Friday, August 21, 2009

A couple of weeks ago I went with my family up to our cabin in Montana. We go up there every year and it is my absolute favorite place on earth. I was so excited to go but Ivan couldn't come with us because of work so I took Tyson all by myself on a plane to Utah and then with my family up to the cabin. I was super nervous about the plane ride but Tyson did so well. I couldn't have asked for better so I was happy about that. The cabin was amazing as always. We spent our time on the lake skiing and swimming, in town and in the park. My brother and sister-in-law planned some activities for family olympics and it was so fun! We all loved it and have declared it to be one of our new traditions up there. We also did a triathalon that was way fun. We had some of the little kids out running with us. I got to spend 10 days up at the cabin and they were wonderful. It was definitely sad without Ivan and Tyson did get sick for the first time but it was great to be with the family and at the cabin. Meanwhile, in California, Ivan got to go to Orlando! I know, he is spoiled. The company he is interning for took all the interns out there for a conference and he got to enjoy the beautiful weather and Disney World. So I didn't feel too bad because he got to have some fun too. haha. Life is great as always.
Tyson with Grandma Sheffield on the drive up.

Tyson with cousin Jackson, So cute!

Grandpa and Grandma with all the grandchildren.

All the Sheffield women. SO Precious.

A picture of the Lower Falls in the Park.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Empire Mine

You know why San Francisco 49ers are the San Francisco 49ers? Well, in case you don't know California had a big gold rush in '49. (There was a hint of sarcasm in that introduction.) Anyway, Katie and I had the opportunity to go up to the empire mine up in the Sierra Nevadas. It was a hot day but it was a lot of fun. It was the longest operating gold mine in California. Some of the mine veins go 8,000 ft. down. 8,000 ft!!!! Can you believe that? The cities around the area would literally collapse if there were an earthquake because the mine veins go everywhere!
This guy above who obviously isn't interested in the picture with us is a blacksmith...
Thus the blacksmith attire. He made us a little baby spoon out of a horse shoe nail. It was pretty sweet!

Here us our little family at the mouth of the vein that goes down 8,000 ft. Yes again...8,000 ft. Anyway, I had a fun time. And my wife and son are cute so that is why I posted this blog!

Updating Blog

Per the request of faithful followers I am updating the blog. I have no pictures (Katie has the camera with her on vacation in Montana) and no cool stories (I am interning as an accountant!) and so I have nothing....consider the blog updated! SMILE!