A Weekend In the Mountains

A Weekend In the Mountains October 14, 2014

“How in the world are you going to camp with five children?” They said we couldn’t do it. People scoffed. They questioned.

But guess what?

We had a ball.

Did we sleep much either night? Not really.

Did we return unscathed or unbruised? Definitely not.

Did we split our sides with laughter over the campfire? Absolutely.

Did we enjoy new friendships and watch our children become explorers? Yes, indeed.

Word on the street is that yours truly zip lined through the camp, children running alongside, feet barely clearing the ground. Rumors have it that I later spent the night in the backseat of the van with a cranky 2yo, who couldn’t breathe due to a cold and had to sleep in her car seat. Family lore says that my dear husband dealt with two children peeing their beds and the family running out of warm, dry clothes… at 2 in the morning.

It definitely hurt, at times, no question. But we endured. We blindly jumped at adventure, learned a few (or twelve) things, and came out on the other side with a great experience and a hope for future trips.

Because one thing is definitely for certain,

we can’t wait to do it again.

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  • Donna

    Go get ’em B-mama! Jumping into life feet first! You are brave and inspiring!

  • Katrina

    Oh, this all sounds so familiar, Bethany…Running out of dry clothes, being cold in the middle of the night, having to come up with creative sleeping solutions…But there is something so awesome about camping despite all of that!

  • buildingcathedralstexasmommy

    Amazing! We didn’t last until 10pm in our backyard this spring 🙂 Congrats!

  • You are brave parents! Camping without any children sounds terrifying to me. My idea of a campout is a cheap hotel or sleeping bags on a warm rug, lol.

  • Queen B

    YES! Wish we could have been there with you. The great outdoors is called great for a reason: the “great” outdoors, with no promises of comfortability or perfection, but great nonetheless. Way to go. Please invite us next time 😉