My sprained finger couldn't get enough warm blood at the frozen summit and I thought I might loose it but then Erik told me to put my hand down my pants and that warmed it right up! We encountered a lot of ice and most of us fell down two or three times but no one fell off any cliffs which is the important part. The 10 miles with the rough conditions and a lengthy freezing breakfast at the top took 7 hours this time so we were pretty beat by the end but happy we had accomplished it with some really great friends.
I didn't know Camelback hoses have a tendency to freeze up in this kind of weather! Keeping it in my sweater helped a lot. So that's something new I learned on this hike....that I hope I don't have to put into practice ever again.
Donuts and cocoa in the parking lot after was the best part for sure!
Christmas day with the kids is always so much fun! We didn't get a lot of presents for each other but we tried our best to spoil the kids - and so did the Morton Aunts and Grandparents! Grant had a great attitude about every present but when he opened one that he didn't love he would quickly say, "Okay, I'll go put this in my room." It was almost as though they got time out and his "good" presents got to stay in the living room to play.
And of course we had the whole Lange Family together again this year and Dad got the ladies new Dyson vacuums!! What!? I'm a little happy about that!!
I am so thankful for my family and friends! They make it all more fun!