Monday, May 26, 2008

Back from Camping

We spent the weekend camping and riding quads (well mostly camping for me) in the sand dunes of Eastern Washington. Last summer we didn't do a lot of camping, because we took the big trip to Yellowstone. This year, I hope that we are able to get out for quite a few weekend trips because it will be our last summer to camp without children for a long time. And while it will definitely be fun to camp with kids, it is a whole lot easier when the only other being you have to worry about is an extremely lazy bulldog whose main focus is taking a snooze in the dirt.

Here are a few pics from the weekend:
My bike got a lot of use by people other than myself. Our friend Brian brought his son William who quickly learned to ride. He really did great out there!

Jeramy was loving his new quad, which he bought back in October (here is the original post). He spent quite a bit of time refining his wheelie technique.

He also spent just a little (or perhaps a lot) of time jumping the bike.

I even managed to putt around a little bit on my bike. Don't worry though. I think I was on the bike for 20 minutes total to go out and get a few pictures of Jeramy. I was very careful and never went more than about 15 mph. But of course the occasion required a pregnant girl on the quad pic.
Of course Cujo's favorite part of the weekend was enjoying the comforts of the camper.

Oh and amazingly today marks the 22 week mark. So here I am cleaned up from the dusty weekend. Let me just say that sand wreaks havoc on my now clogged pores.


Nicky said...

Riding even when pregnant -- good for you! My motto: careful, but not paranoid. A slow, short ride fits that philosophy perfectly!

Kelly said...

Looks like you guys had a great time! I agree with PP that a little slow ride can't hurt anything. It's not like that was you doing wheelies!!! Or was it?? tee hee

Cece said...

You are SO cute! Aaron and I used to have motorcycles.... and now that the weather is so awesome, and the gas prices are SO high - I really wish we still had them.

Jendeis said...

You look gorgeous! Love the red and white blouse!

Prairie Girl said...

I think it's too cool that you were riding and are pregnant. We can't be too overly cautious otherwise we'd all live in bubbles right!?

You look fantastic!!!!

CanadianMama said...

You look wonderful! It really makes me miss my pregnant belly.
Camping is harder with a baby but it can be done (especially if you have a camper). We got a baby bjorn and just carried the little guy around the whole time. You will love the feeling of having your baby girl on your chest and so will she!

Laura said...

Sounds like a fun trip! Your dog is adorable and I love the belly picture. Yay for 22 weeks!

s.e. said...

Your belly is looking so cute. If I saw you in real life, I may be one of those annoying people who would want to rub it! And I have to give you credit. I am scared to death of riding any motorized vehicle beyond a car. You are brave!

nancy said...

lol. I can't believe you rode while SO pregnant!!

hrm, let's see

Pregnancy #1: Went skidiving.

Pregnancy #2: Snowboarded through entire first trimester.

But, I must admit, once the baby was bigger and not protected by my pelvic bone, I didn't do anything like that. Falling off at even a slow pace could be very very bad. If anything happened, I've never be able to forgive myself.

I'm not passing judgement though! If you felt like you would be okay with it, totally up to you!

Mazzy said...

Great pictures, Jen!! What fun!
thanks for sharing =)

KatieM said...

Cujo and my Buster have really similar markings =) I love that brindle and white look.

And yay for 22 weeks!

Anonymous said...

So the next logical questions is when will spot get her very own quad? Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time!

You look wonderful! Love love love the belly shots. :-)

chicklet said...

Holy crap, you are seriously pregnant!

I thought you were lying the whole time... ;-) Kidding of course.

Cute pics:-)

Geohde said...

Great pics! Looks like a fun trip, and I always love seeing belly shots,