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Monthly Archives: November 2008

>be thankful

Monday, November 24, 2008

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Even in the midst of uncertainty and a dismal outlook, God is sovereign. “He has a plan, He is working that plan, and He is in control from start to finish. ” – Chuck Swindoll
Have a happy, joy-filled, blessed Thanksgiving!
Give thanks!
(and turn off the news :)

>18,000 words

Thursday, November 6, 2008

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here are 18,000 for you.
David and I took this trip to Maine to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Here is a glimpse into our perfect week…

The view of the harbor from our pretty cottage.

The Thompson House in Stonington, Maine.

It belongs to my mother’s cousin, Becky (click on her name to see her wonderful artwork), and is so beautifully decorated with art and antiques.

The bridge that took us over to Little Deer Isle where Stonington is located.

Stonington, a picture-perfect seaside village.

All in a day’s work for this lobster fisherman.

Our good friends, the Phelps, happened to be in Rockland, Maine at the same time we were in Stonington. We had plans to meet them for bike-riding in Acadia National Park, but ran into them in a little shop in Camden, completely by accident, a day early.

Acadia National Park.

Most of the antiques shops are in barns next to the owner’s house. I found a little treasure in this one.

The colors are beyond description. This almost captures it.

We took lots of drives and saw colors like this around every turn…

…in our convertible, with the top down. I am in the passenger seat huddled up in my coat and scarf. It was cold!

Had a picnic lunch at this nice, sunny spot.

David was so patient and stopped every single time I wanted to take a picture. Which was often.

Lily’s Cafe for lunch – 3 days in a row. It was THAT good!

We hiked through a moss-carpeted forest that opened up to this beautiful shore.

David got to go out on a lobster boat. Bob and his wife, Annette, were so kind to give him this thrill. I think it was his favorite part of the trip.

A toast to the last 30 years and 30 more!

Goodbye, for now…