Family Reunion Part 1

Earlier this month we had a family reunion!! When i found out we were having one, i knew i wanted to take our little vintage trailer that ive been fixing up with us...SO i had to bust my butt work hard to get her usable for the trip! The 'Happy Camper' is still not 100% finished but she was good enough to take on her maiden voyage! ;0) Here is a pic of our Happy Camper ready to go!
Soon i will post pics of the inside and all of the before/after pictures! So stay tuned for that adventure! ;0) Anywho we had our reunion at Siskiyou Lake (Nor-Cal) and had a BLAST!
It was so nice to have everyone together! Even both sets of my grandparents were there! We spent alot of our time lounging/swimming/chatting on the 'beach'. We did alot of fishing and caught TONS of fish!
I think we Thad cooked up like 20 fish one night = dee-lish! ;0) We all took turns cooking dinner and breakfast during the week...Matt and i made homemade BBQ chicken pizza for our dinner & bucuits and gravy for our breakfast. Everyone did a great job on their meals and needless to say thats the best ive ever eaten while camping! Its usually just hotdogs and hobo packs for us! ;0) We did some crafts during the day and played catch up with our awesome family...We laughed A.L.O.T and had so much fun together! The trailer was a nice thing to fit all of our junk stuff in it just fine and it was so nice to sleep on something other than the ground! Easton did really well and even slept in the cabin with Grandma and Grandpa Bulkeley a couple nights..(thanks guys! :0) ONE night we heard some noise outside of our trailer so i made Matt go outside and see what it was!...Our ice chest was tipped over and there were HUGE holes (bitemarks) in was a BEAR! We had bear encounters pretty much the whole trip...One night, my Grandpa went outside to get his cane and there was a big BEAR digging in the trash by the door! He grunted at my Grandpa and im sure he moved quicker than he has in a long time back inside the cabin! ;0) Heres Easton having a good time with us on the 'fun' island!
Great Grandma Bigelow ♥
Easton loves the water and loved playing in the sand/ looking for rocks (his FAVORITE thing! ;0)
The girls and i decided to go out on our own fishing adventure! Tanya and i we caught a bunch of fish and had a great time laughing and soaking up the sun! I tried getting Tara and Britt to hold a fish for a picture but they werent havin' it! ;0)
 We also attempted to make up a 'dance' for the 'talent show' that night...Im pretty sure the sight of us flailing dancing around in a little fishing boat looked quite strange ;0) The Girls...
I love these amazing girls and it was nice to be able to spend some quality time with them! The week went by waaay too fast and it was very sad to say goodbye to everyone! Im glad that we got the opportunity to make some fun memories together though :0)
-The reason why this is titled 'Family reunion part 1' is because i barely have/took any pictures! I will be getting a bunch from my Mom (a.k.a paparazzi ;0) shortly and will then post the rest! SO...T.B.C...

Classic Summer

Easton had a new discovery the other day...
You guessed it...he discovered the hose! :0) Playing with the hose is a classic summer activity in my book...I mean, what kid doesnt like playing with the hose?! I did all.the.time growing up and you will still catch me sipping hose water while im outside on a hot day...old habbits, what can i say? ;0) Here is Eastons first hose lesson: do not point right at the face! ;0) Poor guy..
Dont worry, he recovered quickly! ;0)
It is so fun to watch Easton discover everything for the first time ♥ Im one lucky mommy...
Love this boy!


Dont you love how the 4th of july was over a month ago and im just now posting about it?! It seems as though ive been so busy working on my computer (doing blog designs) that as soon as i get some free time i dont want anything to do with my computer! (We have a love/hate relationship ;0) which is why my blog has been suffering! I really do want to start posting on a more regular basis (and believe me, i have plenty to post about!) so well see how that goes! ;0) Lets see, Matt was able to get the 4th off this year so we decided to go camping at Lake Almanor (we are trying to make this a 4th of July tradition) So we packed up our camping stuff and Easton and headed for the great outdoors! We hadnt made reservations but we were super lucky and found an awesome spot to camp (thank goodness!)
We were nervous about sleeping in a little tent with Easton at this age! We slept (i use that term loosely ;0) on an air mattress with Easton in the middle and were afraid to move all night because we didnt want to wake him up and let everyone in the campground hear the wrath of Easton! We managed to make it through the night with minimal screaming so i consider that a success! On the 4th of july we went to the little town in Lake Almanor just to find out that we missed the annual parade! However we still got to grub on some delicious tri tip sandwiches so it wasnt a total loss ;0) We went to the fly shop there and got some flies to fish with. We fished until it started getting dark with no was still fun though! (here is easton sleeping being supportive ;0)
Since it was getting dark and the fireworks start when its dark we headed over to the beach we like with the best view of the fireworks over the water. We werent alone this year but Easton was okay with that because this boy LOVES to people watch..So cute ♥
While we were waiting Easton played by the lake shore with his Daddy..
Easton LOVES rocks and had a blast examining/throwing/eating them! ;0)
It seems like we waited forever for the fireworks to start (it seems that way every year) and E was getting pretty cranky because it was waay past his bedtime but as soon as the fireworks started, he was in awe. I loved watching him watch fireworks for the first time. He was mesmerized by the bright colors and sounds of the fireworks bursting over the water...a moment i will not soon forget :0)