our 2nd camping trip and my b-day

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Last weekend our family left for Silver Lake to go camping again. Our friends Jason and Jessica and their daughter Emma were there camping with us. We left Thursday evening once Robb got home from work. Once we got there we set everything up and had a bon-fire like we did everynight.
Friday (my 24th birthday!) we headed to the sand dunes and spent an hour riding around and playing in the sand
UNTIL
Robb's Jeep suddenly wouldn't start up....so the rest of that day and most of the evening was spent trying to repair whatever it was that was wrong with it! After several hours the boys took a break and we headed out for my birthday dinner! Once we got back , it was back to working in the Jeep, in the dark (they used rope lights from the camper as lighting!)
Here are the "shade tree mechanics" as Robb called themselves:
I guess that means hillbilly?!? loland to all our surprise..it started up just as I was about to beg them to give up! We celebrated by walking to go get ice cream! Yeah!

**Despite the unfortunate fate of the Jeep and the day's alternate plans, I had a GREAT birthday, in fact it was the best one yet. I got to spend the whole day (starting at 5 am when Grayden woke up for the day, yikes!!) with my husband and baby boy, both whom I love so so much and thank God for EVERY day! I have been so blessed this year! **

Saturday we crossed our fingers and took the new and improved Jeep back out in the dunes for a while, and it went great, phew!

Jason's Jeep on the other hand, didn't fair so well this time, what are the chances?! Other friends of ours had also come up for the day to spend some time in the dunes and relax around the campground. The best part of that day was when Jessica surprised me with birthday cake AND ice cream!

We had a great time!

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8 Responses to “our 2nd camping trip and my b-day”

Whitney said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday. Grayden is getting so big and he is absolutely adorable.

CageQueen said...

I'm really digging your hair lighter. Looks great!

aLLie said...

happy birthday!! Cute pictures :)

Nicole said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! Your pictures are so cute & your family is adorable!!! :)

RN Mama said...

How fun! We also go to Silver Lake every year for vacation (in July). What campground did you stay at? My parents always camp at Sandy Shores.

Lori said...

Happy Birthday! I am so glad that you have had a wonderful birthday!!! Thanks for sharing you weekend! It looks like you are quite the experienced campers.

Scrapingirl said...

I'm glad you had a great and fun birthday. Silver Lake is super fun. I wanna go back.

Rotten said...

WOW... look how big he is getting. AND SO CUTE! Sounds like you had a fabulous birthday!