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A little catching up

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged so I thought I’d do a quick catch-up post. First, let me apologize for not having the most recent newsletter up here and available. I’m having a problem with the WordPress uploader. I need to upgrade, and I’m hoping that will solve it. But until I get around to doing that, I can’t seem to upload anything. If you haven’t had a chance to read the December newsletter, let us know and we’ll email it to you.

My last post was when we were in Michigan. We had a great time (the kids even made their first snowman) and made it home safely; the kids and I flew and Tim drove our “new” car back. We were given a 1993 Dodge Spirit by my parents. Before they had it, it belonged to my grandma; before that, it was my sister’s–all in the family! We call it “The Green Machine” and/or “The Mother of all Hooptys,” but it’s been a real blessing to us. Our old Subaru died an ugly death right before we went to Michigan, so we were back to being a one-car family. Most of the time that’s not a problem, but it sometimes makes things very complicated–like on a Sunday when I’m scheduled to sing at church (30 minutes away) and have to be there at 7:00 am and don’t finish until nearly 2:00.  Without two cars, I’d probably have to drop off the worship team. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Anyway, I digress. We made it home safely but slightly ill. Micah had a cold that she started in Michigan that turned into a nasty virus which knocked her out for over a week (Thanksgiving week). Once she finally started to recover a bit, Bethany got it. Then Ellie went down. They were each also flat-out for a week, then Bethany got an ear infection which had her feeling poorly for a few more days. By the time everyone was healthy, it was the week before Christmas. The girls danced in their first (and probably last) ballet recital and really enjoyed it. All the illness which lasted right into that week-before-Christmas-insanity meant that we never got around to sending out Christmas cards. Oops.

So anyway, that’s what we’ve been up to. We had a great, relaxing Christmas break and are ready to get back into the swing of our regular schedule of homeschooling.

If you’d like to keep up with us a little more closely, look us up on Facebook. We’re both pretty active on there. Tim regularly updates with what he’s working on in the studio, and I comment about what’s going on with the kids and also post plenty of pictures.

So what’s new with you?