Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Carter!

On May 9th Carter turned 4 and we are thrilled to get him beyond the age of 3 (if you know what I mean).

Grand Canyon Hike

Amy and I hiked the Grand Canyon with Jon Brown, and Lafe & Jaime Goeckeritz on May 8. Jon, Lafe, Amy and I all had visions of completing Rim to Rim to Rim. In short, Jon completed the full 48 miles, Lafe hiked 40 miles and Amy and I went the 24 miles across to the North Rim and had an adveture getting a ride back to the South Rim. Jaime hiked the 20 mile round trip to Phantom Ranch and back.

The Canyon never ceases to provide an adventure.

We started hiking at about 2:15 a.m.
Between Indian Gardens and Devil's Corkscrew we ran into some Grand Canyon riff-raff hiking out. Rick and Brian had come to the Canyon the night before with a group of guys from work that opted to start hiking right away rather than sleep for a few hours. We met up with them about 4:30ish as they were on their way to the South Rim from Phantom Ranch.

Crossing the bridge over the Colorado River along the bottom of the Canyon.

The trail along the bottom . . . if you look closely enough, you can see Lafe up ahead of Amy.

One of the many beautiful rock formation in the inner Canyon.

Inside of Supai Tunnel . . . smart enough to realize that we still had a long way to go before the top.

Happy Birthday Tim!

April 23 was my 34th birthday. There is nothing more that I want then my family around me and a chocolate cake to eat . . . all my wishes and dreams came true.

Brown Family Reunion

We got together with the Brown Family to enjoy an evening at the park in April. We love being around Grandpa and Grandma Brown.

Carter, Josie & Aiden

Sometimes a picture comes out just right . . . we just love this one of the cousins on Easter.

Happy Birthday Amy!

Amy turned 32 on April 11 . . . It was perfect, she went off to a bridal shower which gave us boys just enough time to get to the store and buy up everything pink we could find; table cloth, forks, balloons, streamers, rainbow chip cake & frosting . . . and get home and paint the house pink.
Spencer got busy making the cake (he is now able to do it all, start to finish . . . it is very nice), Andrew is the streamer master, and Ty and Carter made lots of noise.
She got home to a bunch of boys yelling SURPRISE and we enjoyed a nice afternoon together.
We sure love you Amy/Mom . . . we hope all you wishes and dreams come true.