In March AJ started track and field season and although due to weather they were only able to attend two meets he did great!
April was an exciting month for three reasons; JR turned 10 this year. I'm still not sure I'm ok with him being 10. The Girl Scouts had their 3rd annual Navajo Taco Dinner and we did great again this year! The best part was that my mom and dad came up for the event that made it that much better! And finally the girls had their last dance recital for the year. They were so cute and once again Allie stole the show!
May oh now this is a month that if it were up to AJ he would rewrite and redo. We finally, after owning a trampoline for 5 years, had our first broken bone. As AJ was coming down on the trampoline he twisted his ankle and broke the growth plate. The positive side is that track season was over; the downside is that it was the beginning of his summer, and his lawn mowing summer business. Needless to say it changed everything in the house for the first 6 weeks of summer. On a happier note my oldest nephew Trennen graduated from High School! I can't believe he's already that old.
June is when the other part of our craziness started. As we were making a trip to Billings for doctor appointments; we happened to somehow pick up a mesh plastic bag that wrapped itself around the front axle of our suburban. Needless to say we had to tow it home and it has remained parked! About a week later we were blessed to get Russ' little sister Keisha out here for a couple of weeks. We had so much fun I had a hard time taking her back but I knew I had to. We no sooner get her home and the next day we are in Cody picking up Tiya and Dreyson Mahi! It was wonderful we had them all to ourselves for about a week when John and Nancy came up and then the party began! The best part of it all is that it all landed at the same time as John and Nancy and Russ and mine anniversaries! Just the 4 of us went out and had an awesome anniversary meal! We had so much fun with all of the company during the month. I just loved it and would do it all over again! Oh the one thing I forgot to mention is that AJ got his cast off and was moved to a boot then to an ankle guard all during the month of June! The doctor says he's a quick healer!
July was just about as exciting as June was. We had a wonderful 4th of July out at our friends house the Bates! They have a farm about 5 miles out of town with beach like sand on it so we played an awesome game of volleyball, ate some yummy bbq food, and then had our own fireworks show, which was spectacular! About a week later the kids (excluding AJ he was at scout camp) and I decided to hitch a ride to Laramie and go spend a week there with my mom and dad. We were having a blast but were a little bummed about needing to head home when everything changed! My uncle had to go in for some more heart tests so my dad offered to come down and run their store for them while he was in getting his testing done. (Their store is the sister store to my parents store) Which meant he had to go to Farmington, NM. He knew I'd been begging to go back there for the past 5 years so he offered to take the kids and me with him and my mom in their 40' motorhome! I couldn't believe it, my wish was coming true; I was getting back down to NM to see my Grandma and Grandpa Rasmussen and all of my Aunts, Uncles, and cousins that live there! It had been 5 years since the last time I had seen any of them. This was the first time they had ever seen my baby boy who is now 4 years old. We stayed with my cousin Nick and his wife Sammie in their beautiful house and their way cute kids! It really was a dream come true all I could do was cry because I was so excited to be there and see all of my family again. I've missed them all so much. The kids had a ball they hit it off great with all of their cousins there; in fact they had so much fun that the one night Alexandra called her daddy and told him that we needed to move there! I must admit I'm all for that! While I was there I introduced my cousin Sammie to Geocaching. She truly thought it was some Wyoming thing until I told her that Mike my brother introduced us to it then she was determined that it was a Rasmussen thing. LOL Needless to say we Geocached everyday that I was there and in fact she's still doing it close to everyday! Well we finally headed back to Laramie on Russ' birthday. He called to surprise me; remember my suburban that has been broke down well he fixed it!!! The next day him and AJ drove out to Laramie to see us! It was just the uplift I needed after leaving all of my family in NM. My husband is awesome and I love him more each day! When heading back to Lovell we were able to snatch Russ' other little sister Miranda and we get to keep her for another week or so! We are loving it!
August will be here tomorrow and it will be close to time for us to settle back down and start to get ready for school. We have decided to put the kids back into public schooling for at least this year possible longer. At first I wasn't sure about it but now I am. I'm realizing that my kids are growing quickly and this is the last year that my baby will be home before he starts kindergarten, so I'm choosing to spoil him rotten and spend some time with him. However I say that but I will admit that I'm planning to do some substitute teaching this next year so I guess we will see just how much time we really get together. I know this was an extremely long post this time and I'm sorry for that but hopefully in the future they will be shorter! Pictures of all of the exciting adventures that we've had will be posted shortly! In closing I would just like to let all of my friends and family know that each of you have a special place in our hearts and we love you all very much!