Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Carving on the Lake

When I walked into a local pumpkin lot to ask for 25 pumpkins last weekend, the gentleman at the back of the bins laughed in dis-belief, but gladly obliged in filling his wheel barrels full of orange goodness. Now, why would I ever need 25 pumpkins. Well, last weekend Jon and I had the pleasure of hosting a day of pumpkin carving on the lake for your church family here in Dartmouth/Halifax. It was a fun, whirlwind sort of afternoon and a great time to get to know some of the families we see each week a bit better. You can tell i don't have kids because I was smart enough to schedule the event right at prime nap time for little ones. Regardless, we had a great turn out and sent an afternoon doing all things fall from drinking hot cider, to carving, to eating to jumping in the leaves. By 4:30 all kids had been tucked back into car seats, leaving Jon and I with quiet house and lots and lots of pumpkin seeds......yum :) Here are a few pictures from the day. I hope you all are finding enjoyment in simple fall pleasures as well.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Canadian Colours

It's amazing how a weekend away can refresh both body mind while simultaneously reminding me of how awesome God is! Jon and I were able to take the long weekend (i.e.: Thanksgiving in Canada) and go camping in Cape Breton. It was a humbling, beautiful time of taking moments as they come and enjoying God beauty at every turn along the way.
There is a famous drive called the Cabot Trail that we've been told time and again to visit during the fall colours. A few weeks ago, we decided to take the plunge and bought a tent and camping gear and set the dates to go. We had an awesome time exploring and spending uninterrupted time together while enjoying God creativity. What a needed back to reality :)