Monday, October 26, 2015

You Will Get There When You Are Meant To Get There And Not One Moment Sooner......

A Wrong Turn Isn't Always a Bad Thing!

October 25, 2015
Monday morning we started out on a drive, headed for Martinique Beach. 
We stopped to get a snack at a little town.
Upon leaving the store, Laurence asked me which direction...
I said left, thinking that led to Martinique Beach....
After we'd traveled a ways, I noticed that the scenery wasn't correct. 
Laurence said, no, we weren't headed to Martinique Beach, that would have been to the right. 
How was I to know?? He just turned the way I said I wanted to go. 
 Oh my!!
We saw lots of pretty things. I said let's go to Clam Harbour Beach. 
Ooops, we got there and found it was barricaded for the season. 
I had been wanting to stop in Tangier and see the Prince Alfred Arch.
It was kind of disappointing, but fun.
The arch was erected to commemorate the visit of  
His Royal Highness Prince Alfred, the 2nd son and 4th child of Queen Victoria. 
He toured the gold mines there, and was presented with a box of  "fine specimens of gold in it's native quartz." 
At this point we decided to head on up to Port Dufferin and visit Gloria, our sweet lady we home teach. 
Not sure what she thought when we told her we were in the area and thought we'd drop in. haha!!
Regardless, it was a beautiful drive and we had a fun visit with Gloria!
We love serving here and strive to always be content and proud of what we've done. 
If not, we try to fix it! 
We love that, because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we are allowed to do that each and every day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Pumpkin People

See the Pumpkin People in Kentville!

President and Sister Bush invited the 6 temple missionaries
to a day in Kentville. 
Pictured are:
Sister Pitt, Sister & Elder Lamoreaux, Elder & Sister Linford, Elder Pitt
Kentville is known for their pumpkin people!
They put in a lot of work to make it fun!
Not quite the type of horse he rode as a kid in Wyoming.
The men of the group
Elders Pitt, Lamoreaux, Linford & President Bush
Pumpkins can be scary.... gotta love 'em
Getting ready for the Blue Jays baseball game
Our very own pumpkin people!!

After President Bush took us around to see the Pumpkin People, he took us to their home for lunch. 
Sister Bush is a wonderful cook!
Seafood chowder, tuna melt open-faced sandwiches, green salad 
along with blueberry cake and ice cream. 
YUMMY!! We all ate too much, but it was wonderful!!

Hall's Harbour

Cape Split

 The river at Hall's Harbour
Beautiful view of the valley

The Annapolis Valley is known as the "Breadbasket of Nova Scotia".
 With good reason....
They have beautiful produce here. 
While here, we purchased apples, peaches, squash, potatoes and there was much more we didn't buy. 
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all they ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Musquodoboit Valley

The Beautiful Colors of the Garden of Eden (AKA Nova Scotia) 

October 15, 2015

We took a drive to the Musquodoboit Valley. 
We took our friend Trudy with us. 
It was a delightful day. 
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words....
This time, I'll let the pictures do the talking. 

Our mission is a dream come true. 
We set a goal to serve a senior mission when we married.
So grateful to be living this dream.

And.... on to my BlueJays...

(Sorry to all my Canadian friends, not talking baseball)
These two blue jays have been visiting daily.
They have been tearing apart my hanging baskets. 
They seem to like the seeds and the fiber. 
Are they eating or building nests? 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

An Afternoon with Our Guests

Shubie Park

October 14, 2015
We had the opportunity to have Elder and Sister Pratt from Sydney 
stay with us while they were in town for Zone meetings. 
What a delightful couple!
Wednesday afternoon when we finished at the temple 
and they finished with zone meetings,
we took them to Shubie Park for a walk to see the autumn beauties. 
We took a lot of pictures. 
I think I'll just share them with you, rather than writing a lot. 
Part of the Shubenacadie Canal passes through Shubie Park. 
There are nine locks in the canal. 
Only one still works. 
There are many waterfowl here. Mostly ducks. 
You are not supposed to feed the ducks, but it is obvious that they get fed quite a bit. 
So fun!! Who would be able to resist taking their children down and feeding the ducks? 

 The Shubecanadie Canal was built in the early 1800's. 
It's purpose was to connect Halifax Harbour and the Bay of Fundy. 
It was only operational for about 10 years. 
 Elder Pratt, Elder Pitt, Sister Pratt
Lake Charles
 More of Lake Charles

 Trails through the trees along the canal.

 I fell in love with this guys little curled feather at his tail. 
 Elder Pitt, Sister Pitt

 Sister Pitt, Elder Pratt, Sister Pratt
The Lord gives us cause to believe in ourselves because of Him each and every day!
Every day that we are here, is an amazing day! 
We are so grateful to be in the service of our Father in Heaven!
Our testimonies of Him and His Son Jesus Christ grow daily! 
We are so blessed!