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November 2016 - Seattle

The highlight this month was driving to Seattle to see Grandma and Grandpa Sweeny on their mission.  Tyler and Tad ended up with hand, foot, and mouth and had some miserable nights, but we were so happy to be together. Day 1: We got to the Seattle Institute right as Grandma was finishing her last class, so it was fun to see her teach and meet some of the students.  She immediately grabbed Tad for a good cuddle.  Then we saw some of the University of Washington campus and visited a fun history museum in the rain. Day 2: We took the kids to Canada!  We went to the beautiful Capilano Suspension Bridge Park outside of Vancouver, where we explored a temperate rain forest.  They have suspension bridges between the canopies of trees, so you're walking from tree to tree about 100 feet off the ground.   Day 3: We celebrated Thanksgiving at Mom and Dad's apartment.  We went outside to play and blow bubbles, went to the Sheraton Hotel to see their gingerbread house d

October 2016 - Alice in Wonderland & a new Bishopric

All of the family got together for Damien's baptism.  It was wonderful to be a part of it.  He is a sweet kid--always very polite and helpful--which makes him stand out from other kids his age.  He genuinely wants to make good choices and help people.  It was also neat to hear Sara speak, Jason bear his testimony, and have Quinn bear his testimony later that night at Emily's house. We did pumpkin painting again this year with the Wilsons.  The kids had fun both painting and dressing Tad up in various outfits. Kyle and I did the Park City ghost tour with the Beattys this month.  It was fun to learn about the history of Park City.  And we heard some great stories along the way. Date night #2--we went to the Utah Symphony to hear them perform superhero theme songs.  We only had to walk a couple of blocks downtown, but it was through a torrential downpour and we arrived looking like a couple of drowned rats.  I had a 2-day training in Salt Lake so Kyle took the train