Wednesday, July 17, 2013

camping memories

Every time that Greg takes our family camping I get so excited about the memories that are being created. These camping memories must be special- they are the ones that Greg talks about between him and his dad as a little boy. Camping memories are the ones that my mom talks about creating as a child with her family. Camping is so simple- away from everything worldly and really focused on nature and God's creation and time with family and friends.  This past weekend only half of our family went on this camping trip (for big kids only).... Greg and Ivy.... but they got to bring along our friend, Brayden, who experienced camping for the first time.

When my girls talk about camping the same things always come up and it must have been the same things that stood out on this camping trip.  These picture capture it perfectly.

the BIG, orange tent

the water

a trip in the RED canoe

throwing rocks for a SPLASH and adding shells to our collection

eating by the fire.... even if it's just poptarts

Tula has already declared that she will NOT be left behind next time because she is BIG.  So I hope that they get to camp in the backyard this weekend together- Daddy, Ivy and Tula.  I am already looking forward to our next Smorstad family camping trip with Mommy and Joss along to create memories too.


  1. What amazing memories you all are creating for the kiddos! I would be excited about that orange tent too haha!

  2. Proud of you! You've grown so much in Christlike character and this post reveals it in a number of ways.

  3. whoops! I meant to write that comment on the later post about mommy nag!


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