Just How Did 22 Years Pass So Quickly?

This week’s theme/prompt is: HEADSRecipe
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My son has always loved camping. See:

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to go in several years. So when he told me all he wanted for his birthday present was to go camping, I knew I better get cooking! So today I share my Recipe for a MacDougal Birthday (his birthday is TODAY!)

(be sure to click on the pictures to embiggen so you can truly appreciate mine and Bear’s photographic talent):

Take some tents (poles ARE required, if you forget them you must go back home and fetch them)


Add a large dollop of family

Stir well with horseshoes

Sparingly sprinkle in some mountain climbing (careful-don’t overdo)Photobucket

Slowly add ice cold liquid until you get your desired consistency


Top with some relaxing and fireside comradery

This recipe has been tested and approved by the Birthday Boy MacDougal and his mother


A Letter To Heaven


Close Only Counts In Horseshoes….


  1. I’m not sure when the birthday was, but Happy Birthday!!! (I know what you mean about where does the time go.)

    I love this recipe for camping and family fun. 🙂

    Oh and what terrific photographic talent!!!!

  2. Aww that looks like fun! Happy Birthday, MacDougal!

  3. Awww…such a cute baby boy. Looks like old habits die hard. Camping was fun.

  4. Looks like the perfect birthday for a 22 year old guy and his friends and family…

  5. Sue

    That looks like a lot of fun! Happy birthday wishes for your son!!

  6. That looks like so much fun!!!! Happy birthday to your son!

  7. Mar

    Happy Birthday MacD!

    Too bad halfway between my house and your house is crappy dessert, cause horseshoes and beer is totally my idea of camping.

    Glad you all had some much needed fun.

  8. What a great ‘take’ on this week’s theme! I enjoyed seeing all the birthday party photos. Thanks for sharing ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  9. What great pictures! It looks like it was a fun time!

  10. Great recipe and send some HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes from me.

  11. Great recipe Vixen! We used to camp, too and we did an amazing roadtrip several years ago to Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Glacier National…what memories! Hope he had a great day!

  12. looks like this recipe was a grand sucess!!!! Happy Bday to MacD, and no better way to spend the day than with family!!!!

  13. that was so creative – happy Birthday to MacD – what a fun birthday he had.
    Did he still get cake ?

  14. Looks like a great time. But where is the cake?

  15. Happy B-day to your son! I hope you all had a great, relaxing time. No one deserves it more.

  16. Wow, you make that look like so much fun! I haven’t been camping since I was a teenager. Happy birthday to your son!

  17. Happy Birthday to your boy.

    It’s been too long since I’ve been camping!

  18. I just love the recipe, it is so unique and so much family-oriented and fun. I love being outside too, hmmm, that is a great way to celebrate birthday! Great pics, love the tent picture the most, I guess, I miss home 🙂 in the wilderness.

  19. Ooh, camping is so much fun. My friends and I used to tent out in a park near our campus in the spring and it was great.

  20. Are those eucalyptus trees I see? I miss those. Love this photo recipe essay.


  21. I don’t know where the last 22 years went either. But I didn’t go camping enough either!

  22. Camping is one of my most favorite things ever, and while I didn’t get to go this year (or last), seeing these pictures just felt nice because it conjures up so many happy memories. Camping is like magic somehow – fun, togetherness, relaxation, being with nature, just all awesome. Love the recipe. 🙂

  23. i have always wanted to go camping. ill have to try that recipe sometime 😉

    well done you for thinking outside the box lol
    hey is that you in pic with sunglasses on?

  24. Looks like a lot of fun! And you are soooo right, that time goes by so fast. You can’t imagine it will (heh, remembering your own childhood) but man, it does.

  25. I hope he had a great day yesterday!! And yes, that does look like fun – it’s been too long since I’ve been camping 🙁

  26. Best recipe I’ve seen on line yet. Camping with family can be the most fun past time ever. Happy birthday to your son.

  27. Happy Birthday to MacDougal! The camping trip looks tres fun, especially the liquid refreshment part … was the cake in a bottle? So glad you guys got to enjoy fireside comradery … awesome!
    I’ve never been camping for my birthday since it’s in January and usually there’s snow and all … no amount of liquid refreshment could get me to camp in snow… nuh-uh.

  28. Happy birthday, dood.

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