For those of you who may not know yet, Nolan quit his job with the railroad to work for a company called General Chemical in March of this year. He is loving his job out there and so are we. We get to see him so much more. Every year the company shuts down the mine; yes Nolan is an underground miner, but no need to worry it is very safe and is not a coal mine. Anyway, when they shut the mine down they have a big barbeque catered for everyone who works at General Chemical. They also have games for the kids, a big blow-up slide, which even Nolan and I had fun on, a rock climbing wall, free snow cones, and face painting. Caden loved the rock climbing wall and he did really good to. He made it to the top every time for the grand prize of ringing the bell. Good job, Caden. The kids also wanted their face painted. Caden, of course, wanted Spiderman and I picked out the butterfly for Kadrie. She sat so still for the clowns who decorated her face. Didn't they do a great job? The whole day was a lot of fun for both adults and kids. We can't wait until we can do it again next year.