Blogging Frio

Helicopter Ride
Cassidy and Larsen flying around Frio

We’re back on the Frio River, for our annual summer camping, tubing and fishing trip. 6 families, 11 very happy kids.

We tubed for about 4 hours yesterday. We’ll go back to the river today for some more tubing. Tomorrow we’ll go on a trail ride in the morning and find somewhere to fish in the afternoon.

Cassidy, Delaney and some of their friends got to ride around in the helicopter on Sunday afternoon.

Light blogging this week, as Verizon cannot hear me now from here- though people on Cingular have stong service.

Camp Newsome

What a fun and busy weekend.

On Friday night, Cassidy’s entire Brownie Troop camped out in our yard. We had 15 Brownies, 6 Girl Scout helpers and 6 moms. The girls played games, sang songs, had a scavenger hunt and had a grand time.

Delaney and I went to the Astros exhibition game on Friday night with the Veldman boys (the girls were at the campout). Delaney loves the Astros, and it was a great chance for us to spend some Delaney/Daddy time.

On Saturday, Cassidy had a sleepover with a friend in Sugar Land, and today we had a cookout and soccer game with the Clarks. The girls (Cassidy, Delaney, Evie, Raina and Yvette) beat the boys (me, Greg and Aidan) 10-5. Afterwards the kids swam and had some blueberry pie for dessert.

Luke is too little to play soccer, but he did get in the pool for the first time today.

Big fun meant little blogging.

Work resumes tomorrow. Regular blogging resumes tomorrow night.

Another Fun Camping Trip

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We just got back from another fun camping trip. This time the Newsomes, the Clarks, the LeFevers and the Veldmans went to Concan, Texas and stayed at Frio Country. Frio Country in is the Texas Hill Country, surrounded by rolling hills, forests and the Frio River.

We spent a lot of time on the river, swimming and tubing. On Monday, we went on a 2.5 hour trip down the river. The kids had a blast, and the adults did too. It was a ton of fun.

We also fished on the river and caught quite a few fish. Cassidy caught her third fish all-time (a little perch), and her first one all by herself. She also caught 3 frogs and spotted a jackrabbit and a skunk near our cabin.

Delaney was the youngest one to go tubing and she was a champ. She had fun, was brave on the rapids and never fell out of her tube.

It was a great trip and the group has already made plans to go back next summer. In the meantime, we’ll look forward to our next trip this October. It will be cooler by then and we can begin our tent camping season. There’s nothing more fun than camping with your family and friends. We are blessed to be a part of such a fun group.

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Camping Fun

We went camping last weekend and had a great time! Cassidy and Delaney went on their first trail rides. We also went fishing, rode bikes, cooked marshmellows on the campfire and fed some alligators.

This is a picture from one of three trail rides the kids went on. There was one for the youngest ones, one for the middle ones, and this one for the “big girls.”

We have a regular group of families who love to go camping. It was our group’s 3rd camping trip of the season, and we are already looking forward to the next trip.