Justin’s Birthday weekend 2015

At the beginning of the year I told Justin that I wanted to go camping this year at least twice.  As the months flew by we planted our garden and watched it thrive. Our wonderful neighbors said they’d water our lawn/garden, (they did an awesome job) I’m sure Beau had a blast turning on and off the water.  I told J the week I wanted to go (it was the weekend of his birthday) so we reserved our campsite a week before and I started making my list.

On Monday before we left to go to Cody I had a little helper help me water my garden, he found out it is funny to spray his mommy and I.  Then he wanted to carry Tempe around so I helped him :D.  J and I went to Cody as soon as he got home from work.  We went to Shiki’s for dinner since it was his birthday dinner, then we went shopping for our camping trip.




King Crab and Yellowstone Rolls
The noodles remind of Mongolian.  (Super YUMMY!!!)

Thursday (8/13) was his birthday and I knew his parents wanted to do a family dinner.  We invited Marce and her little boy Beau to the party.  We went and got Cecily (Brandon and Stephanies little girl) she is staying with her other grandparents since Stephanie is still with little Gage. (Stephanie was pregnant with twins Barrett and Gage. They came a few months early and Barrett went back to live with Heavenly Father. Gage is a fighter and is doing good!).  After getting Cecily we went and got Marce and Beau. It was super cute when we were on our way to J’s parents house I’d blow my nose and Cecily would want to blow her nose also, then after awhile she’d give me her Kleenex. Cecily wasn’t sure of Beau at first but she warmed up awhile later and had fun with him!  It was so fun watching them play together.



That night we packed and prepared tin foil dinners and breakfast burritos since we were leaving the next morning. I was excited because the weather had been in the high 90’s and it was time for a cool few days. We didn’t get up there till after 1 and it was a little cooler then it was down in town, but not much. His parents came and joined us for dinner that night.
Saturday night Justin went to air up the air mattress and not even 10 seconds later it popped. That night I kept hearing some scratching and running around and J goes “its just squirrels” and I believed him.
Sunday it was cold!  We were wearing our jackets all day and by 3 I needed a blanket (I was even sitting next to the fire and was still cold).
Monday morning I’m getting ready for the day and I see a bag move up and down and I’m like “crap there is something inside the tent with me or under the tent.” As Justin takes the tent down and starts folding it up I see him trying to kick something and ask what it was, his response “a mouse!” HA it wasn’t a squirrel lol!  The mouse kept going back to the tent and we don’t want to bring it back with us. So I take Tempe over there thinking that she’ll chase it, nope she bites it lol.  Justin felt bad so he put it out of its misery and I walked back to the picnic table.  I hear “there is another one!” So we had two mice under our tent lol.  That mouse got away, which is probably a good thing I know a little dog that would want to play with it lol. It seemed like the weather got cooler and cooler with each day. Each meal brought certain entertainment, squirrels mating, squirrels chasing each other, birds eating Tempe’s food. Sunday night I heard the same noises and J said it was the squirrels and I believed it. I love being up in the mountains, I remember camping every year with my family.
Enjoy the pictures!

Its so cute!!

First night of camping



This bird is so pretty!






Love, love this guy!


DSCN4344 We saw a mom and a baby moose!!






I had fun taking pictures of the fire.


Did you know that if you burn the wrapper of a Andi’s Mint the fire burns green for a little bit? No? Well it does!  We learned that a few years ago while camping with some of J’s family.








The hole in the air mattress