Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Vacation pt 1, Nate The Great

Nate, my parents and I took a fun 4 day trip to LA and Anaheim California this weekend, and I took so many pictures, I decided to break my journaling into 2 posts. We went so Nate could participate in a regional fencing competition. Yeah, that's right. My brother fences, and he's really quite good for less than a year's worth of experience.

Look at this stud. He's about 5'6 now, and still growing, which is rare for the Brown family. Seriously. Look at his studliness.

Unfortunately with fencing, you take a thousand pics and they end up looking the exact same. So I successfully took 3 pictures of his bouts, and here's one for you to enjoy. He's wearing the white shoes. Look at that reach! Go Nate!!

And of course, the obligatory pic of the father holding a sabre (the thing they poke with) and 'smiling' for the camera.

He competed two different days, once in his age group, and once in the age group above him. He did really awesome for being a novice, and we found out later that he is now in the top 50 national fencers in his age group! Holy awesome little brother! Seriously, he's had about 9 months of training and he's already in the top 50. I see great things in store for this kid.

He's the shorter one 
After the first day of fencing, we ran to the Los Angeles Temple so Nate could do some baptisms for the dead for some male family members.

It was a really great experience and we had a wonderful time as a family. We got dinner at California Pizza Kitchen afterwards, and slept not so soundly in our cozy hotel room. (Nate snores like a lawnmower. It's awful.)

So that's part 1 of our Cali adventure!

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