We are beginning to settle into our new home. Everything is unpacked. We have fallen into a nice rhythm of chores, school, reading and relaxing. And to top it all off we finally received the rain we have been praying for weeks. Hallelujah! It has been so extremely hot outside that we have remained indoors all day. We will wait to plant, except for a herb garden near our pergola, until fall. Our vision is lots of blueberry bushes, citrus trees and a veggie garden of course. As far as animals, we'll wait even longer to decide on that. For now it's spackeling, removing wallpaper, painting and new kitchen counters! The kids are focusing on their phonics, math and spanish. We just took our first summer trip to the big library and they are consumed with books on CD. What momma doesn't love those?