Thursday, June 25, 2009


I wrote this for my thankful thursday last week, but with the craziness of getting ready to go camping that day, I forgot to finish it and hit publish..... (I know Father's day is past.)

Since Father's Day is just a few days away, I thought I would use it as an excuse to be thankful for My Dad and my Father-in-law. I am thankful for them everyday, but never really have the chance to tell them.

Dad C- I am thankful for all the hard work you put in to provide for us. I know it must have been very hard living so far away from your family for all those years! I appreciate your sacrifices to make sure we never went without. I am thankful for the time you spent with me teaching me and laughing with me. Although I hated it at the time, thank you for dancing with me in the grocery store aisles. I have so many wonderful childhood memories thanks to you!

Dad K- Thank you for setting a wonderful example of a Father and Husband for James. He is a great man because of that! Thank you for welcoming me into the family with open arms on a very short notice. Thank you for setting James straight if he is out of line. Thank you for everything you have given us and done for us!

I love you both and am very blessed to have you in my life!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Camping Trip

Last weekend, James and I went on a camping trip with about 10 other families. We aren't too big on camping, but we decided it would be fun to hang out with a bunch of our friends for a few nights.

We stayed at Dinkey Creek near Shaver Lake. It was a beautiful area.


We brought Echo with us. She LOVED it there! We let her roam the camp all day. There were lots of kids for her to play with, new smells to sniff out, and of course food that had fallen on the ground (we don't feed her ANY human food so this was a huge treat for her).


On friday, we took a drive deeper in and had lunch in an area with huge Sequoia trees.


Overall, we had fun. I didn't get any sleep, I get too nervous about all the animal sounds around our tent (especially the growling ones right after we had talked about there being bears around there).