Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tent Camping and other fun things...

Memorial Day Camp-Out...oh the fun of it! We went with the greatest bunch of friends ever! Even though it did rain on us (our 1st camping venture in the WA rain) it was awesome. Just to back up for a moment, I was a very accomplished camping girl, born and bred in the CA sunshine. I grew up camping, the real way...packing water from down the hill, bathing in the creek, cooking over the campfire, hunting for firewood. When I married my husband we continued the tradition of camping every year. Then we moved to WA and for some reason our camping stopped. I'm not sure why...just life in general, learning a new area, meeting new friends, building new relationships, and so on. 5 1/2 years later, we still had not planned a camping trip! Finally we took our friends up on their offer to camp along with them and realized how much we truly missed it. We've decided to make it a tradition...camping at least twice a summer from now on! In fact we've also decided to disconnect our cable so we can actually have more family time together. Believe it or not, this was my husbands idea! The things we did as a family while camping was so much fun...we want to keep the ball rolling. My youngest "J" had never been camping, this was quite an adventure for her...and we've learned she's a great fisherman. Everyone was in such great spirits, the rain couldn't put a damper on us, no matter what. At least now we know- Camping Out is the life for us!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My First Blog

Finally...I'm figuring out how to work this darn thing! Wow, talk about unfamiliar...I think I may need some sort of "Blog Education Class"...anyone willing to teach me? I promise I'm a fast learner :-) I didn't realize how to actually post (hee-hee!) , I was adding comments to my photos, thinking I was blogging...o.k. I think I've got some of it figured out, the rest will come sooner or later, right?

Moving many of you blog-ladies out there are so articulate and intellectual, how long does it usually take for us newbies (and not so articulate, etc.) to get comfortable with our own creative blogging? I'm excited about belonging to this new assembly of crafty, creative, and exciting women, but also lacking confidence in sharing my thoughts and ideas. Any words of encouragement? I do realize that I am who I am and I'm comfortable with that, I just want to feel more a little more relaxed with the concept of blogging. I still have to send out a HUGE thank-you to my great friend Amber who introduced me so long ago to this "blog-thing". At first I was a little hesitant, sort of like... this is really weird sharing your life, your thoughts, your family with people I may never meet or truly know. However, over the last year I've become addicted to reading blogs. It has become intriguing to me to hear others' ideas, opinions, advice, and plain ol' babble! I've enjoyed it so much and I feel like some people I know quite well! So much so, I'm giving it a try myself! There's a first time for everything...and here I go...blogging!