Monday, June 1, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend - Camping at Mount Nebo in Arkansas

Boy howdy folks this is the way memories are made!  We had a blast Memorial Day weekend with Curtis's brother and sister-in-law Kevin and Sarah, and our precious nephew Corbin!  This was only our 2nd camping trip as a family EVER!  The first camping trip was with some friends from church and was fun but cold, and this one...well...we wouldn't trade it for anything!  We love being with Kevin and Sarah and always have, it's getting even more fun now that we all have kiddos!  We met them for the weekend at a beautiful state park in Arkansas.  This place was gorgeous, up on a mountain, with huge trees, amazing views, great camp sites, a pool with a view, fun activities, hiking trails, etc.  So we get there Friday night and as we are setting up our tent it starts raining....and it doesn't stop...not even for FIVE MINUTES the whole rest of the weekend!!!  But did we let that ruin our fun...NO WAY.  So we headed to Wal-Mart, gotta visit here when you're in Arkansas, and picked up some galoshes for the kiddos and made the best of it.  All I can say is Praise God for the gazebo we bought ahead of time, that was supposed to be used for a fun eating area, etc.  It ended up over our tent, which was NOT waterproof, and kept us nice and dry:)  We had so much fun sitting by the campfire, roasting marshmallows, making smores, talking, watching the kids play, etc.  Despite the rain, some awesome memories were made, and...we just can't wait for the next trip!  Oh...and I forgot to mention...we brought a little friend home, yeah, that's right, a very stinky toad was found in one of Kaden's galoshes in his closet a few days after we got back, yeah, I said a few DAYS - man, it was nasty:)  Gotta love it!   

Here's all our cuties playing!
Kinsley and Corbin exploring.
Kevin and Sarah in the kitchen:)
Kins at the playground
Kevin and Kaden at the playground
Kins, Corbin, and Kaden having a ball!  Rain?  What rain?
Kevin and Curtis in the "kitchen":)
The family - darn the disposable camera - ya never know what you're gonna get!
the view from the pool - spectacular!
Me, Sarah, and Corbin by the fire
Kevin and Kaden by the fire
the kiddos retreated to the car for a while to watch movies - Corbin loved all the snacks Kaden and Kinsley passed along to him:O
Our trusty tent - with gazebo and tarp - this is the high life folks:)!  Hey...whatever keeps the rain outta our beds:)


Sarah said...

I love that you guys were so inventive with the tent, so flexible. Some families would have given up and gone home, but you managed to have lots of fun despite the rain.

A toad??? Gross!!