i am thirty!!
to celebrate joel swept me away to fort yargo state park for a night of camping. in a yurt. and so it became my yurty thirty.
the park itself is perfect for people who want to eeeeeeaaaase into camping. there is a target, starbucks, and chick-fil-a within 5 miles of it so you feel like you are tucked away in a giant wilderness but jk not really. which joel gave two thumbs up and for that i give two thumbs up.
the yurt was right on the water and it was semi magical. sticky soupy sweaty magic. felix took his first canoe ride. the picture where he is looking up at joel while he is being delivered the ground rules of canoe time sums it up. they took to the water right before sunset and i am so so glad we spent the $10 to rent the big ol’ thing.
ruthie was a total two year old for the duration. lots of dirt in her hair. and risk taking. and trying really hard to keep up with big brother. she objected to her pack n play so she rolled back and forth between our spines through the night. but oh, she is a joy. no sarcasm. genuinely. she walked around, flinging gravel, muttering “fun. i have fun.” (quotation marks and punctuation rules got me like “what?”!.)
yes. fun. i have fun, too. here is to thirty!