There were a WHOLE lot of boys hanging around our house this year!Dave and I were the "Ma" and "Pa" on a Pioneer Trek with our stake this summer. (Melanie went too, but was assigned to a different family.) Many hours were spent making aprons and bonnets. We spent 3 fun-filled days with these kids in the rain and mud.
We started out year sending Brady off to Iowa. Can you believe he's already at the halfway point of his mission? Turns out he is a tremendous missionary. We love him and miss him.
We've continued our family tradition of continuously re-building our 60 year old house. This was the year of the attic. We have a very usable walk-in space now with new dormers and windows to add light to the room.Dave and I reached our 25th wedding anniversary this summer. We celebrated in Europe! Three weeks, six countries.
Dave continues to enjoy his tractors. He built and entered a float in the Electric Light Parade in Phoenix again this year. Although it is lighted to look like a train, there is a 60 year old antique tractor there, pulling the float. Our family has lost a combined total of 220 pounds over the past 3 years. We all feel stronger and healthier. Everyone contributed to that number except Roxanne who continuously stays thin and petite.
(It was hard to take a family photo this year without Brady)
As the year closes, we find that we still like each other and are so blessed to be surrounded by wonderful and supportive friends and family.