Saturday, June 7, 2014

Scenes from a Weekend / Summer Camping

Our first camp date of the sumer season was last weekend. As usual, it proved a good reminder of all that we are not prepared for as far as camp necessities go. In all honesty, we are kind of awful at camping. We either bring too much clothing, or not enough, often forget the lighters and the lanterns and misplace all the items we did buy to add to our collection in hopes of becoming more organized in our packing and stocking of that old RV. Luckily, by the end of summer we typically have it down and our trips become a little more relaxing with every outing. But for now, our disorder caused brief moments of frustration and some added stress.

That aside, it was a beautiful weekend with so many friends and their families joining us Sunday. Each of them filtering in at different times. The kids running amuck on the hot sand, burying each other in the sand, hanging from the hammock, and the older ones trying their foot out on a surfboard when the waves were small and steady enough not to intimidate them too much. We all had a blast, the weather was perfect and baby Hayes, as expected, proved a natural at the art of beachside lounging.


Can't wait to do it all over again here soon.


9 comments:

  1. *Sigh* So beautiful, you have me dreaming of summer again already (which is still a while off because we've just hit winter :(). I just love your photos and your seemingly carefree lifestyle. It's always a bit of a reminder to me that I need to start going on more adventures again.

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  2. I love the line of birds. I love everything about this. And my camping bone aches something fierce. Hug.

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  3. beautiful photos of a wonderful day! it's funny, sometimes it takes seeing things i do in photos to make me realize how blessed i am to live where i do. does that make sense? looking forward to more days like this in the near future :)

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  4. Lovely photos!! Wish we could have waves like that on our Lake Michigan! My girls would love it!!

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  5. love your effortless photos, they convey such a beautiful feeling! gorgeous.

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  6. oh my gosh - I'm just visiting your blog for the first time and the photos in this post are simply breathtaking. wow. thanks for sharing. and p.s. I can so relate to your early-season camping supply woes. made me wonder if I had to find that coleman lantern we bought a few years ago, would I know where to look?

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  7. Those birds kill me every time... Like I'm in a dream... Love all these images and so happy for summer.

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  8. When I hear "camping", I'm usually ugh, oh no. In southern IL (where I live) camping means hot, humid, hellish woods, and a stagnant lake. But your kind of camping looks fantastic! Oh...the ocean is so great,so so good, I'm jealous! You guys are making wonderful memories with your boys, they are probably up to all sorts of fun, so lucky to grow up near the ocean. Your new baby is precious - 4 boys - now how cool is that!

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