The New Addition: Week 6

Six weeks have gone by since we started this new addition to our house. It has been an incredibly stressful journey but we are moving towards the end of this project.

This week we had more progress than we have had in a few weeks.

On Monday, the guy was able to come back and texture the room. This was finished in time for us to prime the walls and paint the ceiling by Tuesday evening. Our contractor came out on Wednesday to put the baseboards and door jams in. He painted them Thursday. Our yard and alley way was finally cleaned up this week from all of the construction debris. This was showing us that the project is starting to come to a close. YAY!

Friday they painted baseboards and then came back Saturday to give them a second coat. This allowed us to start tiling and grouting on Sunday. Joel was able to tile the entire laundry and mudroom as well as about 90 percent of the office space. We will finish tiling and grouting the office and bathroom next week.

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Young Living Essential Oils: DiGize

I cannot believe that I’m almost done talking about all of the great oils included in this AMAZING starter kit! I only have a few oils left to talk about. Are you ready to learn about the next oil?

What Oil Is It?

Today’s oil is the oil of DiGize Vitality oil. DiGize Vitality blends Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils for a fresh-tasting blend—a perfect follow-up to any meal. Some cultures munch on fennel seeds after meals, and the use of this potent plant even dates back to ancient Egypt. Experience the power of Fennel Vitality and these other essential oils for yourself!

Vitality oils are oils that are meant to ingest.  

How Do You Use It?

Use DiGize Vitality essential oil to help you enjoy each and every meal! This proprietary blend of Young Living essential oils is a great mealtime companion and addition to your wellness regimen.

Take this best-selling essential oil blend with Essentialzymes-4™ or on its own before each meal to support your wellness regimen.* The versatility of DiGize Vitality oil means that you can take it in a gel capsule, mix it with water and Peppermint Vitality for a rejuvenating infused water, or combine it with honey for a sweet treat. For even more wellness support, take DiGize Vitality with Essentialzymes-4 at breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all-day support. DiGize Vitality is also a great complement to our supplements ComforTone® and JuvaTone®.

Our proprietary DiGize Vitality oil blend includes the naturally occurring constituents menthol, citrol, and zingiberene.

Add 1–2 drops to a gel capsule and take it as a dietary supplement every day—or whenever you need it. Give your water a twist and add 2 drops of DiGize Vitality and 1 drop of Peppermint Vitality. DiGize Vitality is a great compliment to Essentialzymes-4. Take both before every meal to support your wellness.* Flavor honey with 2–3 drops of DiGize Vitality for a sweet, spicy treat without the refined sugar. Take with ComforTone and JuvaTone in whatever form you prefer.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Where Do You Get it?

In the premium starter kit! Order yours here and get a membership for all future discounted Young Living products.

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Summer Favorite Foods: Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops

I have loved sharing with you all of these amazing recipes for summer favorite foods!

This week’s recipe is a great choice for looking for a grilling recipe. If you can’t tell by my previous posts I love cooking things with a Hawaiian taste to them. This recipe does not disappoint that Hawaiian craving of mine.

Today’s recipe is Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops originally by The Life Jolie.

What Do You Need: (Order Your Ingredients)

  • 1 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup
  • 1 can of pineapple rings (reserve 1/2 cup of the juice for the marinade)
  • 1 package of All Natural Boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • Chopped scallions

*She uses 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, I chose to skip this.

What You Will Do:

Whisk the low sodium soy sauce, sesame oil. brown sugar, ground ginger, red pepper flakes, garlic ketchup and pineapple juice until well combined. Pour the marinade over the Pork Chops and let them sit for at least 10 minutes or overnight. Spray the grill with non-stick cooking spray and heat it to medium-high. Place the meat and pineapple rings on the grill and reserve the marinade to make the sauce. Grill them for 4-5 minutes on each side. Rotate them a little bit midway through each side if you want a nice crosshatch grill mark. Once the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees (or longer if you want them well done) remove them from the grill and rest them for 10 minutes. While your meat rests, whisk the cornstarch into the marinade and strain it into a sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until it starts bubbling then reduce it to low heat for a couple minutes to thicken the sauce. Drizzle your meat and pineapple with sauce, sprinkle with chopped scallions and enjoy!

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Healthy Lunches for School Kids

This year is a big year for all three of my kids. My older two start kindergarten and my son will start “tot-school” at a local mother’s day out. With all three of them in school, I need to have a plan on what to send them for lunch. Most of our schools require peanut free lunches due to the severity of peanut allergies.

The lunches I am sharing are great alternatives to the average sandwich lunches, that include fruits and vegetables for a healthy lunch option.

#1 Roll ups with lunch meat and cheese, apple slices with cinnamon yogurt dip and celery sticks.

#2 DIY Pizzas using Melba toast rounds, pizza sauce, shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, sliced grapes and carrot sticks. For the toddler, I premake them skipping the pizza sauce.

#3 DIY Lunchable using sliced ham, cheese, crackers of your choice, orange slices, and broccoli florets.

#4 Pita Bread sandwiches with sliced strawberries, sliced cucumbers, and yogurt.

#5 Quick pasta salad using mini farfalle pasta tossed in a dressing of choice. Add tomatoes, cucumber, mozzarella, and ham slices. Serve with toasted crackers.

#6 Chicken salad slider with blueberries and celery sticks.

#7 Bacon, Lettuce, and Turkey wrap with cheese, cherry tomatoes, apple slices and ranch dip on the side.

#8 Ham and cheese pinwheels using crossaints. Bake the rolled up pinwheel at 350 degrees for 10-14 minutes. Serve with orange slices and carrots.

#9 Polka dot pizza dippers from Coupons.com. Use bisquit dough cut into quarters, add pepperoni on top of each quarter. Bake at 350 degrees for 5-8 minutes. Serve with pizza dipping sauce, celery, and apples.

#10 Cream cheese and ham pinwheels, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, and carrots on the side.

#11 Crescent roll hot dogs from Crazy Adventures in Parenting. Use hot dogs and two cans of crescent rolls. Put in a sandwich maker, I use my foreman grill and cook until dough is crispy. Serve with banana, cheese cubes, and cucumber sticks.

#12 Crossaint sandwiches with carrots, grapes and yogurt dip.

#13 Ham and cheese quesadillas, sliced pears, tortilla chips, guacamole, and pineapple.

#14 Pizza grilled cheese sandwiches with sliced pears and broccoli.

#15 Pita pocket chicken salad with a banana, yogurt and celery sticks.

To pack my kids lunches, I have used the Sistema To Go containers because they are easy for the little ones to open on their own. I am including three versions of these containters: the Sistema Klip It, the Sistema Snack Attack to go, and the Small Split.

This year for my older two, I am switching to the Bento boxes for their lunch storage. I love the compartments for easy separating of the foods. I am sharing three versions of this as well. The Simplete Bento Box, Bento Lunch Box, and the Bento Box 3-in-1.

Check back to see what happens this year as all three of my kids are in school at least part time.

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The New Addition: Week 5

This week’s addition update brings to mind the lyrics “Another one bites the dust. Another one bites the dust. And another one gone, and another one gone. Another one bites the dust” from Queen. Although this song is not meant to talk about construction it fits the theme that I feel is happening in my home. Now I must pause and share for a second that I have been informed that my expectations are considered unrealistic in the construction world. I expect people to come to work daily on projects and work to get them done,

Now I must pause and share for a second that I have been informed that my expectations are considered unrealistic in the construction world. I expect people to come to work daily on projects and work to get them done, evidently, that is not how construction jobs go. That being said, let’s talk about this week’s update and why I chose the song above as my theme song for this post.

The most exciting thing for this entire week was that we officially had walls on the inside of the addition!

This happened on Monday morning. They had sheetrock up by lunch time are were done for the day. I was really excited that there were walls and defined spaces. Everything looked so big and with the walls up, I could start to see some design ideas.

With all the frustrations occurring with this project, this is a good reminder of how to react.

Tuesday afternoon they returned to tape the walls. This was all that happened until Thursday morning when they returned to mud the tape lines on the wall. Nothing happening Wednesday was when my frustration started this week. We had my mom come out to help with the kids so that I could help paint. Without the walls finished, her trip could end up being a bit wasted. Again I was informed that my expectations were not realistic. (Insert mad face because that’s exactly how I felt hearing that). By Friday afternoon all that had been worked on was taping and mud in the room. 

As you can tell, “Another one bites the dust” by Queen is a great theme song for this week because that’s exactly what happened. Days got wasted and the job felt delayed. I’m optimistic that they can turn it around in time for us to be able to tile with the support of my mother-in-law. I guess it’s time to put on my positive pants and forget the annoyances of this week.

Next week we are hoping to have textured walls with primer and paint on them. Base boards should be put in and painted. Then we will be able to tile the floors and install the carpet. Make sure you stop by to see the update.

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Game Plan

I’ve been a stay at home mom for about five years now. Staying home with my children is a blessing but it means having one source of income. One income means strict budgeting and not always able to get those leisure items right away. It has been hard for me to adjust to this lifestyle of being a dependant on someone else because I did go to college and received my degrees. I had planned on returning to work but that is not how my life turned out. (I’m not complaining about it, it is a blessing to be home). I have always been independent so the idea of relying on someone else has been a difficult one for me.

I have experimented with multiple ways to earn extra money over the past few years. I first started with Scentsy and did not make any money. Scentsy had a great product line but they required yearly minimums. You also had to have parties in order to sell any of their items. That wasn’t the easiest for me to do when at home with little ones.  I started with Young Living essential oils a few years ago for personal use and then chose to start the business side of it recently.

I was unsure about the business side of Young Living Essential Oils until I read this book.

One of my upline leaders with Young Living sent me information on a course that could help with the business side of Young Living. This course was called Game Plan Boot Camp which was shared by the author of Game Plan Sarah Harnisch. Sarah shares her journey with Young Living and how she has made it to Platinum status in just over a year. Her success was not by hosting parties for people to come smell oils but instead by teaching courses to inform people about essential oils and their benefits.

From just her first class, 8 people joined Young Living for their wholesale membership discount and business opportunity.

I was so excited to hear this, I am a former teacher so teaching a class was not something new to me. What I loved the most about her boot camp is that she provided strategies for your classes as well as a script that you can use to guide you in your classes. The script is located in the Game Plan book that you can purchase on Amazon.

This book and boot camp have changed my Young Living business, making me more profitable than I was able to do on my own.

It can work for you too. If you are looking for a way to make extra income from home, Young Living can be that way. Join my Young Living team and I will send you a free copy of the Game Plan Mini so that you too can start your Young Living business. Contact me if you have any questions about joining Young Living.

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Young Living Essential Oils: R.C.

I have to admit that I am very excited to share this essential oil today. This one is a family favorite in my house. It’s one that we make sure to have stocked up before fall and winter seasons come. This oils also comes in your premium starter kit as one of the eleven discounted oils.

So, what is this oil?

This oil is R.C. essential oils. R.C. Essential Oil is a powerful blend of Spruce, Cypress, and three types of Eucalyptus oils (E. globulus, E. radiata, and E. citriodora). Diffuse or apply it directly before, during, or after your workout. Its energetic aroma will help you stay motivated when you hit the weights, treadmill, or bike.

You can also combine Young Living R.C. oil with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for an invigorating massage. This routine creates a relaxing spa-like experience and can even help when your day demands that you be out and about earlier than usual. Its robust scent will help you perk up as your day begins.

R.C. is also a great substitute for Aroma Siez in Young Living’s Raindrop Technique.

 

How Do You Use It?

You can rub on your chest and back of the neck before an early-morning workout. I like to rub it on my feet or chest when I’m feeling a little under the weather. RC is that boost that I need to support my immune system. You can use it with V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex for a foot or back massage after your gym routine, outdoor adventure, or yoga practice.

Place a few drops in a hot bath or shower. The warm water will calm and soothe you, and the oil will diffuse with the steam for an invigorating and empowering experience. Brighten your outlook

 

during early-morning errands by applying R.C. oil to your chest and wrists.

For the application on this one, I prefer to use a carrier oil such as olive oil to dilute it a little.

Where Can You Get It?

You can order this oil by itself at my Young Living website or you can get it a better way, as a discounted Young Living member. Each member gets a 24% discount on all Young Living products. To become a member and get this AMAZING discount, you have to purchase a starter kit which has RC oil in it along with all of the other oils that I have mentioned on my blog.

Ready to take that plunge to a healthier living?

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Summer Food Favorites: Summer Orzo Pasta Salad

Summer foods are some of my favorite meals. Finding a good summertime meal that brings in a light, freshness on these hot days is the perfect meal.

This week’s Summer Food Favorites meal is Summer Orzo Pasta Salad from A Cedar Spoon. We loved this meal this summer and I know that you will too!

What You Need For the Salad: (Get Your Ingredients)

  • 8 ounces orzo pasta cooked according to package
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 – 15-ounce can garbanzo beans  drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped {about 2/3 cup}
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

She had a red wine vinaigrette recipe as well but I chose to purchase one at the store. I would love to hear feedback on how it tastes with the red wine vinaigrette.

How to Make It:

This recipe takes about thirty minutes total to make. Cook the orzo according to the package. I put it in the fridge to get it to cool quickly. In large mixing bowl combine the cucumber, feta cheese, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, red onion and gently stir to combine. Add the orzo pasta to the vegetables and mix well. Toss it in a little of the red wine vinaigrette. Sprinkle the basil, mint, and parsley over the salad and gently toss. Add more vinaigrette as needed.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s recipe. Like I said above, I would love to hear how this recipe turned out for you and whether or not you used the recipe for the red wine vinaigrette.

 

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

As a writer and blogger, it is very rewarding to find out that people are reading what you write and enjoying it. My biggest goal in blogging is to share my experiences with people. I recently was nominated by asprinkleofeverything.com for the Sunshine Blogger Award. The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are creative, positive and inspiring. This award lets me know that people are enjoying my blog. I would like to thank A Sprinkle of Everything for nominating me for this award.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for almost five years now. I began blogging in August 2012 when my twin daughters were born.

Why did you start blogging?

I started blogging to share what was happening in the NICU with my twin girls. From there my blog became a place for me to share my story with others.

What has been the hardest part of being a blogger?

The hardest part of being a blogger has been the transition from writing for my family to building a bigger audience. When I decided to make this blog more than for my family, I struggled with driving traffic and reaching the correct audience. This was a battle I struggled for a long time and am still learning how to drive traffic.

Tell us about where you are from.

I am a Texas girl. I have lived all over the state and currently live in West Texas. I have lived in this state my entire life and could not imagine living anywhere else.

Do you have any pets?

I do have a beloved family pet. We have an eleven-year-old Shih Tzu that I adopted when I was in college. She was my first baby before I had my babies. Maggie, our Shih Tzu, is cherished by everyone in our home.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

This is a little harder to say. I am a stay at home mom of three children, therefore, spare time is not something I get very often. On those rare occasions that I have spare time to do what I want, besides writing; I read books. I love to sit with a cup of coffee or hot tea and read a few chapters in a book. Sadly it has been a few months since I have sat down with a book to read.

If money was no object, where would you like to travel?

I would like to travel to Europe. My top places would be Italy, France, and Great Britain. I still hope to travel to those places someday.

How many blogs do you currently read regularly?

I must confess that I am a bit of a blog junkie. I follow a lot of different blogs through email, on Facebook, and Instagram. I read close to ten blog posts or more a day.

What do you do for a living?

I taught for four years before becoming a stay at home mom to my twin girls. I have been home with them for five years now and have added our baby boy to the group. It has been a huge adjustment for me to stay home with them but I have loved it, most of the time. 😉 I am also an entrepreneur with a few small businesses.

I am a Young Living Independent Distributor and business builder. I teach people about the benefits of using essential oils. I also support and train people who are interested in becoming business builders from home through Young Living.

I also have an Etsy shop called Hale Yes Designs where I design personalized items for people. I am branching out from the vinyl applications to powder coating products in the near future.

Do you have any siblings?

I was raised in a blended family. My parents divorced when I was young and both have remarried. Each of their spouses had children from previous marriages and grew my family. In my blended family, I have four brothers, four sisters, two brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law. I will not refer to my siblings as steps or half siblings because they have been a part of my life since I was a small child, some almost 30 years. The bond between us is stronger than the label of half or step. We are all very close and have a strong relationship.

What does being nominated for the Sunshine Award mean to you?

I am excited that my blog was nominated for this award. An award like this lets me know that I am reaching people and bringing joy to people when they read my blog. As a blogger, you do not know if people are enjoying what you are writing. Being nominated for this award gives me that boost in confidence that I am doing great and gives me the drive to reach more people through my blog.

My Nominees

To continue the sharing this award, I have nominated 11 other bloggers who have inspiring and creative blogs. These boggers are:

  1. The Mama Playbook
  2. Journey of Parenthood
  3. Chronicles of Babywise Mom
  4. The Moms Life Cycle
  5. Coffee and Carpool
  6. Half Way Girl Turned Whole
  7. Sassy Southern Blonde
  8. At Home Teaching V
  9. Curious Mothers
  10. The Airforce Sweetheart
  11. Faith Fueled Moms

Once nominated the blogger is required to write a post in which they:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated them and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated them.
  3. Nominate 11 other blogs and give them 11 new questions to answer.
  4. Notify your nominees and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post.

My Questions for You!

  1. When did you start blogging?
  2. Why did you start blogging?
  3. What advice would you give to a new blogger?
  4. Tell us a little about your blog.
  5. Tell about your most popular blog post and include the link.
  6. What do you like to do on the weekends?
  7. What are your blogging goals?
  8. How many blogs do you read regularly?
  9. What do you do for a living?
  10. How many children do you have?
  11. What does being nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award mean to you?

 

 

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Palo Duro Canyon Camp Out

This past weekend we drove to Canyon, Texas to visit Palo Duro Canyon for a weekend camping trip. I had visited Palo Duro Canyon when I was in college and loved the sights. I thought this would be a beautiful place to visit and have my kids explore.

We arrived at the canyon around 2 pm on Friday. The drive into the canyon is on this long and curvy road down into the bottom of the canyon where you camp. This drive is a bit difficult when you are pulling a camper due to that extra weight. I had forgotten about this part! Joel and I set up our campsite while the kids played around for the first hour. There was a chance of rain so we wanted to get everything set up and have some time to explore before it started raining.

We explored around our campsite, walking on the small trails right around it which led to other campsites or the Amphitheater. After a little exploring, we drove down the canyon roads to see other areas in the canyon that were a little too far for the kids to walk. We loved seeing the walls of the canyon and all of the nature surrounding us. The girls seemed to be enjoying the sights as well.

Luckily the rain held out long enough for us to make campfire quesadillas for dinner and a quick roast of marshmallows for smores. It started raining as we ate under our camper canopy. It wasn’t long and we were retreating into the camper for the evening due to the rain. It continued to rain for hours after that, late into the night. The wind was blowing and rocking the camper, thunder and lightning were nonstop! Joel was so nervous about flooding that he kept waking up and going outside to see if we were starting to have a flooding issue. Part of the canyon does flood where you cannot pass and you become trapped. Our campsite was above that flood plain but you never know when you are in a canyon. It is safe to say that no one really slept well that first night.

The next morning we woke up and attempted to have a campfire breakfast. It was still wet so we were unable to cook over the campfire. We have a camp stove that we tried to use that morning as well. No matter how hard we tried, it was not starting up, so onto plan c which meant moving into the camper to cook on the stove. I definitely understand why people prefer to cook outside of a camper now, it gets really hot inside when you are cooking. I finished up cooking and cleaning while Joel took the kids for a morning adventure walk. When they came back he said that everything was muddy and it looked like more rain was coming. If we wanted to explore we would

have to do it soon.

We got in the car and drove up the canyon a quarter of a mile to this trail that was short and kid friendly. It was completely muddy. The kids had their mud boots but I had

The turkeys and roadrunners run around the camps all day.

forgotten ours. We hiked on the muddy trail, getting lost because the signs were not easy to follow and trails intertwined along the way. We had to turn around at one point because the trail was closed due to flooding. It took us about 45 minutes to do a trail that was supposed to be less than a mile round trip. Once we got back to the car everyone was covered in the dark red mud. I was really happy about all that mud in my car…not!

 

Since we were already out and it wasn’t raining yet, we decided to drive around a little to see if any more trails were open. They were almost all closed, the only ones open were the equestrian only trails for horseback riding. None of the trails were stroller friendly so Mason had to walk or be carried. After seeing that we had hiked the only trail option, we headed back to camp to have lunch and find something to do at the campsite. Mason needed his afternoon nap and the girls needed a little break as well. At this point, the complaining was starting about being bored and how camping was not fun. As Mason napped, the older two complained and whined about having to stay outside. We were sitting outside the canopy doing a puzzle together and they were not having any of it. This was very frustrating for me because I’m not the biggest fan of camping but they have begged and asked for over a year to go camping. Yes this trip was harder because of the rain but we still were camping and they were hating it! It’s safe to say there were a few time outs during that quiet time.

After Mason woke up from his nap, we headed back up the hill to the visitor centers to see their miniature museums. Going to places like this with a one-year-old is so much fun! His favorite thing is to scream and listen to his voice echoing through the museum. Brooke and Mason ran around in circles with Joel and I trying to calm them and remind them that we were inside. It was one of those moments that you wanted to say, “I swear I have taken them in public before”. It was not long and we were leaving the visitors center and heading back to camp where the kids spent the rest of the day playing horseshoes and jumping in mud puddles. People drove by our campsite and laughed at the three kids covered head to toe in mud. We couldn’t go hiking because of the mud, they might as well enjoy the mud!

During this time we had a mini-traumatic moment when our Shih-Tzu started acting really funny. She was unable to walk on one of her legs and was hobbling around the campsite. We couldn’t figure out what was wrong and were starting to worry that she had been bittenplanned or stung by something. I took her into the camper and washed the injured leg, nothing seemed to be there and her foot was not swelling. We knew then that it wasn’t a snake bite, but something was definitely still irritating her foot. She kept licking it and whimpering. We had Benadryl so we gave her a tiny dose of that to help and within an hour she was able to walk on it again. Our guess is that one of the wasps that were swarming around our camper stung her. Thankfully it was minor.

We made dinner over the fire again. This time we cooked campfire french fries and burgers. The french fries turned out horrible and I strongly recommend that you never try this. We wrapped them in foil and threw them directly into the fire as the recipe said that I found on Pinterest. These fries burnt and raw in the same fries. Not to mention they had a horrible flavor. Basically, they were inedible after 45 minutes on the campfire. Following our disaster of a campfire dinner, I tried a different campfire dessert for the kids. We did a smore inside of an ice cream cone. We broke up the chocolate and stuffed marshmallows into the cone. Then wrapped it in foil and put it on the fire for about ten minutes. Everything melted inside of the cone making it a special treat for the kids. 

It wasn’t long into dinner and the rain started again causing us to retreat once again inside the camper. The kids watched a movie and relaxed in their pajamas before going to bed. It was again a long night of listening to the rain and thunder. The next morning we decided to just get up and shut down camp so we could go home. There was more rain to come and we did not want to get trapped there until it was over. So we hurried with the packing up, got the kids loaded in the car with their breakfast and were gone by 8:30.

The drive home was a bit stressful. Mason threw up twice on the ride home, soaking his car seat and clothing. There is nothing you can do to clean that up on the road so the car smelled horrible for hours. Both girls had to go to the bathroom repeatedly and there was a ton of crying and attitude as we cabin drove the trip home.

Here is a cowboy cabin that they rent at Palo Duro Canyon.

It took us an extra hour with all of the stress along the way. We got home around 1:30 and sent all three kids to bed while we cleaned the car and camper out. I was so ready to get the mud and vomit out of my car that I could not stop until it was clean.

 

This was our last camp trip for the summer and it was a memorable one for us. I am not sure we will be taking on another camping trip with the kids for a while.

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