Wednesday, September 19, 2007


We went camping!! Mommy & Daddy love camping...well, maybe Mommy better just speak for herself. I think Daddy likes camping and Mommy loves camping.

We went with our ward to the Joseph Smith birthplace in Sharon, Vermont this was a big deal because the tradition is to go camping in the Harold Parker State Forest, which is 30 minutes from our home and with in sight of other houses. I hope I don't offend anyone by saying that New Englanders just don't do camping.

Sharon, VT is 2.5 hours away and I was a slacker and didn't get the Jeep packed up so we were late getting started and didn't get there till after dark, about 8-ish. Luckily those Mormons are a helpful lot and they got our tent up in a jiffy. I on the other hand spent about a half an hour warming a bottle for our little princess who won't take a cold bottle. When people asked where Tessa was I just shrugged...I mean its not like she can wander off...someone had to have her!! (Don't worry, I had seen our Bishop's 1st councilor hoovering about when we got there and when I went to hunt her down she was being toted around by him)

I thought it was great, even the torrential downpour that began in the middle of the night. Of course I wasn't the one with the wet shoe caused by someone leaving the tent door open just a smidge (oopsie!). Tessa thought it was great too, she was a bit startled when the flashlight went out at bedtime, there are no nightlights in the wilderness afterall, but when she woke up at 4:30 she was as happy as could be.

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The presentation at the visitor center was good. They had nice pictures and graphics, the senior missionaries who showed us around were very sweet and the video they showed was well done and touching. I bawled, Aaron bawled (he won't be embarrassed I told you that...salty badges of courage), this cute little boy, about 7-ish bawled.

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There are so few photos of us as a family that I have to post this...however I am blaming the camera case in the sweatshirt pocket for the apparent pooch I have. Look away.

On the way home we stopped in Concord, NH to let Tessa visit her first state capitol building. She loved it.

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Sweet Em said...

P.S. Sometimes I draft a post then save it so I can attach pictures later, or ponder my thoughts, or I just loose interest. When I finally post, it lists it on the day I started it, not the day I posted it...I don't know how to change that. That is the reason for my blogging trickery that makes posts appear out of no where.

Brent and Tracie said...

We loved camping with you guys. I think we were one of the few lucky ones to not have a leaky tent. Do you think you could send me the pictures of us you had on your camera? I hope ours turned out as well as yours.

Maria said...

So, is this a new post and I'm not going crazy, then? I saw it and was like, Whoa, I need to scroll DOWN some more! :)

Way to go on the camping excursion, btw. How fun!

Sweet Em said...

Yes, this is a new for the crazy part...

indeazgirl said...

The camping-fire picture is nothing short of awesome. It sounds like a very fun first family camping trip. Squishy shoe and all.