Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Wow!! I'm behind.  Hopefully, you'll forgive me for the lack of posts.  We have been really busy!!  Over Memorial Day Weekend for as long as I can remember we have always gone camping at Birch Bay State Park.  For as long as I can remember we have gone with the TenKley's.  Notoriously, in Washington, that weekend it usually rains...Praise the Lord this year was an exception. The sun actually shined for most of the weekend. It only rained once on Sunday evening....just enough to get our tent wet and messy for packing it up on Monday!  We had a lot of fun!!!  And it was really good to see little Rylee along with us enjoying all the camping fun with his family.  God has blessed us all!!  Let's see...what do we have in pictures?  We have Aaron and Skyler putting together an Indiana Jones lego set, don't they look like they're concentrating really hard?  This was during the time that little Miss Madie decided she was feeling left out and hopped on her bike without telling us where she was going.  It's ok...we found her...PHEW!  Next we have Madie Elaine TenKley the Third (that's what she called herself...heheheh!!!) with her caterpillar on that stick.  Her given name is Madalyn Elaine TenKley, careful...she is quick to tell you her name is MADIE!!  I'm sure this was the first of about three caterpillars she and Skyler found over the weekend.  Then there's Princess Roxy the dog with Skyler and Mazie...don't you just love Mazie's camping hair?  Seriously, where did that come from?  My Mom said it looks like the top of a dandelion when it's all fluffy...perfect analogy Mom!!  Roxy was resting after getting blisters on her feeties....OWWW!!!  That's what a looooonnnnngggg walk on hot asphalt will do to your poor doggie!  The good news is she's all better now!!  Lastly, we have our tent with Mr. BBQ Himself taking a rest.  That's Aaron if you haven't figured it out.  PHEW!!  He did so much BBQ'ing, but...he's so good at it.  Thanks Dad for teaching him your skills.  SHHHH, don't tell, but Mom said Aaron's chicken was better than Dad's.  UH OH!!  We played Rummikub, sat by the fire & talked about boys...we'll Cheri did and we listened and gave some Godly advice to a widow that has begun to date again.  Most importantly, we shared memories and made more!!!  We're sure Dad and Mike were watching us that weekend with big smiles.  Hey Dad...we didn't even need the tarp. AND...your eldest daughter...that's me...started the campfire all by herself quite a few times.  I used lighter fluid just like you!!  We did learn that we'll be needing a bigger tent for the next time we go camping.....who said that tent could fit 4 people anyway????  

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