Thursday, October 2, 2008

Maiden voyage and a new layout!

Last weekend we had the maiden voyage with our new camper!! Tropical Storm Kyle was trying to ruin our weekend, but we didn't let him! It actually wasn't so bad, the heavy rain was at night and we just had some showers during the day. The clouds broke away for some blue skies and sunshine a few times too! I didn't take many pics, only 18 to be exact! I know I've said it before, it's so nice just enjoying the moment instead of trying to stop things and take pictures constantly! All I need are a few pics to go with the eternal memories!

We went to a campground called Spring Gulch which is in New Holland, PA. It's only about 40 minutes from our house. It was very nice there, we had a great site and were right in the heart of the campground. They had tons of activities including candy bar bingo, hay rides, ceramics, scavenger hunt and even a live band on Saturday night. It was 50's and 60's weekend. Because of growing up with a motown loving dad, I knew all the songs! I actually enjoy that music much more than what is on the radio these days! So much more danceable! LOL

Here are a few shots from the weekend!

We were in an area with a ton of walnut trees. The kids loved collecting them and then playing store!

I almost forgot to report that we had no incidents this trip! No falling out of the camper, no kid deserting another kid, no riding bikes off of a cliff! The truck handled the camper well too! And, of course, it's always a great bonding time!! We are so excited for our next trip out in a few weeks! This time we're going to Maryland!

No other news to report except for this:

Yep, that's our boy! Jack came home from school with this last week! Puts a smile on my face every time I read it!

I managed to get a layout done this week too! I snuck it in one day right before I went to work! I gave myself a time frame and stuck to it! It took me about 45 minutes.

That's all for now! Chris and I have a debate date for tonight! I need to go finish prepping the food!

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!


merrymstamper said...

Hi Rach!!! Your camper looks awesome...what tons of fun you will have with your family. oh the memories you are creating with the children.
Jack's patriotism is just too adorable!

Claude said...

Oh, I wish I had a camper, lucky you! Looks like so much fun!

I think that artworkk is the funniest thing I have ever seen, thanks for sharing. He sounds adorable!

happydays525 said...

Fun post, love the artwork too! Great layout as well...have a great weekend!


Kristin Troyer said...

I love the LO

Melanie said...

Wow, that LO is amazing for having been done in 45 minutes! I'm glad you had such a great trip in your new camper!

jadadog said...

looks like a fun trip! Tell Jack I like Sausage too! (CUTE) And your LO is soo cool!

Anonymous said...

so...i need to did the debate date go? did you get him convinced yet that your choice is the right choice?


Sarah C. said...

Sounds & looks like a very fun weekend! What a cool campground. LOL at Jack's page. :D And beautiful LO. Love how you framed the photo.

Andrea said...

Seriously.....could Jack be any stinkin' cuter!!!???

I thought about his picture while at work today and it made me smile....I needed it today (really bad work day. UGH).

Love the new "Sweetest ride" pics...looks like a great time!!!


Aimeslee said...

Hi Rach. Congrats on your new job and I love looking at what you've created lately. Your kiddoes are too cute. It was fun checking in with ya. :-)

Linda Rodriguez said...

Oh what a fun trip!! My kids would LOVE to go on a trip like that. :) And that school paper cracks me up - love it! Fab page too!

Heather said...

What a great second home! I love bingo! And super cute layout!

croppin carla said...

Looks like you had lots of fun camping! Loce the camper...
That is a fun fun fun lay out too!