Sunday, September 13, 2009

O' Fallon Ward Camping Trip

We got to go on a campout with our Ward on September 11th. We went to Sioux Passage Park near the Missouri River. The campsite was a HUGE open field. Plenty of room for the kids to play. There were around 70 of us that came.

Jason did a great job setting up the tent (with helpers) and getting everything loaded in was Emily's self- designated job...

Lindsay and Brianna

Laura Lewis

Seralyn Morgan, Laura Lewis and Stacy

Me and Laura

Laura and her Dad, President Brad Lewis

The Kerns

Jen Wright and Jonah
We tried to get a family picture, but it turned out blurry. so, this is all we've got- thanks Laura!!
The Bowman Family
The Justus Family
Jason and Jen Wooley (their kids were running around at the time I took the picture.) Jason served in the same mission as me, but left before I went out there. He served under President Gottfredson.
The girls had so much fun with their friends. They loved the glow necklaces they got.

Tyler loves to make things. He loved watching Mike Benne build our fire. The pictures really don't do the fire justice, it was huge and really HOT. I mean retina burning, hair singeing Hot!! I had to wear sunglasses just to be able to get in close enough to roast my marshmallows for smores. Notice how close Tyler is to that flamin' hot fire. He wasn't phased at all! He even made his own mock fire by stacking up small logs. He's just kickin' back drinking a Capri Sun and enjoying the heat...

Look at the size of the log Thomm is putting on the fire, it's taller than him!

Todd and Natalie brought their kids up for a little while, but did not stay the night. They went to Chicago the next day.

The Missouri river was within walking distance of our camp site.
We woke up to a wonderful morning haze that provided dew all over our tents. When people (lets just say KIDS) found out that when you shake the tents, water droplets would fall down on unsuspecting victims, they went around waking people up with a morning "shower." Let's just say it isn't a pleasant way to wake up... It was pretty cool to see the haze surrounding the tents even though it made everything soggy!!
It was a long night. There was a lot of drama in our tent! Stacy and Emily had a hard time falling asleep and they both wanted me to themselves. It was crazy. Emily sounded like she was in labor (you would have to be there to actually understand what I'm saying, but if you have ever witnessed someone giving birth- the crying,screaming or wailling is quite similar to what Emily was acting like that night) and Stacy was crying at the top of her lungs while trying to pry "my mommy" away from Emily. Jason has it sooo easy... Jason and I were laughing so hard while it was all taking place ( it was either that or CRY!) We have a few Drama Queens in our midst.

Chance Marrasso made the hugest pancake for himself. It took three people to flip it...

The kids had such a great time with all their friends, we are glad we went. We would definitely do it again!


Sheri said...

Looks like fun! I can't imagine how you and Jason would get drama queens!!;)

Amy R said...

Oh, man, what fun! I wish I could have gone! Alas, they didn't plan it around busy season! What were they thinking?? ;)