Whether it’s those first 48 hours in the hospital with a new baby, introducing your oldest to their new sibling, or just watching your kids snuggle on the couch, I want to help you turn these moments into lasting memories.
We made some pretty epic family memories over the recent holiday weekend.
It was the FIRST time we ever:
Went LEGIT tent camping
Stayed/slept overnight on our new property in Wisconsin
Met with our cabin builder to [literally] mark our territory
Cooked TACOS over a campfire
Howled back and forth with our wolf neighbors
Watched Netflix from our new snazzy iPhone projector (we just used an old white swaddle blanket as a backdrop as our movie screen; you’ll also need this AV adaptor for your iPhone)
Drank rosé from insulated stainless cups (see which ones we used here, along with my other Amazon must-haves)
Currently, our place in Wisconsin is just acreage of land, so part of this year’s long-awaited plan is to build a simple cabin. We need a long-term place for us to enjoy on our future visits- this urban-dwelling mama isn’t really ‘forest wife’ material!
Our kids Charlotte (now 6 years) and Bear (now 4 years) did incredibly well- we loved watching them run around helping me collect sticks for the campfire, or giggling and shrieking while chasing each other with flashlights. (Side note: my mama gut instinct was to ‘shush’ them quiet- but the husband reminded me we didn’t need to! No human neighbors in sight, just the furry kind.)
At the end of the trip it dawned on me why I’m so dependent on my daily coffee… I haven’t fully slept since I met my dear husband. Ha.
But the sleep deprivation is worth all the fun life adventures and memories we’re collecting. So cheers to less sleep, and more memories! [coffee mug clink]
Find the camping gear we used and love during our outdoor weekend trip here: