Sunday, March 12, 2017

Dear Kids,
          I’ve been working in the yard again, these past two days. It’s wonderful. Some places are still muddy or snow-covered, but there are other spots where my beloved rocks and dirt are ready to be dug into. And our playground is free of snow! Yesterday afternoon Donna brought her kids here for a "field trip," and they played on our swings and airplane and slide and sand digger. The playground has definitely been our best outside project so far!
            So, while we’re enjoying spring, it looks like Sharon’s family is finally going to have some winter! They’ve had their snow pants and snow gear all ready, but so far they haven’t had any good snow to play in. Hopefully that will change this week! I have Derwood, MD on my page, and I can see that they have 100% chance of snow for Tuesday.
            Our plans are set for the get-together for Monica’s family on the 25th. The party starts at 3pm at John and Heather’s house. Dinner will be at 5:00. Heather has your food assignments, and I think she’s contacted everybody by now. If you haven’t heard yet, text her, and she’ll let you know. We’re really looking forward to the party, and especially to seeing Monica, Neil, and Jackson.
          Jamie and Andrea Quinn had a baby boy this week, James Maddox Quinn. You’ve probably seen the pictures on facebook or instagram. The next family baby will be Tom and Kim’s, coming up really soon! Kim’s due date is the 31st, but their babies have a way of coming early, so we’re getting anxious to see this new little guy!
          All my piano classes are going great guns right now. In Heber, I’ve expanded my time slots so I’m busy from 9:30 am to 12. I have ten people, and they all come! It’s really hectic, but really fun. Our classes at the Lighthouse Church are doing really well, too. I teach my seniors from 3 to 4, and then we have our regular class, sometimes with up to 20 students. One of my very first students from the Spanish class has come back, with her oldest son, but she has four more kids now, and they all go into the nursery, so Dad is busier in there than ever. Sometimes he has 9 or 10 kids. I thought he would protest, but he said he’s never had so much fun. Who would’ve thought?
           As you can see, we’re doin’ great and lovin’ it. I hope you are, too.
           Love, Mom