My family finally got back from a 5 day/4 night hiking trip up to Sweed Lake in the Dinky Creek Reservoir. They had lots of fun (at least they were dirty like they had fun). Brayden got to go this year and he turned 4 during the campout. He was very excited. They hiked 4.5 miles each way and no one had to be carried. Brayden only had to carry his sleeping bag, but everyone else was loaded up. Rob said his pack was 75 lbs. I told him if he changed his backpacking trip to "camping" in a hotel I would totally go. I don't mind getting dirty as long as I have a bed, shower, and a toilet. Madi and I stayed home and hung out. We missed everyone lots. I kept busy by cleaning the house and believe it or not it stayed clean for more than 5 minutes! It was nice. We actually had time to be bored, that was nice too.
Ally, Brayden, and Kalyn waiting in line for a game at the carnival.
The McCauley, Haworth, and O'Connor kids.
Seeing ddoouubbllee? Look at all those muscles!
Melissa and Madi.
Trunk or Treating 2008
This year our ward had a carnival and the trunk or treating for the kids. My sister Melissa and her daughter Ally came with us. They all had a good time. They got lots of candy, and that IS the most important thing you know.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
-Stake Relief Society Leadership Meeting October 2008