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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Things (not) To do

It seems there must be many unwritten rules to camping.
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Like.... 
never go kayaking with your big brother unless you plan on getting wet.



Or....
NEVER go to sleep in your tent with a brother who likes art and has access to an ink pen.
I guess another rule could be...ALWAYS look in the mirror upon waking ;)


Make sure you always tell at least ONE good story around this before zipping up your sleeping bag.


Send the kids to do the dishes.....
I'm SURE they have more fun than we do at this chore anyway.


Always use your head.


Never forget to take the time 
to stop at the beautiful moments.


And if all else fails,
you can always go 
~~~Jump in the Lake.~~

42 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Good rules.

texwisgirl said...

oh, the mustache cracked me up! your kids are so cool! what a great time they must have had!

Brandy Marie said...

Great Camping Rules. Reminds me the many many summer camping trips when I was a kid. Looks like you guys created some awesome memories. Thank you for sharing _B

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

It looks like you all had a marvelous time!! Which lake is this?

Judy said...

Totally love the mustache...I haven't been camping in sooooo long. I've been itching to go again.

Cat said...


these are good things!!!
oh how I love to camp!

love and light

Julie said...

Absolute truths!

Hi Kooky said...

Ha! Looks like a great time! I love your commentaries. :)

Sharon said...

Good rules, :-)! It looks like everyone had a great time in a very beautiful place!

Snappy Di said...

HA! Siblings... how they love one another.

DI

Out on the prairie said...

A beautiful story today.It made me think of falling asleep first and waking up with all the metal cups we used tied to me.

missing moments said...

love this post
it's what summer is all about

Kenley said...

I have'nt been camping in years, but this post makes me want to get my tent and go. Thanks for sharing!

Kat said...

Seriously awesome.

Farm Girl said...

I had to laugh at your kids, but they look like they are having a blast. I hope you are too.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Totally embracing your list of rules, Dawn!

Robin Malherbe said...

I really do love all of those - they capture the time at the lake beautifully! Thanks for sharing them.

John McElveen said...

THIS POST saved the day for me!

I OWE YOU--Big time!


Hugs my friend!

John

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I wanna go! Looks amazing. I wouldn't mind doing the dishes out there. :)

Saz said...

Those are some brilliant rules! And I must say, I don't think I'd go kayaking with my big brother.. He'd definitely just tip my boat, haha. Loving all the photo's too! Especially the last one. (:

Buttons said...

Dawn I love your rules and boy that sure looks like a great trip. B

Jack said...

Dawn, I see you trying to lay that moustache off on the big brother, but I would recognize YOUR handiwork anywhere!

Tim said...

Great rules! Good humor! Great photos!

Deb said...

good hints....great photos..

Joe said...

Looks like a great time :).

darlin said...

Wow, what a handsome son you have there Dawn, are you chasing the girls away yet? ;-)

It looks like a wonderful family vacation... even if there are rules! Good rules to live by though.

Janie said...

This looks like a great camping experience -swimming, kayaking, campfires, siblings joking around. All the fun stuff!

Mike said...

Great vacation pics and I like your "rules" to live by. Very nice.

Farmchick said...

This does look like a lot of fun. Love that mustache.

Aimee said...

Ha ha..awesome! It looks like you're having a great time!

heyBJK said...

How fun! You can't go wrong with the ol' pen/marker when-you're-asleep gag! haha! Those are some great memories that were made right there!

Samantha said...

Hilarious! Looks like a wonderful trip.

Richard said...

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Peggy said...

Aww love this post!

Changes in the wind said...

Great post...nothing like family just being a family.

ladyfi said...

Wonderful camping rules!

beth said...

what a great story and photos....i have to admit, the drawn on mustache is the best !!

mountain mama said...

love it girl!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Love these rules with pics to show them by!

Alan said...

Your teenage kids actually look as if they LIKE their Mum.. you must bribe them somehow:-) GREAT set of photos!

Carola said...

Great rules. Awesome shots. Like the way you put it together.

Tammy said...

You've captured the spirit of Summer and Family here. Love that last shot!