Trip to Europe

BJ did a great job of keeping Facebook updated during our Trip to Europe so most of the posts are written by him: Hanging with my favorite person in the SkyClub, waiting for our fligt!! Great way to start a great trip!!

Sitting in our seats and the flight attendant comes over with a personalized thank-you card. Would have preferred an upgrade to Delta One, but I'll take it

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First day in Munich was amazing!! We had a quick nap in the hotel and then hit the ground running. 

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More of the Munich Palace and then walking around the city last night.

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The Night was finished with a Doner Kebab as we walked back to our room to FaceTime with kiddos.

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Apple Picking with Friends


Hurricane Irma

We where lucky that Irma passed and we only lost power. This tree is just under Katie's window but it fell into our neighbor's yard instead on our house! 
Thankfully, a few months back we invested in a generator and had our power turn back on just in about two days. Our good friends' neighborhood was not as lucky, and they ended up going to stay with family. So, we watched their pet, Alex: 

Kid's had a couple days off from school and when they got off the bus their first day back, all the leaves and acorns that had fallen in the storm became the coolest thing ever!

It was hard to start up homework mid-week:

Rose wanted to play with Alex too much. She whimpered non-stop and had to always be in the study. So, we moved him upstairs!

The next morning she told me she was ready for school:

Friday night BJ left with a group of our ward members to help clean up in Florida! I am so grateful we have the camper and that he was safe traveling back and forth. His good friend Eric has some fun equipment and they all had a good time working together. 

Surprise Visit to the Farm

It is hard to see little Jane grow so fast and be so far away. So, when we realized we had a free three-day-weekend we surprised Grace and her family while she was visiting the farm! 

Caleb was overjoyed to see Unkie and they played the entire time! His weapon of choice:

Caleb playing "dead" melon balers in hand and tongue sticking out for effect! 

Katie with her cousin Hannah: 

Ray and baby Jane:

Ray and Caleb discussing why it isn't a good idea to be to close to the edge of the dock:

Mongoose time!

Time to swing! We had beautiful weather! It was glorious! 

Ice cream on the front porch: 

More ice cream, just because:


I love that Caleb snuggled in next to Katie to take a nap!

Jane wasn't sure what to think when Unkie gave her whipped cream!

It was so hard to leave, and I can't wait to have Emily and her family there for Thanksgiving! 

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