Saturday, July 13, 2013


One of the things we love to do as a family is camp.  About 7 years ago Marshall came home from work and told me we had the opportunity to purchase a 21 foot camper dirt cheap.  I told him there was no need for us to have a trailer as I  had grown up as a "city gal" and had no intention of going camping.  After some smooth talking he finally talked me into giving camping a try and so we purchased the trailer.

Our trailer is not fancy by any means.  We always seem to pull up next to people who have bigger rigs with fewer children.  The trailer actually served our family quite well until about 3 years ago when the kids got a little bigger. These days most of the children sleep outside under the stars and mom gets the trailer to herself!  I really kinda like that set up.

It is quite an experience going camping for the first time when you have children from another country.  Jacob had never seen a trailer before so his eyes really lit up when Marshall pulled into our driveway with the trailer attached to the car.  It seems as though there isn't anyway to explain something like a travel trailer to a child who has lived in an orphanage his entire life.

Last weekend we hitched up our trailer and went out to the forest.  Many memories were made as is the case every time we camp.  Spending the weekend relaxing with no phone, computer or radio is exactly what the body needs. Eating s'mores, sleeping under the stars, no shower for three days is what life is all about.  So thankful we have been given the gift of sharing camping with our children.