This summer is just zooming by…and the kiddos returned to school last week. We tried our best to keep them busy over the summer.
Once they got back home, Joel worked several days a week with Dad and spent a few days a week volunteering at the local hospital. As excited as Joel was to earn some money, he really enjoyed volunteering more. He was eager to go every day!
Jessa spent several days honing her skills while working with me at our business office. She was a big help with getting some files put together and organizing some dreaded paperwork.
Midway through the summer, Joel hit a milestone…his 16th birthday!! He planned a whole weekend of activities he wanted to do. We went out for bowling and pizza one day. The next day he requested a nice steak dinner. It was a real treat for all of us! But the biggest event was Joel getting his driver’s license and a car!
Such an exciting time for him! New found independence!
My personal favorite part of the summer was spending time with this handsome fellow:
We make a great team and he is the best partner I could imagine. We got so many things accomplished around the homestead this summer….I’ll share sometime soon. We are ready for cooler temps…hopefully that’s right around the corner!