In July, we did lots of stuff together as a family and the kids took swim lessons for the first time (Davis and Maddy).
I had a litter of Labradoodles go home (always a busy time).....
Days after getting back from KC, my big girl started Kindergarten. Still can't believe it! She loves it and loves to do her homework! If only she knew......
Then we took a train to San Diego, spent the night and had fun!
Then I had my first litter of Goldendoodles.....
Then I realized that my Lab was super fat and was surprised with these....which meant things got EXTRA crazy! 13 puppies total between the two....plus the adults. Whew.....that will hopefully be the one and only time I have 2 litters at the same time...at least so close in age. It was too much!
In September, we celebrated Davis & Emma's birthdays
We went to Mammoth for the weekend and stayed in the most fabulous house. It's owned by a Hollywood producer and we got it really cheap through a friend of a friend..... Gorgeous!
I went to a Women of Faith conference and was gone 2 nights...only to come home to this.... Hubby got
a dirt bike!
At the end of Sept we had our annual trip to Yosemite in a motorhome. The weather was just beautiful and a wonderful reminder of our awesome God. Davis & Maddy really perfected their skills of riding their bikes without training wheels and joined us on a couple long bike rides! There was a huge group of us that went....I think 14 families in all. Lots of kids....it was great!
In October, John & I celebrated our 7th anniversary.......and on the same day, one of our favorite couples, Nate & Becky, delivered their 4th.....Ella! So beautiful when your friends have babies!
October flew by with all the weekly activities and halloween.
And then where did November go? I just don' know.... Thanksgiving was celebrated at a friends house and I was able to get out and do some Christmas shopping by myself on Black Friday, thanks to my dear hubby. It was wonderful, even tho the whole town was out shopping too! That same day, we got our Christmas tree and John put up a string of lights on the house. When we were first married, John decked our house out in lights. It was awesome! But the older we get and the crazier/more stressful life gets, the more of a chore it is..... Thank goodness we have our kids to help keep us young.