Sunday, September 28, 2008

Ward Campout





We had so much fun at our ward campout up at Camp Nauvoo. We had decided we were going to stay the night, so we borrowed a nice big tent, set up the pack n' play inside, brought our large, queen size air mattress and we were set for a nice comfortable night...or so we thought. The evening went great, Dallin had so much fun throwing rocks in the creek and getting dirty, the food was good, and Jason and I got to be social with our friends and relax. It was after that when we realized we had forgotten all of our blankets. But we decided we'd make due with the sleeping bags and went off to roast marshmallows at campfire. So we went to bed with Evie in her pack n play, Dallin in a sleeping bag and blanket next to her, and Jason and I had one sleeping bag to share with no blankets. So we unzipped the bag and used it as a blanket while laying on the bare air mattress. (Most of you would have seen the current situation and done the smart thing, which was GO HOME). What we didn't know was how cold it would get that night. Evie woke up at midnight, crying because she was too cold. So jason decided to spare our neighbors and take her into the car and turn on the heater to see if she would go back to sleep. So Dallin is out cold, and I'm laying there shivering. After an hour or two, I zipped up our sleeping bag, went and picked up Dallin and put him in my bag with me. The freezing air kept waking me up every half hour or so, but I'm thinking, "I just hope Jason wasn't up too late getting Evie to sleep". So morning rolls around (about 7am) and Jason is still not back, and I'm thinking he's just sleeping in. Until I hear a car driving in the parking lot, look out my window, and see that it's our Honda. So Dallin and I had just gotten up and were getting dressed when Jason opened the tent door saying "Good Morning!" I'm immediately suspicious because his greeting was way too cheerful for a horrible night with the baby. "Where did you just come from?" I asked. "Oh, you saw me drive in?" he said. It turns out that after driving Evie around and her still not falling asleep (even once he got to the freeway) that he just drove home and put her in her crib. Then he told me that he set his alarm for early so he could get back up to Camp Nauvoo (a 40 min. drive) before we noticed. Except he slept through his alarm and didn't get there until 7. I didn't even care that Dallin and I were alone all night, I was like "You got to sleep in our warm bed last night while I was here in the freezing cold, with no way of contacting you?" I was actually glad that I didn't know he was gone because I would have been scared to death. Instead, I thought he was in the parking lot just 200 feet from our tent. So, to get him back, I am posting this on our blog for all to read. :) You are welcome to leave comments of pity (for me).

8 comments:

caseytanner said...

wow. . . i mean . . . WOW. I don't know what to say. Pure shock. You should be ashamed of yourself for sleeping through the alarm.

Jason Nartker said...

I know, I was terrified when I woke up to Evie making noise at 7am. .

You think you're doing everyone a favor by sparing them from a screaming 1 year old for an entire night, and then you get thrown under the bus on your own family blog. . . real cool.

Justin said...

I agree with Casey, you have no excuse for sleeping through the alarm and getting caught! This should have been like those other stories that you have shared with us... uhhhh... where you didn't get... uhhh... I'm just going to stop right now.

Jenna Tanner said...

Too funny! Love Dallin's shirt : ) It's looks so cute on him!

Jenilyn said...

Ha ha, great story.

JD said...

isn't nartker an eagle scout? couldn't he have woven a blanket out of some reeds or something?

either way, great story.

Jason Nartker said...

softest, and worst Eagle Scout you'll ever meet. . .

and for the record, I made that 40 minute drive in 25 minutes, so it wasn't THAT far. . .

Lor said...

This story made me laugh...especially since I can't sleep on the ground anymore either. Camping is not my favorite anymore, but hey, at least he admitted it when he got back. When I was reading the story, I thought Jason was going to say that he had horrible night too and was ready to drive home when Mel saw the van driving up. Thanks for sharing!