just some quick news:
everyone is happy to be back at the children's home! we are finally settled and back into the normal routine of things. today, after doing the grocery shopping in town, jessica decided to try to drive the car back here and made it! she said it was a pretty smooth ride. the front gate on the property couldn't open very far because of all the dirt, but the boys shoveled enough so the car could pass through. part of the road after the gate is now a ditch, so that will have to be fixed, but for today they were able to get around that and take the groceries to the children's home. so now, as much as everyone enjoyed a good boat ride, i think we will just stick to driving the cars in town and save time!