Camping moment

I stand at the trailer door, waving off my family, who are finally biking away after spending the last 10 minutes locating helmets and jackets and shoes.  Once they shove off, a blissful silence descends. 

I turn and peek into the bedroom at my sleeping one year old, my excuse for bowing out of the bike ride.   Then I grab a book and a water bottle and half a hidden Hershey bar and go outside to sit in a canvas chair in the sun.  

The silence is punctuated by the occasional diesel hum of a passing RV or the low talk of couples walking their dogs.   I sigh in conentment and sit deep.  With any luck, no one will need a thing from me for at least half an hour. 

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  1. "away after spending the last 10 minutes locating helmets and jackets and shoes"

    I'm LOL at your comment. It does seem to take forever.

    Enjoy your peace…and the hershey bar.

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  4. Did I miss the rapture?! That sounds like heaven!!

  5. Sheesh, I have two kids and it takes that long to find helmets. Your family's a well-oiled machine.

    Hope you have many more moments like that before summer's gone!

  6. ahhhhh! Sounds wonderful!

  7. You guys are just so cute!!!

  8. Camping can be a lot of work. Glad you got a half an hour of rest.

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  10. You deserve that break…sounds blissful!

    You might remember my staying home when my husband and kids went camping a couple weeks ago…such quiet! And I only have two kids!
    Great picture! 🙂

  11. They are all smiling at the same time, even the little ones! Great picture!

  12. you guys look like you are having a GREAT time. hopefully that's the case. 🙂

  13. what a GREAT picture! hope you got every bit of that half hour, and then some!

  14. Very nice…some well deserved quiet time!! I love that time!

  15. You deserve that time girl!

  16. This is just precious! I cherish moments like this too!

  17. ahhhhh…eating it up with you! Sounds quite peaceful!