Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Birthday Weekend!

As some of you know, every year my family is able to celebrate quite the birthday week. In June Amanda's birthday falls on the 25th, my dad's on the 26th and James' is on the 27th. 

This year to celebrate we took an over night canoe trip on the Au Sable river in north-ish Michigan. 

Amanda and I shared a canoe and my mom and dad shared another. James was the lone man in the kayak for the majority of the trip.

The first day was 8 hours of paddling. Obviously we stopped to play just a bit.

James and I gave Amanda a package of stick on mustaches for her birthday, which she promptly opened. No canoe trip is complete without the handlebar stache, right?

Of course James couldn't sit in a kayak for 8 whole hours. In true James style he was out and about and up in some trees.

By the time we were done with all that canoeing we were HUNGRY! James and my mom made us some delicious burgers and tinfoil potatoes.


I'm not sure if I can effectively describe to you how truly excited we were to eat - so I'll let this picture do the talking for me. 

The night was young, so we took some pictures, jumped around a little and played before heading to our tents for a good nights sleep.

Over all it was a fun trip. Happy Birthday to the B-Day kids!


  1. I hope my family can be as cool as yours someday... :) Glad you had fun!

  2. It was a fun and memborable trip! Still mourning the loss of my favorite sunglasses, but my wonderful son-in-law jumped in immediately to try and rescue them! Thanks for the fun time (and the sore muscles);) It is getting hard to keep topping the birthday week!