We do have lots of non-family friends, but I also think we are friends with our family~or at least that is my hope for my children.
At the end of July we went camping in the mountains with a good portion of my husband's family. 17 people~a good turn out, especially since we came from 4 different states to gather.
A beautiful location and lots of fun with friends family. Pancakes every morning (well, I had oatmeal because I don't like pancakes.)
Playing card games~especially a game called Smores and one called Dixit.
One night we went to the lodge area to meet an astronomer and look at the stars through his telescope. I tried to take pictures of the stars, but I wasn't too happy with my results because the lodge lights were distracting.
I got bored with trying different settings (especially in the dark) so I decided to write my name. Once I realized the only thing I would do with my "name in lights" was put it on my blog, I wrote it again~this time my blog name. (It is a composite picture.)
The next day, since Sunflower said, "No more pictures!" I let everyone else go hiking while I took the shuttle around to take pictures. I think she was worried about her no shower, blueberry covered face.
Then some more game playing.
We celebrated a birthday and an anniversary on our trip.
Of course, what is camping without roasting marshmallows and some smores?
Don't take that to mean I ate any roasted marshmallows. I don't believe in eating sticky things when I have no access to a shower. I did spend a lot of my time having fun with my two new friends~Mr. Tripod and Ms. Remote Trigger.
Getting everyone looking at the camera and in focus was almost as hard as getting the remote back from Sunflower when I let her have a turn. I am getting better at remembering to hide the remote, too...maybe.
Then one last lecture conversation about the state of the economy...
One last stick...
And One last hike through nature...
I was too tired to set-up the tripod on our last day~though you will note Oak is carrying it around just in case I decide I want it.
Good-bye nature; Hello hot showers!
Linking up with the Crazy Days of Summer~Fun with Friends.