“Mom, camping is not a date; it’s an endurance test. 
If you can survive camping with someone,
 you should marry them on the way home.” – Yvonne Prinz, The Vinyl Princess

 

Thankfully I already did 😉
Going camping with Greg for the 1st time in our 4 summers together,
was adventurous, serene, & hilarious.
Setting up the tent, making a fire, filling up our bellies,
getting caught in a thunderstorm,
with the addition of bringing our pup with us…
 surely stirred things up as a camping trip to remember.
We most certainly felt that “endurance test” that camping can be,
but the thrill, the peace in being enveloped by this beautiful gift that is creation,
stops us in our “big bad tracks of I GOT THIS humanity”
 to say HOW GREAT THOU ART.
As we found our groove as a camping team
we marvelled together in the vast love of our Creator,
calling us to pay attention to why He brought us camping in the 1st place.
 To shift our attention off the trivial temporary shelter of a tent,
& instead to rest in the eternal shelter that He is.
To be enthralled by beauty of a blazing fire,
& recall that He ignites our souls.
To be captivated by the stillness of the tree’s
the cool refreshing summer breeze, the vastness of the stars,
& paralleling them all to who He is.
CAPTIVATING. REFRESHING. VAST.
Greg & I adored our 1st weekend camping together,
because we not only survived
but we thrived on the notion of how little we are
& how BIG our God is.
as we layed together in our hammock
 as the thunder ROARED & the rain POURED.
” Whatever form it takes, camping is earthy, soul enriching and character building, and there can be few such satisfying moments as having your tent pitched and the smoke rising from your campfire as the golden sun sets on the horizon–even if it’s just for a fleeting moment
before the rain spoils everything.”-Pippa Middleton

 

 

infinitely better then a 5 star hotel, is this BILLION star view tent !
OH SNAP we fancy with this tent with a skylight 😉
What luxury to lay wrapped in the arms of the person you love.
I’ve always been a believer in ICECREAM as the most important meal of the day
CAMPFIRE GRILLED Hot Dogs is really the only way to go
…well unless its CAMPFIRE GRILLED CHICKEN
we were astonished by the HYPE COMMUNITY & VELOCITY at this slide
the entire church either slid down the slide several times until we bruised
OR cheered everyone on hardcore from the sidelines
turn up for family !
Bonitinha da mamae

 

Tetherball Champ 2015 : Lady Irving

 

As if we’d go camping sem CAFEZINHO

 

OUR 1st TIME CAMPING TOGETHER EVER !!
MOUNTAIN PIES.
never heard of it?
google em’
make em’
devour em’
your welcome.
Coitadinha;this is Greg loving the fact that (& i don’t blame him it was SO cute)
Lady SPOOKED by thunder ran to Greg for security
“your voice is the soundtrack of my summer, do you know you’re unlike any other? you’ll ALWAYS be my thunder
so BRING ON THE RAIN BRING ON THE THUNDER”
bravin’ the storms of life with you …literally

 

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