" When I read about the makeovers I laughed even harder! Miss you guys... move back soon!