camping in san simeon {2013}

We went camping in San Simeon with friends last week. The guys in our group all graduated from high school together. And they just happened to marry amazing women and have the sweetest kiddos. This is the same group we went to Mexico with last winter. We gather everyone together and have a great time. We were exhausted watching David non-stop, but it’s worth it to be with friends. I’m so thankful for this group!

You can see our camping trips from summer 2012 and summer 2011, too!

This is the stuff of summer:

sleeping in a tent

making bacon over a campfire

roasting marshmallows and making s’mores

climbing under piles of blankets in a tent trailer

climbing trees

riding bikes

digging in the sand

splashing in the waves

reapplying sunscreen

watching the sun get low in the evening,

counting the stars in the night sky

what are your favorite bits of summer?


  1. Seeing your boy sit at the camper table with his markers reminds me of my favorite time on our trip to the lake two weekends ago…sitting at the table in our 5th wheel, coloring with my baby girl…I love to color! 🙂

  2. love the dirty feet and faces and the kids just doing their thing. your list brings me back to my camping days as a kid *sigh* If only my husband could stand the outdoors! 🙁

  3. Love the photos! My family is a camping family too. It’s amazing at how much the kids can find to do without all the electronics around. I never once hear when we camp “I’m bored”. Cooking out with friends and squirt gun fights are also at the top of our summer list.

  4. I love all the pictures, it is aweome to have such great friends. We love- smores, catching fireflies, eating in our sunporch, BBQs, swimming, annual beach trip, VBS, picnics and more!

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