Monday, May 20, 2013

Catching up

 I first must apologize.   It has been almost three weeks since my last blog.  I'll try to fill you in on a little of what has been going on.  First off the kids has almost three weeks off of school.  They had two weeks off from spring break.  Then they went for two days and had the rest of the week off.  We stayed around the house mostly.  The weather has continued to be cool and rainy.  This has been a record year for rains here in France.  Authorities are worried that when all the snow in the mountains starts to melt, we could have floods.  We did take them to the zoo in Montpellier, it is free and the boys had a good time just walking.  (Pictured above getting a good look at a cheetah.)
 We did end up to get the garden planted.  It was a lot of work clearing three plots and turning the soil by hand.  Someone offered to come with the machine to do it for us, but the ground never dried enough.  We planted coeur de beouf tomatos, classic tomatos, cherry tomatoes, black tomatos, squash, bell peppers, watermelons, cucumbers, squash, strawberries, melons, and pumpkin, cilanto, and salad.  I'll hopefully get to shares pictures as they grow.  I planted part of it in the rain.  The boys enjoyed helping out. 
 We did have several warm days mixed in.  Lilia enjoyed getting out and taking some pictures of Arianna, and the boys.  Lilia was sick with a stomach virus this weeked but is better now.  We are still looking for a van.  I have visited four different ones the last couple of weeks.  We have two possibles, Thursday I have an appointment with the bank to get a loan.  I'm already praying that it goes smoothly. 
Also, I have been getting the plans settled for the basketball project that starts in a couple of weeks.  The team arrives June 2nd.  I have games scheduled for most of the open dates so far. We are looking forward to it. Things are all prepared of AC Green to some as well. I designed and had the posters below printed.  It is going to be a fun time. The only hiccup so far is that the team had one player that had to cancel so, it looks like I will be playing each night with the group.  I better go for a run.  God bless, JASON