Already it's time to review July through September, which means that this review is moving almost as fast as all of 2014 seems to go.
The summer gave us some time to try to recover from the difficult previous months. We don't get a lot of time off that we get to spend all together, so we did our best to make the most of it.
We celebrated the Fourth with Popsicles, sparklers, and glow sticks.
We left on what I started calling our epic family road trip, traveling to the Great Smokey Mountains, Disney World, the Gulf Coast, Atlanta, Nashville, and other locations.
We took awesome family pictures like this...
I fell in love with road tripping and have spent all the time since trying to convince Hubster that we should buy an Airstream.
We spent a weekend in Chicago.
We sent the two oldest boys on their first solo trip to visit their grandparents. We all survived.
We tried to make the most of each hot day. We ate our weight in Popsicles.
Monkey turned 8.
Bug started middle school. Monkey started 3rd grade.
We all survived.
I started seriously looking for my next job. Hubster and I flew to the West Coast to interview. I didn't get the job and for very complicated reasons, I was ok with it.
We redid our deck.
We went apple picking.
Overall, we did our best to take it slower. And enjoy every moment that we could. After how stressful the first part of the year was, it was just what we needed.