Our recent visit

 

I suddenly realized that I didn’t say much our most recent visit to St. John’s NL. Of course the purpose of the trip had to do with ministry, but we also got to spend time with Jason, Susan, Rachel, Ted and Beth.  We also were able to give Ted and Beth their birthday presents – tomorrow they turn 4!  It’s hard to believe that these little people are growing up so fast.

It is always wonderful to be able to be Grandma and Grandpa – a treasured relationship to be sure. The weather was kind to us too – and as we were flying out of the airport we had a lovely sunset!  Thank you, Lord, for your blessing on us and our family.

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Things that bring back memories

In case you’re wondering – it’s the scout camp on Green Bay – and if you peer through the mist of Lake Cecebe you can see a white boathouse across the bay…that was the Eastland cottage. If I seem a bit obsessed with this place it is because some of my greatest childhood memories were here….and well, memories are a wonderful thing!

At the top of the post, you’ll see a photo of my Nanny Eastland with her daughters – all five of them. The cottage is where they all went on vacation and I was there – all summer with them and their families. My uncle Jim and I use to take the boat across the bay and catch garter snakes at the scout camp as it seemed deserted most of the summer. Lots of memories here… and yes even as I type this I’m smiling!

So what summer memories do you have?

A few thoughts about us as a family and our interests.