So we attempted to go camping this Fourth of July weekend with my dad and stepmom and my sis, Jackie and her family. I can't believe how much work it was packing up six kids for four days. We ended up only staying two nights. It was just too hard with a baby and Steve doesn't like to rough it the way my family does. He likes a toilet and a shower! This place didn't even have water. This hunter's cabin was pretty rustic and had lots of bugs. At first I thought I would stay in it with the baby, but after watching three bugs crawl over my sleeping bag and having a fly keep landing on Lily's eye, I called it quits. I borrowed Jackie's extra tent and Lily and I slept in that. The problem was this, I didn't have a mattress, so my hips were KILLING me! I tried putting two comforters underneath, but it didn't help. The next night my stepmom said I could borrow a cushion from their camper. It helped a lot even though it was extremely narrow. Lily did great despite it being really cold out. I bundled her up in a sleeper and then put a bunny suit over that. She slept way better than I did.
As you can see we brought the scooter. I didn't know if there would be a place to ride it, but there was a nice gravel road that I took it on a couple of times. I'm glad we brought it. The fourwheeler was a blast! Jackie borrowed a four wheeler, so we got to go on a hour long ride together. We tore up the trail and had a blast doing it! The scenery was breathtaking. Unfortunatly, when you are on a four-wheeler you can't see as much as you would on horseback. Next time I come up, I want to go on horseback.
Behind this little shed is the outhouse. It wasn't too bad and it didn't stink very much.
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I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball