Been awhile since I was here....things sure do look different! Thanks to all of you who didn't forget about us :smile: It's been a crazy summer...all kinds of happens to gab about. We got all moved, got the girls all settled in out back, got about an acre garden planted, got everybody working like crazy, got too tired to care that we didn't have internet at the house, got too tired to care about getting it hooked up too :wink: In about a million ways it seems like I left my children behind in North Carolina and arrived here with grown folks who I respect and admire more than I have words for. We are all settled in now right around the corner from the rest of our family. The kids have all had a good time with the cousins, and aunts, and uncles...it's good to be back home. We've got some big plans for the future...but I'll save all that for another time. Baby Beek and I were able to spend a few weeks in Washington and Montana in June and July. It was amazing to see the bee yards in Montana...it seemed like there was one around every corner. We were thrilled to take our first train ride, and I enjoyed seeing my baby girl's eyes get wide as she took in her first views of the Rockies, the wide flat prairies, bear running along the roads, and her huge smiles at the young man who has captured her heart and branded her 3rd left finger with a gold ring. I've watched my boys turn into full fledged working men and forced myself to stand back quiet while they learn some lessons about the bigger issues in life. I stand wordless often as I watch them build farms, relationships, dreams, and their futures with tears in my eyes and the heart of a proud mama about to beat out of my chest. It's amazing how much a young man can change in a short summer! I'm glad now to see the leaves changing color, settle into a slightly slower pace than we've been keeping, and finally get time to catch up on old friends. So.... how have y'all been???