This past long weekend rolled around after a very busy month of July. In this past month Miss Charlie accomplished 4 weeks of swim lessons, that means getting her there in the early morning hours five days of the week. #yawn She also finished soccer which this year was two nights a week in the evenings. Jordan went on his 5 day hike on the Fundy Footpath and we took our family on a camping weekend with friends to Hartt Island Camping Resort. Sprinkle in Jordan’s full time work schedule and my part time schedule and you have one very busy month and a messy cluttered house that had not quite recovered. Jordan worked the long weekend so we did not make any plans.
When a friend suggests family vacation together, just say “YES!” Especially when it is not far away and when it is camping! In the spring all three of us booked campsites side by side at Hart Island RV Resort in Fredericton about an hour and twenty minutes away. At the time we booked I had not yet been camping in our trailer and it was not even renovated. To say I was a little nervous was an understatement. I also had no idea what was in store for that weekend or how all three families would mesh together. I put aside all my nervous feelings and am so glad I did because we just had the best weekend away!
Yesterday I received something really awesome in the mail that I just had to share with you! My first ever Hello Fresh box! I have been dying to try out this box since seeing it ALL over social media. My bestie started receiving them and was able to send me a FREE box. I signed up excitedly. A Hello Fresh box is a box subscription filled with 3 meals. These meals include all your ingredients and the recipes to make them.
Jordan headed off on his annual Fundy Footpath hike this past week. He has been doing this hike for the past four years and loves it. I love that this is how he takes his break from us. I completely support him in going. There are rules when a spouse is away and the number one rule is not to complain when they call or text. I am not going to lie, at one point I was drowning ready to wave the white flag and still managed to whisper “it is all good have fun”. Sometimes kids are hard work but the person having their much needed break does not need to be reminded of that fact while they are away. When they arrive home, however, you can spill, it makes them appreciate you more.
You know that feeling when you realize the only possible timthoughthoughe to get groceries is a Saturday with both kids in tow!? I knew my ONLY chance at making it through this alive was: A) go early in the morning before the stores get busy, B) stop for a latte, and C) promise the kids a good behaviour treat. So Saturday morning I jumped out of bed and got ready and we headed out right after breakfast. I knew it was going to be a good day when Starbucnks offered me a free Raspberry Lemon Loaf with my latte. We shopped at Walmart and Costco and the kids were excellent so as promised I took them to the Grand Opening of the “Mastermind Toys” store.
This weekend Miss Charlie had her Soccer “Mini Fest” where the younger kids play soccer games, have relay races, face painting, eat timbits, and are given their medals. The downside for moi was it was scheduled at 9am on a Saturday morning. I managed to get my lazy bones into gear however, and we not only made it on time but I managed to make myself an iced latte at home to bring with me too.
We are BACK! After four beautiful days in Maine. We celebrated Miss Charlie’s 5th Birthday and had a wonderful vacation. The campground we stayed at in Old Orchard Beach was awesome. The bathroom facilities were clean, it had pools, hot tubs, and playgrounds everyone was super friendly and helpful. We will definitely be heading back to that exact spot.
Last week for Father’s Day(as Jordan worked all weekend), we went on our first EVER family camping trip. To check out our pop-camper reno click (here). We decided to go for a 1 night trial run to see how the kids managed, what we forgot, and what we need. It went perfectly and we are already planning our next adventure!
Last Fall we go the opportunity to buy this vintage pop up camper trailer from friends and we jumped on it. Before we hopped in and started camping I knew that I wanted to do a little remodel. We sealed it up good and tight for the Winter and as soon as we Spring came we popped it up and got to work.
We spent our Saturday morning at the Market! A new outdoor market has opened up in the parking lot of East Point Shopping Centre in Saint John, NB. My Mom is selling her products there so of course we had to go check it out!