Sunday, August 24, 2008
My favorite parts of the trip were:
- Sitting around the campfire.
- Crying until we laughed. (Mindy's version of laughing till we cried)
- Jason's willingness to sacrifice himself so that I could get in the raft. "Tell Dallas I love her . . ." Ha ha ha!
- Brandon's amazing unplanned backflip from the raft into the water.
- Getting to talk with Dad on the drive home about his favorite childhood memories.
And now for some pictures:
We had a little birthday party for Ethan, since it was his birthday. And since I am always planning ahead, we had gourmet ding dongs and cupcakes.
Here's the happy birthday boy.
Adam serenaded us around the campfire with his guitar. Kevin is sitting on Shannon's lap (you can't see her here, obviously), who we met for the first time. She was very nice, and we were glad she was able to come so we could get to know her. Brandon also played his guitar for a little bit, but I didn't get a picture of that.
Ethan loved playing with the door of Mindy and Brandon's camper. I think that may have been his favorite part of the experience. Although he did like the raft, too.
I didn't get very many pictures, because Jason had his camera, and I figured I could be lazy and just get pictures from him. So if he sends me some really good pictures, I'll post more. Even though I'm sure he'll post some, and most of the people who read my blog read his, too.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
If you're thinking, what can I get Brenda for a Christmas present? Or just, I don't know, a November 13th present, or whenever you felt like giving it to me (and when it's actually on sale, of course), that would be fine too.
*Editing to add: It's not winter, you fool! Look at the t-shirts and shorts and the lack of snow! They're going to cart me away to a place for the mentally ill soon. Help me!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Boy, were we wrong. When the driver told us to buckle up and hold onto the railing in front of us, we thought he was going a bit overboard, but then we soon found out why. It was like a roller coaster ride. Troy and I were sure that the bus was going to roll, but I guess those big tires aren't just for looks. It was so much fun, although I was afraid that I was going to re-visit my dinner. Luckily the ride ended before that happened.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Here's the plant Kevin pulled out last year. Is it the same as the ones above? I can't tell yet.
Ethan didn't want to be left out. He went over and stood by the door, so I figured I better take a picture of him too. He just had breakfast, which means milk all over the pajamas.
Friday, August 1, 2008
The second author is Ted Dekker. I've only read one of his books so far, Saint, but it's pretty darn good. It's hard to put down, and I've stayed up way too late for two nights reading it. I would classify his books as suspense/thriller.
In other news, Babylon A.D. comes out August 29th. Go visit my movie blog to see the official trailer. I've been waiting a long time for this one to come to theaters!