It has been a while since I have blogged about anything. So I am going to give a brief summary of our lives these last 6 months.
Seth got back from Afghanistan on July 25th. There is nothing more sweet than being reunited as a family after being apart for so long. The weekend Seth got home, we all went deep sea fishing (all meaning Seths family and us). The ocean was extremely rocky that day so everyone was getting sick and didnt have a very good time. It was fun hanging out with family and having a little vacation all together.
A few weeks later we went camping with the Jones family. It was a lot of fun. Going camping as a kid all you do is get in the car and go. Being an adult, there is so much to it. You have to pack everything and anything you may need. Make sure you have enough to keep the kids entertained. We found a very nice, heavily tree covered camping area. It was very hot. The camp site was secluded but only 15 minutes away from a town so we were able to get ice, food, extras, whenever we needed. We went swimming, fishing, to the ocean, redwoods. It was a ton of fun and the girls loved it to. We want to go camping every year. One of my fondest memories growing up was our yearly camping trips and I want to give those memories to my kids.
In September, we celebrated Summers first birthday. I cant believe how big she is getting. I love her so much. She is a little spitfire. She is very feisty. She likes to hit and pull hair. You say or do anything to upset her, she walks over to you and punches you in the face. This behavior was not learned... She was born this way!
After Summers birthday, we went to Disneyland for a nice family vacation. We took Seths parents with us so we could go on rides and have some fun too. Kadence was finally old enough to understand what Disneyland was and she loved it. She loved finding the princesses, going on rides, trying to get us to buy everything. We went to Disneyland right after school started so it wasnt very crowded. Most rides were only a 10-20 minute wait which is doable with kids. We had a hotel just a few blocks from the entrance so we were able to come and go as we pleased. We went on all the rides and ate all the good food (food that only seems to taste good at parks or carnivals). Seth bought Kadence a Rapunzel dress, hair, and a pascal. She put is on and started strutting down the sidewalk with such an attitude. She really is a princess. We spent 3 days at Disneyland, 1 day at the LA zoo, and 1 day at SeaWorld. Because of Seth being in the military, SeaWorld was free! Nice, fun little prize:) We Had to much fun on our vacation and want to go again soon.
Seth and I did a Tough Mudder in Tahoe. It was so much fun! I would seriously recommend it to everyone!
n October, Seth went hunting. Something he has been wanting to do for 10 years. Not only did he kill a buck, but he get into the Nevada record book. We have venison for a very long time. The next couple months we just focused on life. Doing whatever, whenever. We just enjoyed being a family and being together.
Christmas was a lot of fun. Seth was gone the year before so it was nice being able to celebrate together. Seth even had the day off... Not something that happens very often. We loved shopping for the girls and figuring out what they would love to play with. I think it was a success. After Christmas, my sister-in-law came down with her two kids and husband. It was fun watching the kids run around together for a couple weeks.
Now, now we have a couple new focuses. First, pay off debt (again), second buy a house, and third refinance the charger. We are currently looking at houses and a have a few we like. I cant wait to actually buy one and have a house to call our own:)
Kadence: Kadence is now 3. She is so much fun. She talks like a little adult and is so smart. We are trying to get her into preschool next month. She has to be tested first, then we will find out if she gets in.
Summer: She is such a little brute. She beats up Kadence. If you tell her something she doesnt like, she turns around and socks you in the face! She has so much personality.