So we decided that we should probably get a camping trip in before it got to too close to the big DUE DATE! This past weekend was "Victoria Day" Long Weekend. We hooked up with one of our "Camping Partners" as the other "Camping Partners" are in Idaho camping. We tried out a lake that was close to home, about 40 mins away. We went to Cobb Lake. It was lots of work to get things all ready and get on our way. We left on Thursday evening when Luke got home from work. We met our friends, The Lybbert's out there.
Emmett thought the tent trailer was pretty cool.
The kids sitting around eating a snack. The two daddy's went in to work on Friday so the Mommy's were out with all 8 kids alone...
We actually woke up to SNOW! Crazy weather proceeded to manifest ALL day. Snow, Hail, Rain, Wind, Sun, over and over all day. The kids played on the Trampoline, Exlored the Forest, Rode Bikes and Ate.
There is a fun tree on the road in to the camp with boots and shoes nailed to it. Must be all the stuff abandoned over the years.
Snuggling as we get ready to go to bed.
Luke cleaning the Dutch oven after a Yummy Pineapple Upside Down Cake.
Getting ready to go out on the Boat and go Fishing.
The Daddy's take the two "little boys" out for a ride.
The "big kids" go out.
Tripp Throwing Rocks.
Thayne and Kade going out on the Kayak.
Kayleb is a "Pro-Kayaker"
Daddy catches the first fish.
Emmett loves the Camera!
Playing with some Sparklers on our last night.
Emmett took 4 Naps a day instead of his usual 2. All the fresh air and walking wore him out.
"If you are in the process of raising children, be aware the the tiny fingerprints that show up on almost every newly cleaned surface, the toys scattered about the house, the piles of laundry to be tackled will dissapear all too soon, and that you will - to your surprise- miss them profoundly."
~ Pres. Thomas S. Monson
"Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come." -Jeffrey R. Holland
"The Lord compensates the faithful for every loss. That which is taken away from those who love the Lord will be added unto them in His own way. While it may not come at the time we desire, the faithful will know that every tear today will eventually be returned a hundredfold with tears of rejoicing and gratitude." ~Joseph B. Wirthlin