It has been a fun month. First we watched our final episode of Monk, as you see Scott dressed up as Monk, Atira is Natalie handing over a wipe. You will only understand this if you follow the show, and if you don't get it, well, you should have been watching the show! We all dressed up for dinner that night and even had chicken pot pie. This was such a fun night. We also celebrated Hanukkah this month. We enjoyed a night out at our friends lighting candles, eating well and doing a bit of bible study. We are ending the month with a bit of home improvement. Scott is off of work for the week (they close his shop down), so we decided to be productive with the time. Scott started tiling today and he is doing an amazing job. I had no doubt he would. (Please refer to comment one in this blog, he is Monk, after all.) I cannot wait to see it all done. But of course it is giving me the itch to get rid of my current kitchen accessories and put up completely different ones. See what kind of trouble this kind of thing causes? The kids are doing great. We are going swimming with friends once a month, Jordan is in a homeschool club at our local GamesWorkshop where he gets to paint and play Lord of the Rings. Both the kids are in Brazilian Jiujitsu and they love it. Jordan is a true teenager, he went over his allotted texting minutes last month by $14.60. I will probably never forget that number as Scott has renamed Jordan $14.60. He also says it everytime he gets a chance. (It is actually very hilarious). So, Jordan is now working on a plan for a regular income over and above his current allowance, he wants to upgrade his texting plan, and it will cost him. But for now, he is checking regularly how many he has left. As of today he has 18 and he does not renew until the 7th, it has turned into quite a comedy around here with all of this texting drama. Atira is enjoying a new quilt on her bed these days. We made her a deal quite some time ago that if she kept her room clean for a period of time she would be rewarded with a new quilt. She did a great job and we were happy to buy it for her. I just completed new curtains for her to match, she is very happy with her bright pretty room. It feels good to get some things updated around the house. We have been here 9 yeras now, and it is time for a bit of polishing. The kids bathroom is next on the list...I think. We have a cool plan, we are going to let them redecorate it, on a budget and with our approval. But they will be in charge of pulling down the wallpaper, prepping the walls, picking paint and painting (with help), purchasing a new shower curtain, towels and rugs as well as any accessories. I will be sure to keep you all posted as that project progresses. It may be a while, it all depends on what happens in the work world when Scott returns...praying for plenty to do!! So, there is our current update....will be posting more when the kitchen is done.