Monday, October 20, 2014

Camping at Dash Point State Park

Our camping trip in pictures, with captions that I will attempt to keep brief but will probably fail at keeping brief. Meaning there will be at least one long explanation, and probably more like 3. See, I can’t even keep this brief.

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Kids picking blackberries while the adults set up camp.

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Baby blue eyes.

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My other baby blue eyes.

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And my brown eyed boy, complete with blackberry face.

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We pretty much always have chili and fritos for our first nights dinner when we’re camping. Lily does not approve.

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The preferred activity. Uncle Josh, Uncle Jonathan, and Aunt Anna are way cooler than Mom and Dad. It was lots of fun to have them camping with us.

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Two at a time!

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Pretty girl. Before her haircut.

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Cooking our peach cobbler in a borrowed dutch oven. It was good!

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My cute chunk-a-lunk at the beach.

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Handsome Uncle Josh. He’d only been home from his mission for about a week! I was glad that the kids weren’t shy around him.

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Braving the seaweedy water.

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I don’t think Michael got in the water until the very end. He really enjoyed playing in the sand.

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Handsome husband with a cute baby. He’s a sweetheart. The beach isn’t really his thing, but he went anyway cuz he knows how much we were all looking forward to it. And he never even complained! He’s a saint.

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Aww, working together.

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Pretending they’re rowing a boat.

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Cute baby.

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He secretly loves it when I take his picture.

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See? Smile

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Musick boys being Musick boys.

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Of course we dug a big pit.

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Back at camp, enjoying sweet potatoes.

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Enjoying something a little sweeter than potatoes.

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Look who came to visit! We love Becky. Elizabeth and Mike came too. It’s always nice to see them, and they got to meet Peter for the first time.

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My mom came to visit too! All these visitors while we were camping, we felt so fancy. Smile

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One of the last pictures before we left. We had so much fun!. I really enjoyed spending the time with my siblings, and with Ben before he had to go back to work after paternity leave. I apparently didn’t get any pictures of it, but Jonathan brought a slackline and set that up, and that was really cool. I didn’t think I was that bad for a beginner, but Josh dominated. He got on for the first time, and was like a pro just a few attempts later. Of course Jonathan showed us both what’s what. It was lots of fun.

I’m definitely thinking we need to make it an annual thing to go camping with the whole big fam. Maybe next year we can do one with Ben’s side of things too! Yay for camping!

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Bonus picture: Lily and Michael on a camel at the Point Defiance Zoo! Lots of fun!

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