Sunday, February 24, 2013

Winter Camp

Neal had a 3 day/2 night winter camp this week. Canada has "reading week" in the month of February where the kids have 5 days off so they can "read". I still don't get it.  Anyway, last year at this time we were taking Laurel to Utah to start her mission, FYI. 

This picture is so funny to me.  They just don't look like they are having any fun or is it just me?  
Neal on the other hand always has fun.  The machete he is holding is from Nicaragua when we picked up Brad from his mission 5 years ago.  Neal was just a little pipsqueak. 

Mission accomplished!
Do you see Neal?  those are his legs.  He is ice-fishing.  I've been ice-fishing.  Years and years and years ago in Drayton Valley up in northern Alberta when we were first married we had a ward activity where we went ice-fishing. It was alright I guess.
Neal loved this camp.  He bought some crazy pants and gloves and borrowed a -40 sleeping bag so he was pretty comfortable sleeping on pine boughs.  He wants to go next weekend with his dad..........we'll see how that plays out. 


Christie said...

Wow! A 5 day break for reading??? I'd love for us to do something like that in the states. How fun! Neat pictures of Neal. He sure isn't a pipsqueak anymore! Pretty soon he'll be going on his mission...Laurel will be coming home, and soon she'll be snatched up by some RM. What a wonderful family you have!

Marilou said...


Dixie Dee said...

Neal looks like he is having a great time! That poor tree met it's match in Neal and the machette!
Fun pictures and fun post!

Kaylynn said...

I bet Neal was the only boy who took cool pictures of the camp. I have to say I have no desire to go camping in the winter. I am glad they had fun.