Monday, August 4, 2008

Camping Fun - Part 2 of 2

Saturday morning we had the intention of renting a small fishing boat to go out on the lake for an hour, but the weather had other plans for us. We enjoyed a nice breakfast and got everything cleaned up just before the rain started. For the record, the Weather Channel predicted only 30% chance of isolated T-storms from 4am-7am, it was now 9am and it was the craziest thunderstorm. The longest and loudest thunder I think I've ever heard in my life, lightning, and a down pour of rain. The 4 of us spent an hour inside our 10x15 tent. After about 30 minutes Chuck thought a few hours had passed. We sang songs, wrestled, and were monsters. Not exactly how we planned to spend our Sat morning, but great quality family time that made some memories.

Some of our extended family spent the weekend camping at a family reunion in Arizona. I guess we were there in spirit - camping and sporting our Bodell T-shirts.

When the rain cleared out we took the girls to the Discovery Center for some info and crafts about turtles. We then went fishing and playing in the river. Leland LOVES to go fishing even though she's only gone a few times. We didn't catch anything, but still enjoyed ourselves. Lucy loved playing in the rocks and on the edge of the water. She was soaking wet and covered in mud by the end.

Remember to click on the picture to make it larger. I absolutely love these pictures.

We had to leave at lunchtime on Saturday to make it to a Ward picnic. That was fun too, even though we were 2 hours late and completely exhausted. The fact that we didn't even take pictures shows how tired we were. The picnic was at a man's farm with 150+ acres. There were 4 wheelers, homemade slip-n-slide, and swimming in the river. Leland and Chuck went in the river while Lucy and I hung out on the bank. It was a gorgeous piece of property.


  1. aren't you the activities chairmen? How did that work w/ you being 2 hours late to your own ward picnic?

    Looks like you had lots of fun. I can't wait to see you on Sat.

  2. The picnic was actually planned by the Bishopric.

  3. Very fun pictures. I enjoyed seeing the matching Bodell shirts. You were with us in the dirt in Arizona in spirit for sure! I think I will be washing dirt off my kids for the next few weeks. I'm glad you had such a fun time camping with your cute family.