Thursday, July 30, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

FREE Hershy bar

Since our scheduled Mennonite World Conference guest never arrived,
I'm offering her welcome gift to our next out-of-State house guest.

Will you be the winner?!?

Availability is limited, so please call Sara, Susanna, Sharon, or Julie ASAP to reserve your stay. 

note: the Hershey bar (there is only one...) will be distributed on the first-come-first-awarded basis.

second note: Hershey bar is slightly melted due to recent high temperatures in central Pennsylvania.

Monday, July 27, 2015

2 a.m.

The glass globe on my bedroom light fixture crashed to the floor around two o'clock the other morning. 

The incident was loud and... 
a bit earth shattering...

Sunday, July 26, 2015


A little bit of Zambia dropped into my life mid-July as Zambian friends started trickling into Pennsylvania to attend Mennonite World Conference.

Last Sunday, the Spurriers hosted a Zam-Bash-- a fellowship event for Zambians and friends of Zambia.
There were around 100 in attendance. Many of the guests live locally (or within a couple hour radius), but some traveled from Ontario and Michigan, and of course Zambia!

Oh what fun it's been to spend time with amazing Zambian friends these past many days.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Run. (for orphans... and chocolate milk)

I ran my second ever 5k this morning down in East Berlin.
The run was a benefit for Abogar International Ministries and sponsored by Apple Valley Creamery.

Sharon and I participated in the run, though we didn't run together as she is much faster than I am.
I was so happy to run the entire course (even though I was probably once again the slowest runner of the crew), and quite pleased to have completed the run in 3 minutes less than my first 5k time.

Oh- and the Chocolate Milk...
If you have never tasted Apple Valley Creamery chocolate milk, I hope that one day you will have the privilege of tasting this smooth, sweet, chocolate-y goodness, which actually quite resembles liquid chocolate ice cream... 

Monday, July 20, 2015

warm toes...

...are happy toes :)

(my first visit to the ocean)

ps- I even saw some dolphins!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Saturdays are for making yoghurt...

not my photo-- I didn't carry my camera
this was our view at Flat Rock, though

and shopping at farmers' market

and sweeping the floor

and organizing

and baking

and for taking a hike between rain showers :)