Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A merge and some camping photos

Well, I haven't been very good at keeping up with both of my blogs (this one and my family one) so I think I'll be merging the two together. I think putting everything here will work out better anyhow. (Plus, I think the younger members of the family might eventually be jealous that the other blog was named after Joshua!! LOL) Since this is "Scraps of My Life," you'll see a variety of posts about things that interest me...mostly my family, scrapbooking, crafts, and cooking.

For you scrappers, I have a new sketch coming this Friday on the Feeling Scrappy blog.

To kick off the merge of this site with my family blog, here are a few photos from our first camping trip of the year. We stayed in Bryce Canyon National Park and while the weather was less than ideal (mostly rainy!), we had a nice time.

Besides the scenery, we enjoyed the campfire, visiting with my parents (who met us at our campsite), playing, coloring, and taking little walks. The kiddos loved walking around, finding pine cones and other goodies and just basically being outside. (Ok, and looking for "deer poop" as Abby can now tell you...well, it sounds more like "dee poo.")

(Christine, I am sure you'll laugh about this!!) I have a list of campfire cooking ideas I want to try. This was an easy one that we'll definitely do again-"Hobo Popcorn." It was super easy and really good.
In the center of a 12" x12" square of Heavy Duty foil, add a TBS of oil (I used canola) and a TBS of popcorn kernels. Bring the corners up to twist together on the end of a stick and hold over the fire. When it starts to pop, shake it up a bit to keep from burning it. My pouch turned out perfectly but Jer got a little antsy with his, stuck it straight into the fire and burnt most of it. Carefully open it up and add some butter, salt or whatever else you like. Next time, I am determined to try biscuits on a stick. I started to cook one this trip but it started pouring on us right as I stuck it over the fire.

Of course, the morning we left, it was beautiful and sunny!
I hope you have a great day!!


  1. I love you! You know what we do when we want popcorn? We turn on the generator and nuke some! LOL

    It looks like it was a great trip, weather be darned. It makes me extra excited for our big trip next month. :)

  2. Oh my goodness- the scenery is breathtaking! Wow!!

  3. I'm with Tina...we turn on our generator too! lol...I think I may just have to try it over the campfire next time. I think Peyton would really enjoy it!

    Man...I would love to go camping where you did. Very pretty area!

  4. Such a cute picture of the 4 (well 5) of you! :heart: So glad you had a nice time!

  5. Look at your cute tummy! Do you know what you are having?

  6. Wow - looks like you had fun!

  7. Looks like a blast even if the weather wasn't perfect. What a beautiful place.


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