Sunday, August 16, 2009

Troyer Campout 2009

This Weekend we spent Time with my family at our annual
What a great family to be part of! We have 17 kids between us and there is a whole lot of laughing and fighting that goes on between them! We are a normal family with strengths and weakness like everyone else but we have something that draws us together....
Our Faith in God... The Troyer family believes.
.... and our humor. We may be twisted sometimes but we all sure do like a good story and a good laugh. So for the past 10 years we look forward to spending time together one weekend in August. We talk about lots of things...what we are busying ourselves with, who is going where this fall and winter, church, politics and sometimes even some good heart to hearts.

Here are the grand kids ~

The oldest is 22 and the youngest is 2.

We usually split up the meals so 2 of us are in charge of 1 meal. This makes the whole weekend a lot less stressful because we don't have to worry about cooking and clean up for each meal.
The girls were a little happy with their big knives...
This is my sister, Cindy, my sister in laws, Regina and Corine.

For the kids activity We made homemade Ice cream.
This is was a fun little way for them to have a snack and activity all in one.
It is so simple!

The recipe is:

1/2 cup milk or cream

1/4 t. vanilla

2 T. Sugar

Combine in pint size zip lock bag. In Gallon size bag combine ice cubes and rock salt. Seal pint bags and put in gallon bags. Start shaking and rolling your ice cream mixture until it becomes hard. Open and eat!

Here are some happy campers making ice cream. Megan and Micah and Jalen.


Here are some of the kiddos in the pool. Sophie, Reygan and Keesha loved the mushroom falls.

And these boys are full of all that boys are full of....

Benji, Landon, Micah and JalenThey did a little skit at our talent show on Saturday night. They called themselves "Mr. Know" and answered any question we may have....Funny Funny boys!

And here is my Miss Malaina. She has 2 cousins her age that she loves too...

It's interesting how they are getting to an age now where they enjoy sitting with the adults a little more then running off and playing. They are a becoming such young men and women! Sophia and Annika. The 2 youngest grandchildren. The girls like to play house with "Anni". They like to pretend she is the baby and she is not always so impressed with the arrangement....
My goofy son modeling grandma's shoe...

I've got my hands full with that one:)!

This bunch looks so innocent but take a look at this and tell me what you think....

Another good memory. Another great weekend.


  1. so did you taste the ice cream? did it taste like the real homemade stuff? Just curious.

  2.'s actually quite good. The longer you shake it the harder it gets. The kids seemed to be completly impressed with themselves!

  3. What a great way to make memories!

  4. Looks like you had a great time!! enjoyed the pictures....I am going to have to try that ice cream!

  5. I'd love to know where you went camping, it looks like a nice one. We're always trying to find new places to go with the camper.

  6. now thats camping...HOMEMADE ice cream? i'm impressed. oh this made me miss our family in oregon somethin' awful. awesome to see sweet posts like this. especially with the seasons changing and these last trips to celebrate summer!

  7. Oh looks like so much fun! And yes your Micah does look very mischevious!! But ohhhh so very very cute. I love your kids and you too.


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