Yes, we are still ALIVE!!! Here are some pics to prove it!

 Best circus ever!! We had the ride of our lives on an elephant and it was awesome!!!
 Let's give it up for the Trinidad Circus!!

 No summer is complete without a fishing trip up to Uncle Butch's and Aunt Janice's.  Thankfully we got our trip in early before summer passes us by..

 The kids learned really fast and were casting all by themselves and sometimes doing better than mom and dad.  And have you ever tried casting with those little poles? it is no small challenge.  Unfortunatly we didn't catch any fish but we didn't have anything to complain about.  Even saw a baby bear on our way out.

 That is Cupcake our dog on the top of the hay bales.  We love our dog and are so happy we have him, he if even learning to play catch finally.

 Paxton had fun jumping over the crack between the bales as Claire enjoyed the show.

 This is Bitner's serious face, like when he is telling you something that you need to know, like how daddy is stronger than you mom.

A Better Perpective

Many of you have heard of this remarkable women. Although I have not listened to her or heard much of her story one thing keeps popping back into my head that she said, "I am not my body".

I finally cracked and checked it out. What I found was an inspirational women of love and courage. I am so thankful that I have the oppurtunity to be with and raise my children and be apart of the wonderful family that I have along side Mr. Philpott. And remember that I am not my body, Thank you Stephanie.

I shared this with my 4-year old daughter, who like most little girls is very concerned with being "pretty". This is the reason she cut her own hair and this is the reason she gets upset every few days, because now her hair is not "pretty" and long. I explained what happened when your skin gets burned. She was very curious to see. When I asked her if she thought this lady was beautifull she said "Yes". Thank you Stephanie.

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