We finished the Book of Mormon as a family for the second time! It only takes us about 3 years :) We are slow...but we do it and that's what matters right? We were so proud of the kids for their diligence in reading with us nightly. They never complain about it. Its just become part of the routine. I'm so happy we started doing this nightly when Aubrey was a sunbeam years ago. Joey and I felt that our family deserved a vacation so we surprised the kids with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge. We hadn't been in a couple of years so the kids were so excited! The way we surprised them was after the last page of the Book of Mormon, we slid in a little note with a paw print on it that said something like, "Congratulations on finishing the Book of Mormon! Get ready to pack your bags for a trip this weekend. Here's a clue. . ." and then the paw print was there. It didn't take long for them to guess where we were headed followed by squeals of excitement. They kept saying thank you over and over :) I was concerned that the trip wouldn't turn out with the baby in tow but everything went perfectly. It was a much needed vacation for us all. Highlights of the trip include: chillin in the "cabin"(my kids are so hilarious about the rooms, they are so detail oriented and love all of the drawings and the cabin feel), eating hot pockets and root beer for dinner, finally finishing Magiquest (We are all master magis now! Better go and buy some wizard cloaks!), getting to meet "Rudy the Reindeer"at storytime with no kids freaking out(Wow, that's a first. Our kids are weird about characters of the costumed kind...), and just having fun at the water park. As you can see, Ammon LOVED his first trip to the lodge! We have lots of cute pictures of him and everyone...there are even a couple of funny pics in the batch...one of Aubrey doing I don't know what...and one of Ammon being a terd when we wanted to take a picture of him and his sisters:) Enjoy.