A-camping we will go…

On Friday our neighborhood lost power (I don’t know the reason), and we decided that if we didn’t have our power back by dark that we would all camp out downstairs by the fireplace so we could stay warm. Well, as it turns out, the power was only out for about an hour. So because the camping idea had sounded fun, we decided to do it anyway. Russell set up our tent in the basement and we pulled out the sleeping bags, which the boys thought was the most fun thing ever! We made s’mores in the fireplace and only used flashlights, no lights. Then we watched a movie together. The movie of choice was Finding Nemo. After the movie, we all snuggled into the tent for the night. I think this is the best kind of camping there is, because I can sleep in my bed (which I moved to at about midnight), Keyan can still sleep well in his crib, it’s not cold, and there is still running water and a working toilet…oh, and we still get to have s’mores! It turns out, however, that the basement floor is pretty hard. So Russell and the boys also moved to their beds at about 1:30 am. It was still really fun and will be a fun memory!


The tent setup


Loving the tent


Little Keyan


Making s’mores


Watching the movie


Time for sleep… yeah, right!




  1. Dana said,

    January 28, 2008 at 11:20 am

    What a fun activity Jackie! That’s my way of camping too… what cute stinkin’ boys you guys have…. loves

  2. Bizzer said,

    January 28, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    That sounds so fun! It reminds me of when we would use the stools and blankets and set up a little fort to sleep in!! Miss you guys!!!! Liz

  3. line said,

    January 29, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    now that sounds like real fun!

  4. line said,

    January 30, 2008 at 9:42 am

    A hard floor. . . ow! This looks like a family memory in the making. Those boys may not someday remember exactly how this went, but what has happened to me is that I have an overall wonderful feeling about my childhood. Although, that could be because I really have a lousy memory. As for me, I need to go get me some smores supplies. . . my mouth is watering.

  5. Stephanie said,

    January 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    how fun is that! i love memories! can i please east your little boys up? oh my gosh, they are going to be heartbreakers!!!!!

    p.s. can’t to see you in about a month!

  6. Grandmother said,

    February 2, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    How funny…Tim was just telling us today how much fun the blankets and stools were! I was wondering…is that where Tim and Dad and I will be bunking up!!…or hunkering down, as it were?? He, he!! Love, Grandmother

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