Monday, March 21, 2011
More Updates from the Homestead..
Well there are many other things going on around our homestead lately. Funny how quickly life can change.. Last November my daughter Emily left to go to Denmark to be an au pair for a year. She has been there now for almost 5 months. She enjoys her work as an au pair and has a super nice host family and she is happy.. a bit homesick, but happy and not ready to come home yet. Since being in Denmark she has met a few other au pairs and she has enjoyed that quite a bit. She has also been able to do some traveling. She has been to Budapest, Paris, and this last weekend she went to Hamburg.. she stayed with another au pair that she had hosted a few weekends ago. There is quite a community among au pairs! :) But she is dying for some connection with home. So this weekend Leanne made reservations to go and see Emily next month. My daughters Emily and Leanne are SUPER close they are best friends for life.. they relate and connect with each other and honestly I think Emily probably misses her more than us! LOL.. So Leanne will have a 3 week adventure in Denmark with her sister and she is so excited!
Other changes in our life.. my son Jacob.. he got a job working in the city. He is cleaning office buildings and preparing to start community college. The commute between our home and work and college coming up was just too much so my son Richard said he could stay with him and his wife. So he is living with them part time now. He comes home on his weekends and so far this arrangement seems to be working well. He wants to get Microsoft Certified for starters. He has always been into computers.. a lot.. he has been my “resident IT man” for quite some time now.. LOL.. he can fix and do most anything you need to a computer.. so he thought this would be a good thing to do. After that he will see what his next step in life will be. He is a good boy and we are excited for his future.
So in 5 months I have gone from having 5 kids at home to having 3! I am slowly learning how to cook again for a smaller family and enjoying less mess! LOL.. Aww.. the changes of life..
And finally for the newest news .. I am going to be a grandma again! Grandbaby #4!! My daughter Hannah is due April 22nd. We are super excited! The next question nowadays is .. what is it? Boy or girl? Well we don’t know! They did not want to know ahead of time. I NEVER knew how hard it was now to find neutral colored newborn clothes! But I managed to find some stuff! But really.. now that everyone knows ahead of time what they are having.. everything is blue or pink.. and if it is a neutral color it will have yellow with flowers or green with trucks.. We are super excited about a new grandbaby!
This week I will celebrate my 47th birthday.. wow.. where did all the years go! I sure don’t feel like I am 47! But such is the way life is. This year my birthday will be celebrated quietly.. Tobin has to work and has a mandatory class that night so no taking time off.. and that is fine. I will quietly move on into my 47th year and continue to enjoy being here to watch my family grow up and enjoy the blessings that come as I slowly move into a different season of life (one that does not have all the demands and needs of so many little ones in my home). I am looking forward to the years ahead!
Now I think that is all the updates from my homestead! Hope you are having a great start to your week on your homestead!