Friday, February 20, 2009

A Message for Anna, Maria and Joel

Lucas wanted to send a video message to his cousins, with whom he spent a few days over Christmas. He really misses them, and he hopes that he might get an email from them. Here's what he has to say:

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A February Post

We had better post something during this month of February to give our starving audience - small as it may be! - a little morsel of our daily existence.

We had hoped that maybe winter was coming to an end, as we enjoyed near-record temperatures last week. However, the Old Man is back today with blustery wind, and the prospect of heavy snow looms bleakly on the horizon. I thought I may get to retire the snowblower for the season, but it looks like I'll need to rekindle it on Saturday morning. At least that's fun!

Otherwise we've managed to weather the winter rather well without an excessive number of trips to the doctor's office. Perhaps the reason for the lagging economy has something to do with the fact that we haven't been spending as much money on doctors and prescriptions lately! I could see how this might seize up the credit markets!

Tarren continues to be busy with school. It's a loaded schedule for her when she includes her other responsibilities, but - she admits - she likes staying busy. I stay busy, too!

Not too much to report on the kids, other than that they remain a source of joy.

Here's a video that we thought you'd enjoy, not an uncommon occurence in our household, with Grace "reading" outloud for everyone to hear. (Lucas also pipes in with his kazoo!) I couldn't allow her to notice me, otherwise she'd stop, so I wasn't able to get as close as I would have liked. Still, you'll get the picture!