Sunday, August 05, 2007

Packard Creek Camping Trip

Ahhhh, do you hear that? Hmmm, I hear a dishwasher running, a dryer humming, a washer spinning, and Rich Mullins singing, "Alrightokuhuhamen" - and, that's it....... No kids arguing, phones ringing, or voices talking......a very blessed thing. John did indeed take the kids to the reunion picnic by himself today (is he a saint or what?) and I am here "catching up" in so many more ways than one. Now, if only I could do something about the puffy eyes and pretty intense neck pain right now I'd being doing super-

Our camping trip ended up being more therapeutic than I originally estimated. It didn't look like that from the start, though, - at 2am Friday morning as my air mattress had deflated and the chirping of the birds had me falsely believing that it was nearly dawn I was really wondering what about camping has any lure to me. But, it does - and it was a great weekend. In fact, our annual trip to East Lake now looks like it's been converted to an annual trip to this campsite at Hills Creek. I can't say that I'm on board with that idea one hundred percent (I am still a bit of a camping purist to want to leave the ski boats behind), but I'm willing to concede to the majority and it is certainly a fun enough event to be repeated annually.

Here's a pic of the group campsight - after we'd removed all of our tents and stuff-

About a third of the group piled onto Randy and Nancy's boat-

Mom and Dad being the faithful pullers of the big intertube - aka, being captains of the "kid boat"- Thanks!!!!!!!!

Watching Michele ski - get comfortable, she loves to ski and ski and ski and ski.......... =)

I thought this was precious, Mikayla was giving Travis a "massage" by petting his back after he wakeboarded-

I hope you all have had a fantastic weekend. I've got losts of blog posts to catch up on, so I'll try and do better about getting something up daily for a while.......


HollieHobbie said...

It looks like you guys had alot of fun! Did you head back Saturday for the reunion is that why you posted so soon?
Are you going to Colin's?

StephieAnne said...

Yes, Hollie, we headed back for last night's reunion. I'll post about that tomorrow, I suppose. And, yes, we will be arriving at Colin's on Friday night, probably between 7 and 8 - staying through Sunday morning- FYI - our camping trip will take place next year the first weekend of August, so if there's any shot of taking a week off, you could do back to back camping trips!