Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summertime BFF

This post is inspired by Jill...I saw her post about her BFF (iced tea-good choice!). Right now, I am longing for my summertime best friend:

Camping has so many perks:

  • fresh air

  • clear mind

  • amazing memories

  • beautiful scenery

  • patience

  • no rush of time

  • family time

  • relaxation

  • a happy Jamie

Downsides of camping:

  • lack of shower :(

  • miss my bed

As you can see, there are many more positives to the outdoors than the negatives!

Monday, July 11, 2011

July Camping 2011

If you know me, or anyone in my family, you know we love to camp! With all the health scares we have had this summer, camping has been put on hold...until this past weekend! It was a planned trip with the whole family: Mom, Dad, Jared, Chel and the kids, and a few of my friends (Josh, Tom, Joe, Meg, Jess, and Jen). We stayed just outside of Clint's Wells, and it was absolutely beautiful. The trees were so green, the weather was gorgeous, and we all were so happy to get away for the weekend.

This was Abby and Kayla's first camping trip, and my sis' first trip in about 5 years:

Needless to say, they had a lot of fun!!!

We took a trip to the lake to take the girls fishing. It was a success, despite the fact that there were NO fish caught, NO bites, hours in the sun, and a little fun with the crawfish :)

I also enjoyed the panoramic feature on the camera!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

England Friends

This is dedicated to the two newest family members....Josh and Tom.

1. I was a bit nervous at the thought of you guys staying with me.
2. I am SO glad you chose to stay with me!
3. We had a blast with you here, and I still think you should come back...
4. Forget Vegas and its pretty lights, come back here!
5. Their kindness and polite way of handling things is amazing.
6. I could learn more from them.
7. I still have your accent stuck in my head (I swear, my thought are now in a British accent instead of American Englihs).
8. Can't wait to see you again!!
9. I enjoyed every moment of you being here. Being so kind to my dad and loving on my mom made some great memories.
10. Tom-thank you for taking Abby and Kayla under your wing. They LOVED you.
11. Josh-you will be here soon less than a year....and I am so happy!!
12. Love you both like brothers. Seriously, LOVE my real brother, but you guys are awesome.

Thank you for the memories!