Wednesday, September 27, 2006

A quick update

Sorry that the updates haven't been coming recently. Its not that I haven't had anything to say - we've just been busy and in a good groove and I just haven't had a good chance to sit down.

School has been going great with the kids. We are in a good rhythm now and making great progress. We have been reading about Jamestown for about a week. We are studying American History and I've been lingering on Jamestown just a bit longer since in addition to that being American History, it is also Virginia's history. We are getting ready to move on to the Pilgrims and Plymouth colony, but we'll be back to Jamestown and Williamsburg when we are discussing colonial traditions.

The kids are both playing soccer this season. As a result, I spend 4 afternoons a week at the soccer field. Emma enjoys throwing her balls around, but she gets bored before the hour is over, so sometimes its a challenge. Both of them are doing great though and really learning a lot. Samantha is with the same coach from last season and its really great to see the benefits of having consistency across seasons.

I spent the weekend scrapbooking with some online friends at a scrapbooking retreat locally this weekend. It was a nice relaxing weekend and I even tried some new things with my scrapbooks.

Today, the contractors starting building on our Screened porch. We have wanted a Screened porch for a while but we have put it off. We decided that when the wind broke our "inexpensive" gazebo that we had on the deck this summer that it was about time.

So, this morning, we had a deck. Right now, we have a big hole in the air where the deck used to be. The contractor will replace the deck boards tomorrow - which was necesssary because we are expanding the area where the porch will be out past the edge of the kitchen and towards the family room.

They say that it will be done in two weeks - every time I hear that I think of "The Money Pit". Lets hope its not the same!

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