Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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..


6 comments:

  1. Congrats to your son. I will be starting at home drivers ed first part of this summer. What fun to go the the coast and spend some time! I wanna!

    Do you know the name of that particular tree? We can't grow palms in Oklahoma either, and I sure want one.

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    1. Jamie, the palm tree is a Windmill Palm.. and my best to you as you teach your son to drive!! I sooo wish I could have done the drivers ed class portion at home.. our state does not accept it.. :/ it would have made it easier!!

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  2. Happy late birthday! I love your palm tree! I'm so glad that you got to spend some time with a couple of your children. Precious time indeed.

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes!! Yes, it was very precious!! <3

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    2. Thanks for the reply! I'm gonna look it up. Yes, thankfully we can do it in our state. The closest drivers ed is 30 plus miles away.

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  3. You made me laugh with the driving thing.I think I sigh relief each time one passes on, then pray for no accidents afterwards.

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