Just a quick note to explain the recent blog silence . . . our au pair – who had been living with us and helping us care for our children since September – suddenly returned to her home country last week, creating a bit of a childcare pinch. Thanks to the generosity of several ladies from church we have filled most of the gaps in care and we’ll manage alright until our new au pair arrives on May 9. But with two fewer hands at home to tend to the children and their stuff, I have much less time for the blog. Oh, there’s so much to write and share, and I hope to find the time to do it soon.