You know my sisters and I were talking the other day about the reason why if we haven't posted for so long on our blog.. it's hard to go back and post. It's because so much time has passed since our last post, that we feel like we have to write this really long one to catch everyone up on what has been happening since we were gone!.. but since it's so long.. we don't have time to do it! LOL.. so thus.. the blog never gets updated.
SO I decided to break the mold. Guess what.. no long update of what's been going on.. just a short recap.. we had a CRAZY and eventful summer.. with so much going on. Braden played football this year and their team made it all the way to the championship game! SO proud of him this year.. he received the game ball.. several times.. and he confidence has improved so much since playing last year. It probably heps that he is almost 5' 9" tall.. and only in 7th grade.. but still.. he is just such a great kid! We took our kids to Disneyland over spud break..for the first time EVER! That was SO fun.. the most amazing family experience yet.. even riding in the plane was a first for most of my kids.. what a fun adventure! October flew by and my brother and he wife moved her.. just about a month ago and the great thing is they are living with my dad.. who lives right down the street! Love his kids and they spend a lot of time with mine. It's great to have them around.. we celebrated Halloween with pumpkin carvings and trick or treating.. we adults even got in on the action and dressed like "dummies" sitting our porch and then scared kids as they came up to get some treats! what fun!
NOW we are off to South Africa! well Ben and I only.. but we were invited by Cannon and Retha for a ScrapPink event. It's an all day event and we are going to create an entire album! All of the proceeds from the event are going to help Breast Cancer in South Africa. We are excited to go and donate our time and products on behalf of Scarlet Lime for this event. We leave TODAY!..seriously crazy.. Ben sister and my family who live close by will be taking care of the kids.. while we are gone. My kids love their aunts and uncles and their cousins.. so this will be a special treat! I am going to miss them though.. all day yesterday I kept giving them loves and smooching on them.. and they were like.. hum.. your coming back aren't you? LOL..
anyhow.. we have been super busy this past year.. and I hope to get back into blogging on my personal blog when we return.. I am going to live by the rule.. that even if I don't have time to post a ton about what's going on.. I am going to post a little bit. I get calls and comments all the time from family and friends asking "when are you going to update your blog?"
so here you go! Here are some pictures from the past few months! Love you all!