Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cabin Out

This past week we decided that we needed one last little get away before Brandon started school. After doing a little research, we found a small cabin up in Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. The rate was amazing for a fully loaded cabin. We decided that it would be much easier to do our first camping trip with the twins in a cabin instead of a tent and a fire.

We invited some of our friends from our ward, the Finleys. It was wild having four adults and five kids three and under, but it was lots of fun. Brandon and I enjoyed staying up late to play games. Hyrum loved playing with their little girl Sam.

Hyrum and Sam cooking dinner

The kids had a blast together. They loved going from one place to the next exploring the forest. They also liked to see if they could see any animals in the lake. There were many places for the kids to discover. They loved being outside and couldn't get enough.

Most of the pictures I took of Ben were all blurry. He was running so fast and too busy to slow down for a picture. However, you can tell that he is smiling and having the time of his life.
There were many frogs! The kids loved to go looking for the frogs. Hyrum tried to poke them with a stick, Ben tried to touch them and Emmy would scoot back farther each time the frog jumped.
The kids also loved going on walks and taking in all the beautiful majestic scenery.
It was so cute! Hyrum and I were walking in the forest and he told me to close my eyes. Hyrum then went on to tell me that he was taking me to his special spot and I wasn't supposed to peek. He was so excited to show me his special spot. Below are pictures of where he took me to.
Hyrum also loved to play hide and seek in the trees. That has to be one of his favorite games.

It was a great trip to help us relax for the up-coming school year.

11 comments:

Kyle & Jill Revell said...

What a great idea! I can't believe how big the twins are. I know they are only a few weeks younger than Allie, but I still picture them as babies because that was the last time I saw them. And Hyrum is growing up so fast too! You have such a cute family!

Nic & Ashley Haws said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time! Good for you! Your pictures are so cute... your children are adorable! You and your family have happiness beaming from the eyes! Glad things are going well... and good luck with school!

Brad said...

Such a beautiful place. I like the special spot that Hyrum took you to.

Bonnie said...

What a fun trip! I love the cabin idea, somehow little kids and tents do not always work! It looks like a great way to get ready for the school year! So fun!

Mandy said...

Oh, I love that! I have memories as a child of going to lake Cumberland/Dale Hollow, not terribly far from you all. There we rented a cabin...it was so fun. I love that you are making fun memories and time for each other. They do look like they had a blast. It's great that you have good friends to join you too! Yea! for you guys! So fun. Your kids look like they really enjoy the great outdoors. PS I love the frogs!

meg said...

that looks like a blast! glad you could have so much fun before school starts. what a beautiful place. and does it ever get old to hear how cute your kids are? i love their energy.

gardeniagirl said...

That looks like so much fun! We thought about doing a camping trip this summer but figured both kids would end up crawling on us all night long. But a cabin! What a great idea. I especially like the picture of Hyrum giving Sam a passionate kiss! That's hilarious!

mamasteph said...

How fun! It looks like you guys had a blast!

Julie said...

Hey Natalie. It's Julie here. Camille told me you had a blogspot so I thought I'd check it out. Your kids are so big and cute! Way to go on taking them "camping". Whether in a tent or a cabin, it is still a whole lot of work! Check our blog out at theriversrunthroughit.blogspot.com

lcdiaz said...

Sounds like so much fun!! What a great idea. You all looked like you had tonz of fun. I love the frogs too.

Sarah and Scott said...

Sounds like a ton of fun! I love all the pictures.