For my participation in the meme, just keep reading...
I wanted to start off by sharing a picture of my family (minus Dakota because he wasn't born yet at the time of this picture) - this was taken in the summer of 1995 before Greg and I got married. His kids, Justin (the tall boy in the back) and Brianna (in my lap) were about to move to Holland with their mother and new stepfather. We wanted a family picture taken before they moved so far away.
Combining our families was tough. Dakota was born a year after we got married and we would have all six children during the summers and for holidays. We had four children in middle school and high school at the same time.
Between cheerleading, band, softball, karate and basketball we were always on the go. This time of year is especially hard for me. I really really miss going to the football games and watching my daughters cheer. We did that for 8 years. We watched them perform in halftime shows at Friday night football games for 4 years. I really miss this.