Saturday, May 24, 2008

We survived, barely...

So our camping trip wasn't quite as successful as we had hoped. We got there and set up and camp and all was well. The kids played at the playground, we made a fire, had supper and got ready for bed. After reading 6 books to the kids it was lights out time. At that point Beckett realized we weren't going home which caused him EXTREME distress. He likes his home and his bed and was VERY determined that that is where he was going to sleep...sorry, no. After about 15 minutes of crying we convinced him that if he just laid down for a little while we would go home. Thankfully he fell asleep fast. That little episode was the start of a horrible night. The temperature Thursday night ended up being A LOT lower than we had expected. Before we left home Tom called to make sure they camp sites left and they told him they only had a dozen left and they were going fast...this sent us into panic mode since it was a 45 minute drive to get to the park. Because of the PANIC MODE we failed to pack some essential items, like the extra blankets I had suggested. We did not have near enough sleeping bags/blankets to keep us all warm. Annabelle would have slept on her own little Dora air mattress but Tom didn't want her to get cold so all 4 of us crammed onto an almost queen size air mattress. It was SO cold. I couldn't sleep (at all) and finally at 3:15am I started to cry (I'm not normally a crier, nowadays). I was SO cold and SO miserable and I wanted to go home. I ended up putting on a coat and managed to get a couple hours of sleep. When Beckett got up on Friday morning the first words out of his mouth were "I want to go home", Amen to that! We had paid for 2 nights but thankfully we were able to get our money back for the 2nd night and we headed home to our comfortable warm beds! I did manage to get a few good pictures while we there:

This first picture is about 5 minutes after we got there. Everyone is still having a great time!
This is the next morning. Annabelle, had a great night. She slept sound except for one coughing attack. She can't wait to go camping again.
Getting ready to pack things up. Smiles all around knowing we will be going home soon.
I'm sure we will go camping again someday (but definitely not someday soon).

Since we got home a day earlier than expected I took advantage of the time and did a little scrappin. This page is definitely not my typical page. The paper is all Basic Grey (my current favorite dp brand!). The quote is a rub-on. I had originally thought I wanted to put some glitter rub-ons on but they didn't look good and I had to try and doctor the page up by covering them with flowers. The flowers are a mix of Maya Road, Prima and Bazzill. I made one other page that I will share tomorrow. We have TONS of housework that we need to get done so I may not get anymore stamp/scrap time all weekend and Monday we are heading to WI Dells to the Kalahari Resort (indoor waterpark). I hope you all are having a happy and safe weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Sara in WI said...

ohhh. I'm so sorry that your trip was so miserable. Yes, it WAS cold.
Kalahari will be fun and at least it is warm inside. Hang in there, Heather! (Adorable pics, as usual!)

Debi said...

Sorry to hear that your camping trip didn't turn out quite like you hope. Adorable pictures of your kids. At least they are smiling and that makes it worth it!

Angie C said...

Oh Heather, sorry to hear about your camping trip disasters. The photo's of the children look like they enjoyed themselves :-)

your scrapbook page is totally gorgeous and stunning

Deana said...

Oh Heather, sorry your trip was so miserabel. We did tent camping for years, now we have a large trailer that has everything we need in it. I don't think I could ever go back to not having a trailer.

Great pictures you got thought, so that was worth it.

Delia said...

Oh I am so sorry about the cold, I would have been in my car getting warm, trust me. I love the pictures you took, they are great shots. Also wanted to let you know that I love the Scrapbook page of Annabelle, Great page and great photos!!

Kari said...

Sorry to hear about your trip not turning out so well! The pictures that you took sure are cute! Great page too!

Gia Harvey said...

Gorgeous pics and the page is lovely too!

Maureen said...

Such a pretty page! Love all the flowers!!

Danyelle Kessler said...

I'm laughing with you, not at you. Sounds like our first camping trip except we were 345 miles from home so there was no turning back. Is it me or do those air mattresses seem to hold in cold air?

UK MUM IN USA said...

Your story of your camping trip sounds exactly like a trip we went on with our boys!!! a few years ago and we haven't been camping since!!! We were cold too and couldn't wait to get home!!!