Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Camping Adventures

Thank you so much for your comments on my front porch! I should have mentioned that the apples in the basket are not real. If they were, Walnut, our resident squirrel would have taken care of them a long time ago!

Benjamin
This past weekend we went camping with Benjamin's Boy Scout troop.

Campsite
The weather was perfect and we had a fun time together in the great outdoors.

Bacon

Pancakes
Campfire bacon and hot fluffy pancakes.

Hammock
Relaxing with a friend.

Island
The girls and their friends discovered a small island to wade across to.

Daisy
Daisy wore herself out with plenty of running and swimming.

Campfire
And of course, there were s'mores to enjoy once it got dark.

Magazines
I took along some favorite magazines.

Sky
The view from above my chair was perfect!

Woods
Saturday afternoon I took a walk through the woods to see what I could find.

Trees

Woods

Leaf

Flowers

Flower

Berries

Moon
My favorite time of day was the early morning before the sun rose.

Lake
And the lake was still covered with mist.

Lake

Thank you for taking a look!

69 comments:

Jenn4him said...

Oh, I really want to go camping, but it is too cold for that now. I loved all the photos, especially of the pancakes swimming in butter! Yum.
Jenn

Tina said...

Such nice pics and looks so peaceful.
Thanks for sharing them
T

Tracy said...

Your lovely photos just about make me wanna go camping! Glad you had a good time. :)

Lady_MSnow said...

Looks like a great time...those last few pictures are beautiful!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Kelli
Do you think I could become a boy scout and come camping with you next time?
I love the campfire, the fluffy pancakes, the hammock, the island and everything. It looks idyllic in the woods at your camp. Daisy has the right idea snoozing in the sun. That photo of the lake with the mist and the reflection of the tree is absolutely beautiful.
Thanks so much for this wonderful post. I feel like I have been camping with you.
Lindsay

glorv1 said...

Oh what fun and beautiful pix to go with it too. Kelli, glad you and your enjoyed yourselves, Those pancakes and that bacon look delish out there in all that beauty. Thanks for sharing. Gloria

Clare said...

Awesome scenery.
Nearly tempts me to go camping but nearly isnt enough lol.

clare xx

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh how I just lovve camping! Looks like y'all had so much fun! And so relaxing. Glad you had such a good time.

Teresa said...

How fun!!! I remember those type lakes when we lived in Texas, I wouldn't go near them for I have a GIGANTIC fear of snakes:>)

Lill said...

Hi:) Norway calling:))
So beautiful pictures from your camping! It must have been awesome to go for a trip like that with your family. Your front porch is amazing - wish I could have the same here but the wind would blow it all away I am afraid:) It is quite windy here in West Norway.
Take care
Cheers Lill

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have been lurking on your site and thoroughly enjoying it all. I love your photos (especially the misty lake), but am writing to tell you that the banana muffins on your blog are a hit! I sent the link to my daughter and she made them with great results! I can't wait to make them for my 93-year-old mother who is a "muffin-gal!" Thanks for sharing! Ellen in New York (don't have a blog!)

Lady Farmer said...

Camping is my favorite way to vacation!
LF

Michelle said...

Kelli,

Looks like you had a great time camping! I can almost smell that breakfast you cooked in the pictures. :)

Michelle

Linda C said...

Kelli,
I enjoyed your pictures of camping- we used to tent-camp with six kids. I felt like I packed everything (especially kitchen utensils) we owned to make sure we wouldn't forget something. I think we cheated, though, we always camped at sites with electricity:) Therefore- electric skillet,etc... Great memories!
~Linda C

TJ said...

Looks like a wonderful time! Daisy looks a lot like Sampson does while camping: Crashed! Dogs love camping just as much as people.

Glad you had fun!
TJ

Susan P. said...

I grew up camping with my family and so I know how much fun it can be. Everything always tastes so much better when you're sitting around the campfire, doesn't it? Yum.....smores!!!

La Dolce Vita with LeAnn said...

What beautiful pictures you have taken....makes me think maybe I could go camping????? I'm a hotel, hot tub, swimming pool kinda girl, but you have made camping look very inviting. Blessings, LeAnn

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The picture of Daisy is just too adorable - she's one tired puppy! Sounds like a fun time and the pics are pretty!

Manuela

Jen said...

Those pancakes look wonderful....I'm so glad you had a nice time.

Julie said...

We are so blessed with the wonders of nature. I loved your post. julie

Heather said...

great pictures! looks like a lot of fun. however, since i am not one with nature..or shall i say reptiles & bugs, lol, i have never gone camping and would never go in the woods alone for fear of seeing a snake, LOL.
but i'm glad you had fun! it looked so relaxing!!!

Karla ~ Ainsley's Mom said...

Such great photos of God's beautiful creation!

Linda said...

What a wonderful weekend....this is what I call the good live. I enjoyed all the pictures and I especially liked the lake with the mist on it. Hugs, Linda

Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, it looks like a glorious time. We hope, Lord willing, to go camping the first of Nov.

Ms. Tee said...

Your photos are great - I love camping this time of year. Thanks for sharing them :)

Jodi said...

Oh, is there anything that smells better than bacon frying and coffee brewing on a chilly, camping morning?? Beautiful photos of the misty lake!

Kimmie said...

So pretty Kelli, thanks for sharing your family's adventures with me. Looks like you had nice weather and that everyone (including the cute doggie) got to relax. Yeah!

Kimmie
mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

YayaOrchid said...

How wonderful to be outdoors enjoying nature! Those are very nice pictures, Kelli. Glad you got to spend some time with your little ones just relaxing and enjoying each other's company.

Wanita said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time camping, Kelli. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Wanita

Storybook Woods said...

Ohh it was sort of like I was camping with you and it looks like we had lots of fun :-P xoxoxox Clarice

It's All Good! said...

Those are awesome pictures. I love camping food, especially breakfast. Just so fun!
God bless,
Brenda :)

Susie Homemaker said...

I remember camping with my son and the rest of the kids when he was a Boy Scout! We had so much fun! You photography is so beautiful. I am in awe...

Blessings,
Susie

Pink Slippers said...

I LOVE camping. We couldn't go this year because of so many little ones being so little. So we set up camp in our backyard. We had a blast.
Wendy

Brenda said...

I love camping. You guys always seem to have so much fun.

dot said...

Nice pictures! Sounds like everyone had a great time.

In the Service of the King! said...

Those pictures are just beautiful!

Naturegirl said...

Truly a wonderful relaxing time together! The children are getting so big Kelly!!
Those last two images are so dreamy!
Mystical looking..Great shots!

Lady Katherine said...

Your camping trip looked so fun, and restful. I would love to go and find that lovely peace I saw at your camp at day break. Leave it the Moms to have pancakes on the fire. They looked so fluffy. Mine always flat, want to share the reciepe? I bet you layed in the hammock and read magazines!!!

Named Alicia said...

Great pictures! You are brave souls. But it looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing!

Missy said...

how beautiful :) looks like you had a wonderful time. we just went camping a few weeks ago. good times.....

Christine Lynn said...

I love how Daisy isn't even on her little rug while sleeping...lol I lvoe camping and we have camped since the kids were started walking. You are lucky you can camp...it is getting way to cold here...lol

Momma Roar said...

What beautiful pictures! I'm shivering just thinking about camping out in our area this time of year.

T had to work over the weekend of our church's annual weekend camping trip :( I missed it so much. I enjoyed feeling a little closer to camping with your post!

Lora said...

What a fun trip! I love the pics of the misty lake. And the little island makes me think of Huck Finn:)

aswewalk.com said...

Oh, it's definitely time for us to begin taking the kids camping. We'll be out of diapers this spring, and just must must must get away. We do backyard campouts each year, but we live on a main street with very close neighbors. Lol.

I love that the Boy Scouts invite families to participate. That's so good for the fabric of families.

Amy said...

I am enjoying your blog sooo much! I was wondering if you have any posts here on bedroom decorations. Adults and children? I have been reading for hours but have a long way to go yet! LOL!
I would love to see how you put your special touches in bedrooms.
You are so inspiring.

Bovey Belle said...

Fabulous photos and the misty ones across the lake were very atmospheric. I was there with you - what a good time was had!

BTW, I've just tagged you over on my blog, so check it out. Hope you'll join in.

Earthmommy said...

Some of my fondest memories of when my oldest was little were her Girl Scout Camping Trips. Beautiful pictures, glad you had such a great time.

Tina Leigh said...

Kelli I love camping...some of my best memories have been while camping...as an adult and child. I wish I could get Danny to go but he has gotten toooooo old!! That came from his mouth not mine, lol! He likes A/c and his king size bed!! Imagine that! I really enjoyed your camping pictures.

Katie said...

That looks like so much fun! Um, and those pancakes and bacon look sooooo good...mmmm! I am a huge lover of magazines...and, yet, I have never heard of or seen that one on top of your stack. Does it say "Somerset Life"? I'll have to look for that!

OH! And I was fooled by those apples on the porch. I totally thought they were real! ;o)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelly! Wonderful pictures and beautiful kids. Thanks for sharing. Debbi :-)

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful photos from the weekend. Everything looks so serene. I'm not sure the magazines quite go with the camping scene.

Carla said...

WOW! Perfect! Gotta love TX in October, where it is still warm enough to wade to an island!

Elena said...

Wow, that looked like fun. I loved the pictures of the food. I could almost smell the bacon:) Beautiful pictures!

Tori said...

Oh wow that looks like a wonderful time. Looks like Texas to me, sure miss it!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I was wondering about those apples! I remember once putting up corn stalks and the squirrels coming and destroying them! Glad you have a nice time camping...don't think I'm up to that adventure yet! Enjoy your day!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

What wonderful memories you made and shared Kelli, your children are precious and that Daisy! she just makes me smile :)

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Kathi :)

Lisa Marie said...

How beautiful! Too cold here up north now for camping. There is nothing better than a Campfire Breakfast! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

Anne Fannie said...

I want to go camping! It looks like it was so much fun and so peaceful
Thanks for sharing, Love, Ann

Lady Laurie said...

It sounds like you all had a great time. That would be me bringing along magazines...
I love that photo of Daisy, she looks like one pooped pup.
My favorite part of camping would be the s'mores!

mamabear said...

What a fun camping trip!
Glad you guys had such a wonderful time. Oh my goodness - that food looks scrumptious! Cooking outdoors just isn't the same as eating that same food inside the house.

~dawn

Kelly said...

Very pretty! I didn't know you were a camper! We love going! Can you share the pancake recipe? Are they made over the fire too?

Purple Princess said...

Camping trips are so fun. We have gone once this year(twice if you count the time we slept in our aunts basement).Most of the time we camp out in the back yard. I love your pictures!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Your trip looks enchanting. The pictures are beautiful. And I am so wanting pancakes and bacon now!

Gina

Tammy said...

Wow, what fun a fun time this looks like, Kelli! The nights are too chilly here now for tent camping, but it looks like you had wonderful weather.
The scenery photos are breathtaking!
Hugs,
~Tammy

Mrs. U said...

Oh, Kelli! How beautiful! Looks like y'all had a wonderful time! And, of course, I LOVE your choice of reading material! :)

His,
Mrs. U

Mommy said...

The pictures of your trip look so beautiful!!!!

Connie W said...

Looks so fun...lovely photos.

Lori said...

What a fun time for you family.
Love all the pics. The scenery was so pretty.

Pancakes...mmmnn! Our favorite to have here almost every Saturday monring.

Farrah said...

Very nice! You got some great shots, too!!