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What a Weekend, Part 2

So, DH and Country got home from the race about 1AM Sunday morning. The other children were with my mom. On Sunday morning, the three here with us went to church on the bus, and then it headed to my mom’s to pick up 2 more (I actually thought all of them were going, but that’s another story–she ended up keeping them until after their naps when we decided to do this next crazy thing, and it was a HUGE help.) That left DH and I home alone. A-LONE. Woohoo, was that exciting, but not in the way you think. See, I had packed the tent up still damp, so it had to be set up again. We discussed it for about three minutes, and went to Walmart to pick up a few more camping supplies. Read that air mattress for our old bones, a pump for same, a lantern, another lantern and some food, and when the kids got home we told them we were having a backyard camp out.

We cooked dogs on the grill, while we set up the canopy and the tent. We cooked steak and roasted potatoes for supper. And we made smores. I took some pictures to share with you!

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Starting the smores

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Country on the tramp

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Batman likes marshmallows!

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So does Diva.

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And, yes, that is a telephone in her ear.

We had so much fun! And it got so stinking cold! We were not prepared very well for that, but we persevered. Brrrrrr! I made a list of stuff we still need/want as the “trip” progressed, and we are planning a couple more backyard adventures to make sure we truly have our act together, and then we’ll be striking out for an actual campground. Our first purchase will be a bigger tent. When the bag says “sleeps 6″, 9 people don’t fit very well! And then probably some sleeping bags.

Dh and I planned our next camp last night for Memorial Day Weekend. He was ready to make reservations at an actual campground, but I’m not ready for that just yet. But really, it’s hard to believe that this time last week, I was sitting here thinking I would hate camping!

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