Monday, August 10, 2009


We went on our first camping trip as a family of five over the weekend. We camped near Bonita Lake, north of Ruidoso, New Mexico. Jason had off Friday afternoon so we thought it was the perfect time to go. Due to some unforeseen circumstances we got a late start and it took longer to get there than we thought, therefore at almost sundown we finally found a campsite and rushed like crazy to get the tent and campsite set up before dark. The trip had its ups and downs, but overall we had a great time and are glad we went. The kids enjoyed hiking (short walks) and playing in the dirt. It is amazing how dirty these kids can get. Here are some pics:

Here they are during a hike up into the forest:

Jason and Joel took a hike up a mountain:

Noah and Hannah trying to sneak a marshmallow:

I had the marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars and everyone wanted some:

Joel roasting some marshmallows:
Playing in the dirt:

Our campsite: