Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

The girls wanted to make valentines for all the kids in their homeschool co-op, which is about 60. I found this idea online and the kids had a lot of fun making them. :)


In January, the kids and Chris all came down with the flu. I, miraculously, managed to stay pretty healthy and was able to keep a fire going in the wood stove! As soon as Chris started feeling better (a week later!), I pretty much lost all success at getting a fire going.

After all sharing a room and a very small living space for four and a half months, the kids are really enjoying the extra room! The friends we were living with had no bathtubs.

Whoohoo for baths!!

After a looong break, we're finally back to schoolwork again and...loving it! Allison is studying ancient Rome, while Abby has started the first grade and is learning to read.

I promised the girls that they could do some beginning sewing projects this year, so we did our first one today.

They both did really well!

My birthday is in January and Chris' birthday was last week so we generally combine the two. This year, we celebrated with our favorite pie (blueberry banana cream), presents, family and a day with just the two of us, complete with a massage at a spa - so fun!

We Moved!

December 31st we closed on our new house and started plowing snow (there was a blizzard...of course!). We started moving in on January 1st and now that it's February, I think I can officially say we're all moved in! There are still pictures and things to hang on the walls, but most things are unpacked or put away in storage. (I'm sure it will take me the rest of the year to sort through those things - hah!)

We have 5 acres now, which the kids love to run and play in. There are somewhere around 40 pear trees with four different varieties. Two roosters and a hen stuck around...soon to be one rooster and a hen, I hope! We're going to build a new chicken house in the next month and get us some chicks. I'm hoping to have about 10 good layers so that we can have enough eggs for our family and a few extra to sell.