Confirmed: My bees have a queen. Not only that but they now live in a 5-story mansion instead of the one little box I had before. I am going to visit them on Saturday and am kind of nervous to deal with this many bees. In one box, I had about 30,000 and now with five boxes, I must have over a hundred thousand! Still don't think I will get any honey this year due to the fact that my bees got combined so late in the year- oh well. There's always next year.

Erin and Joe are coming to Vegas with us! I am so excited! This will be our first "couples" vacation and will make things a lot more enjoyable for everyone, I think. Phil and Joe can golf while Erin and I shop, we can hang out together or separately. Their hotel isn't far from ours and we are planning on seeing Cirque du Soleil. I also want to see "Jersey Boys" and the "O Show."

Vacation countdown.....52 days!!!!!



Last month was busy. I think we were gone every weekend. Josephine and I were in a wedding (fun)! We spent a weekend up north with the girls (Heidi, Klara, Ashley, Payton, Ange, and Eli). Lots of fun. Josephine is now 18months old and she is repeating every word I say (I gotta watch my mouth ;-) ) She enjoys learning with phonics. Her favorite letter is C. She also got two more teeth which brings her grand total to eight! WWWHOA!

My bees have a new home in Bethel and are being combined with another hive- one that has a queen. I am really excited to go and see them again in a couple of weeks. There should be some honey and brood this time!! I want to turn this in to my career. I am having so much fun with it and love that I will be able to use of the bee's products- the honey and beeswax.

Other than that, I am looking forward to the state fair and Vegas!!!!!!!