On our last night in Ephrata, our family decided to throw simultaneous boys' and girls' nights out. All the boys decided to grow out their facial hair for a few days and then shave them into mustaches for their camping trip. My brothers dug a big pit out in the orchards and set up several tents for the night's festivities. Then they took literally almost all the food from the kitchen and tried different ways cooking it over the fire...their most proud finding: tin foil tater tots. Little Rulon was planning on sharing a tent with uncle Dallas until his father, Erik, explained what 'snoring' was. Rulon then decided that he didn't want to sleep with a 'growling tiger.' The boys had a lot of fun, but grandpa returned home in the middle of the night to use an actual bathroom and didn't quite make it back to the chilly tent. He's a true camper!
The men are quite proud of their nasty mustaches! Needless to say, Dallas was not allowed to keep it (and kiss me) for more than 24 hours.
The boys were very proud to show off their sleeping arrangements, especially Stuart who made a make-shift lean to with a tarp, tree, and some rope. Oh how I love the creativity of boy scouts!
Us girls, on the other hand, enjoyed an evening full of coloring large princess posters, watching Tangled, having a dance party, painting toe nails, and eating yummy popcorn and icecream...all while staying nice, warm and COMFY in our PJs and soft beds.
I feel so blessed to have such an amazing family.
I wish we lived closer to be able to see everyone more often.
Dallas and I had so much fun and can't wait for our next gathering!
Love you guys!