Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Happy Campers, Part 1

There are two sides to every story.

The story about the Camping Party this weekend has two sides as well. A good side, and a dark side.

For now, I wanted to share some of my favorite shots from the day. Shots all from what I'll call Camera #1. Brand spankin' new, beautiful camera #1 that we got like a month ago. Also known as the camera that got dropped halfway through the party, shattering the screen and sending it to camera heaven. Certainly the climax in the dark side of the story.

Camera #2, the old, sad camera whose lens cover refuses to fully open and close without help, and whose battery had about 5% of its charge had to be called in for back up. It has not been hooked up to my computer for downloading yet. Who knows what I can salvage from there. Photoshop will be involved, no doubt.

But for now...let's just look at the bright side. Because there was lots and lots of that too.

This is 100% my creative hubs. From idea to completion. Awesomely creative + super handy = I really like you.

Tissue pommies will be at every party I ever, ever have forevermore.

She's my fave.

Our tent is really an awesome and giant screened in thingy from Wal-Mart. It's tent-ish. And fun to decorate.

Banners are a must.

A brisk hike into our beautiful hills was my girl's wish for her party. (She doesn't get that from me. It's all that outdoorsy guy I love.)

The view from above. Wow! Nature has a few perks. I'll admit it.

The s'mores platter was a hit. How about Cookies and Creme Hershey's or Kit Kat in your s'mores?

Campers making some field bunnies.

One. Happy. Camper.

I love that girl so much.




  1. What a great party idea. It all turned out great! Especially those kitkat smores. Who would have thought?! Well, I guess you. ;)

  2. Oh my goodness, that party looks amazing. I cannot get over your attention to detail.

  3. I love it! Your daughter must have been over the moon happy with her party, looks like fun!

  4. how FUN is that party?!? i LOVE it!!!

  5. so very cute leslie! you did an amazing job with everything...

  6. Dude...custom T-shirts...sic!

  7. What a creative and fun party!! You did an amazing job!

  8. Soo soo cute! What a fun idea! I think our husbands would be fast friends! Mine is also super handy and loves all things outdoors...especially hiking/camping! This would have been right up his alley. And I LOVE party poms. they are a must! I had them at my son's 1st birthday party!

  9. I want a smore platter for my next birthday! Everything looks so great!