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!!!!


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!