Camping with the Camp Family!

I have never been camping before…I haven’t even slept in a tent in the backyard! But that was about to change when the Camp family invited us to join them and their three children for a weekend of camping in the White Pines State Park!

Those three days out in nature were wonderful and although I didn’t sleep that well the first night due to hearing a leaf falling on the tent, a raccoon waddling by, my girls stirring in their beds, and campers talking late into the night, the second night way better and I slept deeply! Marilee had just learned how to crawl so she kept venturing off her blanket to taste new rocks, leaves, and sticks – it was a constant job to keep up with her! And dear Sauntina…my sweet Sauntina was dirty from head to toe after playing in dirt, rocks, leaves, water, and even cooled off ashes. But oh! Was she ever happy! I think she really enjoyed the camping trip with little people around her age to enjoy and endless hours to play outside!

It was a great first experience and I hope it won’t be the last!

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  1. I had no idea about White Pines State Park!
    It is only 1hr 30mins from our home in the West burbs!
    The Husband and I have made a goal of trying camping again. Last time a raccoon actually got INTO our tent! It was a two “room” tent…thankfully! So the coon ate a bit of our food but didn’t enter the “bedroom”.
    We feel time spent in nature makes us focus on His creation and the things that are most important. So, we are willing to try again 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind me saying….
    Your daughters names are so beautiful!

    Blessings and best wishes,

  2. I’ve only been camping once as well, & it was fun. I’m glad that you had a great experience with it, & that you have all of the memories, too. 🙂

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