Monday, September 08, 2008

Fall is here...

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 :)

Both of our families came out for the festivities and it was fun to share the fun day with them. Jon got some really cute pictures of the kids from the afternoon.

The night before fall kick off we had a little family get-together with Jon's side of the family. Our friend 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!

6 comments:

Jen said...

SUPASTA' :) (picture me lunging forward with my hands in the air giving the peace sign!) Wish I could have been there cheering you on my dear! I know you did an absolutely wonderful job! Sounds like Sunday was a great day. And wow...what yummy looking cupcakes! Praying for you as always...

Trev & Rebekah said...

I am enjoying this nice September weather out here in BC. Though I am not sure of what to expect with rain for the winter.

Lettner Family said...

Can't wait to see pics of the house!! Can you send me a cupcake?!

Sabrina said...

So glad you could have a nice visit with Jen. Can't wait for our turn. Kitchen renos...fun fun! Looking forward to seeing the results!

Hailey said...

Aw Bon! You look famous! So glad to here it went well! I wish we could have come. :(

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