Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Camping at Rayburn Park

I think this has to be one of my favorite spots to camp! It's just beautiful at this park and we always have a blast! This time we had SEVEN RVs all lined up together full of family to camp! What fun memories for our family. The kids will always remember these times!


We fished, skied, swam, cooked out, played games, had a backgammon tournament, rode bikes, watched movies outside on the side of one of the RVs, had birthday celebrations, and even had some puppies born while we were camping...and just enjoyed our family time together!


Here are a few pics from the trip - honestly, I didn't really take many pics this trip! I guess I was just more focused on being with these people!!


View of our campsite from the lake!
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And the view of the lake from our camper!
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And all lit up at night!Rayburn July 2017
Lake Selfies!
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Rayburn July 2017
Cheers Daddy!
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Movies under the stars!
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He didn't make through the movie the first night we watched one!
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Rayburn July 2017
Chicken Fight!! I think Emma & Geddo beat me & Justin!
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Isabel put together a backgammon tournament for everyone, too!
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Rayburn July 2017
Geddo ended up winning!


More games!
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We had some very dramatic skies in the evenings!
My two fisherman using every minute of light!
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Teresa's Summer Grandbabies celebrating their birthdays (missing one here that had to leave early)!
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Rayburn July 2017
Megs Skiing!!
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Silly boys!
Aaron & Justin posing underwater.
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And on top of the water!
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My favorite part - just sitting out in the middle of the water!
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Can you say chill???
Rayburn Park July 2017
Teta & Geddo - how cute!!
Rayburn Park July 2017
What a great trip...as always, we had a blast camping! Gotta get another planned now!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Camping Memorial Weekend

I took off Friday this past weekend to give us a long four-day weekend to enjoy some family time. We set off for the Colorado River with my niece and her family and my parents (who went up ahead of us on Tuesday). It turned out to be great weather - there was a storm coming in that kept it over cast and a little cooler. We managed to avoid the rain till the last night after we went to bed - blessed it worked out so well!

We spent a lot of time in the water, exploring trails, swinging from vines like Tarzan, grilling (we even had a sausage cook-off), and of course a lot of fishing! I think my son likes to fish more than his daddy does!!! LOL

This little beauty had so much fun! This was her 2nd camping trip with her Aunt Hanna - she loves me!
Camping Memorial Day
Playing games in the camper at night.
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My crazy son!
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Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
We found a bird next on one of the trails...all the babies were gone, though. 
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Deer were everywhere! And the park left all the grasses tall so the babies could hide. 
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Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
My niece's MIL joined us and soaked up her grand-baby time!
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This girl is getting too big...and yes, she is wearing her Orange Crush knee socks while we were hiking!
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Checking out where they are gonna throw their lines!
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
Michael's cousin came to spend a day with us, too and his two year old got to play with his cousins!
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Riding his bike through the trails.
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And swinging like Tarzan the Monkey Man!
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And Jane!
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While we were hiking we found wild muscadine vines!
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They were pretty tart, but yum!
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Let the cook-off begin!!!
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
Camping Memorial Day
It was a wonderful and relaxing weekend...and I'm ready to go back again! 

A-Sox Win the Championship!!

So, the season is over, but baseball continues on!! We had a tournament last weekend and tonight is our team party! For the tournament three of our White Sox couldn't make it, so we picked up three players from the A's...hence the title A-Sox!!

These boys played so great. It was the top of the 3rd, though and the rain decided to put an end to the tournament...so we can back that following Thursday to finish off the game and we ended with a bang!!!

Bottom of the 6th (little league's 9th) and we were down by 2. Our 2nd hitter in the line up was up to bat first for the inning. Sadly he struck out and we thought Oh No!!! Then our next at bat got on base after about 8 pitches - he kept fouling them off!! Then our 3rd batter hit a double and was able to bring in the tying run! After that Aaron was up to bat. We had a pinch runner come in on 2nd base. We told Aaron if he brought him home that was it - we'd win the championship! Aaron first pitch he knocked it - sent it sailing over the in-field's head out to the green grass of the out-field to the fence!!!! Our runner came in and that was the game!!!!

Michael (who coaches first base) ran up and picked up Aaron - I was out on the field right after picking him up, too! It was such a great inning! It was a great game!!! We had so many great plays and I was so excited at Aaron's playing.

Sparkling cider bottles were popped and trophies were handed out - and what big trophies, too!! It was an awesome day! We followed up with a celebration at Craft and I think we closed the place down!

Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!
Champions!!