Sunday, October 16, 2011

Out of my comfort zone


The boys just finished their fall break. And we had a really good time.

And I am really proud to say that I took them camping ALL BY MYSELF. This was a big deal to me. I was very anxious about it and yet I made a decision a while ago that I was going to do everything I could to still "live" even though I am single. That means having date nights on Friday (even when I don't have a date....Me + Rubio's Chicken Tacos + and a really cheesy girl movie), that means learning to hang curtains and taking my pipes apart when we had plumbing problems, I have figured out car problems and cub scouts and lots of things I was not super involved in when I was married.

So this week...taking them camping was a new adventure and to be honest I wanted to chicken out a few times. But I am so glad I didn't. It was one of my favorite things I have ever done with the boys.

We camped on Mt Lemon and although I had nightmares of the hyenas from the Lion King eating us in our sleep we had no problems other than one skunk who wanted some of the boys s'mores.

PS. Watch for the stupid straw hat that Tyler insisted we all wear and that made an appearance in almost every picture!!

Playing some serious battleship


In the hammock...this was the best idea. I laid in the hammock while they played battleship...HEAVEN

On the hike

At Colossal Caverns...it was pretty creepy


Jumping off rocks on our hike....see the hat???

I love this one...see the hat on the stick? Cracks me up!

Thinking...
Mom - trying to be a good sport about the hat.

11 comments:

campblondie said...

How fun! Nicely done friend, nicely done.

Rachel Holloway said...

That is pretty much the most incredible thing ever! Seriously! Now, I would say I am pretty involved...it is me who runs most of the show here with fixing things, bills, taking care of the house and yard, etc. and Brandon's thing is to work/school the best he can (mainly because he has a crazy intense schedule that doesn't leave much time). But camping alone? I would never have even remotely attempted it! You are AMAZING! I love that you're creating such sweet memories with your boys--they are lucky to have you. :) p.s. when did they get so big?! WHEN!?
P.P.S. My word verification for you is bless. I find that totally appropriate.

Shells said...

Oh my gosh, go Mom! And I'm lovin' the hats, perfect for camping. :-)

Lori McPherson said...

I think you look HOT in the hat!!

KMitchell said...

Andrea- you are simply amazing!

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potentially sane mother said...

You have no idea how inspiring that is. We take tge kids camping a lot, but I've often thought if anything happens to brig I'll have to stop. So thank you for proving me wrong and kicking me in the butt. Once again you are amazing!

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