Thursday, July 30, 2009

Feelin' Hot Hot Hot!!!

It was 106 degrees yesterday.

One hundred. And six.

Now before any of you Southerners comment on how you get temps in the 110 and so, please remember that this is OREGON. We, as a state, do not do triple digits. We just simply are not prepared for it. A large percentage of our homes and cars do not have AC. We are sweltering in the heat!!! As I am typing this, sweat is beading on my forehead and dripping down my back.

I am feeling quite attractive.

And smell attractive too, I assume.



Anyways, on to less whiny things...the husband and I just got back from a four day camping trip. It was so much fun! So nice to get away and relax, and just spend time together.

The first night, Tony and Risa were there with us. Even though they could only stay one night, it sure was fun to have them there too!

The Happy Campers =)


Tony and Dave went fishing and caught 6 little guys. (Yes, there are 6 fish there).


Not only did the camp ground have a beautiful lake...


...but the campgrounds were pretty much empty...

(this was after Tony & Risa left, and our lone tent and Jetta down the hill from the lake)


There were deer EVERYWHERE, and they were not scared of people at all! They let us get so close!



We watched the sunset...

...and marveled at the beauty of God.


We did lots of swimming...
Well, David did lots of swimming, I did lots of floating...

(It never ceases to amaze me that in Oregon you can be swimming in a lake in 102 degree weather, yet have a snowcapped mountain in the distance. )


We played scrabble....
And David taught me "Texas Hold 'Em" and another card game called "4 Up, 4 Down", which we played tournament style our first round, and I creamed him...

(we used matches as our currency, and this is my victory shot of me with ALL of them!! please disregard the greasy, make-up-less face, but we were camping.)

My victory, although sweet, was short lived. David came back with a vengeance.
Look who has all the matches next round...



We were blessed with another amazing sunset...

...and again stood in awesome wonder at what an Artist our Creator is.


Nothing like a few days in nature with your best friend to help revive your soul.



16 comments:

Alexis said...

Oh, I love it! And I hear you with this heat! 106 is hot no matter where you live. Does your house have air conditioning? I can't imagine life without ours! So, did y'all have a bathroom, or were you roughin' it for real? I'm not a big fan of roughin' it at all, much less for real.

Jen S. said...

Kendra-- your camping trip sounded fun and so relaxing. How wonderful :)
Glad you had a nice time. I sure enjoyed looking at the pictures.
Oh and by the way, you look pretty with OR without make-up...must be nice!
I feel your pain with the heat and all... Vegas was 113* the other day. It's nuts!
Love,
Jen

Heather said...

Those pictures are SO gorgeous...I love sunsets so much- great example of God's glory, like you said!
I am so, so glad you got to get away with your man!!!

Mary said...

Perfect!!

where did you go camping?

I'm so thankful that we have central a/c. I heart it.

The Writer Chic said...

Holy cow -- 106? YUCK!

Love the pictures. I want your hair, and not for the first time in our friendship. How is it that you make braids look so chic and cute?

e.brown said...

I'm sooo jealous! I'm assuming this was Diamond Lake? Looks familiar... :) That last picture is adorable :) And your sunset shots are amazing!

InDeeds said...

Looks like a grand time!

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh my word, how gorgeous were those sunsets!!!!! :) I agree, God is the ultimate artist. Nothing beats that.

I'm really going to have to visit Oregon sometime. I've always been told what a beautiful state it is!!! Do you have a room to spare?? haha!!

Heather said...

Ooh, that IS HOT! And here we are, having such mild weather for Kansas. Weird. Gosh, I haven't been camping in years, and you guys look like you had so much fun! Your sunset pictures are A-Ma-Zing! Thanks for sharing...

Annie said...

Looks like you two had a wonderful getaway!!
Great pictures!

Lacy said...

What is up with the weather across the country this year?? CRAZINESS!! Your camping trip looked like so much fun. What a blessing to be amongst all the beautiful nature and get to see those sunsets God created!! And I thought you looked so BEAUTIFUL and HAPPY in that picture with your matchsticks! :) What fun!

WaitingandHoping said...

106???? Holy crap! I didn't think it got that temp in Oregon either! Wow!

Glad ya'll had a good time!

Holly said...

Awesome photos! I love deer, they are so cute! :)

Meilee said...

You look beautiful! Even camping! How DID you do that?

Lori said...

I love all the pictures. You stayed at a beautiful, relaxing place! WOW! I'm so glad you got to get away and have a great time with your hubby. I think that is such a treat. It looks like you are more in love than ever! This infertility thing DOES make couples stronger!!

Becky said...

Oh that looks like you had a blast! I've always heard Oregon is such a pretty state. My cousin lives there now and I would love to come visit someday. It's always nice to get away from every day life for a bit and just RELAX!