Sunday, January 6, 2013

Camping near Garner

 

I guess we can’t really call it camping this year. The cabins at Garner were closed for renovations, so we stayed in a nearby place where we had a/c and very nice rooms. It was not “roughing it” at all. But we gathered with our friends, and as always, it was a blast.

We went on a mini-hike together. This is Griffin, scaling a tree.

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The kids found a scorpion in it’s natural habitat: under a rock. I figured since it wasn’t invading my house, it deserved to live.

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For some reason, Chuck had stayed behind. Here’s our little family…

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Our beloved friends, the Jacksons.

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Amy with Brady and Max.

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The Thompsons, who decided to beat us all to having 5 kids. Smile

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My little photographer.

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And his protégé. I have many one second videos from this time.

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Chuck and some of the other dads built a rock wall in the Frio to enable a deeper swim area for the kids.

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My ruggedly handsome man.

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And one of our handsome boys…

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The whole group of kids, celebrating Linden’s birthday.

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Cassidy on the rope swing.

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Charlie, like a ninja…

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The nearby field provided hours of entertainment and games.

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Although it wasn’t very deep, I was so excited that the Frio had water, given the big drought of 2011.

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There was also a group of farm animals that the kids were allowed to pet anytime. SO fun!

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For the group picture, I set up my camera, and then sat beside it (to guard) while everyone got ready for it.  As I was testing the remote, I got some interesting “outtakes”.

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And our (big) group.  I look forward to this trip every year!

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Our silly picture.

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Chuck, just before he busted it on Charlie’s bike. haha!

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Somehow most of the dads enjoyed the kids’ toys…

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One night I gave the kids glow-in-the-dark bracelets. I then set up a long exposure as they played in a field, and this is what resulted:

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This one looks like a fire-breathing dragon to me…

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Sigh. Just looking through this group of photos makes me want to go back!  We are so blessed to have our friends!

1 comment:

Ana Mitchell said...

Fun! Love the photo of the glow-in-the-dark bracelets...and the one of you and your boys with that pretty background.