I can't believe it's been 5 months since I last made a post. Blogger used to start my day... right after coffee and getting the kids on the bus. I think I'll blame Facebook. I mean, there's only so many computer hours in a day, right?
Wow. So we've had Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Valentines Day without a post. There was Emily's 14th Birthday, I rolled over to 46, Sydney had her 17th, Olivia turned 9, Elijah had his milestone 18th Birthday and Nick & Cody each celebrated turning 21. All since I last posted. Wow.
Elijah played and then quit football. We are on a 3rd soccer team this winter, Lucas has basketball and the two little ones are skiing. Nick and Elijah both have new jobs. Emily got her braces off. We had adventures hauling 800-lb bales of hay. Cars have come and gone. I served on the Grand Jury. Cub Scouts is crazy for me with nine 7-year old's. Olivia's Girl Scouts is disappointing. Emily "dropped out" and is home schooling. So is Elijah. I got a tattoo. My Super Bowl party was awesome. The Broncos were not. We've had rain in the middle of winter cancelling more school than this state has ever seen. I should be ready to plant and I haven't ordered seeds. We have guinea pigs. And guppies. And lots of snow. It's been one hell of a winter.
And I wonder how each of you have been (you know...because I'm the kind of person who has actually thought about YOU and wondered what is going on in your lives which is why I'm back). I'm going reading now. I hope all of you have been well. I do not want to stumble upon bad news.
It's parent teacher conferences which means a four day weekend with marathon movies. No photos from today, but this is yesterday. It was zero out and we had gotten a few inches of snow the day before. I plowed as the sun set. It's good to be an Alaskan.