Saturday, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving in CT...

 Aunt Kathy, my sister Sarah and Daddy working on the croissants.
 Grandma patiently waiting for the yummy food!

 Uncle Allen carving the turkey... yum!!

Uncle Allen and Aunt Trudi, hard at work, getting everything ready!

They did let me help out a little bit!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Road trip through New York and Penn...

 We stopped in New Hope, NY and visited one of our supporters, Lois. She was babysitting her great grand daughter. :)

 We had a tour of the families New Hope Mill, built in the 1800s.

Although the equipment is really old, it was used up until a few years ago, but they had to move to a factory location nearby when the only person who knew how to use and fix the equipment passed away.

 We really enjoyed visiting Julie and her family in New Hope. Julie was my roommate in Papua New Guinea the very first time I went in 1995. Now her and her husband are serving with NTM in Indonesia. We were excited that we were home in the US at the same time! We hadn't seen each other in 7 years!

We were freezing cold! :) But we enjoyed the tour of the Mill.

 We had a fun game of Settlers with Steffan and Julie, and Keith and Becky (also missionaries in PNG at one time).

 While we were traveling and visiting people in New York, we found out it was deer season. This deer was hanging next door to one of the places that we were staying for a few days.

 We had fun visiting with Rhonda (former co-worker at Interface) near Buffalo.

 It was fun to chat with Bernie and Rhonda and get to know Faith a little bit too. :)

 Then we were off to PA to visit Danny and Tammy, also former co-workers at Interface. Jacob and Danny enjoyed playing chess together once again after a 2 1/2 year lapse.

 Their daughter, Addie, is a bit taller then the last time we saw her!

 Danny and Tammy... we miss having them on our team at Interface! But had a great time visiting!

 Baby Devine continues to grow! Did I tell you, we found out that we are having a boy?!

 We also got to hang out with Josh and Rebekah, Jacob's brother and sister-in-law in PA.

 Breakfast at the Diner....
 A fun game of Dominion!

 Brothers together again!

And the Brother's Wives. :)

Cousin Kevin's wedding to Abbey!

 We had the privilege of attending my cousin Kevin's wedding. We had fun seeing everyone on my mom's side of the family!

 Cousins... Mindy, me and Jeanne
 Aunt Trudi and Uncle Allen

One of the Best Men, my cousin Michael, giving his toast/speech.

We enjoyed celebrating our third year anniversary as we celebrated the marriage of Kevin and Abbey!

A visit to New Brunswick...

 After our 5 weeks in Nova Scotia we headed out to New Brunswick to speak at a church and Bible Institute. We thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of fall and the surprisingly warm weather.

 In Hartland, New Brunswick we traveled over the largest covered bridge in the world!

 There is even a walking path on the side!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Enjoying our time in Nova Scotia...

 We have been in Nova Scotia for the last 5 weeks! It has been a great time with family and friends, a good time sharing about our ministry in Papua New Guinea and a good chance to enjoy God's creation in the fall and on the ocean. :) Here we are ready to share about Papua New Guinea. :)

 Enjoying the ocean on a Sunny day!

This is my first time making Fish Chowder with biscuits and molasses, so we invited Nannie Jane (Jacob's grandma) over for the taste testing. And she approved! Success!

 The first photos of the little Devine! :)

 Canadian Thanksgiving with Poppie and Nannie Joyce (Jacob's grandparents). Lots of good turkey, stuffing, rolls, mashed potatoes, gravy and pie!

 When we headed out to speak at a church a few hours away we enjoyed the view of the Bay of Fundy, the place with the highest tides in the world!

 But it was a very cold day at the Bay of Fundy!!

 I love driving!! I hadn't driven in 2 1/2 years so now I am making up for it. :)

 Ah... smooth roads!!

  Fellowship Baptist Church in Kingston, NS

 We have been enjoying the colors of fall as well!

 And we have enjoyed a beautiful apartment, right next door to Jacob's parents apartment!

 The baby continues to grow! Now 6 months along!

Jacob has been enjoying Tim Hortons. :)

 He was very happy this particular morning to have a Tim Horton's breakfast. :)

 Just a few days ago we welcomed Jacob's dad back home. He has been in Alberta for 2 months driving truck on oil fields. We are so thankful that he made it home for our last week here in Nova Scotia!

 We all enjoyed lunch at the Charlotte Lane, so good!! It brought me back to the amazingly delicious food served at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) where I went to Culinary school!

 Lemon custard with a tart raspberry sauce... delicious... shared by us all. :)

 Admiring the Chef knives...

 Jacob's mom planned a wonderful baby shower for me and invited all the ladies from the churches that we have spoken at over the last 5 weeks, plus all the relatives!

 Lots of yummy food! Grapes with cheese and crackers... not something readily available in PNG. :)

 The little pumpkin is on the way... so creative! :)

 We've also had fun visiting many friends! This is Stan and Betty in Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Faithful supporters and prayer warriors!

Visiting Mary and Irene on Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia... also, faithful supporters and prayer warriors!

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Enjoying life where God has me... currently in Papua New Guinea cooking and loving life with my husband, Jacob, and my son, Jonathan.

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea

in Wewak, Papua New Guinea
Amazing view from our back porch!