Sunday, May 18, 2008

Weekend Wonders

We're back from the Amazon!



Well...Palmetto State Parks version anyway. We spent the night camping with some of our favorite friends in our ward! What a blast! Although I didn't capture any of the group fun on film we shared some late night campchair chatting hysteria, took turns having the loud "wake up the camp in the middle of the night" children, savored s'mores, made our OWN fires (what's camping if you don't have your own campsite fire?-thanks Giffords for humoring me), let the children play for hours on the playground, fed the friendly ducks, swam in the African Safari river. I love our ward. We know great people.

As a family we: enjoyed the exotic nature trails, danced to "moonlight serenade" (tradition), ended up with 4 of us on the air mattress, had bowls of fresh fruit in the morning, actually got chilly at night, were attacked by fire ants (that's what you get for stepping on their mound), marveled at the "little Tinkerbell's" (fireflies), roamed through the old deep south at night (huge hugging trees and plantation included), took long deep breaths...

and felt full of peace and tranquility while enjoying the spectacle of God's hands.

We might go back this weekend. :)

12 comments:

Lakes are Great said...

wish we could have been there!

Stephanie said...

Wow, that is BEAUTIFUL! What a fantastic adventure for you all! Are you just loving having Nate there?! Great pics - except that huge spider...eewww!

Rachel said...

No kidding. What was up with that spider??? EEEWWW! I don't do spiders that big.

You are looking so GREAT, girl!!! Holy cow. You're hottie mama!

Steve Probert said...

That is great. I'm glad you all are doing the camping thing and blossoming were your planted.

Rebecca said...

How fun! It got me itchin' to go camping here soon also! Nothing better than spending time with three of the most wonderous blessings Heavenly Father has given us: Our families, friends and nature!!! Can't get better than that!!

Wow Sara you are looking slim girl! What's your secret?

President said...

who is that other guy in all of your pictures? he looks weird

Sally said...

I so wish we could have gone! We'll be there next time for sure.

SusieQ said...

It looks beautiful there. Sounds like you had a great time! Are you coming to Honeyman for Memorial Day????

Clean Cut said...

Susie, we were actually planning on going to Europe for Memorial Day. It was a tad bit more in our price range.

Stephanie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARA! Ok, so I couldn't remember if it was yesterday (20th) or today - but it's one of those...right?
Anyway, LOVE you! Have a great one!!

Kristen said...

sara,
I love your blog. I want to call you so you can help me build one. What are yours digits???

I open up your playlist and listen frequently.

K-email me your #
Kristen Green

Anonymous said...

Sara, you are brave. We have lived in Houston for 8 years and I won't go in my backyard anymore. Everytime I go out I see a snake. I wouldn't dare get in any water. We have a lot of cottonmouths and copperheads. You are brave! Wow, you are becoming a real Texan! I will be interested to see how Bri does. I love reading your blog. Warden, PomPom Girl, or whatever you want to call me!