Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Since we don't have anything extra going on this month, no big holidays, visitors or traveling, we're attempting to hit the books hard. Having a baby each year (or close to it) means that we take about a month off, so I figure that we need to take advantage of the times when things are running fairly smooth. :O) So, if I'm scarce around the internet, it's because I'm working hard with my kiddos. Hopefully this will mean we can finish with the bulk of work and just keep going with basic math/reading during the summer to keep things fresh.

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I don't like coming up with titles.

Some weeks life seems rather 'normal' and I have a hard time deciding upon anything to write. This past week is NOT one of those. We've been busy. A good friend of ours (who is getting married this spring) came to spend a week with us and introduce us to his fiancée. It was a lot of fun to have them around!

On the last day that they were here we took a trip up to Chicago and toured the Science & Industry Museum (LOVE that place!). Then stopped at Lou Malnati's Pizza for a delicious dinner.

We spent the next few days working on my store. Want to see the progress?

Well, first I'll show you the 'music room' I talked about. The door in the back there leads into the store...


There you have it from several different angles. Behind the curtain is our guest bed, Ian made it into a murphy bed so that we can hide it away when it's not in use (isn't he clever?).