Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Camp Fire and Bed

We are almost set up around the campsite. I am continuing to make changes to help with organization and the flow of the mornings. I am already really enjoying how simple and easy this should be. The kids are having a blast playing outside and we have enjoyed nightly bike rides through the campground. Matt, however; is exhausted. He has spent each day and evening at the house trying to organize and pack misc. things and then driving to the storage unit and playing tetris with out belongs in the units.

Next week, I will take pictures of some of the cool things we have done around the camper to make this all work. 
Matt and Logan Friday Night at the Campfire. Logan was wearing rain boots in the grass and then he got cold so he came to the fire with his robe and then decided he needed sunglasses because it was too bright!!

Emma and Logan playing "camping" in the empty site next door

Logan and Emma hanging out in their bunk. I created a separator by taking a room darkening curtain and velcrowed it to the ceiling. And the kids each have their color sheets to lay on. We also hung curtains to separate their space from the living area in the evening. (and to hide any mess below) The children each have a night lite and a fan to help with white noise. Still a work in progress though.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Moving Day

The day finally came that we moved into the camper. Of course, the morning off it was POURING down rain. But by the time we loaded every last thing the rain had stopped enough for us to move out.

Once we arrived at the campground and Matt hooked us all up and leveled everything out I began to unload to back so I could get to work on the inside. I was very excited to get started on the storgage/play area of the trailer. This is definately a work in progress. I will post better pictures next week. On the left side is a cupboard that I am using for more totes of canned food and misc. things. Logan is digging the cars mat to play with and Emma likes having a little desk area with her lamp.

After picking Emma up from school and doing more around the house we headed to the campground for our first meal as a family.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Still Packing the House

We are still busy packing the house and about to start filing the storage unit. As I have spent the last few weeks packing the items we don't even touch it has made me really start to think about the items we really should sell!! As the last week has ended I will say I have opened 2 boxes to get out shoes and a sweater I did not mean to pack. I wonder how often that will happen?

I thought I would post a few of my favorite pictures from our camping trips in 2011.

Logan got so much comfortable watching Cars 2 by the fire he feel fast asleep.

Daddy and Logan playing Lego's on the camper floor.

Logan and Emma playing Cars on the carpet outside the camper

This was back at Thanksgiving and I was making the mashed potatoes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Living in Our Camper

Soooo, the big move is about to happen. Long story short, Matt has turned me into a camping fool. After camping every other weekend from March 2011 until July 2011 when we purchased our 33 foot 2011 Gulf Stream Track and Field Toy Hauler. And from August 2011 until February 2012 we have continued to camp every other weekend. This last October we began discussing and considering living in our camper once we received Army orders for the Summer ILE course in August. Well, we received orders... and our move in to our camper date is March 13th.

Camper Camping

Our Camper!!! While this picture is a little cluttered this is our home. It is all ours and I LOVE it!!!

The kids have been sleeping on the queen size electronic bunk beds. Well, we will be removing the top bunk mattress and putting the top bunk all the way to the ceiling and replacing the mattress on the lower bunk with our queen size mattress ( for adding comfort) and having the children share the bed and raising the lower bunk half way up the wall. By doing this, we will create space below the bunk for a portable cabinet, storage for bins, plastic drawers for clothes, and a rolling cart to be moved into kitchen for counter space.

For the cabinets, Matt has added shelves for additional food storage and I will use the collapsible bins for additional storage for food, toiletries, and toys.

There is also a portable table that folds out to use as a dining table. We will be using folding tables for breakfast and will eat outside under awning on picnic table whenever possible.

The camper kitchen is equipped with a 3 burner stove and oven. As well as a little cabinet space, microwave and small fridge. My Mountain Man, has helped pick out wire shelves and re-purposed shoe shelving to go under the stove for additional pots and pans space. I will; of course, be using More collapsible bins for the tops the cabinets to store whatever needs to be stowed. We will be bringing our deep freezer filled with Venison  (What camper doesn't have Deer Meat!!) as well as a beverage fridge. 

The back room of the Camper has a full size bed ( we will be using Emma's mattress) and also has the bathroom with a shower, toilet, and vanity. The next storage assignment is to create easy storage for Matt's clothes and my own. The bed lifts to reveal a large area we can put totes or drawers. (The possibilities are endless!!!)

Add here is a picture of our 6 X 10 trailer which while be converted into our laundry room, and wardrobe boxes storage.