Here we are, week 8 of the Make a Memory series. Each Monday now through the end of August I will feature a special family tradition from one of my favorite bloggers. It is so important to create lasting memories with our families and this will be a fun way to get ideas for fun traditions we can start with our own families. So let’s dive right in and see how Amanda from Every Creative Endeavor and her family make a memory!
I am so excited to be here for Make a Memory Monday! What a fun series and I love that I get to participate! It is so important to make memories with your family and I am thrilled I get to share one with you! I grew up in a family with five girls – but that never stopped my parents from taking us camping each summer. In fact, we looked forward to it each year and grew up loving the outdoors!
I have so many memories of packing up our car – sometimes dragging a U-haul behind us – and exploring Utah, Wyoming and Nevada! I loved laying out underneath the night sky and watching satellites and wishing on shooting stars, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, rowing across lakes and down rivers, waking up to the fresh smell of the trees, tin foil dinners, Dutch oven dinners and Shasta sodas – but my very favorite thing was always sitting around the campfire!
As my sisters and I have grown up and started our own families we have still made camping a priority – each year we have a family camping trip and are still making memories to share with our kids. I want my kids to love camping and the outdoors as much as I did growing up so my husband and I try to get up to the mountains as much as possible with our kids. We want them to get used to the idea because it will be happening each summer for many many years to come!
So far – they both loving going for rides up to the mountains, playing under the trees, s’mores and snuggling up in sleeping bags! Let’s hope it stays that way so our little family can make lots of fun memories for years to come.
Thanks so much, Michelle, for letting me stop by and share some fun memories!
I loved camping with my family growing up too. Though now that we are all older with families and babies of our own we usually “rough it” by renting a cabin. Though with over 20 of us in one cabin it can get crazy! Thanks Amanda for sharing another great way to make a memory!
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