I can't believe it's been nearly 3 weeks since I last posted. I knew I needed to get on it, but I didn't realize how long it had been. Sorry about that.

I guess no news means good news? Well at least there isn't anything too great going on. Just the usual.

We got a ton of rain last week and finally starting to dry out. The road we take to go grocery shopping on Monday is closed as of right now due to flooding. Sam and I drove through 3 hours before they closed it. The water was right up to the road. Very unusual for this time of the year.

We've been busy trying to get a few end of the season things done around before it gets cold and the snow starts flying. We still need to add the window shutters to the playhouse. I have one up, but it needs some adjusting. Zan needs to finish the top peak of the roofing.

We've decided to tweak the garden a little bit. Okay, I've decided that it needs to be worked on, Zan has to help me. Since the quality of the dirt is so poor and the ground slopes a lot we're building it up using landscape timbers and leveling it out. We'll add a bunch of dirt and compost in the spring. I'll post a picture after we've got all the boards up.

We've been frequenting Home Depot lately. Sam loves it there and really loves watching the forklifts when they move things around inside. On a recent trip there we were asked repeatedly if we needed help at all. (Apparently Sam and I look like we would need assistance.) Whenever someone would ask if we needed help Sam would look at them and say, "I want to see the forklift move." Which was always met with a smile and laugh. He knows where they keep them (back by the wood) and we always check to make sure they're there.

Ella is almost into her second month of school and is doing really well! They take a spelling test every week and last week she got them all right. We're so proud. She's gone from not really sure if she wants to go to school to being really excited to go. She has her school fundraiser "fit-a-thon" on Thursday and thanks to all the donations from friends and family she more than met her goal! Thanks to all who donated.

So even though there hasn't been too much going on I guess there have been "things" going on. We're really enjoying this nice stretch of weather and hope it continues!!


Grandma and Grandpa said...

Nice to see the blog up and running. 3 weeks does go by fast doesn't it. By the way we just love that award winning "Blue Ribbon" jam (great way to start the morning and at lunch it's great with peanut butter.

It is nice that Ella enjoys school and great news on the spelling test. She does like to get involved. We are anxious to see an update picture of the play house, of course we like all pictures no matter what they are about.

Love the Sammy's forklift story. He does like the machines. We justed enjoyed the part about the two of you going to Home Depot. Sammy does have a way about him. Bet Sammy was all eyes when you were driving in the rain.