(I guess not that long since I discovered I hadn't posted the last one)
We have been busy adjusting to our new phase of life,
mom working, boys working,
and dad starting up a new commercial metal framing
and drywall company.
Luke finished up his courses at BSC and was accepted
into Dakota State University.
There, he will complete his Computer Programming Degree.
We are quite proud of him!
He is going to spend the summer working with
Eric and his Grandma in the office.
He will be learning the computer program we use for estimating,
and helping Grandma get a solid bookkeeping system set up.
He's also been busy getting all of our computers, printers, and cell phones set up.
I am pretty sure we all make him crazy!! LOL
Levi is enrolled as an early entry student
at BSC for his senior year
of high school!
I am still in shock that we are at this stage in life!
Levi finished up at the career academy with a
certificate in interior/exterior framing.
He spent the school year actually building a house!
Eric is going to have him working on his job sites
this year learning metal framing and drywall.
Levi also has plans for the missions field.
He doesn't necessarily see it as his career choice,
but looks forward to going on at least one or two a year!
Nick is going to be a sophomore and got his driver's license!
He is also going to spend the summer running
around with Grandpa and his dad doing various
It's going to be a very interesting summer,
full of life skills and adventures!
Nick worked on a lot of different school projects this year,
(it was a very project oriented science and history curriculum)
finished up his last year as a Science Olympian,
and took classes at the career academy.
Nick was still very unsure of what he wanted to do with his life.
He took several courses at the CA that he found interesting.
-none of them turned out to be what
he wanted to make a career of.
Right now, he's leaning towards law enforcement
and possibly the Marines ROTC.
He wants to have his college degree, so he
can go straight into his career field
when he is finished in the Marines.
This is a tough one for mom and dad!
We are patriots through and through,
love all of our military personnel
and what they do for our country-
but when you are faced with your son
going to fight for our freedom-
things look a little different!!
Admittedly, law enforcement, when he is stateside,
isn't the safest career either! His ultimate goal is SWAT.
It's at this point in life,
that we, as the parents,
have to take a step back,
share our heart with our son,
and know that we are not the one's in control!
God's calling on our son's life, is not our calling.
Raising our son to hear God's voice,
and to walk out his own salvation has been such a blessing.
But it is hard when it's time for them to choose their life's path,
and it's a road of noble, yet dangerous, career fields.
As I look back,
I always saw signs of this one choosing the military path...
As for me,
I have found a new merchandising job that is right up my alley! Sunglasses!
I sell/order, merchandise, and love the customer service
aspect of my job!
The hardest part for me-
to stop chatting it up with my store managers and employees and making it to the next store in a timely manner!
You will have to pop over to the "Why Now" tab
to hear about our new endeavor
with commercial work instead of home building!