Even the smallest landscape can offer pride of ownership not only to its inhabitants but to its neighbors. The world delights in a garden.... Creating any garden, big or small, is, in the end, all about joy.
Year two of camping together has found my place in the group dynamic. See me there in the bottom left? I'm doing the dishes. Please understand that, before 2008 and our first camping trip, my idea of roughing it was having to stay at the Motel 6 instead of the Hilton. When it came time to set up tents, I helped. For about 10 minutes. It was suggested that I might enjoy organizing the kitchen/dining area of our camp site. When it came time to cook, I helped. For way less than 10 minutes and it was suggested that I might want to do the dishes. When it came time to tear down camp, I helped. It was suggested that I entertain the children. Sensing a theme? This is our fourth year of camping and I am the proud official dishwasher of our camp.
In all seriousness, I have come to love camping and it's the highlight of my summer. It is what makes my heart happy! I get to spend time with my amazing family, crazy as we all are. So, thank you Jones, Fine, Berwick, and Lemon peoples! I love you!
We decided to set up some posts with camping pictures from the past few years while we're doing our four day camping fun trip! This is from the first year that the Jones/Fine clan camped together. Despite the torrential downpour during the second camping trip of the year, we had a blast!
Today is the day that we celebrate our independence. I want to take a moment to remind you of our roots by giving you the preamble to the Declaration of Independence
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.