Thursday, May 28, 2009

Camping 2009

Camping on Memorial Day has become a tradition for Garth and I. I'm not gonna lie, it was tough getting used to "roughing it" after staying in luxury hotels for our anniversary and my birthday. But once I got over the spiders and moths (ok, I never really got over them) and walking half a mile to the restroom (or so it seemed) I had a blast.

We stayed in the cutest town in southwest Michigan. The downtown was quaint with lots of fun shops and restaurants and nestled right on Lake Michigan. There were these statues everywhere and Garth called this one my boyfriend:Garth loves the pajama llama:

There is nothing better than sitting outside on Lake Michigan sipping Oberon:

New Age White may be my new fave wine:
Cheers to summer with our first ice cream cone:
There is nothing like sand between your toes after a long winter:
We heart Lake Michigan:
On the pier:
At our camp site roasting marshmellows:

Garth's pride and joy:
Garth being all Man vs. Wild:Garth frying up some eggs the next morning:Yummo:Ready for the beach:

After a relaxing day at the beach, Garth grilled up some chicken and veggies:

The End. I only got pictures from the first day, but the next 2 days were just repeat of that. Grill. Go to the beach. Come back and grill again. Roast marshmellows. Go to sleep. It's the simple life and I'm not complaining.

58 comments:

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Love the pictures! You guys are so cute! :)

-Heather

jen + ryan said...

that's SOOO fun!

Jon and Steph said...

Looks like a blast! and that food looks amazing ;)

a H.I.T. said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! Nothing beats marshmallows over an open fire :)

Tiffany said...

Oh how I love roasting marshmellows, sand between my toes, and camping!

Newlywed Next Door said...

Fun! I'm going camping by the beach in Oregon this summer and your post made me really excited for that trip!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

so cute!!! I am jealous of your camping adventure!

Emily said...

ahhh! how cute are u two and how freaking amazing do you look! u look smoking linds! Soo good! i love the post below with garth by the new citizens sign! soo fun:) ive missed you!!

Elizabeth said...

Love your pictures! It looks like yall had a great time. :)

Carrie said...

what a great time!

Jordan said...

You're trip looks so perfect! And like some of the others have said, y'all are such a cute couple!! :)

I'm drooling over the grilled veggies - is it time for lunch yet???

lola said...

omg, I am *so* jealous! This trip looks like so much fun!

Haha, and who ever *really* gets over spiders?! Not me!

Mrs. Dwiggins said...

aww looks like you two had a lot of FUN!!! Your such a cute couple!!!

Justine said...

So fun! You two are so cute :)

Following Him said...

So cool...love all the pictures :)
~Elyse

Brittany Ann said...

You two are adorable!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

MMMMM, all that food looks amazing! Love camp fires and meat grilling:p Looks like such a great time full of sand and fun! I really need a breach vacation:P

Melissa said...

You two are so cute!

Whitney said...

Fun stuff!

Jenny.Lee said...

Garth looks like quite the cook!! So glad you had such a good time!

Meghan said...

Loved your pictures! We also went camping on Memorial Day weekend. Check out my blog to see my pictures!

Southern Pathways said...

ooh, all of that food looks so yummy. I seriously want to grill now. Glad ya'll had a good time!

redheadedjournal said...

Looks like a great camping trip! I love the cheers w/ ice cream!

Aartee said...

ummmm I have to say I have my doubts about camping but you and Garth make it look fun!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

How fun!! You guys look great! I would love to do that sometime.

C said...

Did you go near st. Joeseph?? I love lake MI too! And girl, if you want to "rough it", come backpacking with me! What you had was downright gourmet!! ;)

Mrs. J L said...

thats awesome that u guys made it into a tradition. I love traditions! It looks like u guys really ejoyed urselves too! Great pics!

Lucky in Love said...

That sounds lovely! I miss camping...I'm going to have to go soon!

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a great weekend - you're lucky you have a beach so close!

AmyT said...

wow..looks like an awesome weekend, love the pics!

Jessica said...

Looks like you had so much fun! I can't wait to go camping with Luke this summer!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

That sounds like so much fun. I think I might enjoy camping if we could leave the campsite and do something besides fishing and hiking!

Mika said...

oh what I would give to have a weekend with just the two of us with nothing to do, but just be together.

You lucky fart.

the future mrs Hailey Hinz said...

oh that sounds like so much fun! what great pics too!!

love your swim suit! very cute.

thats a fun tradition!

Sara said...

That looks like lots of fun. I keep trying to go camping but ever since the pre-iraq training and then 15 months in Iraq, mark hasn't been into roughing it. Maybe one day!

LyndsAU said...

so glad yall had fun! the pics are great! yall are too cute!

Yaya said...

I gave up camping after last year when I realized my back couldn't take it anymore! So I'll live vicariously through your post!

Lea Liz said...

aww it looks like so much fun!!!! You look great by the way girl!!

The Pink Chick said...

A pajama llama! How funny!! I love the statues! In Athens, we have statues of bulldogs (dressed up as different things) everywhere. They are so fun!

I love the pictures! You two are so much fun!

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Megan said...

Looks like so much fun!

*~! megs !~* said...

looks like you guys had so much fun!! cute pictures! we're talking about going camping this year.. oh help me!

Emily Jean said...

Looks like you all had a blast! The food looks fantastic!

Mrs. S. said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip! The food looked great! Much better than hot dogs and potato chips! Haha!

Sarah said...

Camping! I am so jealous.

Oh and BTY- Garth is way better looking than your "boyfriend" :)

Mojito Maven said...

AWWWWW it looks like you both had so much fun!!!!

Snow White said...

nice! and excellent food :) we love Lake MI too!

very married said...

Roasted marshmallows are the BEST!

Jules said...

It looks like you had a wonderful time and I love that pajama llama! The food you guys cooked on the grill looks delicious and I love toasted marshmallows :)

Following Him said...

Hey sweet lady...just wanted to let you know that I tagged you on my blog. Check it out when you can!
~Elyse

Angie said...

Looks like an awesome weekend and a very fun trip. Yay for weekend trips!

Sharon said...

Those pictures were great, loving the smiles on both of your faces. And those eggs well they were just perfect :)
Glad you had a great time!
Blessings

Gwen said...

Pajama Llama is fabulous!!! You are adorable and I'm so happy you had a great time!!! XOXO

Sarah Danielle: Jeune Marie said...

These pictures are the best! You guys are so cute!! And I am totally envious of your honey blond hair!! Wish I could pull of lighter locks for the summer!! :)

SassyEngineer said...

How fun! We have thought about going camping soon, but I have to be honest, I'm afraid of the bugs and such! If you can do it, maybe I can :)

Becky said...

Yeah, that is soooooooooooooooo St. Joseph, I grew up going on vacations there! I've walked that beach and that pier and that little town about a zillion times in my life, and I'd recognize it anywhere! I'm so jealous -- I miss my favorite place in Michigan. So glad you enjoyed it -- I always have!

Kristin said...

i just stumbled across your blog for the first time and I was looking at your pictures and i FREAKED out because that statue of the gorilla and golfing is about 2 blocks from our house! my hubby and i challenge each other to a "game" everytime we walk into town! how fun! glad you enjoyed our town!! :)

AprilMarie said...

Looks like a wonderfully amazing time! You guys are SO stinkin' cute!