Last month, Sunil and I met up with my family in South Dakota for a whole week of camping!! Growing up, we were big campers and every year we'd pack up all of our awesome camping gear and head to my favorite place on earth - the Black Hills! It was so fun to include Sunil in our family tradition this year. :)
One of the things I LOVE about the Black Hills is that there are barely any bugs! That makes exploring and campfires and tents so much better!
Most of the week it rained - as it usually does when the Norman's are camping. (I swear it follows us around!)
So on one of those rainy days, we headed to a park called Storybook Island - a playground based on characters in children's books!
We even had matching t-shirts for everyone that I designed for us! We looked so cool... :)
I'll admit, the best part of my week was following my nieces and nephews around with my camera! :) I only wish my oldest brother and his family could've made it that week!
Lovely sisters! ;)
The whole family troupe with a random dinosaur we found! :)
Grandpa loves his girls!
Apparently Sunil is so skinny that they kids wanted to feed him to fatten him up...
Mount Rushmore, round one!
Look at mom and dad... trying to be so cool... :)
On another rainy afternoon, we stopped by a Woolly Mammoth dig site to see over 60 skeletons!
The original 6 - only missing Brad, our oldest brother!! :)
Sunil is definitely the favorite uncle... the kids just adored him!
Mount Rushmore round two - ice cream all around!
Check out dad's massive tarp! This thing has saved us in a rainstorm or two! :)
The wild-life loop!
Last group photo before we leave!