Sunday, July 19, 2009

-into the woods

we did it!
after nearly 11 years of marriage we finally went camping.
i thought when i married a utard our outdoor adventures would be endless.
i think i got the raw end of the deal when i married a clean, workaholic, city fella.
but now that we've realized trees, fire pits and s'more flames are only
2 hours north,
things are going to be different around here.
much more insect repellent scented and fatigued from up all night tent sleeping.
hopefully. :)

"see babies- these are the trees and this is what weather feels like under triple digits"


ROLL CALL:
hollywood jenna and 15 year old cutoffs (here!)

brother broadbent, esquire (here!)

playpen caged baby ader (here!)

dorito eating champion brooks (here!)

tipsy, stick slinging calvin (here!)
ok. now that we're all here. what's next........
s'mores are everything they're cracked up to be.
i surely know as i made 6 and ate 6 while waiting for brandon and jenna to return from operation "find cory". poor lawyer. can't get out of work until late but still found motivation to drive around a campsite looking for his friends and family in the pitch dark with little help from jenna's paper plate-tacked-to-the-trees directions.
but he found us by using his heart.
like the good earthworm he is.

jenna + s'mores + amazing stories of preteen awkwardness=
the greatest night of my life.


and finally, we had an official hot dog tasting contest.
the hot dog won.
because all hot dogs are amazing.



7 comments:

McCain Family said...

I love it. That looks so fun and I desperately want a s'more now. And I will take your six and raise you one more. Beat that.

Broadobalds said...

I'm laughing so hard I'm crying....remembering the best 24 hours of my life. Also our air conditioning broke so my tears are mixing with my sweat and it is so salty and so painful.

Thanks for the best time ever.

Soilsqueezer said...

I'm stunned!

Sandy said...

it looks fantastic. i dragged my citified family camping recently and i am determined to make them endure it at least once a year.

Broadobalds said...

When can we go again?

DJCK incorporated said...

In the quad shot of Hev cooking marshmallows there appears to be a discarded weiner in the coals. Que paso? Technique?

Broadobalds said...

"discarded weiner". That would be the title of my husband's memoir.