Friday, August 13, 2010

Trip to Noris Lake


Daddy and his boys

Our "big" catch

Ethan loving his marshmellows.
Our computer is finally up and running again!
Last week, thanks to some good friends of Eric's, we took a family trip to Tennessee. We've been talking about camping all summer, but well I'm quite sure this pregnant lady has little interest in sleeping outside! So we went to Lake Noris and stayed in a friend's house while doing all the camping activities.
It was so much fun! We kept it simple. We told the kids the TV's didn't work, Eric's cell phone really didn't work, and we spent the time together. We mostly fished and swam, and had campfires. Ethan loved fishing and was really quite good at it. Cam loved swimming, and well Jack liked riding on the golf cart. He's really not much into the camping thing yet!
The kids did catch 6 bluegills. Mind you they were about 3 inches big each. Ethan insisted that daddy clean and eat them. That was so funny because it was about 1 inch of meat total. Watching him grill it made me laugh. He had to be really careful that the meat didn't slip through the grill.
The weekend was such a blessing. The kids were awesome and we really had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to doing some more trips like that one!


Rusti and Kevin "Snuffy" said...

ormarkeSounds like a really good family time together. Tell the boys to keep relling them in so they can invite the group over for a fish fry (hahaha)

The Schilens Family said...

Hey guys! I'm so glad you found our blog and commented. I was so excited to hear from you and check out your family as well. It seems like are families are very similar in so many ways.

The camping trip sounded fun- we are campers, too. We brave the wilderness, though, and do the whole tent thing and all! It gets a little crazy with all 5 of the kids.

Again, it was fun to hear from you. And your kids are adorable, too! Good luck with #4!!