Embracing The Chaos…or trying to

Chaotic life in the desert with 3 kids, a husband and celiac disease. It's exhausting and I wouldn't change it.

Weekend “Camping” June 1, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — embracingthechaos @ 8:56 pm

I use quotations with the word camping because Ron refused to call it camping since we stayed in a cabin.  All the way there he kept reminding me that “this isn’t camping” and “next time we should save ourselves the gas and camp at home.”  We went up to Heber, AZ which is about 2 1/2 hours northeast from here.   We went with another couple and their 2 girls who are about our girls ages.  We all had a good time.  On Saturday we took a drive up Christopher Creek.  We had a picnic there and the kids splashed around in the stream.  The weather was about 71 degrees and it sprinkled rain a bit but it was beautiful.  I was impressed with Justus.  Unlike the girls he had no reservations about crawling around on all 4’s in the dirt, gravel and pine needles.  He added a little drool and appeared to be making cake of some sort.  After a battle in getting our sleep deprived kids to sleep on Saturday night the 4 of us even got to sit around the fire, alone, without kids.  It was really nice to have a conversation that wasn’t interrupted a hundred times.  On the drive home we stopped to go for a walk on a trail on the Rim.  As we pulled in to the parking lot it started to sprinkle rain.  We decided to go anyway thinking that we probably wouldn’t melt.  It was kind of fun to walk in the rain.  It smelled great and it was really quiet.  Then we started to hear thunder and see lightening.  Hmmmm, do we go on?  Sure, it’s only rain.  Turns out that we did start to melt.  And then came the hail.  And then came the stampede of all 9 of us running most of the way back to the car.  And lastly came the sunshine as we arrived back to the parking lot, just like Roy said would happen. 

All 5 of Us

All 5 of Us

We rarely get a pic of all 5 of us so I had to include this one despite the fact that it is really obvious the we haven’t showered in 3 days.  It also appears that I have a huge tire aound my middle.  In my defense, Rori’s tush was pushing it down over the band of my baby carrier, otherwise I would have sucked it in!  Also it seems my bra is peeking out.  Geez, maybe I should reconsider including this pic.  Ah, who cares.  Just family reading this.

My Boys

My Boys

Rori, Sage, Sarah and Emmily

Rori, Sage, Sarah and Emmily

Clowning Around 

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One Response to “Weekend “Camping””

  1. Sharon Says:

    Looks like a fun time by all! Great pictures.


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