My birthday is on Monday. A few months ago I told Josh that what I would really love to do for my birthday was go on our first overnight camping as a family. We booked a site and were ready to go but then got talking about our tent situation. The last time we were big campers was before kids, thus small dome, two-person tents are what we have. The grand plan was I would be in one tent with the baby and Josh would be in the other with the big kids. But really, what if it is buggy (and in Alaska you know it will be), what if it rains? We will be sitting in two tents looking at each other through mesh screens, humm. Yeah, we needed a family tent.
Then you put together a sale, a magazine coupon, a 20 year old backpack that was returned for some store credit and the Christmas gift money that had been set aside for something "special" and we have a family tent. The perfect family tent in my mind. A huge tent, with a complete rain fly and an attached screen room (living rooms wasn't big enough for that portion but you know you will see it in the pictures next week.) Oh yeah, we are going camping this weekend and we are pretty darn excited about it.