Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Badger Creek Camping (part 1)

As I mentioned earlier this week, we were able to go up to Idaho to do some extremely fun camping this last weekend. I want to share and preserve all these killer photographs, but there are SO. MANY.
Even after I weeded through and picked out the good ones, there are too many for one post, so I'm going to split this over two posts. Today I'm sharing pictures from Badger Creek and our trail riding, tomorrow I'll share pictures from rock-climbing and kayaking/paddle boarding. 
Maybe these are only fun for me and grandmas, but I love these pictures. 

 There's something so satisfying about drinking from a pump- even better than a hose! I have a picture of my brother Jack and I drinking out of a similar pump at a campsite when I was about 10 and he was 2. It's always been one of my favorites. I love that this picture is so similar to it.

 My beautiful sister-in-law Noelle and me.

We stayed in these adorable cabins that had 8 bunks each. Every time we stay in a little place like that, I'm reminded that we don't need so much space and I resolve to build half a dozen bunk beds in my boys' room!

 Creek wading is one of the most fun activities to do with kids. No one gets tired and needs to be carried because it's not a hike, no one drowns because it's not a lake. Everyone just splashes and plays, throwing rocks and building damns. Boyhood perfection!

The boys love their cool Uncle Tate

 Group photo! Not too shabby! I'm always impressed by my camera's ability to get good pictures on a timer.

 Travis' cute parents. I love that we have so many generations of happily married people on both sides of our family. They're such a good example to us.

 Oh! And trail riding!
Apparently, no one looks cute in a helmet but Noelle. I look like a twelve year old.
But I have a baby! And he's so nice. (No one even reads these comments, right? You're just scrolling from picture to picture, I know it.)

 Grey specifically asked to ride with his Aunt Tessa and was so anxious and excited to get going that he drove everyone nuts! But he finally got on his horse and had so much fun!

 Micah and Travis rode a horse named Captain. Micah was so sweet, talking and encouraging Captain. Afterward, he patted and stroked his nose saying "You did such a good job, Captain. Thank you for taking us on a ride."


MARCIE said...

Oh my gosh, the best vacation ever! I would have adored that as a kid! How wonderful!

Mary said...

I read your dumb words don't worry ;)

Polly said...

I love all the pictures of your weekend. It looks like you really packed in a lot of excitement. What a great trip!

Nana B said...

yes I love the photos but I read all the words too

Chris said...

Reading is hard. Next time just post a video.