November 20, 2014

So we meet again

'Tis the Season. Spencer ran right up to Santa this year and began spittin' off each item he wished for. Cam had to sit on my lap again and just wasn't sure about this hairy dude. Thank goodness for the amazing photogs that run the place because otherwise we would've had those classic crying photos with Santa… which wouldn't be a terrible thing. I secretly want one :)

Happy Holidays,

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November 1, 2014

Halloween 2014

We were lucky enough to celebrate Halloween twice this year. The Tru's invited us along on their Halloween camping trip in Sebastian, which we had no idea what to expect. They'd been the previous year, but us newbies were blown away. There were haunted campers everywhere. Most campers went all out and decorated every inch of their site. It was amazing. One of the nights the campground had a costume contest, which the Tru's won (!!!), and Trick or Treating. The boys had SO much fun running around and collecting candy. They also had quite the feast the following morning too.

typical trailer trash family

Morning, boys

our campsite at night

Cam loves to go "shishing"



Then, we celebrated on actual Halloween which fell on a Friday this year, thank you. We had 4 other families over at our house to pre-game. There were so many kids running around at one point and I was so thankful for our large backyard and playset.
In some of these photos you will find yourself wondering why Cam isn't wearing any clothes. Well… right before our first guest arrived he put up the biggest fight when we attempted to put his SuperCam costume on his. Absolutely refused it. He refused any clothes for that matter which is why he's only in a diaper. Luckily our friends are cool and have multiple children as well, so they get it. They understand the battles you have to pick at time. At least we can look back at these and laugh :)

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October 3, 2014

Camping in Bryson City, NC

This post is a game changer. HUGE.

We typically like to visit North Carolina at least once per year. Our favorite time is in the fall with hopes of seeing the beautiful fall foliage. Which we've been somewhat successful in doing. Not to get off topic, but it's amazing what a year can bring. I can remember last years NC trip like it was yesterday… Spencer was really sick with croup, not himself at all but made the best of it, and Cameron officially began walking. We saw some beautiful trees, leaves, mountains, creeks and waterfalls. You can recap that trip HERE

So anyway, this year we planned our mountain trip with the Tru's, our great friends who have Tanner who is 4 months older than Spencer. These boys have been friends since birth and they continue to grow their friendship each year. Cameron has no problem keeping up with the big boys and even he and Tanner play better at times, usually when Spencer is having a moment.

It's kind of funny that around the same time Chrissy and I began pinning campers. First it was cutesie vintage trailers and then we worked our way to pop-up campers. It seemed like a cool adventure so we entertained the pop-up idea for our upcoming NC trip. Instead, she stumbled upon these cute rustic cabins that were on a campground, so it was sort of like camping, right? We'll just call it "glamping".

After a couple months of planning our trip finally began. We each had a cabin side by side with pretty big yards in the front. We had a pretty sweet set-up with a canopy, table, chairs, fire, bikes, music, you name it. All three boys ran freely the entire time. It wasn't often that we had to worry about where they were. The campground was very family friendly with a creek you could swim and tube in, a playground, goats you could feed and a general store with ice-cream. We were there a total of 5 days and during our stay we often walked by the real campers. An entire row of pop-ups and travel trailers. That's when the camping envy set-in. A couple of days while sitting on the porch or by the fire we were all stalking craigslist and rvtrader for potential campers. I recall the entire drive home I was mostly on my phone scouting all of Florida for a camper. I was slightly obsessed. What brought me to this obsession was the quiet and still of the night and all of the amazing stars above us. Also watching my kids run around the place laughing, genuinely having a good and actually being boys. We spent absolutely no time inside and the electronic interaction was minimal. I'm not used to that.

Needless to say, our trip was pretty fantastic and the Trus and us decided we all wanted to become gypsies and live in a camper. Sounds doable, right?!

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