Camp (In)

Last night I spear-headed a date night between Bj and I. After work I had Bj head over to visit with grandpa while Brent came over to help me with a little surprise. When Bj got home I had dinner all made and I said we were going to eat out back. I opened the back door to reveal:

and a note about the evening:

Which I had a ton of fun making. I really need to get my scrapbooking mojo on people. I digress. So we spent the evening eating sandwiches and chips, playing games (which involved a vetrans, veterans scrabble debate so hilarious that I got a major case of the hiccups) and baked cookies.

Which was, of course, the perfect excuse for a fabulous thrifted apron:

All in all a great night, and so cool sleeping in the tent. I’m going to leave it up for a day because I have Karsen and Hogan part of next week and they’ll flip out when they see it set up.

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  1. Coke and Diet Coke in harmony. (I’m sure you’re leaving out a few details, which I will hear about later!. Did you bake the cookies outside? If not that’s cheating!!

  2. that is like the COOLEST idea…wish we had the room in backyard (it’s tiny) for our tent…awesome idea though so I may have to figure out a way to do this for my husband! thanks for the inspiration!

  3. So cute! Looks like you had everything planned out perfectly! Must have been a great surprise for BJ.

  4. oh mi gosh… have inspired me to call my husband to set up the tent for the kids, AND MYSELF! i have never seen such an arty display in tent mode! LOVE IT!
    I will be copying you tonight and roasting marshmallows and sitting on a pretty quilt under the stars.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    (oh, and love your website too, I bookmarked it long time ago, I was blown away by the mason jars and great ribbon!)

  5. We do that, but we use my parents big backyard. They own a few acres, so we can go deep in the woods, and no one can see us. Makes you feel like you are going away, without actually going away! Just be sure not to leave your tent up all the time, as one of ours ended up following apart from being baked from the sun.

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