So over the weekend, I took a little jaunt down to Moab to party with my Uncle Neil and my freaking awesome cousins, Jeff and Michelle, and Michelle's son Alan, and when this part of my family gets together there is NEVER a dull moment.
Yes, this is me with an ice axe.
I think this quote by Brigham Young sums my family up very well.
We are now gathering the children of Abraham who have come through the loins of Joseph and his sons, more especially through Ephraim, whose children are mixed among all the nations of the earth. The sons of Ephraim are wild and uncultivated, unruly, ungovernable. The spirit in them is turbulent and resolute; they are the Anglo-Saxon race, and they are upon the face of the whole earth, bearing the spirit of rule and dictation, to go forth from conquering to conquer. They search wide creation and scan every nook and corner of this earth to find out what is upon and within it. I see a congregation of them before me today. No hardship will discourage these men; they will penetrate the deepest wilds and overcome almost insurmountable difficulties to develop the treasures of the earth, to further their indomitable spirit for adventure.
Decedents of Ephraim rock
Well, I would describe the trip in detail to you but I think pictures tell the story a little bitter. Needless to say, I was a bit sore after the whole thing, but what could be better then being out in the sunshine and fresh air with the people you love?
Can't wait to see what we do next! :)