Sunday, July 10, 2011

taking one for the team

When everyone else in your house, including the dog, is male, there are times you simply must do things to take one for the team.

Case in point: Camping.

I am not a high maintenance girl by any means. I don't fuss with my hair and make-up too much, I don't get regular manis and pedis, and my wardrobe mainly consists of finds from Target, Old Navy, and Forever 21.

However if there is one thing that camping and I will never see eye to eye on, it is the dirt. No matter how hard you try, it is impossible to keep clean. I like clean.

A lot.

Although I don't have true affection for dirt, I do love the experience camping provides all my guys.

So I suck it up like a true mama and take one for the team.

Here's to memories of time by the campfire, crafting, beach bumming, friends, and family...

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Hope your 4th was memorable too.

Much love,
Katie

29 comments:

Melissa M. said...

Looks like you guys had lots of family fun! I am not a real camper either... gotta have a bathroom! I love the whole campfire, s'more making, swimming, staying up late, sun part of it though!

april@gingerbread said...

when we came home from camping it took me 2 showers to feel clean and the boys bath water was brown, like really brown. dirt is not my friend either!

Jessica said...

You are a good mama. There are some things I'm not sure I could take for the team. Maybe God knew I wouldn't be able to handle a house full of boys with the same grace my husband has shown to this house full of girls!

Love the pictures! Such happiness there!

Michelle Elkins AKA Mickey said...

our shopping places are the same. Good places! I have always wanted to camp on the beach! Love the pictures and your kids are precious!!!

Heather from wearetheholdens.blogspot.com said...

You rock! I have still yet to go camping at a "real" place. I so need to just do it though. You guys' will have great memories.

Janna said...

precious photos! I'm right there with ya on your feelings for camping and dirt.

Laurie J said...

way to take one for the team, girl! <3

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I'm totally with you on the camping - but the craft projects & cupcakes - you make camping look tolerable :) XOL

gratefulmama said...

That camping trip looked like so much fun. Love the idea of bringing along some crafts. You rock Katie!

Erin Spross said...

Some of my fondest childhood memories were made camping! I'm looking forward to family camping with the girls (that is if I can convince Brett to go!). So glad to see you had a good time- despite the dirt!

Karrie said...

Well you are far more brave than I! I adamantly say "No Thank you" to camping! I would have sent my little family on their way without me! LOL!!! But your pics make it look sorta fun (except the hot coals! OUCH!)

{cuppakim} said...

oh man. you really did take one for the team.

i gave up camping 8 or 9 years ago.
no more for me. hahaah.

but otherwise, i'm like you - i try to be as low maintenance as possible.

you are much braver than i.

not washable? SO FUNNY. I am dying!

Leslie @ top of the page said...

wow, awesome pics of your 4th camping crafts. i never camped growing up and my husband is an avid lover of all things outdoors. so we are bound for camping later this summer. i'm trying not to be afraid.

The Mama Monster said...

That looks like a great time, well except for the hot coals and the E.R. =)

Jamie said...

Way to go, mama! Looks like a super fun trip! I could go for one of those cupcakes. ;0)
I love camping but I'm with you on the dirt. Gross.

christi @ burlap and basil said...

looks like ya'll had a GREAT time!! what a wonderful memory!

the july giftaway - is on! an anthropologie pillow and some goodies! enter and pass along!

Michele said...

LOVE everything about this post! The "washable" "not washable" photos are my fave! Life with boys! Preaching to the choir, sister!

Jami said...

aawww, you're a good mama! And you did crafts! I never do that ;)

hannah singer said...

i only camp legit every few years. hotel camping is my preference:)
you rocked this, mama! loving these glimpses into your trip-precious! i would go camping with y'all ANYtime.

xoxo

Genn said...

Looks like fun memories were made!
That's what counts right?

ps- we wanted to book a campsite somewhere for the fourth next year. i looked into newport dunes and beach front spots were $399 a night with a minimum five night stay! whaaat? so i looked up san clemente, and i thought, hmmm, that looks like more dirt than I would like. :) lol i guess camping and dirt goes hand in hand. dang.

katygirl said...

ha! love those pics of the washable/not washable marker on the face!!

Stephanie said...

Such awesome memories and it doesn't look like the hot coals slowed your little man down a bit! :)

Danyelle said...

Looks like great fun and memories! I camped when I was a child, but haven't been able to persuade myself into doing it again with kids.

Kelly said...

girl i feel ya. i am the only girl in a house full of men. i always have to take one for the team. i told the recently that since i always have to do what they want, they need to do what i want once in a while. I think i'm going to make the go to the ballet or opera with me, make them dress up fancy and talk in an english accent.
bwaahahaha.
xxo

Adrian said...

I'm right there with you on the whole camping thing. I don't love it but I know as my boys get older I will have to go. It looks like you guys had a fabulous time!

Joeylee said...

how fun! great pictures, love the markers on the face...hehe

likeschocolate said...

Looks like you had a super duper fun weekend!

Angel Haynes said...

What a blast! It looks like you made the best of it!

Jessica Johnson said...

love it!!! SO not a camper either. I think that's why God gave me girls :).