Sunday, August 22, 2010

~making memories~

This was by far the best camping trip of the summer.
The weather was gorgeous, the kids were happy, and it was overall very relaxing. We spent our days doing lots of biking.
I even got in a run everyday,
which wasn't hard considering the gorgeous views of the lake I had.

The kids went in the river a lot while we sat on the shore and kicked back.
I read "The Notebook" in one day.
It was the best book, so sad.
I was crying my eyes out.
My kids kept asking me why I was reading it if it was making me cry?
Good read if you haven't read it already.

We played in the sand and collected different rocks and driftwood.
The kids got along so well it was amazing!

Their goofy sides came out a lot!

Kids just being kids!

We went tubing in the lake for hours.
It was very windy, but very warm.

Everyday we would ride or bikes to this little
grocery and let the kids pick out treats.

Here is a photo of the river.
Sitting back listening to the water was so relaxing,
just what we all needed.

You can't beat those views.
I was actually sad to leave.
I'll miss Smokey the bear and roasting marshmallows over the campfire.
But what we have taken away is a whole lot of great memories,
and for that,
I am thankful.

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend.
I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner of the giveaway!
Have you all entered?


Dawn said...

Great end of summer vacation.

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what a great family trip, your photographs are really awesome! Okay, your kids are cute, cute, cute!


Megan {The Brick Bungalow} said...

Great photos! If you loved The Notebook, you should read The Wedding. It's the same characters but adds in their children. Very good!!! Nicholas Sparks is amazing. :)

Simply LKJ said...

What a great family vacation! The kids look so happy.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~*~Looks like you had a blast!*Really cute pics too~*~* Rachel ;)

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Isnt "the Notebook" book the best read ever? Oh, how I bawled! You have to read "the Wedding" next :)

All That Jazz said...

Looks like you had a wonderful end-of-summer trip! Those are the kinds of memories your children will always remember. My aunt and uncle had an A-frame on a Lake just east of the mountains and I remember spending summers there, canoeing, playing in the creek, learning to dog paddle. I hope when I have my own family we have a cabin or special place to camp!
p.s. I have not read the Notebook, but I saw the movie and bawled so hard I was practically hyperventilating in the theater. In fact, the two girl friends and I that saw it together were seriously wiped out for two days after that movie!!!

Allison said...

Wonderful pictures! Your daughter has your smile. Your kids are very cute. It looks like they had a ball. Sounds like a great way to end summer vacation. Oh, I loved The Notebook, too! What a good book.

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous photos! Was this Big Bear Lake? :)

NanaDiana said...

Oh-It looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful time. Isn't it great when sisters and brothers just kind of agree to agree for a few days? Your trip looks awesome...but I gotta tell you that clown restuarant sign is just a Thanks for sharing your family time with us! Diana

Florence said...

Sounds like you had a very memorable family vacation. Florence

Samantha2818 said...

What a gorgeous place - those views are amazing. Please tell me where it is as we plan on visiting the States next year and want to start planning our trip soon.
Your kids look so happy - mine seem to get along better when we're in a tent too!
We've had nothing but rain this summer so haven't been camping at all - my daughter has really missed it so my husband pitched a small tent in our back garden and they've slept there a few times!
Glad you had a lovely trip.

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JANN said...

Looks like you had tons of fun and in such a gorgeous place. I can just feel that great river water, wish I could jump right in .

Mandy said...

could you please share where you camped??!!

Between You and Me said...

absolutely beautiful shots. :)

makes me long for a day when we can visit that area of the country...

pure beauty!

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