April 29, 2017

Joshua Tree

Camping season has begun! 
We were so excited to dust off the winnie, air up the tires, pack up, and get out of town.

We made our way to Joshua Tree National Park to try out desert camping.
I am a fan!
However, the park was packed.
It was first come, first serve and there was not an empty site anywhere!
So that night we found a campsite outside the park with full hookups- so that was kinda nice.

The next morning we went into the park and found...

Skull Rock.
It is perfect for kids!

We bouldered all afternoon.

Andie didn't want to be in the backpack for very long, so we let her loose and she LOVED it.

I took Andie back to the winnie so she could nap...
(I learned from this two hour nap we need to have some books in the motorhome so I have something to do while she's asleep)

The boys stayed out longer and climbed   a l l    d a y !

As soon as Romney and Miles got back to the motorhome, we needed to leave so we could find a place to camp and this little boy crashed fast!

We ended up camping on some BLM territory.
It was fantastic!

We had foil dinners
and peach cobbler for dessert.
(andies camping hair is amazing!)

This selfie makes my heart smile.
I love that Miles put his froggy and monster truck in the dangling sheets like a hammock to keep Romney company.

On our last day we were billy goats once more.

Andie was out of the backpack more than in.
She just wants to be out and do her thing!!

Romney is really good at letting her be independent and lets her try things that I'm too nervous about.
(like letting her climb these huge rocks and crawl beneath them.
My mama heart panicked she'd fall and hurt her little body.  However she insisted she only wear one sock and I was fine with it....see, I'm not holding her back)

Miles loved LOVED LOVED climbing.
We loved seeing him push himself and love seeing his confidence grow.

 These kids were troopers!

Thank you Romney for working so hard so that we can go play!
I appreciate you.

As soon as we packed up and hit the road for home, BOTH kids were out!

....and I actually got to sit up front with Rom.

April 20, 2017


I cannot imagine life without my brothers and sister.
I am so happy I have them.
We share all of our life memories together.
With that thought....
Words cannot express the joy I feel watching these two babes grow together.
It is so fun witnessing their sibling relationship developing right before my eyes.

Of course they bug each other...


 cuddle together...

 eat popsicles together...

go on fly hunts together...

 think of silly ways to watch movies together...

swing together...

they go get ice cream together...

they water planets together...

 and they do Disneyland together...

They love each other and I am so glad they have each other to grow up with.
One day they will realize they are friends.
One day will value one another the way I value my siblings.
In the meantime we'll continue to practice sharing and caring.