Thursday, May 28, 2009

nature boy

Next week... for 3 days... Hayden gets his first dose of "nature" for the summer in the form of his first trip to Lake Powell with my family.  Having been before, I know that it is MY version of what heaven must be.  My kids agree.  Brenden called today asking if I can pick him up next week early so we can get down to Lake Powell sooner.  Hayden is not familiar with L.P. so therefore doesn't share the love like we do.  Why?  Well... it's a long story.

My husband is no Davy Crockett.  The "wild frontier" has never been his thing.  At the ripe old age of 7, he went for a picnic with the family up Daniel's Canyon.  He stayed in the car, refusing to come out.  When further questioned as to WHY he wouldn't join them at the picnic table, he stuck his head out of the car and declared "I 
HATE NATURE", and proceeded to spend the rest of the lunch time in the car.  Al-righty then.  (now I am beginning to see where Aspen's little stubborn streak comes from).  Several years later when asked if he wanted to join family members swimming in a lake, he asked, "Is it a heated lake?"  (Ummm... I promise that my husband IS CURRENTLY a very intelligent man... CURRENTLY)

Since then he has managed to avoid just such NATURE-istic adventures.   With Hayden's last days of working for someone else quickly approaching (June 12), we have BIG plans to change ALL of that.  Sorry Hayd.  You will be initiated this summer. You will be BLESSED enough to sleep on the ground, in a tent!!!  You will be Fortunate enough to dine on stick roasted hot dogs and S'mores with more ash in them than chocolate.  You will be Amazed to see how much fun and adventure a day of kayaking on the lake can be.  And we will all be there to witness it.

Better bring some bug spray  :)


Colbys said...

Good for you! Get that guy outside! And dirty, and nature-y!

Have fun, I love Lake Powell!

Angie said...

I think Hayden must be my long-lost twin. I remember giving a quote very similar to his when I was young...

Ryan and Debra said...

That sounds like so much fun! I hope that he has a great time so he will want to go back every year. What a fun family tradition! I have been to Lake Powell once and Loved it!

WYO Smith's said...

Have fun!! I will take his place next year if he decides it isn't for him. LOVE LAKE POWELL!!

Calvin said...

you know he's going to be called to be the scout leader right?

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