Country Living Series

Monday, September 21, 2015

Older Daughter is home!

On Friday night (late) we picked up Older Daughter at the airport. She has finished nanny school and is now a Certified Professional Nanny.

At the graduation, the children of her practicum family (whom she loved) made her a very sweet card.

Between jet lag and the late hour of her flight, our oldest kid was pretty whupped on Saturday. Despite missing the new friends she made in Ohio, she's glad to be home and ended up spending most of the day reassuring Lydia she wasn't dead.

Lydia was incandescently happy when Older Daughter walked through the door Friday night, whimpering and crying in joy.

Older Daughter cleaned her bedroom from top to bottom...

...then we put both girls to work gluing on handles on tankards. Hey, work doesn't cease just because we have a reunion.

And let's not forget the mountains of laundry.

Older Daughter plans to rest and recuperate for a week or two, then begin her job search in the Pacific Northwest. Because her nanny school is not well known on the west coast -- it's literally the only remaining nanny school in the country -- this puts Older Daughter in the unique position of being (almost) the only Certified Professional Nanny in this part of the country. We don't anticipate any problems with her finding a wonderful family to become a part of -- though it will be tough saying goodbye again.

So for the moment, we'll relish having her home.


  1. Thank you for sharing this good news. Congratulations all around, and especially to Lydia. lol
    Well done, baby girl. Bright horizons await you.

    A. McSp

  2. Congratulations and best of luck on her job search!

  3. All I can say is "Wow...." If we are proud of Older Daughter we can only imagine how proud Mom and Dad are. Thank you so much for sharing this big step in Older Daughter's life. Congratulations and best wishes for Older Daughter. If we can be of any help to you in NW Montana just let us know.
    Montana Guy and Montana Gal

  4. Awesome achievement from an awesome young lady. I'm very happy for all of you and pray for her success.

    Steve Davis
    Anchorage, Alaska

  5. Congratulations! Best of luck - and while I hate to say it - you (or your daughter - whom ever reads this) is better qualified to be a "parent" than many of the "parents" in the country. You have sound moral grounding from a good family environment. That is more than many - right there. Natokadn

  6. Maybe I could hire her to look after me. My daughter is aghast at my housekeeping. Or lack of it. She says I need a nanny. Or did she say I need a keeper? I'll get back to you on that. Anyway, congratulations to the young lady. I know she'll be successful.


  7. Well done! You will have no problem finding a good job, I'm sure.