Hello all! I bet you thought you’d never hear from me again, didn’t you?! Well, the internet really has been awfully slow around these parts lately. Most of the time it’s all we can do just to check the e-mail, and sometimes that doesn’t even happen. And then, I must confess, there have been times when the internet has been a bit faster, but I am just too lazy to see if WordPress will load and I can write a post 🙂 So since the internet is working this morning, I will try to write a little bit of an update for you.
Honestly, I don’t even know where to start, it’s been so long!!! I have lots of pictures and stuff to show you, but I don’t know when I will get the chance to post those. I think it’s going to be at least a couple more months or so until we get our v-sat system set up, and then we will have nice, fast internet all the time! That’s the hope, anyway!
School just ended for the school kids, and several of the families here on the base are off to Bali for vacation, or to the States for summer furlough. So it’s a bit of a ghost town on the base right now.
The girls are doing well. I can’t believe that Natalie will be starting 1st grade when school starts up again in the fall! I have a school-age child! Yes, we put things off a bit here because there’s no kindergarten in the school here, so it feels like she’s still my ‘baby’ and not school-age yet, even though I’ve been home-schooling her!
Natalie has been learning how to read, and will sound out words and try to write things. Claire is very much trying to catch up to her big sister, and already knows how to write her own name. Sometimes her “E” has four “legs” on it instead of three 🙂
Wow, look at that! A real photo posted on this lil’ ol’ blog! I will have to try this more often!!
That’s me on my Scoopy! Dan took it when we first got it, and you can kind of see Claire crying in the background. She wanted to ride with me, but it had been 10 years or more since I had driven a scooter, and I wanted to get more comfortable driving it before I took a passenger, even a small one like her 🙂 It didn’t take long before she was riding with me, though!
I have gotten quite adept at riding around town with both girls and a load of groceries. Natalie usually sits on the back behind me, and Claire in the front between my legs. We do have two cars here on base but all the families share them, and with 8 families, sometimes there just isn’t a car to use. So it’s nice to have another option. And the girls really like riding around with Mommy 🙂
Well, a short post is better than none, right? Now that I know this “quick post” feature works pretty well, I will have to update more often than 2 months from now 🙂 I’ll try to upload one more picture… this is our family on Easter, here on the base.