Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oh boy, it's been a while!

Wow what a summer it has been, and by "has been" I mean it is officially over now. Sad I know. Today I got to talking to a friend of mine, Meaghan and our blogs came up and I realized how much I have neglected mine. With good excuses I might add:

Family Reunion
Cabin trip with Ben's family
My brother in law Ryan passed away :(

This really was one on the craziest summers I have ever had. Having never taken summer school before, I feel like I was a little unprepared at first and didn't realize how much time it was going to take. Then throw in all the family gatherings we did, while I was writing papers in the background while everyone else was having a great time. But straight A's this summer shows me it was all worth it!

Then there was the passing of my brother in law Ryan. Such a sweet kid, only 21. Ben and Ryan were really close and so it has been really hard on him of course, especially since his death was very sudden and unexpected. He will be greatly missed and we are excited for the day when we will see him again.

School has started up again, I only had a two week break between summer and fall classes and it was filled by a few days at the cabin in Alpine with Ben's family, then the rest was filled with funeral arrangements and gatherings. So I feel like I never really got out of school mode. Which is good for my schedule and mindset in a way, but probably not so good for my sanity. As if I ever had any in the first place.

However, I did manage to make some raspberry jam that is AMAZING, Adam started 1st grade this week and he also learned to ride his bike with no training wheels this summer. That is until somebody ran over his bike at the family reunion :(

Ben's job is going well and the contractor is getting ready to change, so we are excited to see what that means for his job. I say excited because I don't want to worry about the new company coming in and laying people off (Which Ben assures me won't happen) but I can't help but worry. Ben also got a new 4 wheeler this summer and has already been injured on it. He tipped it on the side and it hit his ankle, which swelled up like crazy! But no broken bones so it's all good!

Wyatt is as crazy as ever! His hair is getting so long, and dark! He has tons of attitude but in a good way (mostly) and he is becoming such a little man. Mr. Independent for sure.

So that's a quick recap, I will hopefully soon do an update on more specific things and bring some fun pictures to the blog, but until then at least you know a little of what's going on with us right now. Have a good day!


  1. Sorry to hear about Ben's brother. I hope Ben and the rest of the family is doing good. What a woman you are! You seem to balance a lot. Good for you. And way to go Adam for riding the bike without training wheels!

    P.S. Every time I try to comment on your blog, it tells me I don't have access to the page. Don't know what that means. So that's why I posted it this way.

  2. Ok. Nevermind I will just have to manually put in my name and url. Oh well, at least I can comment to let you know I LOVE UPDATES!

  3. You are supermommy! Seriously you are so busy but yet so in control. I need lessons. So sorry for your loss. I am sure it has been a struggle. Good luck with school this semester

  4. What a summer! Hope you all are doing well, Ryan will be missed so much, love you guys!

  5. Thanks Kellie, but my life really is a lot more hectic than I let everybody in on, it's all part of tricking people to thinking I'm in control :)
    Ang I love your little family updates too. I'm so bummed we didn't end up going your way this summer, it seems like any plans we made got canceled last minute every time!
    Whit we are doing good, Ben is still taking Ryan's death really hard, he will just need time. By the way happy 3rd Anniversary! Miss you guys too!