Tuesday, October 23, 2012

camping in autumn

Four parents, nine kids and a dog.  It sounds like the beginning of a joke, and at times, during our camping trip it felt like a bit of one.

We just returned yesterday from a camping trip with good friends who also have 4 kids (and we brought an extra kid for good measure).  The leaves up in the mountains of NC were glorious and full of every autumnal hue.  When we weren't staring in awe at the foliage, we hiked, carved, gathered wood, chopped wood, gathered leaves, jumped in leaves, washed dishes (with a great amount of singing), dunked heads in waterfalls, endured a 28 degree night, drank hot chocolate, shared secrets with friends, played with a baby, whittled branches, and so many more fabulously fun activities. I think the pictures do a better job telling the story.


  1. That baby is deliciously adorable! Looks like you had a wonderful time despite the cold weather. Those piles of leaves look like a blast!

  2. What an amazing time! Your pics do say it all!!! They are beautiful! Every face is so happy!! We are going camping this weekend and I am hoping the nights aren't too cold. But I am so looking forward to getting away from the city.

  3. Yes, i too see the joy and peacefulness radiating from the visages in all the pics. Even the baby has the fun face thing happening. Great memories form during these adventures; do you remember them from when you were young ?~!


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