Category Archives: Camping

Camping ~ End.


Okay, so it’s been months and months since we were camping. I can’t remember anymore what happened on what day.

Orlund’s parents came out and spent a couple nights in the lot next to use (slept in their van). It was nice for a change, and we got good visiting time in.

Cozy from the rain
sleeping soundly

Orlund enjoyed taking pictures of Joy and all her fun adventures. As well as the girls fun with Grandpa and Grandma Norstrom.

my "teenager"
Big helper

The nights were cool, however the days got much warmer. It rained some and the sun shone bright otherwise. It was a splendid trip that we truly enjoyed! Can’t wait for next yer!

Cozy tent

I have 3 other photo’s I wanted to add, however after trying 5 times I’m giving up….

Camping ~ 3

Well Hello there! I’m getting back to our Camping trip.

So Day 3 camping. We decided to just stick around the camp ground.  We wandered over to a walking path and followed it to a beautiful sunny spot. I layed out on the picnic table to soak up the sun. It sure felt nice!

Just above where I was laying was a big tree which housed a hawk (or falcon) nest. Orlund took pictures while I relaxed in the sunshine.

Joy explored the ‘woods’ around the picnic table area, Orlund enjoyed taking pictures of her too.

Olivia sat up for the very first time unassisted on the picnic table. Very exciting! She sat for maybe 20 seconds, just long enough for me to realize what she was doing, call Orlund and him to look before she tipped over into my arms. She really just wants to get going so we ‘attempted’ walking. Can’t wait till Olivia and Joy can play together.

All in All it was a beautiful day.

Camping ~2

I can’t believe we have been home for over a week already! At least all the camping stuff got put away 🙂

Our first night in the tent was a cool one, but overall not to bad. It was chilly waking up, crawling out of my warm sleeping bag to sit up and nurse Olivia, luckily the fresh air helped her sleep better. Joy would wake, cry, then go back to sleep as soon as we would talk to her. I think she was just checking we were still there.

Our Tent set up

Monday morning we decided we needed to warm the girls (and us) up a bit, so we loaded into the car and headed to the salmon run. It was fun, however not very many salmon to see ~ guess the majority of the salmon have yet to come. The sun came out and oh did it ever feel good. We were even able to take off our jackets, and sweat shirts! It turned into a beautiful day!

"BIG" tree
Joy entertaining herself at the Salmon Run.
Guess she found it boring...

Just after we put the girls to bed Auntie Twyla showed up, so unfortunately they missed seeing her, however we got a good visit in with her. We always have fun with Twy. Our night was a cold one again, but hey, that’s Camping.

Camping ~1

Saturday September 11th, only about half of our camping supplies were packed ~ basically the bins which were packed with our camping stuff to begin with. I went for a late lunch with a couple girlfriends of mine (sushi!) and upon returning home Orlund informed me he wanted to go camping tomorrow (as in SUNDAY) instead of waiting until Monday. It was a beautiful day on Saturday so we got the itch to get moving. The problem? I was only half packed! and it was our 6year Anniversary! (Happy Anniversary honey, thanks for sticking with this crazy gal!). So I spent the next two hours going crazy packing until we headed out for a Sushi dinner (can never have to much Sushi!). We had planned to come home after dinner, nurse Olivia and put the girls down to sleep. My wonderful dad was babysitting for us (Thanks Dad!). Then head out again to go bowling and just hang out. Instead we relieved my dad and got on with packing.

Sunday Morning. It was pouring rain…..pouring…. But we loaded up the utility trailer and car and headed out! (Orlund wasn’t sure if we could fit it all, I told him he should be thankful I packed light!LOL).

Orlund threw up the tent which let us girls get out of the rain. While he set up our other tent (over the picnic table) I set up the two playpens and got the tent organized. It was a fun day, the rain let up eventually. We got all set up and ready for our week long trip. Here is the only picture I have from day 1 ~

Snuggled in sleeping.