I was doing such a good job posting every day – but things got hectic! We got the appraisal report last week (excellent news) and heard back from the underwriters today that everything is good to go. That means we’ll go sign papers and hand over a lot of money on Thursday, and by Friday evening –

we’ll have the keys to OUR NEW HOUSE!

Just thought I’d share.

Oh, and we’re thinking of not having internet when we move. We’ll live across the street from the library, so I’ll still have access and try to blog at least weekly, but I think it may be good for us to limit our gadget usage. And the kids’ Netflix consumption.



We have almost 1,000 posts now, which means I want to give away another book! This time, I’ll give the winner (chosen at random) a copy of any book of his or her choosing that I have mentioned on the blog. You can look through all my reviews here or use your amazing memory, but leave a comment here with a link to the appropriate post. I’ll close comments on Sunday at midnight (Mountain time) and draw a winner on Monday – but probably won’t mail or deliver your book until after we move!

So – for a chance to win – which book would you choose?


In case you missed it, here’s a video of Evan telling a story. We didn’t catch the beginning on camera – it started with being sucked into a movie and attacked by a monster while traveling by wagon.