My brother Jason and his wife Eunice just had their first baby on Sat the 15th! It was so exciting to be there and see her come into the world! She is beautiful and a very content baby! Hopefully she will stay that way! Waiting for her to come!
Many many days I dreamed of this day, when all of my kids would be in school and I would just get to play all day..., well such wasn't meant to be just yet and that's just fine, but I can't believe this day is here!! My baby is in KINDERGARTEN!! She definitely made it easy on me, not one tear, just love ya mom and a kiss, as well as the others. Well no kiss from the boys. They were mad enough at me that I was trying to take pictures of them. How dare I! Even Brayli was super excited for this day as she has her very favorite teacher of all time this year, Mrs. Culbertson, who is our adopted grandma. We love her! She had the boys for 2nd grade and says she's retiring after she gets Briegan! She'll want to after her!! Briegan got Mrs. Shomaker who Brayli had and so she is super excited and Trent got Tyler's 6th grade teacher who he loved, and Tyler has all of his friends on his school team this year, so I really anticipate a great year!
The security guard was laughing at Tyler for having to endure pictures by his mother as an 8th grader! It only happens once you know!
Tyler waiting for friends
Trent would not let me take any pictures of him around his friends
For the 4th of July this year, all of my siblings came into town! It was so fun! We had lots of food, played four square, celebrated my dad's, mom's, Tyler's, and Kylee's birthdays that are in July, and had lots of fireworks. It was a great night!
I love this picture!
My dad has started a terrible tradition of giving each grandchild a huge bucket of cheeseballs for their birthdays. Of course they love it, but it makes me cringe thinking of all the processed stuff in them!
Pat's nephew Lee and his fiance Michaela got married July 18th! It was beautiful and alot of fun spending time with family! I wish I had more pictures, but my camera wasn't working right. Sorry for the blurriness!
Two handsome guys!
Two more handsome guys! Trent and his favorite cousin Drew!
For Tyler's birthday this year, we surprised him with a scavenger hunt around town to find his presents. We started out by having a stranger deliver a letter with the first clue to him and it led him all over. I think he really liked it.
His first stop was to get some school clothes. He liked it alot more than I thought he would. Must be a teenager finally!
Tyler is really into the idea of getting a hunting license and going with his friend, so I bit the bullet and agreed
Tyler the man. His own electric shaver
Tyler gave up 4 years of playing the violin to start the guitar. So sad!
Our last place was at Dave and Buster's. The boys have a favorite horse racing game they like to play there One of the milestones of this year was Tyler out grew me and he's pretty close to out growing Pat. I can't believe I have a 14 year old. I'm not old enough!! I am super excited for him to be able to start going to church dances and youth conference though!!
Pat and I have been married for 15 years and each one gets better and better! We have four amazing and very active kids. Even though we are very imperfect, we are so grateful to be a family and love being together! Enjoy our crazy life!