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.

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(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.

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

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(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.
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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!

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