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New truck and camper.

May 29th, 2008 — 4:50pm

New truck and camper.

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-test posting from my cell- this is the new truck with the new camper. We took it out on its maiden voyage Sunday night. We had a great time and slept pretty well too. Cant wait to go again this weekend. Pics of the ‘remodel’ coming soon. Saturday night my friend carrie and i stayed up til 3 am painting to get it ready for the first trip.

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camping pics

September 3rd, 2007 — 9:11am

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playing in the dirt with snails



the kidlets

the newlyweds

does she look like me?


little miss poser

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August 30th, 2007 — 10:58am

Today, at the grocery store, a crotchety old man yelled a me for blocking the road because my cart was parked next to the toy vending machines, pushed all the way against the wall and was maybe taking up one inch of the doorway. Some people…

But I’m off to the enjoy the mountains one last time before it gets too cold, so I’m not going to let crotchety old men get to me. (Think of all the relaxing knitting time I’m going to have!)

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July 7th, 2006 — 7:56am

Monday night we decided at the last minute to join our friends in Cederedge, CO to go camping. I’m glad that we went, we haven’t been all summer, despite our best intentions. This was also Tucks first camping trip. He did pretty well, even though we couldn’t let him run free. (We were fairly close to the road and some houses.) We had him sleep in the tent with us and I was just thankful that he didn’t try to sleep on my face.

Here are a few pictures from our trip.

camping july 3 & 4, 06

camping july 3 & 4, 06

camping july 3 & 4, 06

camping july 3 & 4, 06

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Mosquito Mountain

July 12th, 2005 — 2:58pm

Because we were too lazy to get moving Friday and go camping, we decided to go up to the Grand Mesa Sunday for an evening picnic. (An interesting fact, the Grand Mesa is the largest flat-topped mountain in the world.) I CANNOT BELIEVE how many mosquitos were up there. It was unreal. The second we stepped out of the car, they swarmed us. All I have to say is thank God for deet. We managed to escape with very few bites.

The kids had a great time stomping on pine cones and throwing rocks. That and fighting with each other, I have a feeling it’s just beginning…

I thought that the kids looked cute dressed in matching gray sweatshirts, but Jim thought Eden looked like a boy. When I yelled at him for saying that, Eden said.

“It’s no problem. It was a joke.”

She’s so stinking cute. And Honor, well… he’s such a mess. Lucky for him he’s cute too.

We roasted hot dogs over the fire and by the time the fire died down, every mosquito on the mountain figured out that there was fresh meat just standing there. So we packed up and headed home.

I think next time we’ll opt for desert camping.

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I heart camping

June 22nd, 2005 — 7:45am

I just have to say how much I love camping. Isn’t it beautiful? It makes me wonder why I live in the desert? Maybe it’s because I can drive less than an hour and end up here.

Jim and Eden at the glade park movie

Since no one ever takes a pic of me, I’ll take one of myself.

Cookie time!

Because even his jammies couldn’t be clean.

And this is to show how bad of a mom I am.
Her first sunburn.
Who knew that you could get burned in the shade?

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At Camping

May 23rd, 2005 — 9:21am

Camping was great fun. I didn’t realize how much easier it would be when Honor was able to walk. I think we all came away from it with a renewed desire to camp all summer long. Every where we go this is now the typical conversation with Eden,
“Are we at camping?”
“No, sweetie, we’re at ______.”
“Can we go at camping again?”
“We sure can.”

Honor ran right into the lake and then tripped and was floating face first. Jim was right there and rescued him. I think it gave him a new found (and needed) respect for water. I wasn’t there or I would have taken a picture of him. I know how you all love me to take photos rather than rescue him, so I made sure to take a picture of this.

Everyone waiting for breakfast.

My little camping buddy.

I’m going to sit down this week and plan out our whole summer. I’ve found that if we don’t plan it, we don’t end up doing anything. And Lord knows, we need to go “at camping” again.

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The time with the chairs

May 20th, 2005 — 11:30am

We’re going camping tonight. I loooove camping. Eden is peeing her pants with excitement to camp. Probably because I bought her a Barbie camping chair. She’s already drug the thing all over the house. We had to get Honor’s chair out too so he could drag it around the house behind Eden dragging her chair around the house. Ahhh, sometimes they are so cute.

Speaking of camping chairs, I think it’s time that I write about The Time Jim Left Our Camping Chairs On The Side Of The Road. This wouldn’t have been such a huge event if it wouldn’t have closely coincided with The Throwing Away of the Bras (are we starting to see a pattern here?)

Every year the volunteer fire department in Glade Park (which is about a 45 minute drive from here) shows family movies on the back of the fire house to raise money. Everyone brings their lawn chair and sleeping bags and feasts on hot dogs and hamburgers and popcorn. (I wrote about our trip last year here.) They have hay rides for the kids and take donations for the $1 movie tickets.

Well, we were there watching Shrek when Eden was about a year old and she decided that she didn’t want to watch the movie. So we had to stealthily pack up all our gear and left in the middle of the movie. I was packing our Grumpy Pea into the car and Jim was loading up all our stuff when IT HAPPENED. He got everything else, the stroller, the blankets, the diaper bag, my purse, but he FORGOT THE CHAIRS. Even in the dark, how do you lose chairs? It’s not like they were small or anything. They were HUGE and GREEN and IN A NICE BAG WITH A SHOULDER STRAP and they had CUP HOLDERS and… now they’re gone.

Yet another thing to add to the list of The Things That I Will Never Let Jim Forget. Such is life.

Happy weekend, ours will be full of s’more covered children trying to share their sticky love.

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bears oh, my!

August 17th, 2004 — 8:41am

We just returned from our last camping trip of the year (I think). We went up to Glade Park for two nights where we attended the movie under the stars on Friday night. I love going up to the movie, the volunteer fire department in Glade Park shows a movie every Friday night in the summer. They sell hot dogs and hamburgers, candy and pop corn for supa cheap and the ticket to the movie is $1. All this money goes to funding the fire department. To encourage you to buy a ticket, they get local businesses to donate items or gift certificates and have several drawings.

The movie we watched was Second Hand Lions, which was a great movie, but we had just watched it. The kiddos got quite fussy towards the end and it was WAY colder than we expected it to be.

The rest of camping was fabulous. Except for the bears. Saturday night, the smell of our steak dinner drew bears to our campsite. They proceded to rummage through our trash and tear into our COOLER! I never knew a bear could get into a cooler! They ate a whole loaf of bread, a pound of lunch meat, a package of cream cheese, a stick of butter that was in a TUPPERWARE!, two packages of hot dogs. This is the aftermath of our lunch.

You can’t tell in this picture but next to the cup holder on the cooler, there is a puncture mark from either a claw or a tooth.

This is a picture of Eden and Jen and if you look close you can see Bunny who was brown instead of pink by the time we got home.

Honor had a great time playing in the dirt and being slimy.

And here we are in all our flithy camping glory.

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