What a whirlwind week! Here are just a few snippets of our time here in Doylestown:
The Polar Express – The ride north was delightfully boring! We were on the road for twenty (20) hours, listened to two books on tape, had our usual diet coke and pretzel diet on the way and pulled into the Ikoniak’s driveway just in time for some homemade creamed chipped beef on toast with hash brown potatoes (our traditional New Year’s Day breakfast that we have sorely missed these last 3 years!).
Lilly’s Big Adventure – The Ikoniaks have a sweet little cat named Lilly. She’s an indoor/outdoor cat, so she often disappears for several hours at a time (and then usually returns home with some sort of “trophy”). Well, she went outdoors on Feb. 12th and did not return until Feb. 28th! The weather here had been cold and snowy, and everyone was sure that Lilly was gone for good. But never underestimate the determination of this little cat. They spotted her walking down the street (what, were you missing me?), a fair bit thinner and missing half her tail. We’re sure she has quite a tale to tell – but she’s not spilling the beans. She’s been quite subdued since her return (and the folks here are treating her like royalty!), but each day she is just a little bit spunkier. And – she still wants to go outside. I just love happy endings!
Eating our Way around Bucks County! – Breakfast with my birthday buddies – a Perkin’s outing with my quilting pals – dinner with dear friends – cards and laughter with Church friends – just all in all a wonderful time of reconnecting
Precious Friends needing Prayer – News that the young daughter of one of my dear quilting friends has Leukemia. She is 8 years old and will be at CHOP for about a month receiving treatment, and then will continue with treatment but will be able to go home. Please pray for that family – Julianna, her parents, Brian and Joanne, and her younger brother, Geoffry (6). We serve an Awesome God – and he has them in his care.
Think Spring – We awoke to a beautiful (and only slightly inconvenient) blanket of snow this morning. If only I had a winter coat!
The Next Big THING -Tomorrow morning we head to Lancaster. Josiah and Abigail will be married in less than 48 hours. Yikes! The truck will be very full of stuff – between goodies for the reception and the components of the rehearsal dinner (that is happening in a house that I have never seen!) I can only hope to fit in our suitcases! The family all arrives in Lancaster tomorrow – what fun and hectic days are ahead of us!
I can’t wait!!!
See you after the wedding!