Here we are on our first flight together as a family.
While in North Carolina we went camping at camp eagles nest. It's owned by the LDS church and is used a lot for boys scouts and girls camp. But lucky for us the last two times we have gone there hasn't been one other person there! Which is really nice cause then it's pretty easy to keep track of the kids and they can go anywhere without getting into anyone's stuff. There is a little lake there that has about the nastiest water I have ever seen. It looks like dr. Pepper and there are big snakes in it. But the kids love it. They have canoes and paddle boats that you can take out which is always a favorite.
The kids loved playing in the sand, despite the many unwanted sand fights which resulted in sand in eyes and mouth.
Our attempt to build a fire. It had rained the night we got there making all the wood wet. So pretty much matt and I kept the fire burning long enough with pine needles so the kids could roast some marshmallows.
I love this goof ball.
All of us in our camping shirts. Matts Mom and sister came up with the idea and it was so cute. All the kids that could drew a picture of themselves then we used fabric transfer paper or whatever it is and ironed them on to shirts. I wear mine at least once a week. I LOVE it.
Another thing we do while in North Carolina is celebrate everyone's birthdays since we aren't able to be together on those days. Matt's mom made cute rainbow cupcakes this year. The kids absolutely love it, mostly cause they get to blow out a candle and eat a cupcake. Nothing better then that. I think Sienna enjoyed her first year. She was so mesmerized by the flame before I blew it out of course.
We also take family pictures while we are all together. We were going to take them the same place we did last year which was a really nice nature backdrop, but sadly about 20 mins before we were to go out it started pouring rain, so we did them outside. Of course almost as soon as we were finished it cleared up, but Matt's sister's family was leaving to go to the ocean for the week right after pictures so we couldn't venture out. Plus, I think the kids would've been real terrors. It's a struggle to get 9 kids to cooperate once, let alone twice.