Updates from the Homestead

It's been a busy month. So much happening... our family Thanksgiving and birthdays for my kids...

My oldest son, Richard, turned 32 on the 16th of this month. I can hardly believe this! I was 18 when I had him. The moment the doctor laid him in my arms my whole entire life changed.. in an instant. He's grown to be a wonderful man. I love him... the picture here is one of him when he was in the Army. He spent 5 years in the Army. Two deployments... one to Cuba for a year and one to Iraq for 15 months. I'm very proud of him. He is currently finishing up his degree in Computer Software Engineering..

My daughter Sierra also celebrated her 19th birthday on the 23rd. She is such a sweet young lady. I love her so much and am so proud of her. This is a pic of her and her best friend (they've been friends since they were born as her friends mother and I have been best friend for 20 years) .. Sierra is on the left.. ...

My daughter, Emily, and her husband are moving to California. Her husband got a new job there and she will be working remotely for the same company she's currently working for. They are super excited. I'm a little sad, but very happy for them and this amazing opportunity. And the plus side.. my hubby and I will have a new vacation destination!

Lastly we celebrated our Thanksgiving as a family on Sunday. It was just wonderful. We had 7 of our 8 kids with us (one daughter was not able to make it as she currently lives on the East Coast). There were spouses and grandchildren, my son's girlfriend and family friends. There were 17 of us in all.

This was a family pic taken on Sunday...

Praying you all have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day celebration!!


  1. You have such a beautiful family!

  2. What a beautiful family! We spent the day shoveling; we got at least a foot of snow :) Many blessings to you!


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