May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Camping Weekend

I am very sad to see this weekend go. It was such a good one!

Friday I left work around 3:30 to get a couple of things done and get the car loaded up to head out for the "Inaugural Camping Trip" that afternoon. You would have thought by the amount of crap in the Acadia that we were moving for good. Nope, just 2 nights. But, that's just because it was the first trip I think. We got down there and got everything unloaded then just relaxed, made dinner, enjoyed some drinks and spent time with friends. Our good friend that is moving to Ohio this week came down with us and his girlfriend joined us when she got off work. We went to bed shortly after she got there though since it was 12:00 by the time she could get there.

Saturday morning we got up and went to breakfast, where Tucker showed off his impressive eating skills. After breakfast and a nap for Tuck, we headed to the playground where another friend's 7 and 4 year old chased Tucker around while I watched. Lovely! My mom came to visit too! Rain was moving in so she left pretty quickly and we got trapped in the camper while we waited it out. Tucker was not happy!

Saturday night was pretty laid back. We had dinner with everyone then I took Tuck back to our camper so he could go to sleep. After he did I just sat outside with Diesel and a  beverage and enjoyed the quiet. Danny and I went to bed pretty early since we were up so late Friday.

Highlights of the weekend:
- Diesel impressed us. I was very nervous about how he would handle the trip and pretty certain we would have to take him to one of ours mom's houses. He did so stinkin well. He's a camping dog for sure!
- Tucker slept in a big boy bed. We didn't bring the pack n play and since there is a bed in "his room" in the camper that is on the floor, we thought we'd try it out. I was also nervous about this. He slept from 9:30-5:30 the first night, then 9-5:50 the second. Both mornings I laid down next to him when he got up and we both got 2 more hours of sleep. I'm sure I'm starting something, but we had guests Saturday morning and Sunday was Mother's Day and I was not getting up at 5:50 if I didn't have too.

I think it is safe to say that the Summers family loves camping!

We didn't do much for Mother's Day. I told Danny last week that I didn't think we should get each other gifts this year for our respective holidays. The mudroom got started last week and is going to cost us more that we anticipated. Between that and the cruise to Alaska, I'd rather not get gifts. He was totally okay with that, unsurprisingly. We did go visit with his mom and then went to dinner with my mom and brother. We've went to Hooter's the last 2 years because mom's eat free ($10 value), but apparently word has gotten out and it was too crowded. Off to Buffalo Wild Wings for better wings we went. Worth it. Although, it wasn't worth the $20 Danny and I spent on beers. No more restaurant beer for us. 


When we got home, Danny and Tucker changed the lock on the front door, Tucker insisted on having an apple, and then we all pretty much went to bed. We were wiped out!


  1. Sounds like such a fun weekend! And I'm sure the first of many this summer!

  2. That sounds like a good weekend to me. We (Oliver and I) are headed to Lake Shelbyville in Illinois for our first trip of the year. It's a bonus that the campground is only a mile from my Aunts who is hosting a graduation party that Sunday so there will be other family camping with us. We are pretty stoked...

  3. I am glad you had a good experience! I love the pic of Tucker helping with the handle!