Friday we went up to Fort Richardson to camp. Shocking I know. I don't think we have ever camped by ourselves. We're not campers, maybe it's mostly me. :)
Our boys have been wanting to go camping for along time. Both Bailee and Karlee are in the BSA Venturing Crew and are going on a high adventure to Philmont in August. They must be campers, right?
So Brian and I decided to give it a try. We bought a larger tent and a propane stove. I talked with a friend, that has 5 boys and camps a lot, to find out where to go. We had a blast!
We got our tents up before dark, barely, and ate tin foil dinners. They loved them! I was surprised. I guess if you eat late enough, and the kids are hungry enough, they'll love anything. ;) Of course we had smores also. Brian is the best marshmallow roaster around. He'll roast marshmallows until we're full.
Mason wanted to go to bed at 9. He was so anxious to sleep in his own tent with Carson. We kept putting them off to make sure they we're tired enough to fall asleep quick. Shortly before bed Brian made a comment about the Book of Mormon and was curious on how the war ended. One of the boys said we should get our phones out to read. Brian and I got out our phones. Karlee got her iPod, and Mason got his Kindle. We read for 15 minutes or so, enjoying the warmth of the fire and the Spirit. We had a prayer and off to bed we went. It was a perfect evening. The boys fell asleep quick and didn't have any problem sleeping in their own tent. Both Brian and and I was surprised.