Vacation Tent City

This day started with making scrambled egg tortillas for our camping breakfast tomorrow!

When you travel with six little ones for ten days, you pack all the food you can to go with you!

It took us the normal time to get to OKC, but an extra hour to get to the other side of it.  We beat five o’clock traffic, though!

We had two more rest stops, including one where the kids were recognized by fans – a sweet mom and her toddler – and finally three more hours later, we made it to our campsite outside of Dallas.

The second graders were so excited to help put up our tent!

And they did it!

We all felt better after cooling off in the pool!  It was perfect!  We got our camp site for only $3 because kids were free because it’s Father’s Day weekend, and the pool was empty and magical.  It really refreshes us!

Kids changed into pajamas while I got our fire going, and they had such a blast heating up MRE’s for dinner!

Day one was exhausting, but a success!  We had so much fun!  And I think I wore them out enough that they will actually sleep tonight instead of just playing like earlier.  

I love these babies!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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