I wasn't very good at keeping up with my blog this summer, and since it is cold and snowy outside today, I decided to go back and upload some photos from the month of August. August was a busy month for our family, but also a sad month. Some of you inquired as to why we have new puppies, and why May and June weren't in the photos with us any more. One hot August day, June went missing. We looked and looked for her. We were absolutely heartbroken and scared...there were so many tears shed. Meanwhile, while June was missing, May became very ill and ended up at the vet overnight. A week later, our kind neighbor found June dead under a pine tree on their property. We think she must have been hit by a car, and she ran to die under a tree. Exactly a week later, we awoke one morning to find May dead in our yard. Words cannot express the pain and sorrow we suffered. Those dogs were so special to us, and it was a very hard time for us. Grace was especially hurt, and to this day, she hardly goes a day without thinking of those dogs.
Besides the heartbreak during August, we did have many good times. We were busy with grain harvest, feeding the harvest crew, slip n sliding, gardening, playing outside with cousins, enjoying the last days of summer...Russ started playing Grid Kid football, the kids started school, we took a shopping trip to Utah, Grace turned 12, we spent time in the mountains behind our home, visiting grandparents, and enjoying time with family and friends.