This last weekend we went family camping at Lake Grapevine with our church group. There was swimming, failed attempts at fishing, and lots of junk food and goodies.
The weather was perfect (highs in the 80s, lows in the 60s). The best part was probably the dutch oven cooking that one of our friends did consisting of funeral potatoes (I have bad memories of a wedding reception with them), barbeque ribs, and cobbler. Um yuuum!
The second best part came when my middle son leaned over to me and whispered, “Mom, don’t say it out loud, but look–Lilly’s here!”
Lilly is the girl my 8 year old middle child has a crush on. As a mom not only do I think his puppy love is really cute, but I also had to let all the other moms know. Here is his “friend who is a girl”:
Really, I think she’s perfect for my nose-picking boys. I guess they’re all picking winners.
Remember my pyro-obsessed youngest? Here he is with his flaming fireball of marshmallows:
I really have no idea how many marshmallows he stuck on that roasting stick.
Also, a couple weeks ago when I took my youngest to the dentist, his dentist said to him, “You know what? I think you’re going to be a cardiologist or doctor one day. Even I used to like to play with fire and burn things up…and look! I turned out all right.” If I ain’t ever heard encouragement, then I don’t know what that was.
The number one thing I learned while family camping at Lake Grapevine last weekend?
#1 Thing Learned: I seriously need to buy a cot. The older I get the less able I am to sleep on the ground. I could really use a massage right now.
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