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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Chapter 5, Page 29, Book 11

R and R Sunday!

This whole weekend is one that is filled with lots of rest and relaxation for me. The weather man says we only have small percentages of rain and that makes it all the better here. We do most everything outdoors. Having campers means that we have a good place to sleep and to get in out of the weather if need be, otherwise it is outdoor time for sure.

The nicest part of camping with family is that we were able to incorporate our space and that makes for a good size bit of outdoor space. One area is for our fire pit, another is for our table and cooking area and the 3rd space is for the kids to play. The trouble is that we've had a great deal of problem getting grass to grow here. It's a shady area but there is times of full sun. We can set up a badminton game set or play croquet or pitch horse shoes if we want as there is plenty of room. Corn hole and hillbilly golf are two other games we play often.

We have a round wooden picnic table with benches that seats 8 and then we have another folding metal picnic table that could seat another 8. It makes it very convenient when we have guests in which we do this weekend. DS#5 and #6 and their families are here too which makes for 14 of us plus the friends we have here at the campground that come over to visit.

DS#1 and DSIL are responsible for the improvements made here on our site and they have everything set up conveniently. We spread creek bed stones on the walkways and around the fire pit and the picnic tables so it wouldn't be muddy when it rains too. You all know we've had a lot of rain this Spring and this has been a lifesaver for us many times.

The campfire is always a favorite for all of us. We have 8 chairs that stay here around the fire and add more when needed. The chairs we got are made by the Amish which are all over here where we camp and they are known for good craftsmanship. They are made out of something other than wood which withstands the weather much better and the only maintenance required each year is to simply wash them off. They do get dirty sitting outside all the time.

That's what's going on here in my part of the world this Sunday. I hope you are enjoying this weekend too!

As always you all are in my thoughts and prayers!

'On Ya'-ma

Sunday Resolution: Don’t put a question mark where God put a period


betty said...

I enjoyed reading this, Ma; it helped me to picture your camping sites and all you make everything work with the table for eating, chairs around the campfire, etc!! sounds like wonderful plans were made and executed to make it a ver nice spot for all involved!



Buttercup said...

What fun to have family all together for cookouts and campfires. I'll be with my cousins today and looking forward to catching up with family. Have a great weekend!

Scrappy quilter said...

Your campsite sounds like a little piece of heaven. So glad you have that special place to go during the summer months. Have a wonderful day. Hugs

Ally Lifewithally said...

Sounds like you have a lot of fun while camping ~ enjoy your weekend ~ Ally x

Ally Lifewithally said...

Sounds like you have a lot of fun while camping ~ enjoy your weekend ~ Ally x

Anonymous said...

your family camping sounds so wonderful...and a happy all are blessed for sure....

and a question haven't comment or come by my blog...I miss you....if you have a problem let me know...LOL...happy day


It sounds like a nice and cozy spot, with lots of fun things to do. The perfect getaway. ENJOY the time you spend there this weekend.

Sybil said...

I am so glad that camping time has come round again for you and the family. I can always feel the happiness when your latest edition comes from the camp site..You certainly had lots of family around you this weekend it must be such fun for you all.
God Bless, Love Sybil xx

Rose said...

Your camping site sounds so relaxing.

It was super hot here in So. Florida and I went to a Craft Festival walking around in the hot sun.....Whew! Still enjoyable but I would have loved a breeze!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Hollie said...

I'd love to be camping right there beside all you guys! I use to love to camp, & we did it just about every weekend when I was a kid! There's just something about being out & enjoying nature! Of course, we roughed it when we camped....I don't think I could do that now. LOL We have slept on back of trucks, on the ground, in lounge chairs & etc.