Just to go over some random events from the year:
We painted the entire first floor of our house (that desperately needed it). This was Katie's room when we finished.
Here's a typical evening getting everyone to bed.
We had a fun trip to Glacier National Park with the Curtis family! It was great to have cousins to play with in the mountains.
One of the school mornings last spring, Jeremy accidentally took both sets of keys with him, so I ran a 5k, pushing all three of them in the stroller to get Katie to school on time. We made it, but just barely.
Jeremy got a new truck this year. Our old Dodge had hit a point that it was ready to die. We're hoping this one lasts at least as long as that one did!
This was the second to last day of school for Katie.
At Glacier in June. It was so pretty, but it was also a little chilly. There's a reason it's the off season.
Off season did mean we had the entire lake to ourselves.
With a little egging on, nearly all of us got in the water. It would have been warm if the wind wasn't blowing and the sun stayed out.....
Uncle Russ ran a good ball game for everyone.
These girls love their cousins.
Doing my hair at night is the girls' strategy to stay up late. I can't resist, it feels so nice.
All three of them are taking piano lessons now. You can't see it clearly, but this is a song Katie wrote.
Another Glacier pic.
This level of dirtiness was just how it was at the family reunion. I'm going to keep lobbying to hold it somewhere with water close by.
Sitting on top of a hay bail at the First Peoples' Buffalo Jump. They still ask when we go by certain bluffs if the native americans ran buffaloes off of them.
This was a morning Sydney and Cora got to play in the Missouri shortly after dropping off their big sister at school.