Monday, March 20, 2017

Killian Ward Campout

First, a picture of our lovely old van. We loved you so much. We are sorry you got cancer and that you would've cost too much to save. We'd be more sad if we weren't so thrilled about our new van. We had hoped you would get us through med school, but alas, it was not to be. Here's crossing our fingers that our new van gets us through residency!
Molly galloping along with that kitty under her arm is my favorite. There were lots of real kitties around--stray cats are one of Miami's specialties--and I was a little paranoid and may have talked about shooting them with bb guns. To be fair, we have a rabies warning in our area right now, and I have not been thrilled about it.
Our ward had a campout. Those of us that are from places with 'real' the mountains...far away from a nature, we were all a little skeptical. And those of us in the ward who don't have those fond memories, didn't want to camp. Haha. So it was a pretty small group. BUT--even if a rooster and a garbage truck woke us up obscenely early, it was SO MUCH FUN!!!

Playing red light, green light.

Lots of people played volleyball. Sterling and I wanted to join in but Sterling was sick (had just got on antibiotics) and our kids weren't quite big enough to join in.

Starting the fire for the fireside and s'mores!

Then all five of us (six, one lady reminded me) snuggled into our three man tent and told some AWESOME stories (with some bugle horn sounds that may have been picked up by all the scouting tents around us, oops, haha!). Will told a story about a little duck-a-ling who hatched out of it's egg and followed its mama to the river. Where it drowned. Then was eaten by an alligator. Then was burped out (so much laughter ensued the story halted for a time) and happily went on its way. Good story, Will, good story. Once everyone fell asleep, we actually all slept through the night and the weather was perfection--it cooled down so that we could actually sleep comfortably outside without dying of heat. The kids are already asking when we can go camping again! 

1 comment:

Kami said...

That's the biggest fire pit ever. I want to go camping now. Sort of. Actually maybe not, I'm pretty tired.