This past week, Morgan has been at Scout Camp. They went to Zion National Park, hiked the Subway, went to Red Cliffs, and camped at Far West, just to name a few places while me and my boys got to spend some time with Grandma.
Originally I was going to go down the St. George for the week, but then our faithful Camry finally bit the dust. It was quite the stress and ordeal, but we have now welcomed an '09 Camry to our family. After some contemplation, we thought it might be easier and possibly more fun for my mom to fly up here and spend the week. An added bonus was that Morgan could take the van instead of the brand new car to Scout Camp to get all stinky and dirty. :) However, because we couldn't all fit in the little car we had to get creative on activities that we could do without have to all go somewhere. We had an awesome week.
I love my boys and they were so good this week and we had a lot of fun. Morgan made it safely home and then had to zip up to Weber to teach that afternoon. I got all the camping stuff unloaded and put away and took my mom to the airport. We came back home and finished getting things cleaned up. Morgan came home totally wiped out and took a nap after dinner. When all the kids were in bed, he gave me the summary of scout camp. It sounded like a good, fun, hard, learning experience for everyone.
The next morning I got up early to run my first 5k of the season. I feel like I did pretty dang good considering my recovery and all. My goal was to not stop at all and to come in under 35 minutes. I'm happy to report I never stopped, and I came in at 32:23. Pretty good for a start and not having been running very much lately. My sister in law ran with me and my friend. She creamed us both coming in around 27 minutes I think, and my friend was around 33 minutes. It felt good to be out running again. Maybe in a couple months I'll want to do another one. :)
On Saturday we got to finish the busiest week of the summer with the Hadlock Family Reunion. I took the camera, but it got left in the car, so no pictures. It was really cold this year, but I didn't hear one complaint from any of my boys. They loved it and had a blast with all their cousins. I love that they are getting older and will just go play, but stay within the boundaries of the park. The baby did great despite the coldness and we even had enough people to play a little softball game. I also got to go "fishing" with Damon, we caught a whale, a puffer fish, several swordfish, lots of sharks, a couple salmon, more whale and we cooked them all up and ate them. probably one of my favorite parts of the reunion. :)
Needless to say, it was a crazy busy week and we're both glad it's over, but it was definitely worth it to now have the rest of the summer to not worry about scout camp and to just have some more family fun. Until next time....