Friday, May 17, 2013


Ever since we acquired the space, we've found a new joy in gardening and housework.  We've been spending the last month working outside developing our backyard, fighting weeds,  and planting our garden.  We lovw how it's coming along but it's still a work in progress. 
We can't wait to harvest our watermelons,  cantaloupe,  pears,  apples, strawberries,  boysenberries, raspberries,  peppers,  onions,  tomatoes,  asparagus,  carrots,  lettuce,  spinach,  broccoli,  celery,  cucumbers,  and beans!

Monday, May 6, 2013

H&W Update

Because of lost paperwork issues,  we've decided to call Health and Welfare once a month to follow up on our profile and children availability. We had our hone study update completed on the 24th so we figured two weeks was long enough to wait so we called this morning to check in. They haven't received our update yet (they now know to look for it) but they were able to locate us in their system,  finally!  The bad news,  they haven't had an update since 2011 so we weren't even considered for children for almost a year and a half.  Because this is our last year,  we are going to make sure that doesn't happen again.  We plan to make H&W know who we are by our monthly calls. It will most likely drive them nuts, but at least they'll know who we are!