I turned 30 this week. I would have written sooner, but we spent the whole week away from the computer, with family. We drove to Utah to spend time with Rachel's family and to see her grandfather who is very sick. It was basically a goodbye visit. I got some good pictures and a shot or two of video with him and the kids so they will have something to look back on and remember. Anyway, no one knew that it was my birthday except for Rachel until about two days later, since we spent a good share of it driving. And as far as birthdays go it was pretty uneventful, which is a good thing. I think I am over the whole birthday thing, now that I am dead, I mean 30.
After we spent three days or so in Utah, we traveled up north to visit my brother in Idaho. He lives in Rexburg and right now there is snow covering everything there. We went out shotgun shooting on someones farm, we went to the sand dunes and went sledding, not on the sand, but on the snow covering the sand. They are really steep, but not super tall so it made for some really great sledding. Ammon didn't really enjoy it, he is a fairly cautious person, and it didn't help that on one run down with him I lost control of the inner tube we were on and rolled it over him. We also played a board game called Blockus. I think that is how it is spelled. If anyone wants to get me that game for my birthday, I won't be upset about it.