Mike, Katie and Tim went to Emerald Bay in California for a week with 16 scouts. Katie is an active venture scout and Mike is an assistant scout master. For a week they got to swim in the ocean, snorkel, scuba dive, canoe, hike and learn about aquatic marine life. While they did that, Emily and I took a trip on Amtrak to visit my family in Kansas.
This past week Tim became a First Class Scout. Here we are after he has presented me with my Mother's pin. We are so proud of him!
Emily and Tim's birthday parties got postponed until these past couple of weeks just due to our schedule. I took Emily and her friends to Cliff's Amusement park. It is a small local park with a rides that are similar to a state fair. For Tim's birthday party he wanted to go paint balling. Something we have never done. It is dangerous. I was standing in the doorway taking some pictures and got hit in the neck with one. Thankfully I had the face protection on, but nothing to protect my neck. Those little boogers really hurt!