Well tomorrow the Heldts are off to Lake San Antonio for our church's camping trip. This will be our first attempt at camping so it should be...interesting! We won't have any fancy camping gizmos but we HAVE been stocking up on some necessary items. We bought a tent (the model is called the "Vacation Home", how luxurious...), sleeping bags for the kids, a lantern, a little grill (in a REALLY cheesy box that fully refers to the grill as a "hot little number"), a little stove with two burners, a tablecloth, chairs, a tarp, a big ice chest, lifejackets for the three oldest kids, a little shade thingy for Kaitlyn, a fun raft/boat for the older kids. I have more to buy today (groceries, chairs for the kids, propane, etc.) and then tomorrow we'll probably pick up whatever I forget to buy today. (People who camp, this is such a subculture. It cracks me up!) Kevin set up the tent already to make sure he knows how to do it (which he does). The kids are SO EXCITED and every day Anna asks, "Are we going on the camping trip today?"
Will we survive the weekend??? Only time will tell!