Now this is the way to camp!

Over memorial weekend we decided to go camping. We had a blast and let me tell you it was so relaxing. We arrived to our destination and there was Todd’s parents camper all set up and ready for us! They came the day earlier to set it up. We were pleasantly surprised that they said they wanted to bring it up for us. They had all the bedding laid out, dishes, picnic table with table cloth on, a little folder with things to do around the area that Len had printed up and a beautiful vase of flowers for me! I mean seriously it was AWESOME.


 So we did not have to set anything up. Oh they even had out all the lawn chairs for each one of us. We had so much fun and we were able to even talk my in-laws to come and spend a night there with us! It was Great.


We ended up going to check out the lake and the kids decided to take a little dip! They were so excited to go in with their clothes on they thought it was great.


We went to a great little ice cream shop in town. Yum! We also enjoyed watermelon Nana and Papa brought.





We also ended up going to see some waterfalls and climb some rocks. Todd and I were nervous wrecks watching the kids climb around. It sure brought back many memories of us kids climbing around the bad lands and my mom was practically crying because she was so nervous. I now can relate!



We also told “scary” stories around the campfire. The kids were hilarious. It was so fun to listen to their stories. Calvie would retell everyone’s story and he was so pleased with himself. Too cute. I do think Papa told the scariest one with his very creepy glowing eyes!


 Anyway it was a wonderful camping trip. Thanks so much Nana and Papa for all your hard work. We greatly appreciated it.


10 Responses to “Now this is the way to camp!”

  1. Kara Says:

    So, I am wondering if Nana and Papa could suddendly appear at the end of August and put up their camper for you and maybe stick around and put up ours too? I am soooo excited to see you guys and I can’t wait for the kids to play with each other, they always get along so well! Miss you!

  2. Leesa Says:

    What a fun trip you guys had, I am so glad you guys had fun. Sounds like you have amazing in-laws!

  3. Shara Says:

    What a blast! Seriously–what an awesome set up you had. Your in-laws rock! Even a vase with flowers!?!? Sounds like the perfect getaway…love the kids pic eating ice cream: YUM!

  4. amy b Says:

    I really like the watermelon pictures! Really cute, classic summer kids. I notice Ollie had to go potty in that one where they are on the rock. (The one where Calvie looks like a super-hero.) Those eyes are really creepy. I’m glad it was just Papa and not a real ghost. Whew!

  5. Judy Says:

    The family that plays together, stays together :-) It’s obvious you and Todd have loving families and happy childhood memories and those are now being created for your children. Nana and Papa are priceless!

    May this be the beginning of a relaxing, memory filled summer for all of you.

  6. Marci Says:

    How wonderful! What would we do without Grandparents? All the kids are getting tooo big and tooo dang cute!

  7. Kim D. Says:

    I’m so glad that you had a fun camping trip. Now it all makes so much sense why your husband turned out so well - he obviously has a wonderful example in his parents.

  8. Maureen Says:

    Hello Gasall Family!!!! I have been thinking of you and thought I may just have to check out your little blog…looks like you had a BLAST camping! So SO SO FUN!!! I miss you all and can’t believe how big the kids are getting! Call me sometime and maybe we can play! Take care! Miss Maureen

  9. Hanna Says:

    My goodness you are camping gurus! I can honestly say I’ve never met another family who knew how to celebrate summer better than yours. The pictures are so cute - especially kids eating ice cream all in a row. Classic!

  10. Kim Deming Says:

    I finially found a bit of extra time to see what was happening on your BLOG, this camping trip brought tears to my eye, how awesome was that, Mary and Len are such wonderful parents/grandparents to two such busy parents…thank you for sharing this story, I hope the rest of your summer is going wonderful. We think of you all often!


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