We went camping a few weeks ago with some of our good friends at a place called Grassy lake. It was so beautiful and so fun. There are these dirt roads that lead you all over the mountain to tons of different lakes. I could have spent a month there. It was so nice to just get away from everything and be surrounded by nature. It was good for my soul!
Carter caught, and reeled in a fish all by himself for the first time ever. He was so excited!!! I couldn't get the video of him to load onto my blog (I am terrible with stuff like that), so the link to it on YouTube is here. Watch it, you will laugh at him. He was so excited and so funny to watch.
The kids also caught a water snake that they all loved. It was like a little camp pet. They had so much fun that that creepy, little snake. The girls even named it Princess Celestia, or something like that. Bug especially loved it. She is such a tomboy! :)
There was a big rain storm, and so we all headed in doors. The girls ended up in our trailer playing card games.
Mr. Blue Eyes camped out under the covered hammock during the storm. He was completely happy.
The boys all got together under the canopy during the storm and started making "flies" for fly fishing.
After the storm the girls warmed up a little by the camp fire.
Just because we were camping that doesn't mean we had to miss pizza night. We made pizza in the dutch oven for the first time and the kids loved it! :)
One day we headed up to another lake called Pete's Hole. It was so beautiful up there. I couldn't get enough of this view.
Little Miss and I hanging out.
We did a lot of fishing!!! Mr. Blue Eyes caught the "fishing bug" that first night and didn't want to do anything but fish for the rest of the time. J is beyond excited that his little man shares his obsession!
Bug reeling in a fish.
Little Miss reeling in a fish.
Our good friends, chillin by the lake!!!
We also did some swimming in the lakes as well. The kids all had a blast!!
If you look really close, Little Miss and her friend are way out in the middle of the lake. The swam out there all by themselves. Bug was completely grossed out, and freaked out by the weeds in the lake. It's so funny that she spent days playing with a snake, but she didn't want to have anything to do with the weeds in the lake. :)
We were finally headed home, and we stopped for ice-cream. We had a blast on this trip, we will definitely be camping here again in the future.
I love being able to ditch reality and just get away with my family. It was a little piece of heaven on earth.