Sunday, July 27, 2008

Catching up

I got lazy about writing in my blog, and then so much had happened that it seemed overwhelming to do it. Well, I am taking the bull by the horns, and will leave a lot of stuff out, since there is no way I could go through everything that has gone on.

Joshua got his Wolf award in Cub Scouts. Michael has been enjoying being assistant scout master. I am glad to be a lowly assistant den leader, and am looking forward to going to cub scout day camp during the first week of August.

We have been growing our small woodworking business, and are actually about 2 weeks out for starting new projects that are coming in. We have made three book presses, one for Kendra and two to sell, and are hoping to make that the cornerstone of the business. It is a niche market, but we think we can be pretty competitive on price and quality.

Our garden is producing and we are harvesting pretty much everyday. We have eaten zucchinis, peas, beans, lettuce and carrots from it this week, and are grateful for the yummy and nutritious produce. We also have been able to pick blueberries at mom's house and raspberries out at Albeke's. I am storing up a lot of frozen berries for use during the winter when fruit is so expensive.

Our tomato "trees" continue to sprout tomatoes. While they are not ripe yet, we have over 60 green tomatoes on the plants right now, and we have at least three time that many blossoms that have not yet turned into tomatoes. I am looking forward to making a lot of spaghetti sauce to freeze.

We are busily getting ready for our "stay-cation." You can read more about it by going to the blog on my account that is specifically for that.

Without going into a lot of details, the custody evaluation is done and we finally have a custody agreement. Starting in September, the kids will be with me during the school weeks, and with Jay every other weekend. During the summer they will switch back and forth every other week. There are a number of decisions that this allows to go forward, including getting Joshua enrolled at Mt. Pleasant, and his IEP process started.

Christina's baby is kicking now, and we wish we could go visit to see. She will be christened the week after Christmas, in Bend, and we are really looking forward to getting to spend time with Christina and Dave, and to meet our new granddaughter.

Well, I am going to try to be better about posting. Email me if you want to catch up and I haven't posted in a while.