Camping 2015

Camping was a little rough this year. Everyone in our family has either a baby or a toddler that just learned to walk or one who refused to eat anything. There were babies everywhere and it was definitely a challenge to “rough it” in the woods.

But, it was still good to get a drastic change in scenery. I’m always so caught up in the demands of this little ‘ol blog of ours that I don’t allow myself to rest. It’s weird when you blog full time, it doesn’t feel like work, but I figured between my hubby and I, we probably plow at least 60 hours a week into our website.

It’s fun for sure and our dream job, but we sometimes always get carried away. Last night I stayed up untill 2:00am on my laptop because I’m ridiculous.

So, yeah. Camping…This baby dear got plenty of Sunshine Vitamin – D and some sweet rosy cheeks.

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The baby and I slept in my parents camper while my hubby was in a tent. This year we purchased an adapter hose that connected a large propane tank to our tent heater so he didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to change a mini propane tank. It’s a niiiice thing to have. You ottsta get one (sorry, my slang is terribly rusty lately and possibly out of date). Here’s the tent we’ve used for the past 11 years, but alas we’ve outgrown it.

If you have a crazy awesome tent that you want to tell me about, let me know in a comment below. We’ll be shopping for a bigger family tent next year.

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We start with the Babies! My mom made swings for the babies that hung from the trees (like this one) for daytime napping. The babies loved them – I would have crawled into one if it were adult sized; mosquito protection cover, forest shade and a gentle breeze…

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Evenings were the most stressful for me because of the mosquitos, but thankfully they didn’t bite the babies.

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I think washing this cutie outdoors was my favorite part of camp. She’s so fluffy :).

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The kids always love camp. Fun, sun, friends everywhere all the time, frogs, docks, sand, canoes, fishing, atv’s, deer at the campsite…I’m pretty sure I missed 100 more things.

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Goofballs.

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The guys went biking, but ended up doing more bike carrying than biking :-O.

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And ofcourse the night life! Campfires and s’mores with giant marshmallow goodness.

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Sorry I didn’t take many pictures of food. I just forgot. Completely. Ofcourse we packed lots of organic mac & cheese for the littles. On the right are Mom’s buttermilk pancakes with freshly picked huckleberries from the forest. That was my favorite camping meal. Oh and the freshly caught trout!

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I found wifi at the far corner of our camp site. From the comfort of the curb, my popsicle and my iphone, I answered your pressing cooking questions ;). Thanks Vadim for the picture!

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Camping from Tuesday to Sunday – I’ve never loved my pillow and shower more than the day we got home.

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  • Alana
    June 17, 2017

    What is your favorite camping spot? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2017

      Hi Alana, I’m not sure we go camping enough to have a favorite spot. We have our annual church camp and we need a spot that’s big enough for the entire group, but that’s not necessarily the best spot with the prettiest trees, etc. The spot we have is actually pretty dry looking and I wish it had more trees, but it’s hard when you have such a huge group. Do you have a favorite spot? We haven’t been camping much at all outside of church camp because it’s not easy with a toddler 🙂 Reply

  • Maryana
    April 28, 2016

    Natasha, you are so sweet beautiful lady ! May God bless your wonderful family Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 29, 2016

      You’re so nice. Thank you so much and God bless you also! 🙂 Reply

  • Halya
    August 24, 2015

    Natasha,
    What a beautiful family you have, your children are adorable, and I love your recipes being Ukrainian and growing up in a Ukrainian home I really cook a lot of your recipes but I do enjoy learning some new ones. Thanks for posting.
    Halya Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 24, 2015

      Thank you so much Halya for your sweet comment 🙂 Reply

  • Anu
    August 14, 2015

    Your baby girl is adorable Natasha! I love your blog and enjoy making your recipes. Take care. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 14, 2015

      Thank you so much Anu! I’m happy you are enjoying the blog and recipes 🙂 Reply

  • August 7, 2015

    Looks super fun family time!!! I like camping for 2 – 3 days, after that not so much LOL Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 7, 2015

      I have to agree with you! It was getting to be a little much on day 4 ;). Reply

  • Natasha
    August 5, 2015

    It’s sad that you missed the food part, I was looking for some ideas for camp menu, can you share your menu that you guys had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We go every year tent camping and its awesome, lots of fluffy babies with us too 🙂
    Your daughter is so so ADORABLE! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2015

      I know it! I was trying not to think about food (which is really really difficult for me) 🙂 Most breakfasts were English muffin sandwiches or eggs, sausages, hashbrowns, cucumbers, tomatoes. We also had burgers, hot dogs, lots of freshly caught fish. My favorite meal though was Mom’s meatball soup. It was so nice to have something light after all the heavy stuff. Reply

  • Ann
    August 5, 2015

    Awesome photos! Where did you camp? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 5, 2015

      we were at warm lake in Idaho 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 2, 2015

      Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll pass the link along to the purchasing department (my hubby) 😉 Reply

  • liuda
    August 2, 2015

    Beautiful pictures , we do camping evry year with our 8,3,and six month old baby we had a blast at cope code where do u guys go camping and of course the kids love camping is different then home we love it we do tenting too and is fun !!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 3, 2015

      I’m actually excited about being in a tent together next year. It sounds like more fun that being split up 🙂 Reply

  • Alena
    August 1, 2015

    Why did you guys need a heater? It’s the middle of summer. Sorry, you can tell I’ve never gone camping:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 1, 2015

      It gets very cold there at night. It wasn’t too bad this year, about 45° at night, but if you think about it that is pretty cold to sleep without a heater. You’ve never gone camping? Ever? Reply

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