Easter and Minivans!

9 Apr

Our trip down to Oregon was mostly for my mom’s party but it just so happened that her party was on the 30th, Easter was on the 31st, and her actual Birthday was on April 1st. Sunday we were able to attend church together as an entire family which has not happened in a very long time. I was pretty nervous about leaving Linden in a new nursery but he did amazing!

Since it was a surprise that we were even home, we didn’t have any real Easter plans other then church. Mom had sent Linden a little suit to wear for Easter in the mail a few weeks before though, so we brought it with us and had him wear it.


(not very happy about it)

My parents have a little urban backyard farm. They own two goats and about 20 chickens. Only a handful of the chickens are egg laying adults though. Most of them are new babies or younger chickens that aren’t laying yet.

IMG_1804 IMG_1805 IMG_1806

(Linden was obsessed with this little white chicken and kept giving her kisses)

IMG_1782 IMG_1815

(Mom got to spend some much needed time with her grandson!)

My parent’s also own a seafood market on the coast along with a clamming business. They make the BEST fish and chips ever.

IMG_1853(Wild caught hand breaded cod chips!)

On our way out of town we had to eat some lunch and my dad had fun showing Linden a giant crab from his live storage on the docks.
IMG_1858 IMG_1859 IMG_1861

Another HUMONGOUS reason for going to Oregon was that Steven’s dad, Joe, was selling us his old minivan! By “selling” I mean practically giving it to us for the cost of his most recent registration fees. This was such an amazing blessing to us. Steven and I have been talking about buying a junky used van for me to practice driving and to have for quick trips around town. We never wanted to be a “2 car family” but in reality, it just isn’t practical and not as though I will be driving that much anyway. Currently, Steven has to drive us to the grocery store, take us to doctor visits, run errands that can’t be done by me walking. The time we will save by my being able to take care of these during the day opens up so much more family time!IMG_1908

The van was purchased brand new by Steven’s family in 1996. They barely used it and 17 years later only has about 85,000 miles! I am so grateful and excited to start practicing to get my drivers license soon!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Learning Through Grace

Learning how to be a Godly wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend through everyday life.

Krysann Joye

Through tiny people's tantrums, quotidian duties, marriage, grief, and way too much Netflix, there is Beauty with a big B. It's fragrant, it's healing, it's distinct. This is how I gather bouquets of thorny, wild Light - still covered in dirt and probably a few stinging bugs. It's a bit messy here, but I'm honored to have you and I hope you find some of the Good Stuff.

Morache Life

through story & image

The Fit Twin

| foundations for a healthier you |

Pasttheoutercourts's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

The Provision Room

A place where two friends blog their journey of preparing their homes, pantries and gardens.


Chronicles of learning to walk by faith


clean eating + fitness. it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change.

Passionate Homemaking

Living simply & sustainably in order to give generously

The Beth Anne Blog

It's really my "personal" journal that, for some reason, I share with complete strangers. I'm weird like that.

%d bloggers like this: