Friday, June 19, 2009

Grand Canyon/Phantom Ranch Adventure!

On Tuesday of this week, I took my three older boys and we headed to the Grand Canyon. Early in the morning, on Wednesday, we began the decent into the Canyon by way of the Bright Angel Trail. After about 10 miles of hiking we crossed the Colorado River and arrived at Phantom Ranch. We stayed over night there in some dorms, got some hearty food, and hiked out early Thursday morning. We did awesome! We hiked the 10 miles up 4,460 feet in about 6 hours!
When the hike was over, and we looked down into the abyss, we knew we had really done something!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

In Honor of my First Born's Graduation

Through some kind of cosmic twist in the fabric of time, my first born son is graduating from High School in two days. Eighteen years worth of hard work and worries have produced a young man prepared to go out into the world. I remind myself that that is what I wanted all along.