Well, we stopped off in South Ogden and picked up our bean and cheese burritos and then headed over to Morgan to the camp out. Only problem was we didn't know where to go. After awhile we called Layne, Dan's old scout leader, boss, and friend for directions. He told us where to go but after a couple of wrong turns that took us up a dirt road we had to call Layne again. After awhile we got there and were a little surprised to see a very poor showing from the ward. Our burritos were also disappointing: no sauce, no cheese, no rice. Just beans. A little on the bland side. But Maggie enjoyed it. And we didn't have to make a potty run all night!
We stayed up talking and visiting with the small group of campers until 10, thinking that if Maggie were exhausted, getting her to sleep without her crib would be easier. But we were wrong. After she'd crawled over every surface in our tent 17 times we thought we'd do her bedtime routine again--it couldn't hurt! Dan was saying the good night prayer and said, "Please bless that Maggie will calm down and fall asleep so she can get a good night's rest." And Maggie, bless her, laughed at him. It was so funny that we broke out in giggles right during the prayer. Maggie's laugh was so priceless. It was like, "Yeah, right. Good one, Dad!" Eventually Dan had an idea, ran to the car, got the car seat, and strapped her in it. Forced to sit still, Maggie soon drifted off to dream land and her exhausted parents got some shut eye, too. All in all, a hilarious adventure.
p.s. if any of you are surprised to see me wearing a Utah sweatshirt, you may also be surprised to see Dan wearing something from the Gap. We are working on trying new things and keeping an open mind in our marriage.
p.p.s. That picture of Maggie is the best we could do. She wouldn't stay still and our camera is not so good at action shots.