Baby and hubby are sleeping but I'm wide, wide awake. Hmm, I knew I shouldn't have eaten that cereal bar so late at night! I suppose it's a good thing though, or else my good intentions of blogging for the past two weeks would've been pushed off for yet another week!
We are currently hanging out in Bellingham, Washington... as in the state of Washington. Give or take 43 hours away from home in current driving time, according to Google Maps. :-) We left the craziness of Memorial Day weekend traffic on the PA Turnpike on Friday and exchanged it for the not-as-crazy driving of a city with a population of 100,000.
We also experienced Paul's first airplane ride, in which he did extremely well! As we were waiting to get off the plane, the people in the rows around us commented on what a good boy we had. We of course assured them that God truly answered prayer for a smooth flight! I'm sure they were grateful people were praying that way. :-)
Bellingham is located about two hours north of the Seattle airport, a little detail that slipped past our radar. We really had no clue, and at that point Paul had (in his opinion) endured enough and so he very nicely started letting the pastor driving us know that he was done. Unfortunately for Paul, there was no way around the drive except through it. What ensued was a very long ride home for the rest of the occupants in the car. Oh, and it was the pastor's wife birthday. What a way to end her happy birthday. Poor kid. Poor pastor's wife!
Saturday was such a pretty day and we really enjoyed the sunshine... especially since we haven't seen it again! We enjoyed a beautiful walk down by the bay and checked out all the fishing boats and yachts by the pier.
The folks at this church have been more than hospitable to us and once again we have been spoiled by God's servants. We've enjoyed jumping in and taking part in the activities here and even experienced our own personal tour guide showing us around Whatcom County and taking us on a drive close to Mt. Baker. This man's family has lived in the Bellingham area for over 100 years, so I think he knows a thing or two about the area. :-)
We plan on being in this area for the next week or so before heading south to Portland, Oregon. From there we're flying to Alaska to visit friends and we also have a few meetings. Alaska has been on my dream list of places to visit for some time now, and I'm thrilled the opportunity is before us! Isn't God good to give us the desires of our hearts?
Hopefully the updates will be a little more faithful in the weeks to come... it was insanely busy in the days leading up to our West Coast trip!