So, I'm never really sure when I'm suppose to use "then" or "than". My writing style might make it painfully obvious that I was not an English major... of any sort.
Well, I have a whole slew of pictures to show. This is a family reunion we went to the weekend before last in Paris!
Huh? Oh... no, not Paris, France.
Paris, Idaho. And believe me, they aren't anything alike.
And yes, I would know because I've been to both places.
It was suppose to be a camping trip but with all the rain, camping in mud didn't sound too thrilling to me, especially since Alayna had just got over a cold.
Of course, I suppose there was always the option of doing mud angels and making a slip n' sludge. But I didn't really think to come up with those activities at the time. So we just drove up Saturday and met up with everyone else who had camped that night. After lunch we went down to the Minnetonka Caves.
There was a bit of a wait so the kids kept themselves entertained with the water fountain...
...yelling at the squirrels...
... and food, of course. And yes. Frosting covered animal cookies are indeed a food group.
If you don't believe me you can look it up.
But it really was quite gorgeous there. Here we are walking down to the cave entrance.
And here it is.
Ugh! Just looking at this next picture makes my heart beat a bit faster. My stomach is feeling a bit funny and I suddenly feel cold.
I have a slight case of claustrophobia. Not real bad, but enough. Actually, the caves weren't TOO crushingly, painfully bad but there were a few areas I REALLY didn't want to walk down and I was ready to turn around and run back to the light. But I made it, I'm still here today, mind in tact.
And no, that is not open to comment or speculation.
Savannah loved it. And since Luke and I were in the back of the group dealing with grouchy toddler boys who wanted to be carried, then wanted to walk the stairs all by themselves, then wanted to be carried, etc., she just stayed right up in the front with the tour guide.
I don't think we heard a word the guide said. We were too busy trying to keep the boys from plunging off and edge to certain pain and agony. But of course, they just thought we were trying to spoil all their fun.
At least Luke was able to get a good workout in!
This girl just cracks me up!
Savannah wanted to take some pictures. So these next ones are her handiwork... that is the only reason you guys are privy to a picture of my backside.
Click on the family picture below. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Joseph and Savannah's faces in this. And there's poor Alayna, wondering what in the world is going on!
Once we FINALLY made it back out, it was POURING rain. And we were all cold and wet.
Can you tell that the roads were a bit muddy? No? Hmm... perhaps I should point out that we did not paint our car part silver part gold. That's dirt from the road that leads to the campsite.
Poor Luke got to load up all the kids.
When we finally got back it was just so wet and muddy I fed Alayna in the car, then Jacob and I just hung out for a while.
What a stud muffin.
A very chattery stud muffin...
..who wants a set of wheels already. Actually, he's a little obsessed with motercycles.
The rain finally stopped and we broke camp. The kids had one last romp in the mud and managed to find some of the most ENORMOUS earth worms! I mean, I've seen snakes smaller than these guys! Too bad I didn't take a picture of one.
Of course we had to do a little strip action with the kids since they were covered in mud.
It was fun.