05 July 2006

A nice long weekend

Hello! Hope everyone had a good 4th of July? Ours was nice — visited with Grandma in the morning, played in the wading pool a bit in the afternoon, then back to Grandma and Grandpa's for dinner with all the South Bend family. We finished off the day by driving downtown to watch fireworks from the public library parking lot.

I took Monday off as a vacation day, so as to have a long weekend (followed by a short week *grin*). Mom and I took the girls and went shopping on Saturday — we discovered a lovely green house up in Michigan, Vite Greenhouses. Sunday we had brunch at Fiddler's Hearth after church, followed by more shopping after naps.

Monday we decided to go out to Shipshewana, in the mistaken belief that it might be quieter out there than on a weekend or holiday. Little did we know there was a special three-day flea market going on (Mairi kept saying, "But I don't want to buy any fleas!" *grin*). We didn't get to see much of the flea market at all, as we had planned to look at furniture — Chris and I are trying to make a decision in regards to replacing the dining room table we now have — and that took up most of the time we had. Still it was a good trip. On the way over, however, I saw something that made the trip entirely worth while: an Amish horse and buggy towing a 15' outrigger boat. If only I'd had my camera!

Guess that's all for now...

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