After months and months of practicing and all the anticipation that comes with performing, it has already come and gone. Hard to believe its over so quickly. We had the fall kick-off at church yesterday and I'd say it was a huge success. The parking lot was PACKED with people, many of whom were community folk (which is great considering that is the whole goal of the carnival), and I think everyone that came out had a good time. It was fun to see so many people come together to enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship and sunshine, and as for our band's performance, things went pretty well. Always a little nerve-wracking but also a lot of fun :)
Jen arrived in Abbotsford on her furlough, so Susie put on a delicious meal for all of us. Jen is a missionary in Guadalajara, Mexico and is now back in Canada for the next couple of months. It was fabulous to catch up with her and hear about the exciting things God is doing through their team down in GDL. I didn't manage to get any pictures of the family and Jen, but I did snag a couple shots of Susie's masterpiece of the evening. She made THE cutest cupcakes I've ever seen!
As for an update on our kitchen reno's... pictures will follow very soon. The cabinets are being re-finished in the shop at work, and Jon and I are starting on the painting this evening. As long as there aren't any big hitches, we should have everything back on Friday, including the new countertops. Saturday will be a full day of re-installing everything and trying to minimize the chaos before our small group arrives for our first meeting on Sunday afternoon. No pressure, right!? haha... yeah right...
Its hard to believe that fall is here and summer is a thing of the past. Our weather seems to be holding out so far though, so we really can't complain. Thankfully, September in the Lower Mainland has proven to be quite summery most years and this year seems to be no exception. Hope you're all taking advantage of this wonderful sunshine!