Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Brandon is 22 and is working at a Porsche dealership managing the inventory. He often shows up in some hot, new car from the dealership that I am trying to convince Mike that I need. :) Obviously he is a well-liked and trusted employee. In January of this year, Brandon’s heart was captured by a certain young woman. When we met his girlfriend, Sam, we understood why! :) We all enjoy spending time with her, and we are thankful to have her in our lives. Ben and Jonny especially enjoy one of Sam’s interests—she’s a race car driver! :)
Emily is 18 and graduated this past June. She keeps herself very busy running a couple of businesses and managing our dog website. Last summer, she bought her own Great Pyrenees puppy—Sasha. She breeds Ragdoll cats and also teaches piano lessons. Some of her other interests include skating (hockey), hunting, piano, and blogging.
Benjamin is now 15 and excited to start driving! He also bought a Great Pyrenees puppy this past summer. Her name is Miska. He worked for Mike last summer raising pastured poultry and butchering them for customers. He is also very involved in our dog business—helping with feeding, walking, training, and grooming dogs. Ben’s interests include computers, hunting, hockey, making movies, playing violin and piano.
Jonathan our baby is 13! They grow too fast! Would you believe he bought a GP puppy this past summer too? :) Her name is Rosie. Ben and Jonny’s puppies both came from Michigan. They will start breeding them next spring. Jonny also helps with the poultry business and the dog business. When needed, both boys assist Mike in managing our rental properties which includes cleaning, painting, and sometimes construction work. Jonathan enjoys wood working. He makes beautiful spoons, butter knives, and spatulas. He also enjoys playing mandolin and piano, hockey, and hunting.
Mike and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this year! We praise God for the wonderful gift of marriage! God has been so good to us! Mike stays busy with his many businesses—computer consulting, rental properties, breeding dogs, and selling poultry. He also enjoys being a county commissioner. I stay busy homeschooling Ben and Jonny, studying to become an herbalist, cooking for my crew, and managing the home on our busy farm.
We want you to know that we love and appreciate you, and we pray that you will have a personal relationship with your Savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your family!