Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Back From Vacation and Overwhelmed at Home!

Those of you who expected me back blogging on Monday did have your days right. We've been running since got home and all tell you I'll about it today and tomorrow. First though, let me tell you about our vacation. You might remember, we spent a week camping (but not roughing it!).

Well, it didn't go as we'd anticipated. This is what the weather was like as we drove into Idaho.


This is what the weather looked like as we drove into the campgrounds. (Superman even said bad words when he was trying to get us set up in the torrential downpour...it was really NOT fun.)


We did get some clear skies, however.


We were able to roast hot dogs and marshmallows.


The kids were able to play in the river.


But, by the end of the week of mostly rainy weather, despite my very best efforts, the trailer was a mess!


Thank goodness for 1) the trailer, 2) the awning on the trailer, and 3) that the picnic table fit under the awning of the trailer. We ate a lot of meals inside, but we ate a lot of meals outside under the awning. The kids had a ball and actually found things to do. Superman made it 2/3 of the way through Atlas Shrugged and is chomping at the bit to get back to uninterrupted reading. I read a ton of novels, and the kids GOT ALONG WITH EACH OTHER! Charming even drove up for Game Night on Saturday. How cool is that?

5 comments:

DarcyLee said...

I'm sorry you didn't have the best of weather but I'm glad you got in some good reading time and the kids got to do some swimming. Glad you're back!

Andrea said...

Isnt it awesome how GOD gives us good in the midst of the rain?

Blessings, andrea

loveaphid said...

As you know from the fact that I keep calling you, I'm happy you are home. I am not looking forward to the two weeks in July you go camping again. It still looks like a ton of fun even in the rain. :-)

Erin said...

It was super fun and I'm so excited to go again in three weeks!

P.S. LoveAphid - we've used 260+ minutes since I got Vonage!

Clark said...

This was a fantastic trip! I really recharged my batteries.