No, I have not abandoned the blog. However, life's been very busy. Thank you all who have been commenting on the older entries and also those of you who checked in on me via email.
Nick is well, but recovering from surgery a little more slowly than we expected (the docs are not surprised, just us), and so that means I have been doing more around the house. Not a lot, mind you, just more! Also, anyone with children, particularly middle- and high-schoolers knows this is a crazy time of year.
Olivia and Nate went to the prom:
The girls have been doing more cooking and also revealing a flair for domestic aesthetics. Here is my Mother's Day breakfast:
And Meredith painted the door to the chicken coop (san poultry) which she is turning into an office for her pet-sitting/art business.
Olivia played Amelia Earhart in the high school musical and also received the Student of the Month award for thinking outside the box. Her canny drama teacher/director had her wear her Amelia costume to the televised school committee meeting to publicize the show to all three people who were watching. Here she receives the award from the principal.
Plus, SATs, AP tests, middle school concert, end of year Girl Scout activities, graduation parties, and my laptop died. I'll be having a little online yard sale in a few days, so check back!