Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sons of Thunder

Another year of Sons of Thunder - this one definitely taking the cake for being the "best so far!" (Funny, that was the report we got last year!).

One of the reasons Brayden and John had such a great time this year is that they got an extra night on everyone else. John was able to pull some strings and spend the night early. It probably won't be a repeat event as it was a little "unfair", but they took advantage this year. Dave and Logan were also able to attend - and the group of four had a super time hanging together before the rest of the crowds arrived.










While many of the guys took their turn at paint ball, fishing, swimming in the lake, mud-bathing, or pistol shooting - John and Brayden spent a chunk of time in the trees - on the high ropes and on the giant swing. Within the last couple of months, Brayden has come a long way in overcoming an initial fear of heights - perhaps, based on these pictures, I should replace "long" with "high" when evaluating the distance he's overcome!








Michael and Traig enjoyed a little game time, and then, later (in place of listening to a speaker, tsk, tsk) the four of them took a hike to a waterfall together. Hooray for family bonding!



Obviously, my accounts of this incredible weekend were all second hand - but based on all of the beautiful pictures, I couldn't help but put up a descriptive post as all of this HAS to make the blog book at the end of the year. Way to go, guys!!!!

3 comments:

Growin' with it! said...

what fabulous photos! those eyes of brayden's sure makes any mama melt...good for him on conquering some fears and what a reward for doing so! you have one sweet husband who makes this time so important and a priority. you are blessed! and i love being a part of it by your blog. ☺

btw...dave the wave...miss that smile!

StephieAnne said...

You are so encouraging - thank you Linda - I think of you often!

Tiffany said...

You are right, awesome pictures!