Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lake {Amador}

As a final hurrah to the summer, we took a small trip to Lake Amador and went camping. We only went Saturday night to Monday and good gravy...it is so much work. The van was packed from front to back with camping crud and the thing is - is that we needed every bit of what we took. The set-up and clean-up are such party spoilers but it's the memories in between that make it all worth it.

Somebody told us before we went that this place was really 'dusty'. We thought 'Come on, we're caming...what do you expect?". Well...we found out soon enough that this dirt was 'special'. It stuck to EvErYtHiNg! The first few pictures are literally the first few minutes after we arrived. It's a good thing we had the lake to rinse off in!

{We had a special visitor during the night that scared the jeepers out of us. It ended up being a harmless deer eating our garbage but for all we knew it could have been a bear.}

Tiffany = 3
Austin = SKUNK!
That's right...who's the fisherman now?

{This is how close our campsite was to the water}

I ended up with about 5 baskets of laundry for less than 2 days of vacation. The stuff we do for our kids!

Family Pictures

I love this picture of Hailey!

Miley is almost 2 and these are our first 'official' family pictures with the 4 of us. Neilson Sisters

Austin's sisters and brother

Aaron, Austin, Ashley, Angie & Amanda

All of the grandkids with Grandma and Grandpa Neilson

The whole gang The 'Adult' Kids

Station 70

Here's Austin's home away from home on the weekends. They just moved into this station a couple of months ago. After 30 years in a double-wide this place looks like a mansion! There's lots of yard work and maintenance but it's worth having such a nice place.

Out in the country

Austin's Captain is going to do a memory wall so we put up a vinyl 70 for them in the office.