Thursday, September 2, 2010

Camping in Aug.

We haven't been campng in such a long time.  The last time I remember camping is before Amber was born.  I might have been pregnant with Amber but I am not for sure on that.  Robert went camping one time with the older girls when Samantha was just a little baby.  I kept Amber home because she was sick.  (It was a horrible night for me, an after hours visit to the dr.'s office where they told me to go to the ER to give Amber an IV, then after tests and a catheter for Amber, me trying to nurse Samantha in the ER room while comforting Amber ALONE.  We finally got back home and to bed at like 3am if I remember correctly.  And this was all in Robert's Mustang, where I had to put the carseats in the small back seat and have my seat pushed all the way forward so Amber could fit in the backseat.  Amber wasn't even 2 yet, she was lifeless, wouldn't walk, so I had to carry her and the carseat/Samantha too.  It was a challenge!  I remember it like it was yesterday!  Oh, the joys of Motherhood!)  As for our most recent camping trip, we all had a great time!  The girls were super excited to go.  We also met up with our friends and their 4 kids, The Johnson's.  I totally forgot my camera so I had to use my phone.  Most my pictures of the camp area came out all fuzzy and blury.  These are the best 2 probably. 
What's camping without roasting some marshmellows?
The camp chairs were such a great thing.  Espeically the little ones for the littler girls.

The first day we took a drive on Skyline I think that is what it is called.  Our camp area was called Bountiful Peak Campground I think.  We went up Farmington canyon area to get there.  We went on this Skyline drive that went across the mountain tops and through them to get to Bountiful if I remember right.  (I am so bad with names and locations of things!)  It was so pretty though!  You could look out over the Great Salt Lake and the city area below.  It seemed like you could see forever.  The girls liked it too.
Amber is always up for a good pose when I have the camera out.
There was a group of 4-wheeler riders at this stop we made.  They offered to take pictures of our family.  Amber wouldn't stand still and Samantha was asleep in the car.  This is one of the most recent pictures of our family, well minus Samantha.  The family picture we have on our wall, the twins are like 4 months old.
We drove up the road a little more and hiked up a little trail to see this view behind the girls.  Smanatha woke up too, so that was good.  But then there wasn't anyone to take our family pics.
Lauren hanging out on a rock that was shaped just like a seat.
Amber found a rock that was like a horse's back, or so she said it was.
Samantha found a seated rock too.
Emily decied she wanted to climb up this big rock area for one of her pics.
Lauren liked those rocks that Emily was on too.

Lindsey thought this would be a good picture too.  She is pretty creative with picture taking.
The girls decided this would be a great place for a picture, until they realized there was ants all around.
Amber kept asking, "Mom, is this a boulder?....  Is it going to fall?"  When we were coming back one year from WA we went to Yellowstone.  One of the roads we were taking was closed because there was a "boulder" about ready to fall into the road so they closed the road.  We had to re-route and back track a bit.  We had to back track a bit too because I left my purse at Robert's parents house.  Ooops!  The girls were talking about the boulder so then Amber was questioning every rock we would see.  They decided to get a picture with this boulder.

This was at the beginning of the trail to go up where all the big rocks were.  This was right in front of the boulder in the picture above.  

We had a really fun time camping.  We left our place on Thursday and came home on Saturday, which was my birthday.  Robert being the late planner he is, had to go to Costco once we got home.  He said he wanted to go get the tire fixed, the oil changed, and the car washed.  It just so happened that it was near Costco too I guess.  I got a treadmil for my birthday.  He always makes me feel bad in the gift giving area... he is getting a book for his birthday.  Yeah lame I know, but what do you get a man that already has bought the things he wants?


Roberts Family said...

How fun! I remember exactly when you, well, Robert and the girls went camping. We were at the ward camp out, I think it was almost 2 years ago, and I remember him telling me about poor Amber when I asked where you were. So glad she survived and you got to get out and enjoy some time in the outdoors again!

** Adrian ** said...

We had a BLAST!!! I can't wait till next year so we can do it again!!!

I remember you telling me about that awful night, too. Poor Amber... & poor YOU! I'm glad you survived that night. You are definitely a SUPER MOM!!!

The Gubler Family said...

There is nothing that you can get a man who has already baught the things he wants............ except permission to buy the next thing he wants.