Last night we conquered our first camping trip as a family. We spent one night in Big Bear with my parents and the kids loved it! I know it seems like a lot of packing/prep for one night, but it was kind of an experiment since we had never done it before.
We were most concerned about the sleeping, which went better than we had expected. It wasn't perfect as Kendall decided to wake up in the middle of the night and not go back to sleep for a while (she was right next to Chris so he got the short end of the stick sleep-wise), but the kids loved sleeping in the same tent as mom and dad.
I also liked being all together in the tent. My other highlight was the early morning when it was freezing and we were all huddled around the campfire drinking hot chocolate/coffee.
A marathon game of Monopoly.
Relaxing while the adults set up camp.
A walk down to the lake.
We ended our trip down the mountain at In & Out. Both kids requested that we stay another night, confirming again how much fun they had. :) It was a great 24 hour getaway!