Last weekend, Justin, the boys + I met my sister and her husband up in Pohick Bay regional park for a little “camping” adventure. We found a cabin on their website and booked it a few months ago, and it worked out perfectly. Now listen, I got a lot of heat from people on Instagram (all light-hearted I’m sure) that it wasn’t CAMPING, and I can understand that. We called it camping for the kids, so that was just what we called it. My sister and I camped, true camping with a tent, communal bathrooms, etc, growing up so we have great memories from those times. When considering that with my 2.5 and almost 4 year old, I decided indoor plumbing, a refrigerator, and temperature control was pretty important for this time of their life. In order for us ALL to enjoy it, the cabin seemed like the best option!
We cooked all our meals outside over the fire, made s’mores and ate campfire pizza, we brought WAY too many snacks, and took a few hikes during the day. My sister and her husband managed to survive on a full futon for sleeping, it was a bit of a struggle, and while Justin and I thought we were winning with the queen “mattress”, it was actually more of a plastic board that offered zero comfort. So, we felt the struggle of camping sleep, despite being in a cabin!
Anyway, we declared it an annual trip and can’t wait to go back! This is where we went, for anyone interested. It’s GREAT for kids. There is mini-golf, easy to hike trails, a large park, and even a waterpark in the summertime.
I live in this grey sweater from fall through spring. I’ve had it for years and it’s SO GOOD.
Sally, from Sally’s Baking Addiction, is releasing a new cookie book! I pre-ordered mine. I have made so many of her recipes and they are life-alteringly delicious! Make the huge oatmeal cream pie this weekend!
I use “doodle” schedule poll ALL THE TIME with my friends (and for work meetings!) and I keep forgetting to mention it to you, until now! It can be so hard to nail down a specific day/time for dinner with friends, or even a playdate, so with Doodle scheduler, you just select a few dates + times, then send it to whoever is invited to the event. They can check which date + times work for them, and you can ultimately choose which day the event will work based on which day had the most participants available on the poll! It’s completely free and really helpful.
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