So I've been MIA for a while. The last time I tried to post a blog one of the boys (Bennett) switched the power strip off shutting down the computer. I didn't think it was a big deal but when I got it back up and running ALL the pictures in my iPhotos were missing. I was crushed!!! But lucky for me I have been blessed with a wonderful husband who has skills I could never imagine and he found most of my pictures yesterday. The only one's I know I'm still missing are from Maya's baptism (bummer) but I think I can beg family members to e-mail any they have to me (pretty please with sugar on top!!!) and hopefully they'll suffice. But instead of morning the loss of those photos I'm celebrating by posting all my recent instagram photos. A lot has been happening in the Elmer household. We celebrated Maya's 8th birthday and baptizm!!! We had lots of family come visit for that and enjoyed being with everyone. If only we could have had them longer. We've add our first dog to the family. He a Schnoodle named Dayton and he's perfect (except for the potty accidents in the house, the chewed up toys, books, and paper products. Ok maybe not perfect but great!). Ender got his first hair cut:( sniff sniff. He's adorable but looks like such a big boy. The older kids (Porter Maya and Bennett) all had grandparents camp and loved it. I know for a fact they didn't want to come home. We got to go to Louisville and visit my family. We all went to Holiday World and that was awesome! We planted some potted garden plants for our patio. We went to the zoo and several local parks. We went to Lake Erie and picked up a 1/4 of a cow for our freezer. Brad and Jessica came for a short visit. We've spent pretty much every Saturday house hunting to no avail. So far the summer has been filled with all kinds of emotions (good and bad) and we have so much more to look forward to!