I just got back from a week long leadership camp with about 100 middle and high schoolers and I have a lot of blog posts and SLEEEEEEP I need to get caught up on! And, of course, any normal person starts with blogging.
A few weeks ago, Mr. Howard and I decided we needed to do a practice camping trip with the kids, since we had a real camping trip planned for a few short weeks later. The last time we took the kids camping was when the twins were a couple months old. We set up the tent in my parents' yard.
We'll give it one more year and try again next summer. I really am quite optimistic that without the dog, and another year of maturity - it'll be an awesome experience!