Friday, December 21, 2007

Beautiful Salt Lake Lights

Jack and I actually made it to Salt Lake this year to check out the beautiful lights with our friends the Palmers. I love seeing temple square during this time of year and I love being so close to the temple to enjoy the Christmas spirit. We had a fabulous time and I got some good exercise in walking around and trying to keep up with everyone. :o) We got some good shots of the temple too.
We hope wherever you are that you are all able to enjoy some beautiful Christmas lights and Christmas spirit. I can't believe Christmas is next week! Yeeeeah! I'm soooo excited, I can't wait!

32 weeks and counting

This post is for all those that really don't believe I'm HUGE. Well, here I am in all my 32 week glory. :o) Actually...this was taken last, it would be at 31 weeks. See that tummy...It's definitely a big one! Thank you for everyone's love and support though. I always seem to get a "You are so beautiful pregnant" type comment right when I'm feeling a little down about getting bigger and bigger. So, Thank you so much!
Ok...I was just looking at another picture that was taken the same time and my tummy doesn't look quite as big...hmmm, I think maybe I was exhaling in the above picture...and then this below picture, I was just getting tired of having a picture of me taken. :o)

Snow Pranks

So, I have to say we have the coolest friends and neighbors. We totally love them all. A couple of weeks ago, Provo had a HUUUUGE snowstorm...that happened to be the day we had to drive to Bountiful for the Horton wedding, so we didn't get a chance to play much in it. But fortunately, our friends played in it plenty for us. :o) When we got home late that night, to our surprise we found a snowman blocking our door. And it was a CUTE snowman. They'd gone all out and put in eyes, the carrot nose, arms, and even a scarf. The funny thing about this is that we live on the SECOND floor of our complex. Meaning, we are not on ground level that it would be so easy to build a snowman right in front of our door. :o)The dilemma for us, though, was to try and figure out what to do with it. It was way to cute to just dump over the side of the balcony, so we decided to move it in front of our neighbors door and surprise them. (We were guessing these neighbors had a hand in the prank. :o) It was even more funny though, because we caught them before they came home, they came knocking on our door when they came home to ask why there was a snowman in front of their door. We had noooo clues to give them. ;o) We then decided to pass the snowman around one more time and disassemble and reassemble him again in front of another neighbor, and we caught them before they came home that night too. So, all in all, it was a fabulous prank that just kept on giving. :o)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's a BIG Baby!

At this month's doctor's appointment, the doctor measured me and informed me that though he could not tell me how big my baby was, that he could say that at this point, the baby is measuring larger than average (average being delivered at 7 lbs. 3 oz.) and if I carry full term, we're most likely looking at an 8 lb-er at least. So...hmmm, that's why I've been feeling sooooo much more uncomfortable the past couple of weeks. I could definitely tell the baby was getting bigger cause he is waaaay up into my ribs now and waaaay down there punching at things baby should not be hitting. Needless to say...I'm feeling reeeeeeally big right about now and I'm a little bit worried about having such a big baby, just cause I'm not all that big myself. But I'm so happy and excited to know that baby is growing well, and hopefully it's a good sign that he's healthy and strong. And oh man is this baby strong though. His kicks and punches have been quite hefty this past little while. But here's an updated preggy picture-me at 29 weeks. Sorry, not the very latest one, but just imagine this...but bigger. ;o)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Brett and Kelly's Wedding

Jack and I got another chance to get all dressed up and go celebrate our friends marriage in Bountiful last weekend. The dressing up part was great...but trying to find something cute that still fit was not so much fun. It was crazy trying to get through the snow storm in Provo to get there, but we made it safely there...though freezing the whole way cause we opted for a car with 4 wheel drive and no heat, rather than heat and no 4 wheel drive. ;o) It was great to catch up with the Hortons and it was so much fun to celebrate with Brett and Kelly. They looked so happy. It made Jack and I remember our special day...almost 5 years ago! I can't believe we've been married so long. It's been a wonderful journey and I can't wait for more.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Belated Thanksgiving Post

I can't believe I didn't post earlier about all our Thanksgiving fun with our family...but better late than never, eh? Well, we started off with hanging out with my little sisters' and their family and it was super fun to be with them. We then headed to Jack's extended family and had a great meal there. Then came back to Provo. We didn't do any big Black Friday sales this year...for those of you who didn't know, Jack and I actually SLEPT OUT in front of Circuit City last year to get some good deals...that was a no go for this year. I wanted to be in my own comfy bed. :o)
Then we had our Thanksgiving feast 2 with my little sister's family, and then headed up to Jack's parents and had our Thanksgiving feast 3 the following day. The food at each was suuuuuperbly fabulous, and all I had to make this year was a cheesecake and a jello salad. Lucky me. I can't believe that in the five years that Jack and I have been married that I've never had to make a turkey. Makes me kind of scared for next year...I'll probably be calling you all for help! :o)
But it was so fabulous to be with family and loved ones, but it made me miss mom and dad and of course my older sister's family and my little bro out in the mission field. I hope you all had your tummys full of good food too. I know I gained about 5 pounds after that weekend...and it was definitely not all baby!
P.S. So, who thinks Jack has gained some pregnancy sympathy weight? ;o)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Family Baby Shower

A big kudos out to my wonderful family on BOTH sides for throwing me a superb baby shower. Jen did such a beautiful job with the decorations and everyone's food was fabulous, fabulous! Thank you so much for the wonderful gifts and thank you so much for being there. I can't wait to "share" all these gifts with little Baby Madsen when he comes.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Nesting...and only 42 more days until Christmas

I've been super antsy lately to put up all our Christmas decorations. I've heard it has a little to do with the fact that I'm super "nesting" right now. I don't know, but either way, I just can't wait for my little apartment to be full of the festive cheer of Christmas. I'm literally ready to buy like an entire store full of Christmas things...but then I look at my tiny living space and reality clicks in that there just wouldn't be any room to even put up all the stuff. We just have a little container full of things to put up...and sadder still, we only have a little 3.5 foot tree too. The good thing about the tree though is that we completely fill it up with mine and Jack's ornaments from our childhood. :o) Jack is really being firm on us not having anything Christmas-y up though until after Thanksgiving. I just don't know if I'll be able to wait that long! :o( I know it's still only a week away, but I'm ready to decorate NOW! Doesn't he know that Canadian Thanksgiving is already over? ;o)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I absolutely LOVE Halloween! I LOOOOVE dressing up and I loooooove that it's the first "holiday" in the fall. Oh, and I love the candy too, eh? :o)
I was trying to think of a perfect costume this year that would really accent the tummy and I was totally stumped. It took up until the night before for me to find something that would work, and I was super lucky that I just happened to have a fabulous friend lend me the perfect costume. Well, what do you think? Did this costume accent my tummy or what? :o)
It got some great laughs at the office. Funny thing was when we took a shot right on, you really can't see the "bump." Interesting how that is. Even though I'm feeling huge, I can't believe that straight on shots only see me as a little wider. Well, I hope all of you had a fabulous Halloween too!

P.S. There are no pictures of both me and Jack in costume because I didn't have enough reason to force Jack to dress up this year. ;o) We had no ward party...well, any Halloween party at that attend, so I just ended up dressing up for work and Jack was a BYU student for the usual. :o) Kind of sad that I didn't get more use out of this costume...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Corn Belly's Fun!

So after living in Utah for almost 7 years and still not making it to a corn maze, I decided that this was the year to finally experience it. We went with our buds Kelli and Matt and experienced all there was to experience at Corn Belly's at Thanksgiving Point. We enjoyed the giant maze...Kelli and I won beating the guys out of it, the "haunted" hay ride...which was actually really romantic :o), the duck races, pig races, and much, much more. It got me thinking of how much fun it will be to take a little kid of our own to these types of activities some day. :o)
But it was a great fall day to enjoy some great fall fun!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Updated Preggy Picture

I've been kind of scared to post another pregnancy picture of me since I got such fabulous responses on the last one I posted and basically...I am not feeling quite as cute as I did a month ago and just feel so much, I've been afraid to show the world how I'm looking. :o)
But, I did want to show that I actually AM getting bigger. So, here's me at 24 weeks!

Black and White Party

I have to say I'm so proud of my friends that are married and still throw awesome parties. I think I phased out of the whole party planning thing after the second year of being married...but I did try to make a valiant effort to keep up with it for a while there...for those of you who'll remember...remember Jack's surprise parties...and our housewarming party?? :o) I was a pretty good party planner back in the day. But after almost five years, we're definitely more a hang out couple then a partying one I think. But that doesn't count out GOING to other people's parties though. ;o) So, we were pretty excited when our buds next door decided to throw a shwanky Black and White party. The food was fabulous and so were the outfits and more than anything, it was really nice to dress up and go do something like that, which isn't the norm for Jack and I. Yeah for the fabulous gals in the 25th Ward! We look beautiful!
P.S. So how many of you think I actually look pregnant in the pic? :o) Isn't black such a wonderful color? ;o)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Baby Naming

My sister sent me this funny article with all these sites to go to for naming your baby. I thought this one, Baby Names, Etc. was quite funny. It takes you through some questions and from your answers, it gives you the names you should name your baby. Where in the world did someone come up with this? How does your favorite pie and colors come up with a baby name???
Anyhow, I thought it was funny and here are the names that got generated from my preferences:
GIRLS: Calissa, Caralisa, Chantal, Darianna, Fabiola, Gabriella, Laraine, Makayla, Uma
BOYS: Antonio, Chauncey, Daryl, Gabriel, Judd, Lucus, Romeo, Stone, Theodore
UNISEX: Avery, Cameron
Even better, this site even has a baby name generator that if you don't even care, you just push a button and it'll give you some names to name your baby. Wow, wouldn't that be a story to tell your child..."um...yeah, I just went to the Internet and pushed a button that magically told me the name you should be named." ;o) Funny stuff!
Hey, but at this point, that may be what Jack and I have to resort to if we can't figure out a peaceful way to resolve whether or not we're having a Jack Enoch Madsen the Fifth or not.
Interestingly enough, I also looked up my name on the Popular Baby Names registered with the Social Security Administration and it told me that "Bernice is not in the top 1000 female names for any year of birth in the last 20 years." But that's the way I like it! :o) I like having a unique name and I'm glad that my parents gave it to me. Anyhow, if you couldn't tell, baby names are definitely on the mind. :o)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall Feel

I fiiiiinally got the blog updated to change the look and feel to fit the fall season. I'm a big fan of fall and all the beautiful fall colors out there. But, I have to say, this whole customizing of your own blog is HARD WORK!! To say the least...
It was crazy trying to figure out how to get the coding to work how I wanted and it took WAY TOO LONG. I'm all for simple...but at the same time, some of the templates blogger offers are just a little tooooo simple. So, go figure I have to get all gung ho myself and try and figure it all out. But I am proud to say that I DID IT! :o) I hope you enjoy this new fall feel to our blog as much as I do. Though, well, I'm enjoying it cause it was the fruits of my own labors. ;o)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Feeling the Baby

At my monthly appointment this week, the doctor asked if I had been feeling the baby more. My answer was uhhhh...I'm not sure....?? She assured me that I should start feeling the baby more and more. But in all reality, a lot of people have been asking me if I've been feeling the baby, and honestly, the way people describe it makes it hard to really know what I'm feeling going on inside. A lot of people describe flutters...but it doesn't really feel like that to me. What I "think" is the baby feels more like little bubbles kind of popping, or even gurgling. But it seems like week 22 is the magic week, because I can finally say I feel an actual BABY pushing or kicking now. Actually, on Saturday, Jack even felt it cause our little boy kicked so big. And during lunch yesterday right after I ate my lunch, little baby Madsen was going crazy and kicking up a storm. I even SAW it!! Not like it was like a foot pushing through, but the vibrations of the baby's movements made my shirt move! :o) So, I'm pretty excited now that I can finally answer, YES, I CAN feel the baby! :o) And it's pretty darn exciting too! So, signing out for me and baby, it's a big thumbs up for us right now. I'm feeling good and I'm hoping all this kicking and moving means baby Madsen is feeling good too. :o)

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

First Baby Purchases

For those of you that know me, I LOVE to shop. So, I've been a little shocked that I really don't LOVE to shop for baby things. I've walked into several baby sections of several stores...and time after time, I walk out with nothing! I can't seem to actually make a baby boy clothes purchase without someone else there. I think I'm still trying to adjust to the fact that baby boy clothes are just not as cute as all the girly stuff. And I hate to admit it, but I didn't realize til now how much of a girly girl I am! I LOVE the little bows, frills, lace, and EVERYTHING! Looking at the boy stuff in comparison is just a little "different" for me.
But I am happy to announce I made my first couple of purchases. Below are the onesies I bought but I couldn't find a picture of the little denim bucket hat or the little baby blue and white sneakers I bought either:o(. Oh...and I've discovered I LOOOOVE baby shoes! :o) I could seriously buy shoes, after shoes, after shoes for our little man. But Jack makes me restrain myself. He says all he needs are his everyday shoes, workout shoes, and church shoes and that's all the baby needs too. We'll see about that. ;o) Oh, and it's really cute, but you can't see on the green one it says "You make me drool." :o)

Anyhow, another discovery I've made is that baby stuff is EXPENSIVE! Yes, you can all laugh at me now and say, how did you not know that. And it's not like I didn't know that...but buying things for a baby and seeing how little my bag is that I'm walking out of the store with was shocking for me! I feel like I get soooo much more when I spend the same amount on me...given my clothes are triple the size of a baby onesie, eh? :o) But yes, I'm trying not to have too many anxiety attacks about how expensive things are going to be, so if any of you have any good advice for making baby purchases, I sure could use them. :o)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Our Super HUGE News!

Well, for those of you doubters out there that were worried about whether Jack and I were ever going to have a little one of our own...well, I am happy to announce that after almost five years of marriage, we are finally going to be having an addition to our family! I am about four months along and yes, I was pregnant during the whole appendix scare and yes we were extremely worried about the baby...all I can say is we were watched over CONSTANTLY and for both me and the baby, we have witnessed miracles that have strengthened my testimony. And well, our little baby is a fighter for sure. :o) But on to the good news. So, we found out what we were having today...and...drum roll please...IT'S A BOY! Jack said he knew from the start it was a boy. He even wrote down on a piece of paper that he thought it was a boy before our ultrasound today. Me, well, I thought it would be really fabulous to have a little girl to dress up...and knowing that was what I was hoping for, go figure, I kind of expected it to be a boy as well. ;o)
So, I guess our predictions were true and we will be looking forward to a little baby boy around February 10th/11th. It was such a blessing to see the baby today. After getting spoiled in the hospital with ultrasounds everyday to check up on the baby, it's hard to feel totally secure that everything is ok and well with baby when I don't get to see him as often as I used to. But from the looks of the ultrasound today, the nurse said everything looks healthy and normal. HOORAY! We are so excited and we are so grateful for all the prayers and love for us and on the baby's behalf. We know that they were heard and the health of the baby has greatly depended on them. We've linked a portion of our ultrasound to share with you all. Don't worry, this one doesn't show the gender. ;o) But it does show the baby's legs and arms and hands and best of all, it shows him giving his mom and dad a big thumbs up! :o) Enjoy!
P.S. The video loops, so once you see the error message, that's the end of it.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Our FIRST Dream Couch Purchase!!

We have waited FIVE years to buy our dream couch...well, actually, it's kind of taken us four for Jack and I to decide exactly what was a dream couch for both of us...but needless to say, it's been a LONG TIME!! But we did it!! Last week, with the help of our fabulous friends, the Bishop, Darin, and Matt, we got our couch fully set up in our apartment and it's PERFECT! It's EVERYTHING we've wanted in a couch. First off, the price was FABULOUS--thanks sooo much to Curtis for that, and second, it looks GREAT! It's a tan microsuede and just comfy, comfy, comfy, and best of all, it's got the CHAISE END!!! Jack and I are totally fighting over the chaise end when we both want to sit down on it, but we are both sharing and we are both enjoying the couch together soooo much! :o) The above picture is the store picture of the couch...I'll post pics of our actual couch soon. But, just wanted to share the good news with everyone. You will all need to come by and try it out. It really is fabulous!! :o)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Recovery Update

Well, it's been 5 weeks since surgery and well...I'm still not back to normal or totally 100% yet...but I'm feeling not too shabby. Recovery has been taking a little longer than I would have liked...but it's going and I'm feeling stronger every day. It's just been hard though to see that the strong now is like being able to wake up, get my own breakfast, shower and get ready, before I have to lay down again for a little bit. I mean, strong before was doing like a 12 hour day of work, freelance, working out, running errands, etc, etc, etc.
Needless to say, maybe I HAD to have this so I could actually take a break, eh? ;o)
Either way, I'm getting mindlessly bored at home just "resting" but doing the best I can to actually rest so I can get better. And my two weeks of doctor ordered bed rest is up, so I guess I'll be heading back to work this week too...though there is no way I'll be able to do a full 8 hour day yet. Can't seem to stay awake and functional for more than 6 hours at a time right now.
But again, thank you for all your prayers and love and support. It is all so very much appreciated. Oh, and I finally actually got a picture of me at the hospital from my parents...and well, I'm happy to say I didn't look as bad as I had thought I did. :o) All I can say though is thank goodness I'm not like that anymore. ;o)
I'm sporting all the I love NY stuff sent from my little bro on his mission in NY, NY. Wow, and you can actually just barely see that tube in my nose that ran down to my stomach...which felt sooooo much larger to me since it was the bane of my existence while I was at the hospital.
But yeah...I didn't look thaaaat bad, did I? ;o)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Our Crazy July--PART TWO

To summarize, I'm still recovering from this second part of July.
So, to start off with, I drove back from Calgary to Utah with my parents on Friday the 13th of July. The trip was fine and we got back in town in good time and I was ready to party with my family who were all going to be in town the next evening for a mini family reunion with my immediate family.

Saturday July 14th: I woke up with a terrible pain in my abdomen around my belly button area and was throwing up and sick all day. By that afternoon, I was in REEEEALY bad shape, so Jack and I decided to call a doctor to see what we should do. After talking to our doctor, he suggested we go to the emergency room and have them check for appendicitis. We got to the ER and they ran some tests, but none specifically for appendicitis....shot me up with morphine...gave me a prescription painkiller....and sent me home.

Sunday July 15th: The whole day I was in pain and pretty much wishing I was dead because I hurt so much.

Monday July 16th: Had my yearly appointment and as soon as my OBGYN saw me, he got on the phone with a surgeon to have me get into surgery to get my appendix taken out. We checked into the hospital around noon and went into surgery at about 6 p.m. that night. When the surgeons went in, they found that my appendix had already ruptured and it had already been ruptured for at least two days. This complicated matters, extending the surgery, as well as recovery since basically my entire digestive system had been "ravaged with infection" (as the doctor put it) for the past two days. I came out of surgery ok but was hooked up to a lot of tubes and machines.

Tuesday July 16th--about the 21st: No food at all and am fed fully through IV. I've got a tube running from my nose that goes down the back of my throat all the way to my stomach to pump out my stomach and trying to get my bowels to wake up after intense surgery. I got the nose tube out towards the end of the week, but then started digressing. My stomach started bloating out because of infection still apparent and they actually had to put the tube back in.

Wednesday/Thursday July 26th or 27th: I have to apologize...a lot of the days in the hospital are kind of a blur to my timing and days may be wrong for some of these events. Anyhow, I went in for an MRI and it showed I had some blockage in my intestine. Not a good thing. So, at this point, I had been put on a liquid diet and was actually eating some things...but after the MRI verdict, I was off all food again and just back to ice chips.

The rest of the week pretty much went by about the same. I had some food...then not, and then some liquids again. At this point, the doctor was worried about some higher then normal levels of enzymes in my pancreas, which could be a sign of pancreatitis. So, though they did release me finally on Monday, July 14th day in the hospital, I am now recovering at home with a strict low fat liquid diet to try and avoid harm to my pancreas and just trying to recover from major surgery.

Ok, I think that's all the high points for the last week of July for us. Jack has been amazing through all of this as has all my family and his. During those dark times in the hospital, I have truly felt all of your prayers in my behalf and I am so very grateful for each and everyone of you who has shown me and Jack sooooo much service and love. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards each and every one of you. Thank you so very, very much for all you have done and are continuing to do for us. Everything has made such a difference for us. We will continue to keep everyone posted as to the recovery process, but in the meantime, I'm still out of commission for the next 10 days on doctor's orders.
But I am happy to say that I am feeling lots better...though not anything close to normal yet. My abdomen still has a lot of pain and I get pretty winded getting up and down and doing much of anything. But I can feel my body healing and I know things will be fine soon.
Again, thank you for everything you have all done for us.

Our Crazy July--PART ONE

Well, I know many of you have already heard about our crazy month, but I thought I'd just post anyhow and get out the info.
This part one episode is going to be first though and talk about our early July events which were a lot of fun. First, we had a great time celebrating the 4th of July with Jack's family down in Kaysville. We had a TON of really, really good food and enjoyed a lot of time outside in the beautiful weather playing with water guns and slip and slides and spending time with the fam.
The weekend after the 4th, Jack and I were able to fly home to Calgary to visit with my parents and enjoy some great Alberta sites. We started off in Downtown Calgary in one of my favorite spots called Prince's Island Park. It's super cool because it's a little island with lots of grass and playground space and cool art pieces and etc. right in the middle of downtown.

And of course, since it's Stampede week, I thought I'd show my true homegirl spirit and sport the cowboy hat too. :o) Next, we introduced Jack to the true Calgary spirit by attending the ever famous free pancake breakfasts that go on EVERY DAY of the Stampede. How cool is that, seriously? During the whole 10 days of the Calgary Stampede, you can get a free pancake breakfast somewhere in the city. Can you see how happy Jack was that I convinced him to wear a cowboy hat? ;o)
After that, we checked out Banff National Park and had some great fun looking at some really beautiful gardens and just awesome amazing scenery in the Rocky Mountains. We did the whole tourist-y thing and even walked through the famous Banff Springs Hotel and asked them how much it was for a night...yeah...a whopping $300--$1000 a night!! A little too steep for us. So, we just settled for walking around it and taking some pictures. The Bow Falls was our last stop in Banff and it was a great ending of a wonderful day with my parents in Banff.

And last but not least, we had to check out the Calgary Stampede while we were at home. Jack and I enjoyed a day of rides, shows--X-bikers, Superdogs, Good Charlotte, and just walking around enjoying the sites at the Stampede. We thoroughly enjoyed the fantastic mini donuts and other carnival foods and seeing all there was to see.
All in all, the first couple weeks of July was great fun and a good vacation for both of us. We enjoyed seeing sites and spending time with loved one. Part two will cover the second half of July.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Small Town Carnivals

So, we thought it was about time...after being here in Utah County for the past 7 years...that we actually went to one of the small town carnivals that happen in the surrounding cities of Provo. We drove past the Springville Art City Days last month and I tried to convince the hubby to go...but because I mentioned "Art City Days," he somehow figured it was an art show and refused to go. But this time for Pleasant Grove's Strawberry Days, I made sure to tell Jack that it was a CARNIVAL and that there would be CARNIVAL TREATS and rides and all the good stuff that come with small town carnivals. So together we went to discover Strawberry Days. First off, I have to say I was kind of surprised at the lack of strawberry memorabilia at this function. However, there were funnel cakes, and strawberries and cream! YUM! Jack wanted to try some of the rides...I don't do rides since I've gotten sick from the Stampede in the old now that I'm older and wiser, I just know to stay away from those kinds of things. :o) Anyhow, we were horrified to see how much everything cost! Jack was saying he remembered carnivals as a kid where things were free and you could just go on everything and enjoy the day on rides and good food. Even the food though...WOW! The funnel cakes cost as much as they do at Disney World...DISNEY WORLD! And they weren't nearly as good. :o( But hey, how often do we get funnel cakes, right? So, all in all, I think we enjoyed our carnival experience...especially seeing the "real carnies", but I don't think we'll go to another one. It's just far too expensive to actually "enjoy" it...unless you're willing to spend the money on the food and rides, or the rodeo and such...there's really not much to do at those things. But at least we can say we've been. :o)

Friday, June 8, 2007

First Camping Trip of the Season!

One of the best things about warmer weather here in good ole Utah is the fabulous canyons we have so close by that we can go camping pretty much any free weekend and just drive about 20 minutes outside of town and be good to go. Jack and I quite enjoy being in the great outdoors and we LOOOOVE campfire food. It's amazing how much better tinfoil dinner elements (potatoes, ground beef, carrots, etc.) just taste sooooo much better enjoyed around a campfire. Actually, anything you eat when camping seems to taste just a little better. Why is that exactly? Whatever the reason, we love it!
So, last weekend we headed up Provo Canyon with the Paynes and set up tent for an overnighter. Everything about it was just sooooo perfect. We had perfect weather, perfect fire wood that gave us perfect coals and perfect meals and perfect s'mores.
Jack really liked warming up his backside by the fire...ok, to be honest, it seemed like all of us were making this pose at one point or another around the fire. Our front sides would get all toasty so we'd have to switch it up. ;o) It was seriously fabulous. I can't wait to go again.