If you're confused over my long absence and then sudden flurry of posts, don't worry, you're not alone. I am confused as well. I'm confused about why I can't seem to keep up with the pace of life! I feel like there used to be a time when I actually got all the daily chores done and still had time to do fun things with my kids and post on my blog now and then. Somehow those days have slipped away. Now I feel an urgent need to catch up quickly....because more fun's a comin'. In 5 short little days my baby brother is getting me a new sister! Woo hoo! So I need to blog up all the past and present so that I have time to blog about the future. Wait, what? Maybe I mean blog about the wedding in the future. I'm not really sure what I meant. However, that is neither here nor there. What is here are pictures of our (somewhat) recent camping trip. Talk about fun times!
These boys are exactly a year apart. They are pretty similar in their level of activity. Meaning neither of them likes to sit still much.
Ditto for Aunt Ginger. I want to be like her when I grow up. It was so fun to have her along. And she slept in the back of her car with her moon roof open to watch the skies. That reminds me--for the first time ever we camped with the rain cover off of our tent. It was so warm out that we didn't need it. And there was not a raindrop in sight. It was fun to see the gorgeous stars when we were awake. Unfortunately that happened a lot the first night. I never sleep well the first night camping. The second night I was exhausted enough to crash out hard for quite a while
This is where the story turns south. On the second morning of camping, Nora opened my tent flap at 5:45 AM and informed me that she had just thrown up. Outside her tent, Praise the Lord. She continued throwing up at regular intervals all day. We felt awful. It was hot. She was miserable. Other people were with us. What a day. We really thought we were dealing with a bad case of dehydration because of all her physical activity and the extreme heat. Plus, she's so tiny. Her little body was burning hot as the day went on. And she was dehydrated. But that was the effect not the cause. And we found that out for certain when I got what she had the next day. Oh joy. Praise the Lord that none of the other families ended up getting the stomach flu. Most of our family cycled through it--but like stomach bugs so often are--it was violent and mercifully short. It was a sad end to our camping trip for sure. But other than that it was a great time.