camping at green canyon

Sunday, June 19

For this particular outdoor experience, we went with our church for a little group camping. And while the bump and I were nervous about spending the night without our precious Sleep Number, the little camping invitation stuck on our door said that dinner and breakfast would be provided. And in this house, saying no to homemade dutch oven cooking is against the law. 
So we went. And we set up our tent.
I was very helpful of course.
Everybody socialized in the lovely green canyon.
And we cooked marshmallows ...
while we waited for our huckleberry cobbler to finish cooking.
We also had our first giant marshmallow experience. The graham cracker could not contain its voluptuousness.
When it was too dark and cold for any more socializing, we headed back to our tent for some flashlight faces and another round of ranch corn nuts and peanut butter m&ms.
First, husband slept on the ground, and I slept on our blow-up twin mattress. But sleeping is hard when you don't have any hairy man legs to rub your cold feet on. So we both tried to squeeze into the mummy bag on the twin. The bump tried to make it work, it really did. But eventually husband ended up back on the ground. Sad face.
Bright and early at 6:30 the next morning, all the brave parents ... and me and husband were the first ones up.
I think this means we're ready ...

Speaking of ready ... you like how I still cut up my pancakes like I'm 5?
Overall, we loved it. But the bump and its counter parts told husband that we probably won't be going again unless our bed comes too.
See you NEXT summer, tent.

98 Response to camping at green canyon

June 20, 2011 1:07 AM

Yay first comment! Your trip sounds like fun, but campIng is cold! Love your gumboots by the way.

June 20, 2011 1:14 AM

Camping is so fun! Haven´t been in years!!! Must get back on that train.. :D

June 20, 2011 1:24 AM

tee hee- despite the not so good bed situation it still sounds fabulous : )


June 20, 2011 1:29 AM

Sounds like so much fun. Brave you for sticking it out with the twin mattress. Blow-up beds are a special kind of uncomfortable at the best of times!

June 20, 2011 1:30 AM

This looks like such a pretty spot! And the food! Ahh I die! I love camping, except that whole sleeping on the ground part.

June 20, 2011 1:33 AM

YAAAAAAAAAY for camping! Looks like so much fun! And I have to say it again (said it numerous times before)-I LOVE your HUNTERs :)


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June 20, 2011 1:34 AM

Looks gorgeous!!! I love camping, but I always have troubles with sleeping/staying warm/getting comfortable too.

June 20, 2011 1:34 AM

love camping! and also love you green Boots ;)

June 20, 2011 2:02 AM

Aw looks and sounds like a lovely trip... sleeping is the only problem with camping, its never any fun at all!

Well done for doing it though! xxxx

June 20, 2011 2:22 AM

This sounds like so much fun! You're such a cute couple! xx

June 20, 2011 2:29 AM

You make camping sound so fun! Those boots are a gorgeous necessity! :)

<3 Belly B

June 20, 2011 2:30 AM

Sounds and looks like a fun time! I've never had marshmellow and graham cookies together. I feel like im missing out here! One day. ONE DAY.

xx Seph

June 20, 2011 4:52 AM

ranch corn nuts are the best thing ever. ever. ever!
xoxo emily

June 20, 2011 4:53 AM

it looks fun but i would have to bring a large mattress or bed or maybe an RV - that sounds like more of my style of camping. loved the pictures though - sounds like you all had a great time!

and i want to know what year your 4runner is.. i have a 97 and our back doesn't fold down, it pulls up!! i would love if it folded down!

June 20, 2011 5:07 AM

how fun! i love camping.

June 20, 2011 5:17 AM

I miss camping! Sounds like you guys had fun (despite the bed mishap). And your green boots are darling!

♥, Jamie

June 20, 2011 5:38 AM

looks like so much fun! now i want to go camping.

June 20, 2011 6:24 AM

nice pics ;D


June 20, 2011 6:51 AM

Like I said, trooper. I won't even set up camp when I'm without child. Thanks for taking us along!

June 20, 2011 7:03 AM

that was so cute! and you are super courageous for leaving the comforts of your own home with the bump! :) i cut up my pancakes too!

June 20, 2011 7:06 AM

how fun! i love camping myself!

June 20, 2011 7:21 AM

Aw it sounds like a super fun trip, even if the sleeping arrangements weren't ideal :) Plus, s'mores are the best thing since sliced bread. OM.

June 20, 2011 7:38 AM

those s'mores just look so delish!

June 20, 2011 7:38 AM

those s'mores just look so delish!

June 20, 2011 7:38 AM

those s'mores just look so delish!

June 20, 2011 7:38 AM

The s'mores look amazing! Care to share? :)


June 20, 2011 8:11 AM

Wow! Camping while pregnant...props to you! Even though you didn't have your bed, I'm sure the smores helped make up for it!

June 20, 2011 8:13 AM

Such a pretty spot. The smores look delish.


June 20, 2011 8:20 AM

How fun I've been wanting to do that. great pics.

June 20, 2011 8:22 AM

You're a trooper! But I'm so jealous, I havent camped yet this summer.

June 20, 2011 8:34 AM

Beautiful pictures and great stories!You have such funny posts!
It is easier and less messy to eat your pancakes like that.It's very logical.Those s'mores look delish!

June 20, 2011 8:35 AM

Yay! It looks like you had a lot of fun on your camping trip (minus the cold and not being able to successfully snuggle). The smores and the pancakes looked amazing as well! Thanks for sharing! <3

June 20, 2011 8:39 AM

What fun!!! Camping is the best ESP in the summer. Looks like you had a blast!!
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June 20, 2011 8:40 AM

you would look adorable while camping, that's like an impossible feat!

June 20, 2011 8:44 AM

Camping with a bump sounds tough but looks like a fun weekend. When I went to Idaho, I was obsessed with all things huckleberry. Especially the milkshakes. Huckleberry cobbler sounds so. good.

June 20, 2011 8:53 AM

Oh it looks like such a blast! Glad you had fun!

June 20, 2011 8:53 AM

Glad it turned out well. My bestie and I are going camping in two weeks and she's in her third tri right now- I'm a little nervous about how she'll fair out there! Loves!

June 20, 2011 9:01 AM

This is so cute, looks like so much fun!

Xo, Kristin

June 20, 2011 9:01 AM

That last photo is the cutest thing I've ever seen, Sydney. I love this post.
P.S. Those pancakes? Look like Heaven. I cut mine the same way ;)

June 20, 2011 9:12 AM

Oh my goodness! We must be in the same stake/ward, because I was there too! Those pictures are of people in my ward! How crazy I didn't even notice! Guess I was in my own little camping world...

June 20, 2011 9:14 AM

I love camping!! Looks like you had a great trip :)

June 20, 2011 9:16 AM

aww, this looks like so much fun! the smores look delicious! and that flashlight pictures is hilarious! glad to hear you had fun! i love camping!

June 20, 2011 9:32 AM

Looks like soo much fun! Incredible photos :)

June 20, 2011 9:58 AM

you two and the bump are the cutest ever

June 20, 2011 10:07 AM

Hey Sydney, I've never seen your blog before, but another friend just e-mailed and said, "Spencer and Avie made the Daybook!" so I came looking and found their marshmallow-roasting pic, and now I'm following you. :) Your Hunter boots are super cute by the way!

June 20, 2011 10:08 AM

I've never been camping! Might have to add that to my summer bucket list...

June 20, 2011 10:10 AM

Food always tastes better when you're camping, I love it. Pretty pictures!

amy day to day

June 20, 2011 10:16 AM

That's great! I have only been camping once and I was 6... so not even sure if that counts. Looks like you had a blast!

June 20, 2011 10:28 AM

Wow that place looks amazing!

June 20, 2011 10:38 AM

This looks like so much fun. I love camping! And especially s'mores! Yum!

June 20, 2011 10:55 AM

Um. This makes me want to go camping. Just so you know. BUT you're looking like you were pretty cold! When is summer coming?

June 20, 2011 10:55 AM

That is hilarious! I just got back from visiting my family, and we made s'mores with the jumbo marshmallows and it was hilarious! I know exactly what you are talking about :)

June 20, 2011 10:59 AM

Hi Sydney! You know what? I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and I've been reading your posts almost religiously since then. I love your style of writing and they way you write about you and your new bump.

Anyways, I'm going to BYUI in the fall and I was not looking forward to being in a small town in the middle of nowhere. But your blog makes Rexburg look pretty fun. So. Thanks for inspiring me Sydney!

June 20, 2011 11:10 AM

I've been to Green Canyon before! Looks like you guys had fun :)

June 20, 2011 11:14 AM

Looks like it was a good time! Camping is always an experience! I'm sure your next camping trip will be even more adventurous with your new little baby!

June 20, 2011 11:22 AM

You're brave for camping without at least a full sized mattress. :) That food looks like it was worth it though. Hope you had a beautiful nap when you got home.

June 20, 2011 11:36 AM

Pretty area you camped in! Love the little mountains!
That's great that you were able to go camping, with your little baby bump!
And yeah, I think it's cool that you cute your pancakes like you're five.

June 20, 2011 11:56 AM

Wait, so you're not supposed to still cut pancakes like that? Oops ;) The Hunter boots were a perfect little touch for camping because you have to go camping in style!

June 20, 2011 12:23 PM

You should look into getting a 2 person sleeping bag- their legit! My husband and I camp a lot and we absolutely love it because we can actually sleep together :)


June 20, 2011 12:39 PM

Looks like fun! I love camping!
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June 20, 2011 12:40 PM

Gorgeous pictures and it looks like a great weekend!

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

June 20, 2011 1:11 PM

The more you feature those boots in your posts the more and more I get antsy to order them. Oh yeah, and it rained in DC today and I walked to work in flats. 'Nuff said.

June 20, 2011 1:29 PM

Just wait until your bump is so big you both can barely fit in your own bed. Wait for it... Wait for it...

June 20, 2011 1:30 PM

Good, clean, down home, unfussy fun! Looks to be an amazing time Syd!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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June 20, 2011 2:22 PM

you look so pretty with your long hair & sunglasses!

love the hunters of course! I have the Lady N Hunter riding boot, they're such an invaluable investment. Love your classic olive green ones!

looks like you had a fun weekend!

Katie x
{glass of fashion}

June 20, 2011 3:18 PM

what great pictures! looks like you had a beautiful time : )

June 20, 2011 3:37 PM


June 20, 2011 4:10 PM

Aw, Syd! This is too cute. Now I totally need to convince my church to set one of these things up... Glad you and the bump made it okay! Poor Ty!

June 20, 2011 4:44 PM

Jumbo marshmellows?! Those are the best!

June 20, 2011 4:48 PM

jealous jealous jealous!

i LOVE camping!

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June 20, 2011 5:17 PM

Glad you had so much fun camping!

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June 20, 2011 5:47 PM

Is your hair blond again? You look amazing w/ highlighted blond hair. I like the red too, but you're *made* to be blond.

You look gorgeous camping. This is just not right for the rest of us! :D

June 20, 2011 6:03 PM

i love your hoodie, with the off center zipper! where's it from?

June 20, 2011 7:30 PM

Such an adorable post! You were such a good sport - I can barely sleep on the ground now, let alone imagining doing that in 2nd trimester pregancy! You rock, Sydney!

June 20, 2011 8:18 PM

looks like you guys had fun :)

June 20, 2011 9:22 PM

Aww :) That looks like a lot of fun! Tys is a good hubs to tough it out on the floor so you can be comfortable ;)

PS you are making it awfully hard on me to resist buying those wellies! I want a pair so bad!

Brittni @ With Love From Michigan

June 20, 2011 9:53 PM

Oh super cute!! I love little trips away. As much as I hate camping (I enjoy my comforts) there's something so natural about the great outdoors! Those gram crackers look amazzzing! Glad you're enjoying your time before the little one comes along

x x x

June 20, 2011 11:18 PM

this looks like so much fun! i love the hunter boots, aaand i wish i looked as great as you did after a weekend of camping!

June 21, 2011 12:48 AM

Sydney, you are so beautiful.

June 21, 2011 1:27 AM

That trip looked amazing!

June 21, 2011 2:40 AM

you are so cute :) the both of ya!

June 21, 2011 7:57 AM

i love camping! we are going next week in colorado! can not wait!!!

June 21, 2011 8:07 AM

Camping is just fun! I love the casual outfit!

June 21, 2011 12:02 PM

love this post! soo funny about you and the hubby trying to share the tiny air mattress! i havent ever gone real camping... the kind with a tent and not a camper. maybe one day soon! im sure my favorite part would be the s'mores :)

June 21, 2011 1:07 PM

Looks like you had a lovely time :)

June 21, 2011 2:10 PM

I am in LOVE with your boots! I am looking into getting a pair of Hunters, but I was debating between the colors. Sooo many choices! What color are yours? Is that the green or olive green?

June 21, 2011 4:14 PM

Emily - Those are just the regular green ones :)

June 21, 2011 5:17 PM

Oh thank you so much! Love that color! :)

June 21, 2011 7:55 PM

Sydney! I LOVE your blog! I check back several times a day to see what you have to say and I love your style!
I recently started my own blog and I'd love it if you checked it out!

June 22, 2011 12:06 AM

you trip sounds amazing and it have to be very nice! this summer i'm going to go there, well to Missoula, but we want to spent some day in Yellowstone, and seeing you photos it have to be a very nice place!


June 22, 2011 5:33 AM

This sounds great. Camping is fun. And it's really exactly fun when you bring all your family and kids and had a good time to enjoy. My family camping tents is ready for this kind of event.

June 22, 2011 1:54 PM

Awe! Looks like you guys had a fun and successful first time camping though. My husband and I love camping and the last one we did as the the Great Sand Dunes National Park Preserve which is way out in the back of the Dunes and it was an amazing camping eventhough it was raining all night and possibility of bears around. After all, it was a bear habitat. Anyway, for us to be comfortable during camping, not only we have our sleeping bags, but we had to buy an air mattress and it was just lovely. Thanks for sharing your photos! :)

Adin B

June 23, 2011 9:12 AM

Are you, by any chance, in the 68th ward, or did you go with the 68th ward? I've been following your blog for a while now and my old ward (who I miss TERRIBLY) just went on a camping trip to Green Canyon as well. The previous year on our ward camping trip, I went when I was 2 days before my due date. :)

June 26, 2011 8:11 PM

Ahhh that's adorable! Best camping trip story ever. ;) I love that your husband tried to sleep with you the bumb in your little twin-sized mattress. But alas... it didn't work. ;) Too cute!

June 28, 2011 10:59 AM

i have no clue how i found your blog but i adore it! adore your talk of the precious bump and the adventures. the honesty about moving and the cuteness of having a BOY!

July 24, 2011 10:20 PM

I am just loving your blog! I came across a link for it and have been reading through. AND THEN i saw a BOISE STATE hat and said, WHAT!? With all of the fashion, interior design, style blogs I check out it's safe to say that I never come across Idaho/Boise State goodies. SCORE! I went to BSU and am from/live in now: Seattle. Sounds like you guys go to BYU Idaho and you are graduating - CONGRATS! For sure adding you to my blogroll. Good luck with the move, graduating and baby! What a fun time!

September 15, 2011 12:29 AM

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April 04, 2012 10:07 AM

Where is that grey sweatshirt from?? i have been looking for one like that and cannot find one.

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