...since I last posted anything and alot has gone on! I will do a quick update of our last week or so.
We went to VA last Wednesday for 4 nights to visit Andy's family. Actually he had a christian school conference to go to and visiting his family was a perk! It was close by to his brother's house so they were gracious to let us stay with them for so many nights!
I got to hang out with Andy's sister Amy almost the whole day on Thursday which was a treat since that's the most time we have been able to spend one-on-one ever! She took me to Smithfield's (not the bbq place) for lunch at a cozy bistro and then we spent our time running from antique shop to antique shop since it was pouring down rain neither one of us had an umbrella!
We spent lots of time with the Claire-bear (our niece) and even got to have her one evening to ourselves while Stevie and Sara went on a date. Apparently, for some reason, once you have kids, you don't get to date your spouse as much or as easily??? Go figure.
Then, Stevie and Sara had their annual "Lynch and Friends" party Saturday night at their beautiful new house. This is a neat tradition they do every year with their friends and family. It's kind of like Thanksgiving except not on Thanksgiving! Everyone brings a dish and just visits. Andy's family does a great job of being appreciative of their friends and each other and making it know. Maybe we should start a "Lynch and Friends" - Burlington edition!
We came home Sunday, rested up and planned for the week.
Tuesday I had our International Wives meeting at our church. It's a ministry for wives of Duke students to get together once a week, learn English, take craft classes, etc. We had a Thanksgiving tasting party last week where each of the teachers brings a traditional Thanksgiving dish for each of the lady's to taste. They love trying new foods and learning more about American traditions and holidays! Their plates were all clean by the end so hopefully they weren't just being nice! For some reason, I was lucky enough to get off just bringing rolls and sweet tea! Some of the other ladies had to make turkey and dressing. sweet potato casserol, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, cranberry casserole...mmmm. I'm getting hungry just talking about it!
Friday I had the privelege of eating breakfast with another very close friend of mine who has been living overseas! Kari surprised everyone and came home for 2 months! She showed up at my door a couple weeks ago and totally surprised me! It's great to have her home for awhile. She's actually been helping Andy at North Star with some odds and ends so that's been fun. It's great to have my girlfriends from growing up around for awhile! Kari's dad was my pastor when I was little up until college. She lived about a mile from me and we would ride the bus together. Sometimes I would get off at her house without my mom's permission and spend the afternoon with her! Mom was never too mad since it was on the way home! Kari and I have alot of great memories together and I am so proud of her!
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