Tuesday, April 12, 2016

to Moscow and back again...

What a whirlwind weekend, what an exciting weekend, what an emotional weekend!

A four day weekend? A rarity for us. This one was filled with an abundance of blue sky that made our 700 miles or so of driving rather pleasant. From home to Moscow and back again, we were treated to the varied, gorgeous scenery that makes up the Washington landscape -- the Cascades, the Columbia River Gorge, the high dessert, and the Palouse. We were treated to an amazing view of Mt. Hood while in the midst of the gorge. One thing that's evident once one is east of the Cascades is the expansive vistas due to the scarcity of trees. It seems that one can see forever, something we're not used to living in the midst of a Douglas fir forest.

Daniel's visit at New Saint Andrews convinced him that this was the place for him. He graduates from our homeschool at the end of May and will spend the next year taking classes at our local community college as well as online, and he'll be earning money, too. I'm thankful he wants to wait a year before going...lots to do to prepare, testing and applications and references, etc. Lots to keep my mind off the fact that he's grown up. A bittersweet blessing. So proud of him!

While in Moscow, we attended the 2016 Grace Agenda conference and a classic rock concert put on by the parents of children who attend Logos, a local classical Christian school. You can imagine my happiness when they played "More than a Feeling" by Boston (my favorite song)!! We ate wraps at the Moscow Alehouse, brats at Tapped, and our coffee was acquired at Bucer's.

Sunday morning was worship followed by the long drive home. We stopped for lunch at Panda, filled the gas tank, and made for the interstate where I was thankful to see a forested landscape once we entered the gorge. We stopped to enjoy a dish of ice cream with Jeff's family once we got back into town...couldn't pass up the opportunity to snuggle and laugh with the grandbabies!

I have a pair of wee socks to show for the trip as well as a skein of new fingering which I picked up at a local yarn shop in Moscow (will share in my yarn along post tomorrow!).

Better late than never to be weekending with Karen :)


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  1. Lots of wonderful and yet bittersweet here! God bless your journey as a Mother of kids who are growing up! Time goes so quickly. I can see more and more why I need to just enjoy the day and moment I am in. For that is where God is found for us: presently! :)

  2. so glad you could join up with us! How exciting that he likes the school and he has a busy year ahead with getting ready. Hang on mom!! He looks grown up and well very happy! good job, Lisa :)


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