The kids are in bed, reading some stories before going to sleep so that they are ready for school tomorrow. For us summer is over.
We had a great summer. The kids are old enough now that I can do a lot with them, so I did. We went camping when the lupin were in bloom...
...rafting down the river while our Chinese exchange student was with us...
...hiking to hidden waterfallls...
...and just returned from the coast.
As you may have noticed, all of this activity greatly reduced my baking. Gone are the long quiet afternoons around the house while the babies nap, the perfect time for baking. Instead the time was filled with bike rides, hikes, trips to the playground, and dips in the lake. I'm not complaining, but obviously I've not been doing a great job contributing to the site.
Thank goodness other folks have. David and Eric, the two bakers I just featured on the front page, have been two of the most prodigious posters around here. Many others have extremely helpful as well. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who've continued to make this site a pleasure to read and participate in.
I hope now that the cool weather is returning and the kids are back in school I'll be able to get back on a better baking and posting schedule. I also hope to get back on top of the technical updates to the site. Thank you again for your patience and understanding when I fall behind here.
Time to go turn the kids' lights out and tuck them in.