"Adventures, I used to call them. I used to think that they were things the wonderful folk of the stories went out and looked for, because they wanted them, because they were exciting and life was a bit dull...But that's not the way of it with the tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have just landed in them, usually...I expect they had a lot of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't. And if they had, we shouldn't know, because they'd have been forgotten."

-Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Thats what we did last weekend. On Friday afternoon we headed over to the St Croix River state park to camp for the weekend. Alina had never been in a tent before, but the rest of us love camping. And, as we expected, she enjoyed every second of it! She's a trooper. She hiked, walked, climbed, swam and played without skipping a beat. And at the end of the day she was so excited to 'seep in da tint'. :) We had to buy a new tent this year too, our old one, while still fantastic, was just too small for all of us. We squeezed four of us into it for 5yrs, but five of us would have been like a clown car. Our new tent is BIG, tall enough to stand in and we had so much room. You know, for one more. ;)

ANYWAY, on with some pictures, as I know thats why you all come here anyway! :)

Its eery how much these two look alike!

Waiting for the boys to bring the canoe down

Out on the river there were many large islands

The boys out in the canoe

Watching other canoe-ers come in after we finally docked ours.


The boys weren't afraid of the frigid river water!

Neither was she. :)

Waiting for some campfire breakfast

Oh but who doesn't love Pringles after breakfast? And if you look closely at her hand, she has an Oreo cookie too.

Roughin' it

Eugene and Alexander climbed this

ALL the way to the top. 134 step and 100ft in the air. This fire watch tower was in use until recently.

And because its cute, this is Alina's 4th of July dress. There is a size larger available in my Etsy shop, or you can order a custom size! :)

And don't forget about the giveaway! Scroll down to the post titled When Love takes you in giveaway! Lots of fun stuff!


David and Carolyn said...

Fun , Fun, Fun!!! This makes me soooo homesick. Can't wait to go camping too. Sweet Family :)

Mommy Grits said...

Too cute!!! I love the 4th of July dress!!!