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Summer? What Summer? I Missed It!

Well, it’s been over 2 months since I last posted an entry here. I need to do this more often, but I can’t believe how fast this summer has nearly gone by!! So much has happened, but in a lot of ways, so much has happened that it really doesn’t even feel like summer has happened at all (of course it doens’t help that the weather hasn’t felt much like summer recently either).

So what’s been going on?

First, we’re settling into the routine of the new house. I think my family is getting tired of me saying “I love this place”, but I really do. It’s SO peaceful. Sure there’s tonnes to do (cutting the 2 acres of grass, building a new shed, planting new trees and bushes, cutting down others, organizing life, etc) and it’s a hike to virtually everything (stores, church, work, etc, but also just a hike to the garage or shed to get things like tools or nails!), but for the most part, it’s a relaxing hike.

Getting home from work every day and driving down the country roads to get to home somehow just makes the commute all worth it. Rather than ‘fighting’ traffic, I’m able to simply drive and relax seeing how the corn fields are growing, or watching the horses grazing in the meadows. Of course, those days when I can work from home and look out at the trees make ever the job more enjoyable too!

Second, we’re now into “wedding planning mode”. Both of my two remaining unmarried sons decided to get engaged over the past few months and both are getting married in 2015! Of course, I haven’t had to do too much with that, but there is great excitement, nervousness, anticipation and fear running through the house. This is going to be fun year in so many ways 🙂

Third, the school year is fast approaching again. With having made the move to Cedar Valley we knew it would mean new routines and new challenges for transportation. Of course we bought two used cars to help with these potential issues but there’s still a lot of uncertainty about how we’re going to pull it all off. With three kids all going to different schools with different timetables (and part-time jobs), me going to the client (and with the distinct possibility that the contract might end in October) and my wife juggling her schedule, our efforts to carpool as much as possible will certainly be stretched to the limit.

Like I said, the move has complicated our life, but surprisingly in a relaxing way (at least *I* think so. Others in the family might disagree ;)). Our only wish was that there were more free nights and weekends to have you all over! Now that fall is getting ready to settle in (yikes!) we hope that we’ll be able to invite friends up to have some food and drink and just relax.

Hopefully more frequent updates will come. 🙂



  1. cozycuddles

    This is a pretty good summary of our summer, hubby! But Chris is right – when you look outside today, you can say, “Yes, THIS is summer!” What a perfect day, and all these trees look even prettier in the sun. And yes, we certainly have our work cut out for us in this place, but the outdoor work is a pleasure in such a peaceful environment. You’re right, too, that there’s nothing better than enjoying it with friends and I look forward to doing that more, now that we’ve unpacked most of the boxes! 🙂

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