Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesdays Unwrapped

Bienvenue my bloggy friends!

It time for Tuesdays Unwrapped again! Something I discovered over at chatting at the sky.

The goal of this is to tell a story or post a photo documenting your messy, lovely, unexpected gifts of the small and ordinary nature and to unwrap your daily gift :) Beautiful right?


Its chilly today. But that won't phase me, because I know that somewhere beyond the wisping wind and the bundles of sweaters is the summer sunshine.

In my house the four of us live a life of hustle and bustle. We're always on the go, and on the rare occasion that we're not on the move there is most certainly always something that needs to be done. Peaceful moments are few and far between.

Each summer we take a week to just leave all of our worries behind and just relax.

Camping folks! I'm talking camping! Honestly, what better way to relax than to plop yourself in the middle of the woods somewhere with trees and bugs and animals and all of that.

Oh did I forget to mention that I live in a house with three boys and my idea of a relaxing spa vacation with all the amenities is vetoed ... permanently.

I like camping, its fun ... but obviously its a lot of work and I'd probably be a lot more comfortable on a beach somewhere or near a mall or something like that.

But its the quiet and peaceful moments like these, from last summers camping extravaganza, that make the whole trip worth while.

Here's to Summer 2009 ... and the camping trip that I'm sure will come with it!

9 comments:

Dawn said...

i love the feeling of endless days when we are camping... nothing to do but play :)

emily said...

we haven't camped with our kids yet. But I've read several posts now (yours included) of people talking about it. Sounds like fun...although I'm with you on the spa thing. Lucky I have 2 girls. Maybe Daddy and our son can camp while my girls and I have a little pampering weekend :)

kirwin said...

We haven't taken the kids camping yet (ages 5 & 3) but we're starting to talk about it. The very LEAST we're going to do is camp in the backyard this summer...but maybe we'll get a little braver. Who knows?

ElegantSnobbery said...

Oooh, camping! We haven't gone camping since before the kids. Maybe by this summer, Annelie will be big enough to go... I don't know. Gage is little so I guess if he can do it, Annelie can. I'll have to find out from your how your trip went before I plan, though!!

Whimsical Creations said...

That picture is adorable. Does sound like a fabulous time.

Sharone said...

I have the best memories of camping as a kid - all the exciting new smells and sounds around us, the adventure of cooking with a little Coleman stove, the way that a flashlight at night makes even ordinary things like brushing your teeth seem special. Now, as an adult, I spend a lot more time in spas than campgrounds on my vacations, but I am looking forward to sharing (and witnessing) the magic when I have kids. :)

Cindy and Mindy said...

I haven't been camping new years. It would be so much fun to do that again now that our son is older. Fish, roast marshmallows, and tell ghost stories. Wow......I'm ready to go now!

Kimberly said...

Honey and I went to Lake Erie for a getaway anniversary weekend. But the whole time we were gone, we kept saying, "Oh this would be the perfect spot to camp with the boys." and "oh the boys would love to drive this golf cart" and "oh the boys would really enjoy fishing at this pier"! Can't wait to catch my own fishing pics from our camping extravaganza!

Glad you had fun!

Bee said...

Makes me feel relaxed just looking at the picture. Wish I were there!