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 comments:

Carla said...

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

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

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

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Michelle's Style File said...

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

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Sorcha said...

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!

Taylor said...

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

Neris said...

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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Catherine Anne said...

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

MON said...

love camping! and also love you green Boots ;)

TheOtherSideofCool said...

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

Melanie said...

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

Belly B said...

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

<3 Belly B

Sephira said...

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

Emily said...

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

Laura:: said...

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!

amber said...

how fun! i love camping.

The Fancy Teacup said...

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

♥, Jamie
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Chapstick Fanatic said...

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

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DoublClik said...

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

marissa at the boot said...

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!

Flor said...

how fun! i love camping myself!

Alexandria said...

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.

debbiecutieface said...

those s'mores just look so delish!

debbiecutieface said...

those s'mores just look so delish!

debbiecutieface said...

those s'mores just look so delish!

Katya said...

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

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knockedupfabulous said...

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!

kirtley@ the ink hotel said...

Such a pretty spot. The smores look delish.


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Zelina Garza said...

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

The Michelle Show said...

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

Sierra said...

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!
Sierra

Ashlee Dearie said...

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

Mrs. C said...

What fun!!! Camping is the best ESP in the summer. Looks like you had a blast!!

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Kelsey Ann Hicks said...

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

Running on Happiness said...

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.

Corinne Chidester said...

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

Stevie said...

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!

Kristin said...

This is so cute, looks like so much fun!

Xo, Kristin
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Alivia said...

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 ;)

paige & ben said...

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...

Kristina said...

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

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

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!
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SAMANTHA said...

Looks like soo much fun! Incredible photos :)


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Ana* said...

you two and the bump are the cutest ever

Gena said...

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!

Jess said...

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

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Amy said...

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

amy day to day

Rachel said...

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!

Gertrude said...

Wow that place looks amazing!

ag. said...

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

AJD ∞ said...

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?

Melody's Voice said...

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 :)

Allison Taylor said...

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!

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Megan and Justin said...

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

Kelly Hicks said...

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!

Emily said...

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.

Rachael said...

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.

Chelsea said...

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!

H. said...

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 :)

H.

Carrie said...

Looks like fun! I love camping!
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La Petite Olga said...

Gorgeous pictures and it looks like a great weekend!

xx Olga
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Alison said...

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.

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whitney said...

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

Julie Khuu said...

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

xo-Julie
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Katie said...

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}

cailen ascher said...

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

marcella said...

awesome
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genevieve said...

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!

Madeline said...

Jumbo marshmellows?! Those are the best!

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Miss Celeste said...

jealous jealous jealous!

i LOVE camping!

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Ann said...

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

Holly said...

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

Jen said...

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!

pushups with polish said...

looks like you guys had fun :)

brittni said...

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!


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JENNA L. said...

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

ms. sophistifunk said...

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!

Katie Ann said...

Sydney, you are so beautiful.

pigeon pie said...

That trip looked amazing!

luckyenoughblog.com said...

you are so cute :) the both of ya!

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love, kate said...

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

Irusja said...

Camping is just fun! I love the casual outfit!

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lori said...

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 :)

~elisa~ said...

Looks like you had a lovely time :)

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Emily said...

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?

Sydney said...

Emily - Those are just the regular green ones :)

Emily said...

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

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Must Have said...

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!

Alba

kevin said...

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.

Adin B said...

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

Kimberly Odasso said...

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. :)

Jennifer M. said...

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!

christi @ burlap and basil said...

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!

yourforever said...

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!

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SarahT said...

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

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