Well I must say It has been a fantastic summer. Kalie and Lacie took my boys to Hogle zoo. Trace still talks about when he went to the "Jungle" and saw the white bear swim back and forth, and he rode the giraffe. Those moments are so priceless. Sad that I missed them, but there will be other years for me to take them, they need bonds with Aunts and other family members as well so it's all good. Talk about a great BREAK for me for a day:) MOMS need breaks too.
We had to go camping over memorial day and guess what..... yeah it snowed on us. When I consider camping being outside cooking playing, riding toys and eating. It was a good thing I had good company to sit with me in the camper and catch up:)
We also celebrated Austin's 30th birthday!!! He has everything, but a few days before he had mentioned this bar to put in the doorway to do pull-ups on so he got that. He can't ever wait until a special day to get something he just buys it when he wants it. In my opinion he is starting to grow up I guess thirty is the magic number. Just doing things he has never wanted to or done before. Not sure Why it's is this way that women mature so much quicker than men, it must be included in all our other trials to get through while were here:) I am so lucky to have him, he blesses my life and my children's lives daily. He is so talented and always is helping everyone he can. It doesn't matter if we are in a hurry somewhere or not he sees someone on the side of the road with a problem he stops to help. Happy 30th BABE!!
Dayne had a birthday the day before Austin so we just celebrated them both on the same day. Talk about confusing to Trace. He turned two, I think that means he is officially a toddler :( He has the sweetest personality. Always coming up to me saying "mom i wub ew." Then puckers his lips for a kiss. He is learning a little bit of attitude from Trace, And beginning the TERRIBLE TWO's. He has nothing on Trace yet, but has started dumping things out just for fun, taking his clothes off, and coloring on things. :/ He s such a little sweetie and we love him so much!!!
Did lots of boating this summer thats always fun I guess. The kids and dad love it but it really just scares me. I must be getting old:P
Got to See UNCLE BLAKE and AUNT ELAINE this summer, They were both here for a week together. we did some camping boating, and lots of family get-to-gethers. We get to see MELINDA's family more often so we are super spoiled when that happens. I'm still not sure which one, me or Melinda, Trace thinks his mom is. ;)
This was a little FREAKY There was a brush fire started down by foster reservoir, and the wind was blowing our way. The fire cam within a city block from our house. So gratefully to the firefighters and helicopter fighter pilots that got it our before it burnt anyone's home. It's funny when that kind of thing becomes a reality how much you don't give a rats "A" about anything in your house, just the people in it. This was taken from our front porch.
And I must blog this because it's like a once in a decade kind of thing. The Brackin's had pictures taken!! What a freakin gorgeous bunch of folks. I gotta hand it to the parents cause I never could have raised so many successful people and made it. I can barely stay sane day to day with my three boys. I cannot even fathom eight!! WOW!! what an accomplishment. Big families are GREAT!!!