Sunday, June 25, 2017

Making new friends...

Shortly after we arrived home we had company. Preston had friends come from Alberta and invited us out to share in the fellowship. Our kids hit it off quite well and really enjoyed playing together. Preston had planned a BBQ and it was a huge success! It was the first time the Lechelts had made bannock over an open fire and we felt like we could have visited forever! It's wonderful how we're able to connect with other Christians that way. When we meet for the first time we often feel like we already know each other. The conversation flows freely about the things of the Lord and the blessings and challenges of ministry. The weekend went by too fast. As usual! However, we are very thankful to have made new friends and hope that the Lord works it out for us to spend time together again in the not too distant future! Until then, we have pictures and memories:).

Home Sweet Home

Traveling can be very exciting sometimes. It always seem to go by quickly when you're going to a new place! It was Kiersten's first time to fly and she thoroughly enjoyed it! Lillian is now a "seasoned" flyer:). We figured out that she's been on 15 different planes on the 3 trips I've taken her on. We visited my mom, brothers, sister in law's, nieces and nephews in Georgia> the weather was really nice and we had a wonderful time catching up on life and eating yummy food!

Then we flew to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!

We enjoyed spending time with my friend Rachel and her family in New Jersey!

Got dressed up!

Went to Renee's Wedding in Pennsylvania! She is a friend from my Whidbey Island days and whenever we get together it doesn't seem like any time has gone by:).

I am thankful for my family taking care of things while we were gone. I'm especially thankful for my eldest daughter, Elyssia, making food and cleaning up. Keeping an eye on the younger ones. My mother in law also came to help and it was a blessing to know that everyone and everything was being taken care of in our absence.

It is wonderful to be back home, even if it did seem extra loud at first:). We've settled back into a routine and I'm finally getting a bit of time to catch up on my writing.