:: Watch where you sit - even awesome photographs aren't worth multiple ant bites on your bottom!
:: The van is a much better place for a 17 month old to sleep, tents are overrated!
:: Little boys with mud stained faces doesn't mean your a bad parent it actually means your a great parent. I don't think the boys faces were clean the whole 3 days - despite my best efforts, I probably went through a hundred wet wipes!
- :: Wagons do tip over when piled high with too many children and too much junk - especially when going diagonally up a steep hill. Sorry little boys, you handled the tip so well!
:: Always put on the rain fly - even a 20% chance of rain can turn into 100% - especially at 5:00 am.
:: Little boys with longer hair, who are camping, are often mistaken for girls. Note to self - give Gabe his first haircut.
:: Fiddle with the F stop and shutter speed on your camera - the pictures turn out way better when you feel like a real photographer - the auto setting is for beginners! Thanks Zac for my lesson!
:: Texas lakes are really mud pits just waiting for grown men to engage in a harsh mud flinging fight.
:: S'mores really aren't too bad - Drew especially liked his first and second and even asked for a third. Can you tell the boy doesn't get much sugar?
:: Couponing while camping is a lot more fun than clipping at home alone! Just watch for wind gusts, if your coupon lands in the fire no husband will fish them out, even if it was a buy 1 get 1 free for your favorite cereal!
:: Eggs fried in bacon grease are really good - I've never had them like that before, I would hate to see the fat content!
:: Drew "making butter" with his stick fresh out of the fire is really fun, but dangerous to those around him. Watch your back and your head!
- :: Camping is so relaxing, watching the boys run around with sticks and toys relaxes the soul. A little adventure, 5 boys under 4, and dirt = Extreme Fun!
We had a blast and are already looking forward to making more memories and capturing more moments on camera in October - Dinosaur Valley here we came!