Sunday, August 10, 2008

Roughing it, Beeswax style. (i.e. watching satellite TV and eating junk food)

I took the kids up to the cabin in Payson on Wednesday, so we could eat s'mores cooked over the Viking range and watch BBC America all day and all night long. BBC America is awesome, and we don't have it at home.

Jake joined us Thursday night. He likes BBC America almost as much as I do.

Friday, we took the kids out in the Rhino.



We had planned to return home Friday night, but a wicked storm picked up just as we were packing up. The kids were so enamored of our instant stream in the backyard, we decided to stay.

Cash in the Attic was on BBC America, anyway. Can't miss that. Is the BEST, after Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, the show where the Hell's Kitchen chef yells at British folks for not making proper gravy and serving tinned tuna on lettuce. Which doesn't sound tasty, of course, but does it deserve THAT sort of language? I say nay, Gordon.


This one is for Gini. Sam's our only kid with Jake's recessive eyeballs. Purty, ain't they?





After two hours in the mud, kids were ready for a good scrubbing. Then, fed them all tinned tuna on lettuce with s'mores and gravy, and sent them off to bed, so Kelly and Jake could watch How Clean is Your House? (turns out, way cleaner than that guy's), Britain's Worst Teeth (only caught the end, but there were some very, very bad teeth). Also, Bargain Hunt, hosted by this dapper fellow, left over from the 70s:


As you see, it was pretty much Survivorman, up there in Payson this weekend. We Beeswaxes really know how to CAMP!

13 comments:

VarneyFam said...

Now that's my idea of 'camping' I will say 'what's the BBC america channel?'

Lisa said...

Oh! You can get BBC stuff in America? We live in Poland and have 4 BBC channels. They are evil, as are all things addictive. I could watch from morning to night, and probably would if I didn't also love blogging (oh, and have a family to care for).I just love David Dickinson. What a strange, funny man. And I only watched the Chef from Hell (I only remember the Polish title) once or twice, because my kids keep coming into the room asking what all that beeping is about.

shell said...

thats totally my idea of camping too. I don't get any BBC channels where I live... life is cruel.

Brian said...

I was about a half an hour away from you in Pine this weekend at my buddy's cabin.

alyssa said...

What fun times! We went "camping," too.....we made a tent in the living room and popped popcorn and watched the Olympics!

Lizzie said...

I was there on Friday night too. We got there just after the storm. I was car sick and didn't want to drive home. I wish I would have known you were there, I would have crashed your "camp out"

Alyson said...

What a wonderful trip. Great pictures and I LOVE your choice of tv. Thankfully, we get BBC America at our house.

I'm totally on the same wave length with your idea of camping! We're also going "camping" in a couple of days. We'll be staying in a rental home that sits on 86 acres in Vermont for a week. I don't know if I'll be as lucky and get to watch BBC there.

kitchenditcher said...

Man vs. Wild...I can't believe you survived!! The s'mores probably sustained you and saved you from near death. lol

What a great weekend!

Heidi Ashworth said...

Your Sam DOES have gorgeous eyes! Wow! By the way, you can rent a lot of BBC shows on Netflix.com for those who are looking . . .

Gini said...

Gee whiz.. thanks for the photo of the BLUE eyed child.. he has beautiful eyes.. as do the others.. That was a pretty good trick.. I didn't even Jake was out of town until I read this! I can't figure out how I missed it! hahah

Alishia said...

How fun! You gotta love all the dirt and mud that comes with being up North and riding in a Rhino. What cute pictures! Sam's blue eyes are amazing.

MERRIANNE said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE pictures!!!!

Spencer & I had out Honey moon in Payson :0 It is a Beautiful place ♥

Corrie said...

I love 'You Are What You Eat'. My kids watch it too and it's great because if they want too much junk to eat I just remind them that we DON'T want that Jillian McKeefe to come through our door and make us eat Dookie Beans! (My spelling may be a little off there.) It totally works. Love BBC!