Jon and I took the girls and Jon's mom Jeanette to Crystal Lake early this month, where we hiked in with all of our camp gear. This is the first time we have done this together. It was so much fun. I was amazed at how much my girls could carry without complaining. The dogs came too, and probably hiked the trail twice. The lake is gorgeous and the hike down to it is just as pretty. After looking at this picture you'll know why it is named Crystal Lake. The only downside to the whole trip was the dirt. It wasn't just any dirt, but fine fine dust that got everywhere, and I mean everywhere!!!

Lesson Learned: If you want your kids to sleep really good for about a week, just take them on a hiking/camping trip where they have to carry 20-25 lbs in their packs. You would've thought we gave them sleeping pills.