Abbie, with walking stick in hand, fearlessly leads the way into the mighty forest of Pickering

just how many of us can we fit onto one tree stump??

what yonder creek wends it's way through willows fair?
*oh.. I'm sorry, apparently that's the "mighty river" ... ahem*

unfazed, the group sallies forth to ford and conquer

I say there Chappy, how d'you suppose one would go about crossing this river-thing here?

now, this seems like your ordinary, average grove of willow trees

teehee it was an oportunitus maximus!
We couldn't resist :)

an outing to the Pickering Landfill!! In our opinion, one hardly can say they've seen
a town unless one has visited the local dump. We compare ALL the towns we visit
by their dump.... doesn't everyone??

yessiree, over on that there plain over there was the location of the very FIRST landfill

a train bridge is a world of adventure
concerned mother

and back at home we again test limits :
just how many of us can we squeeze onto one couch??
*actually, one more- I just didn't get that pic* :)
rainy day *sighhhhhhhh*

we're not the only ones stuck inside =]

at Starbucks! How much better can you get on a rainy day
with great friends?? :)
on our walk home...

Gabe trips


*Gabe feels vindicated*

off to the playground we go! When you have your one token kid,
you can get away with just about anything =D
Joel, Gabe, Abbie, and Joe atop the climbing wall

a dashing shot of Seth atop the monkey bars
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hangin' out

during a rousing and EXHAUSTING game of "sharks and islands" :)

an ice cream cake created by Beth Wainwright



Greetings in Christ! :)
Hallelujah!! What an absolutely amazingly wonderfully blessed few weeks we've had! God is, is... amazing! I don't know what else to say... this was just the sweetest few weeks of travelling we've ever had...
Every place we went, God had already gone on before and when we got there we found His wonderful, sweet Spirit there. This was a time filled with sweet fellowship and Bible studies, prayer meetings (the reason for sweet fellowship), concerts (inside and out), encouragement, and divine connections. Every step of the way we and all those who helped so much, were hammered by the Devil.... "but Jesus just smiles, and walks past the Devil, all of his plans are laid waste.." Praise our living God!

I had meant to keep you all posted as we went along, but the time I thought I might just have to blog was distinctly lacking(!) So now we have just gotten back to the Island and I have found a little while to at least get the trip started! :)
I think I left you all off just getting into Montreal so you probably aren't feeling incredibly informed on our trip here.
Since then we have been in Cobourg, ON for two concerts, (and spending the weekend with our dear friends the Harmans) in Pickering with the Wainwrights for two days, (who happen to be just a totally awesome family :) in Collingwood (which is about 2 hours north of Toronto) for a wonderful Bible study with some sweet friends who we did a concert with last year, down to Massachusetts in the Boston-area for a Bible study and a concert in Weymouth (woohoo!), over to VA for a Bible study with our dear friends the Stoners and "Grandmother" Pat :) , then to our friends the Dumeresqs (aka the Vikings :) for two concerts (which were awesome!! but I'll get to those later) then to my dear sister and brother-in-law's house in SC where we had the most wonderful time with them and of course got to spend a bunch (but not even close to enough) time with my cute-as-a-button nephew Luke(!) and playing two concerts in Augusta which God just incredibly blessed (I know I keep saying that, but really and truly these were so entirely ordained by God, and He so amazingly blessed them, that I do indeed say they were "incredibly blessed!!") and then back to VA (staying overnight with the Vikings again, and CT,(stopping in at the Greeniers for breakfast on our way to the Island- HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARAH!) and now... on P.E.I.! *Whewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww* that was a long breath/ run-on. :) haha

So here is just the beginning with our dear friends the Hollenbecks in Quebec, and the Harmans in Cobourg, ON, both visits being just wonderful and both concerts blessed! :) God bless you all!
in Christ, Miriam
walking the cobble-stoned streets of Montreal
with our dear friend Jacqueline :)

of course I'd give you all a running commentary of each building and it's
significance... but um... I really don't have the foggiest what this one is... but, it
does stand, or give one the feeling that it stands as one with great importance
HAH We knew we'd find one! =D
*yes, by now you can call us nuts*

James playing the piano for us :)
He is amazing!!
Goodbyeee! It was so so nice spending some time with
you guys-- God bless you and we're praying for you!

during one of the concerts in Cobourg
(thank you Jen :)

at the Harman's the next day
boldly sallying forth to explore the Harman's "loft"
(of course I can't let you see the inside- such things are absolutely top secret!
But.. they have... electricity :)
Jen and I enjoying a lovely morn
(next time you try chairs like those, don't miss out on the "weeee" slide on your
way down :)

Gabe boldly testing the waters of Lake Ontario

Joshua feeling triumphant having made it in the farthest- woohoo!

and Jen really wins for endurance as she continued to stand in the
water the whole time as a few of us oh-so-courageously sloshed in, stood for a few seconds, and sloshed back out again. :)

Group pic!! It was such a perfect spot, we couldn't resist! :)

in front of the Church on the Hill :)

the day of our departure, we are privileged to get a shot with Mr. Harman who
is reported as not being present in many pictures, as he is the one
holding the camera in his family :)
*I feel like I've accomplished something!*