Updates from the Homestead
I know it's been a bit since I've blogged. Life has been busy.
The first update is a very happy one!! My youngest son, Isaac, now has his drivers license!! And I'm finally able to say.. 8 down.. 0 to go! My job as a drive instructor.. is officially over. I could not be happier. Along with this milestone Isaac got a part time job. So the license came just in time. He started his new job yesterday and is doing great. Has already gotten compliments on what a hard, enthusiastic worker he is. He is excited about life. And I'm very happy for him.
My birthday was last week and hubby and I made an escape to the Oregon Coast for a few days. It was wonderful to take a break and just get away. Enjoyed relaxation, walks on the beach and some great seafood. We felt refreshed when we got back.
When I got home, I had the most wonderful surprise. People that know me, know that I have a love of all things tropical. I've always wanted a palm tree. But we live in the Northwest.. So, I figured maybe one day I'd get an artificial palm tree. But, my kids (bless their sweet, kind hearts) did their research and found a cold blooded palm tree that thrives in our climate (is that cool or what??? :) … so all of my kids chipped in and bought me one for my birthday. I could not have felt more blessed.. I almost cried when I came home from my trip and saw it.. I have amazing children!! Now I'm trying to figure out the best spot for it.. and get it planted as soon as possible.. so it can grow!! A gift that will bless me for years to come.
Then a couple days after we got home my daughter Emily and her hubby Brandon came for a visit from California. They moved to CA in December. I've really missed them, as they would come often to spend the weekends with us. So it was a huge bright spot in our week. My son Richard came and we had a great family visit and bbq on their last night.
Now that so much activity is behind me, I'm hoping to get back to blogging.. I do miss it when I am not here.. but love my family time..