2012 has been quite the year for us. Recently we have bought a new home right across the street from where David grew up. It is an older home built in the 1950's and sits on one and a half acres of ground. It keeps us very busy with weeding and mowing. Needless to say we look forward to the winters when the outside does not require so much work. We continue to tease David's mom that she needs a 6 foot privacy fence in front of her driveway so we don't know when she is home to send the girls over. She has taken it with good humor and can agree that we have not abused her too much with baby sitting.
David's older brother finally moved back West from Tennessee this summer and it was fun to spend time with with his family for a couple of weeks. David, Scott and Ashley took Isaac, Brendan , Caydee and Cassidy hiking on one of these weekends and had a blast. It was a small one mile hike near Cascade. Cassidy had 2 accidents as she was afraid to go potty in the woods. The first one was early enough in the day David was able to wash her jeans and get them dry before it got too cold. The second happened too close to bed so she had to leave her clothes on. David forgot any spare change of clothes a jacket and extra panties. He will win the father of the year award. Luckily Scott came prepared with long-sleeved shirts and jackets for his kids. The had fun and enjoyed fishing and swimming in the lake.