I am only hours away from Lancaster County!!!!!!!! Can't begin to describe how excited I am to be going there. This has been a dream of mine for ever so long. Probably since I picked up my first Beverly Lewis book over a decade ago! I'm going to drink rootbeer from a stand and go to quilt shops and enjoy the view. I CAN HARDLY STAND IT!!
In the meantime we are going to pick up our new van. We are praying that all goes well with this endeavour since it hasn't been an easy road to get here. If you read this blog regularly (Hi Michelle, missed you at Eddie Bauer the other day but did find some great shirts in the clearance rack!) you will have noticed that our September was not the best month on record. It was a month of loss and hard things. However, if you haven't changed your calendar yet, we are free to say good-bye September!!
October has been shaping up quite nicely. We started out with our church thanksgiving service and potluck which was thoroughly enjoyable. My mom and dad moved into our house to look after our kids and we headed off to the annual MB Conference Pastor's Retreat. It is almost always a delightful event and this year's was not disapointing. We had such a lovely time worshipping with the other pastors and their spouses and enjoying great relationships.
From there we headed to Saskatoon to do some shopping and reconnecting with friends. I found a pair of amazing boots and a jacket that matched them...just need a little dip in the temperatures and I'll be strapping those babies on! Sweetness! So much more fun shopping without children...and when you know your bottomline is waaaaaaaayyy better than you had thought it was going to be. Kelly took in the movie Courageous with his guy crowd and I went to The Help with my girlfriend. Both of us enjoyed those movies very much.
Next day we got to meet another girlfriend's fiance...very exciting, we've been praying with her for over a decade for that guy to show up and and now here he is. God is so good and perfect in His timing. And then yesterday was spent flying down here to Virginia. We spent an hour or so driving around downtown Washington DC seeing all manner of historical buildings like Capitol Hill, the Washington Monument, The Library of Congress, Daughter of the Republic building, got a glimpse of the White House - you can't get that close! and the Pentagon! So much history in a few square miles it's mind-boggling to think about. So many huge stone buildings. We missed our tour that we booked but managed to get to see what we wanted to anyways.
And today.................Amish Country....tell you more once we're there!
Rest in Grace