Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Our animals are here...

On Friday, February 15, we moved our cows, Eve & Spooky (white face), from Ridgefield to Lebanon. Then on Sunday, February 17, we moved our sheep, Thora (horns) & Ingrid. Above are some pictures of our "herd". Thank you to The Klement's for the use of their trailer. Next are the chickens & dogs...


Rick received a 3.5% raise today that is retroactive to January 1st! This is the largest raise he has received at Hynix without a promotion. This will allow us to save money & pay off debt to hopefully purchase this home here in Lebanon. We thank you & give you glory, our Lord Jehovah-Jireh for this blessing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Caleb's 7th Birthday

On February 12, 2008, Caleb celebrated his 7th birthday!! When Caleb was born he was not breathing & his only sign of life was a heartbeat of 40. After 7-1/2 minutes, God graciously chose to give him to us & we are very thankful & give glory to God that He did. Caleb has been through alot in his 7 years with us: his birth, he was born with a submucousal cleft palate & had corrective surgery, he has had numerous operations for tubes in his ears, has had a year of speech therapy, spent a week in the hospital in 2004 with an unknown virus... Through it all God has been faithful to our family. We love him very much!
On Sunday, February 10, 2008, we had Caleb's party, we were blessed to have our dear friends the Silliman's, as well as Papa & Caleb's cousins & aunt.

We have a tradition in our family for birthdays, on your birthday you get to choose the dinner meal. Caleb chose to have stir-fry noodles with shrimp, chicken & beef (also known as "Daddy's noodles") , potstickers & egg-drop soup. Here are some pictures of the family preparing Caleb's dinner.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Most of you know that my husband, Rick, has suffered from headaches for almost 2 years now. He had maybe 1-2 headaches per month prior to May 2006, but in May 2006 he got Viral Meningitis. Since then he has a headache every day – it’s just a matter of how intense they are. They are NOT migraine headaches. They are tension headaches & he has been trying to get to the root problem ever since. He’s gone to the chiropractor, a dentist specializing in jaw related issues, a sleep clinic, a neurologist, etc… Today, however, he saw a new neurologist in Eugene (actually it is the same doctor who treated him in the hospital in May 2006). This doctor gave us some hope! He thinks some of Rick’s headaches are “rebound headaches” caused by the narcotic (Vicotin) that he’s been taking for the last 2 years. He will slowly wean Rick off the Vicotin & then try to determine what is causing the problems. As with all suffering, the Lord has been faithful & I’ve seen Rick press hard into the Lord thru this time. I can see the growth in my husband over the last 2 years, as a result. Please pray that this neurologist will be able to help him. We want Rick to be able to be free of this daily constant pain.

Marcy for The Driver Family

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Joey's First Birthday

Joey had his FIRST birthday on January 21, 2008. He took more interest in playing & eating the wrapping paper than in the presents. He has 3 teeth, (with 2 on the way) and is taking steps. He is such a happy baby. Above are the pictures of his birthday - if you click on the picture it will enlarge.

Friday, February 8, 2008


We have many birds to enjoy on our property (Robins, Northern Flickers, Blue Birds, Chickadees, a family of quail, finches, sparrows, starlings, to name a few) but the birds that bring the most excitement from the children are the TURKEYS. Yes, we have a rafter or gang of turkeys that cross through our property on an almost daily basis. Someone yells "turkeys" and all the children run to the window to see. We then get a play-by-play of what the turkeys are doing & where they're going. We've counted 17 females & 3 males. Sometimes they're together, but most of the time they are separate. Thank you God for allowing us the privilage to view your creations!

Thursday, February 7, 2008


On January 27, 2008, we awoke to snow. By the noon we had 8+ inches. The children (and Dad & Mom) all had fun playing in the snow. Our pasture slopes in the back & the neighbors brought their sleds over to share. Here's some pictures of the kids in the snow...

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Our Blog

Here it is! We, The Driver Family, have a blog for our friends & family to know what we're doing down here in Lebanon, OR & sharing God's goodness in our lives. When we found out that we had to move, we prayed for God's will to be done & that He would show us where we were to be "planted". He provided us with a beautiful 6 bedroom, 2.5 bath home on 4.5 acres in SW Lebanon! It is wonderful having the family back living together after 2.5 years of only having Rick home 1/2 the week. We are getting settled & starting to get into a routine again (yea!). Our goal is to have the house done (at least all visible rooms) by March 1st, so we can begin opening our home for fellowship & hospitality! Thank you to all of you who prayed for us during our home search & move.
Marcy for the Driver's