Good morning! I can’t wait to share with you today our family camping trip! This was Skye’s first camping trip so it was a big deal. The weather screamed fall, the scenery was unreal and the gear was perfect! This post is sponsored by Backcountry. Everything we are wearing in this post is from Backcountry. Thank you for supporting us and our amazing sponsors!
Go ahead and close your eyes for a second and think about some of your favorite memories growing up as a kid. When I do this the memories that pop up in my head are the ones where I was outside with my family. Trips to Snow Canyon for picnics, hiking adventures in Zion, our treehouse in the backyard, river rafting in Jackson Hole with my sister (we need to do that again), games of kickball at the park while the sun was setting, long walks with my parents, trips to Lake Arrowhead and so many other experiences outdoors.
When I think of my greatest memories with my kiddos, most of them are when we are outside doing things together too. Andrew and I have made it a goal of ours to give our kiddos as many amazing experiences outdoors as possible. The bonding that happens for our family outdoors is unreal. You get to escape your to-do list and all of the constant distractions that surround us and focus in on each other. My best talks with Knox and Brooke have happened during our family hikes. Some of my favorite memories with Andrew have happened while we are star gazing together.
For me personally, I have learned that nature is one of the greatest sources of my happiness. I feel so much peace and gratitude when I am outside. It is the absolute best place for me to take care of my social, mental, physical and spiritual health.
Skye has already joined us on many hikes and to a few National and Utah State Parks. I am pretty sure she is counting down the days until she can jump around the rocks with the big kids on our adventures!
PS seeing Skye in her little Patagonia jacket and Sorel boots made my heart swoon.
We decided a few weekends ago that we needed to get up to the mountains to spend time together as a family and have Skye experience her first camping trip! The leaves have started to change colors, the temperatures have dropped and the air is so crisp this time of year . We want to spend as much time as possible outside together. Our trip was definitely one of my GOAT (greatest of all time) moments!
Backcountry has the absolute best gear to use for all of your outdoor needs. We were so excited to find the perfect items for everyone in our family for this trip. Everything at Backcountry is on my wishlist because it is all so stylish, functional and comfortable. I want to wear this outfit below daily.
Backcountry carries a huge variety of brands and products. You can find everything that you need for the entire family at Backcountry for your big outdoor adventures and also your day to day lifestyle activities too! Their gear is perfect for us to wear in the mountains, to school, on our errands and comfortable enough to wear around the house too. Backcountry offers the best outdoor brands and products from Arc’Teryx, Patagonia, Fjallraven, The North Face, Sorel, Salomon, Black Diamond along and SO many more brands. You can find everything that you need at Backcountry!
I am personally obsessed with seeing our whole family in our Patagonia jackets. We will all be wearing them for the next 6 months non-stop.
Backcountry also makes planning your trips so easy because they offer free 2-day shipping on all orders over $50 across the country. So if you feel like being spontaneous and planning a last minute trip one of these weekends, Backcountry has you covered.
I think it is a scientific fact that our kids laugh and smile 4 times as much outside vs inside;) I think our brains are wired to be free and running around outside and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Brooke fell asleep in my arms by the campfire on our camping trip and slept on me for about an hour and a half. The feeling of her warm little body breathing in and out on me while watching the stars and listening to Andrew tell Knox ‘spooky’ stories while Knox and Skye were on his lap was almost too much goodness. It was one of those memories that will stick with me forever because it was that kind of thing where you just sit there and think, this is really what life is all about.
Making memories outside together in my opinion is the best way to make memories. When the kids woke up Sunday morning in the tent they were acting like it was Christmas morning because they were so excited to hike and chase Beretta around the mountains.
The amount of s’mores that we ate during this campout might have set a new world record. We made hot dogs for dinner and then had eggs and bacon (and more s’mores) for breakfast!
This camping trip was definitely one of my greatest of all time memories. I can’t wait to continue making these beautiful memories outdoors with my people.
I hope that you are able to spend a lot of time outdoors this year! I know as runners we are so lucky to get to spend so many miles outside seeing our gorgeous world and we are so lucky because of that. Make sure to check out Backcountry for everything you need to get out and create some amazing memories.
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What are some of your own #GOATworthy (greatest of all time) fall adventures?
Let’s say you have a weekend completely open, the weather is absolutely perfect and you can go and do anything you want outdoors… What would you choose to do with your weekend?
When was the last time you went camping? Have a favorite place to camp?