Isaiah 58: 11

Isaiah 58:11

The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Time in Nova Scotia

Lisa had the joy of travelling from Qatar to Nova Scotia to spend 12 days with family and friends.  The purpose of the trip was to surprise her brother, Todd, on the occasion of his 40th birthday.  The funny thing is that Todd found out about her arrival and came to the airport to meet Lisa.  Now who was surprised?
The temperatures in Nova Scotia were unseasonably warm for November.  This made for several outdoor activities and field trips.  The first day Lisa spent picking cranberries with her Mom and Dad.  It was a beautiful day and the cranberries, that had not been hit by frost, were very red and delicious.  Due to jet lag (seven hour time change) Lisa spent some of the time laying on the ground amid the cranberries with the sun on her face.

Of course, there was lots of family time squeezed into the 12 days.  First was Mom's birthday and the whole family gathered for supper and cake -- Joanne made and decorated Mickey Mouse and Lisa made a cranberry coffee cake.
Todd's birthday party was a day at the cabin.  It was glorious although a bit windy.  We prepared a turkey dinner on the wood stove and Todd opened presents, including an Arab dress.  Papa Smurf also came to the event.
The next surprise was when a Christmas Tree, complete with lights and special ornaments appeared!! There were small presents for all and Lisa was able to take the ornaments back to Qatar to share with Tim, Max, and Simon at Christmas.
Thanks to everyone for a marvelous time!!

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