Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Labor Day Campout

**Warning: Photo overload :)

We went camping with my sister's family over labor day weekend.  We don't normally go that late in the season but it was the only time we could figure out for both families to go.
Taylor and Brooke couldn't come with us due to school and work and we missed them.  Luckily we did have Jared and Kamryn with us.  We went up Friday morning and luckily got a spot because someone had cancelled last minute.  We couldn't believe how full the campground was that late in the season.

Paul teaching the kids how to put up the tent.  They got good practice because we had to do it twice because we had to move spots after the first night because it was reserved by another group.  Luckily we could move to another first come first serve spot that had opened up in the morning.
A note here - thank goodness my sister took lots of pictures because I hardly took any.
Paul serenading us around the campfire

happy anniversary
 For the first time ever, Paul and I celebrated our anniversary during our camping trip.  It was our 22nd anniversary and one of the best yet!

Kamryn and Kierra hanging out under the trees during the rain

daddy and daughter fishing

We spent our anniversary out in the boat catching fish :)
We also saw a bald eagle fly over the lake, catch a fish and fly back to a nest to eat it.  COOL!

cousins playing games

 Kyson caught a fish and kept it because he wanted to eat.   It was fascinating for everyone to watch Paul show/teach Kyson how to gut and clean the fish.

family photo at Washington Lake

Byers family at the lake

having fun roasting hot dogs
the back of the van makes a good place to eat
when its raining

going for a Sunday "walk" to rock lake,
our favorite hike while we are up camping
silly hikers

Paul at Rock Lake

The Byers kids were CRAZY -
wanted to swim in rock lake when it was cloudy and cold

crafts in Susan's trailer
 This group went on the hike to Provo River Falls.  Its a cool hike, I've heard (never been on it cuz I always driver the car down to meet them at the end).

Kamryn is a fast little hiker and Paul had to stay with her
to keep an eye on her

walking thru the pipe

While one group was hiking,
Dale and I drove the rest of  the kids down to the falls
and we had fun hanging out
while we were waiting for the hikers
Big sister Kierra helping Jake across the log

funny girls

 Just when we were getting worried about the hikers cuz they'd been at it for about 3 hours
I spotted Paul at the top of the falls.  They loved the hike and wished they'd had more time to enjoy all the swimming spots along the way.

It was a great camping trip and we can hardly wait to go again next year, especially because Justin will be home and can go with us :)

1 comment:

The Martin Family said...

Loved the picture overload. You had some great shots of you 4! Looks like fun!