It is many months late in coming. The short and dirty of it is that I’ve been letting life get in the way. I got back from Vegas and the Grand Canyon and got busy with life (IE young kids), building a workshop/shed behind my house, preparing for the holidays (later on) and figuring out how to make my townhouse fit a 3rd child. Yes, that is right, my wife and I (I, in the philosophical sense) are pregnant again. This will definitely be our last child and we also found out that she, will be a she which complicates things to the extent that now I both have to refer to my children as “the kids” instead of “the boys” and we need to buy a lot of new clothes (about 2/3rds of the clothing from the boys is gender neutral enough to be handed down, shirts such as “look up your daughters” not withstanding). Other than that we are excited (about having a 3rd, that it is a girl is nice to the extent that variety is the spice of life and I like life extra spicy) and expecting her roughly the beginning of April. So back to my trip to the Grand Canyon. My wife and I flew out mid August after having found out just a couple of weeks before that she was pregnant. This complicated things as morning sickness (really just extreme exhaustion this time around) started kicking in right around the time we got to the Canyon. We spent the first day we got to the canyon late and pitched the tent. The first full day there we spent the day above the rim hiking around. The next day we hiked down Bright Angel trail to camp at Bright Angel campground, hiked out the next, drove to Flagstaff the day after, Vegas the day after that and my wife flew out the following day whilst I was stuck working a convention for 2 more before I flew home. This is glossing over many exciting adventures and interesting things that I’ll mention in future posts. It was fun, interesting, eventful, relationship testing, horrible, miserable, scenic, awe-inspiring and memorable in equal doses. Now for a few of the pictures of the rest, I hope, coming a bit later this week. Yes, I did finish scanning the pictures, yes I just finished the last roll last week (after procrastinating on that last roll for about 2 months).