Sunday, July 31, 2011

Week 29 ~ Camping @ Meramac State Park

I had a ton of fun camping with my Shell Bell this weekend, she is the only girl I know who loves to tent camp as much as I do. Although, we did almost get struck by lighting, eaten by bats and swept away in a monsoon! I like to leave a little something behind for the next camper, it's usually a quarter on the picnic table or a deck of cards but this time we left the clothesline tied up.
Do you have any camping traditions?

Getting ready to unpack the goods

 We picked a great campsite. Few campers, close to the bathrooms, showers & swimming and pretty quiet (except for that screaming baby Friday night! Ugh!)

Our weekend home

Just one of our little friends that visited us

Dinner time: BBQ pork steaks and grilled corn on the cob...MMM...

OH.MY.GOODNESS. Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler - 
Thanks to Steph @  for the recipe.
2 cans of pie filling, 1 box white cake mix, 1/2 stick butter
1. Line dutch oven & lid with foil (makes for an easy cleanup!) 2. Dump pie filling & cake mix in dutch oven, stir 3. Slice butter over the top 4. Place dutch oven over fire with lid upside down 5. Place hot coals on top of lid 6. Cook for 1/2 hour & ENJOY!

After dinner card games

Shell Bell & I - Friends for over 15 years!

Dirty flip flop feet

The bats are going to get us!! 

Marsh mellow time!!

I could watch a campfire for hours

These pictures were taken with my trusty old Olympus, not the best quality but still great memories!

Visit Meramac State Park if you are ever in Missouri:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Week 28 ~ Corie turns 4!

It's hard to believe my little buddy is 4 already. She has grown into such a smart, wacky, fun little girl and I am so thankful I have been here to watch her journey. I love you Corie!


Goofy sister Katie

Cutest pinata ever!

Make a wish!
Say What??


Uh Oh...

Gabe got Lucy!

Here comes trouble...

3 beautiful ladies - Kelly, Debbie, Amanda

Partying is hard work!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Week 27 ~ Bike Ride

OK, so it probably wasn't the smartest idea to go on a bike ride in 95' weather while trying to get over slight pneumonia...good thing is I survived and I am now sitting in the air conditioning. :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week 26 ~ The Bees Knees

I love watching bees hop from flower to flower chasing the sweet nectar inside. There have been a ton of bees around the community garden lately, just pollinating away!