Updates from the Homestead
Finally I have a few minutes to do a little blogging. Life has been very full and busy lately. On the 23rd of November we celebrated my daughter Sierra’s 14th birthday. She requested Pumpkin Cheesecake (she loves anything pumpkin!) She was actually born on Thanksgiving Day and that has made her birth all the more memorable! This year however she got her own day to celebrate…
Then it was a simple and quiet Thanksgiving Day for us due to the fact that we were all planning, working and waiting for the big moment in our lives.. when Richard and Lolot came home!!
They arrived home on Monday (Nov. 30th) after 18 hours of flight time and having been up for 24 hours. They spent the first few days recovering and adjusting to the time change and dealing with jet lag.
It was wonderful to see Richard and to finally meet the love of his life, Lolot (this is her nickname, her name is Doneza). We all really have fallen in love with her. She is so sweet and so kind. I could not be happier for son. It has been so good to see them both happy and excited about their future. We have been spending a lot of time on wedding plans! We don’t have a lot of time so we are working on the basics of what is important to them both.
Lolot has also been sharing lots of pictures of her family with us. That has been nice to see them and get to know them as she shares about their lives. Family means a lot to her and I know she feels a bit of sadness to leave them but also excitement to be here.
Here are a few pictures to share…
She showed us how she cuts up a pineapple.. very impressive!!
And she cooked Chicken Adobo for dinner for us too.. Incredibly yummy!!! She could not find some of the ingredients she was familiar with. Richard searched around and has now found her a Philippine grocery store so she can purchase the ingredients she is more familiar with.
I can’t wait for more cooking lessons! It has been a fantastic opportunity to learn all about a new culture and food.
I will be back soon to post some pics of Leanne’s bedroom.. it turned out great and we got it all painted and got her moved back into her room.. and
Hope you all have a great Friday on your homesteads!