Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Hint of Spring!

Yesterday was beautiful, it got up to 60 degrees!! We were all outside for most of the day! Today is warm as well. Jack and I got to sneak out for a few minutes before it started to rain.

The kids enjoyed riding their bikes and scooters yesterday and also swinging on the tree swing!





Later in the day, after Macy got home from school and after we ate, she and Chris went to the camping store and came home with a receipt for a down payment on a pop up camper!! Did I just say that? Me, buying a camper? Nah, we had a good camping experience when we went to NY back in August, much better than our local camping experiences, so it'll be fun! Being up off the ground will be excellent! Less chance of critters biting at my toes! LOL We went to an RV show at our local expo center last weekend and enjoyed looking at pop ups up to the $300,000 home on wheels! We decided we wanted to buy used (no chance for engine problems with these!), since this is our first, not to mention it would save a few pennies! We searched around and found a local dealer listing on Craigslist. We went and looked at it on Sunday and it's in great shape!! Chris and I thought about it and decided to go for it!! The dealer is at a big RV show this week, so when they get back next, we'll go and pay it off and get our lesson on how to use it! I'm excited, already planning a trip to Maine with stops in the other New England states on the way! We're also going to try to do a weekend every month! Should be really fun, camping is such a great family bonding experience!

I'll leave you with two layouts. I did these for the ScrapGal March newsletter. The theme this month is "inherit".



Thanks for reading!! Have a great day!!

27 comments:

Ryzmomplus2 said...

All your layouts are awesome! Such inspiration here!

toners said...

Rachel, such beautiful photos! So cute!

Heather Bares said...

great layouts!

Andrea said...

Love both of these layouts, Jack is such a handsome little guy!!!

I can't wait for the tour of the pop-up! You guys will have so much fun in that thing!

micayla said...

Gee, it was only a few posts ago that it was a snow day. How crazy is the weather, huh!
Love the layouts, gorgeous as always.
Have a fab week xx

Patrice~ said...

so excited about your camping adventures, Rachael!
Can't wait to see your LO's about camping as a family!!

Sharmaine said...

Gorgeous photos and WOW those layouts are awesome!
Love the story behind the pillow!
Envious of your RV!! How cool is that going to be!!! Would love to do something like that for us, lots of travelling holidays!!

Colleen said...

Fun pics and congrats on the camper! It'll bring tons of fun I'm sure!

Great layouts!

Melanie said...

I love looking at your pages, Rachael! I'm not the camping type, but a pop-up would be lots better than on the ground!

Lizee said...

omg a camper!
when i little that was my "when i grow up dream car!" LOL
i used to think it can be used as an everyday car...lol

congrats on it!...you;re going to have so many wonderful experiences with it:)

~Lea~ said...

That will be so much fun Rachael! I love camping...but prefer to go to our cabin so I am not sleeping on the ground. I would love to have one of those campers so I could go more places in Montana!

Those photos of your kiddos are great! I wish we were getting more spring weather....we just got a bunch of snow last night!

Hope you have an awesome day!
~Lea

Angel said...

It's is great to be outside !Funny how we still need to bundle up in the Spring! I just blogged about the warmer weather & a train ride and we are in coats & hats... funny to my friends & family in AL
If the wind is blowing it is chilly enough to bundle up! Great pics & LOs

jadadog said...

First, the work is GORGEOUS as usual! Second, where did spring go??? It was here a minute ago!!!!! Man! Third, the pix are fab! Again, you take such great photos! I gotta get me a camera! Hey, wanna buy me one for my b-day? Its in 15 days by the way.

DIANE said...

Love the layouts, Rachael. Oh, I am so jealous of the spring weather. When I saw that picture of Jack on the swing it brought back such great memories from when I was a kid (I had a swing just likc that and loved to spin myself silly). Very exciting about the camper purchase. Several of my friends have them and they sound great but alas, DH must have had horrible camping experiences as a child because even mentioning the word causes the subject to change so fast you could get whiplash. Congrats on the MM layouts (although with your talent, I'm never surprised). {{{HUGS}}}

merrymstamper said...

Great Layouts Rachael! Love these pictures of your children!

Nura Keif said...

Gorgeous photos and layout!! Love it:-D

Noelia said...

Gorgeous pics! We are still under 5 feet of snow lol!
Congrats on your pop up trailer! You're so lucky!
And the lo's are beautiful as always.

Melonie said...

Oh you guys are gonna have so much fun!! I can't wait to see all of the LO's! Have a super weekend.

scrappermimi said...

Hey girl! Maybe we should do a GNO camping trip, a sleep over at all the best LSS! LOL

Enjoy your new vacation on wheels!

Lovin' those LO's!

Kimberly said...

so you DID buy the pop-up! yay! that will be fun.
love the pics of the kids outside. i'm jealous. it's still too cold here. brrr! lol...
love your LOs but you knew that!

~ Amy W ~ said...

Gorgeous pix Rachael! You've got the cutest kids there!

Hey there girlfriend, talking about trips - I'm headed up through your neck of the woods over spring break :)

p.s. LOVE that photo in the 'My Hopes'

Chris said...

Oh My!! Just love those fun photos of your little ones they are just the cutest!!
Am totally in awe of your wonderful layouts too they are beautiful :)

Lizee said...

you've been tagged!
time to share 7 random rachel facts...
check out my blog:)

Nicole Carro said...

Love the layouts - your "My Hope" layout put tears in my eyes. Macy and Jack will love looking back at that one. Oh, and I saw the "Hambly hangy thingy" on your last post - so flippin' cool.

Aimeslee said...

You've such a good eye for snapping the shots to tell your layout's story, Rach. Great creations!

Ana Baird said...

Great layout and pictures too! Love them!

Jessica said...

great LO's! Your blog is great!