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Thursday, November 4, 2010



 John has always taken his kids camping, and I've been a camping fanatic since college. We really wanted to take P & J since they have never been. We already had each taken a few days off from work for our anniversary, so we figured we should seize the moment. It was a perfect weekend and it was so great to be able to use our new vehicle- Big Bessie- to take the kids to Tugaloo state park for the weekend. Hannah was stuck at home because she had to work on a school assignment. So it was just me and John, the four boys and Georgia, who fits right in with a bunch of little boys. She belches louder than any of them, in fact. Peniel and Jeremiah were both super-excited about staying in a a tent, having never done that before. I expected they might be a little nervous, but when all was said and done, they did great! We even went on haunted hayride at Victoria Bryant state park on Saturday night, and everyone had a great time. The best part of the hayride was the man wearing a burlap sack over his head, chasing us around with chainsaws. That was the only point when I think Mitchell was a little scared, and Jeremiah asked to change from my "yap" to go sit in John's "yap." I would highly recommend Tugaloo, especially one of the campsites by the water- they are beautiful! The kids had a great time, and we made lots of new memories to cherish for life.

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