This week is full of fun stuff.
Today, the kids have are going to be participating in making a commercial for a local corn maze.
Lindsay has new riding students this afternoon. She has had a good summer with lessons for 5 students and now is adding two more students. If the weather holds, she will be able to give lessons for nearly 2 more months before it gets too cold to ride.
Wednesday begins our local agricultural fair. We usually go several times. This year the girls want to go on to see the students showing their cows, sheep and pigs. For those of you who live in the 'big city' like I did growing up, this is actually a lot of fun and very interesting as well as educational. We will be spending time there all day on Friday due to the equine events. Rachel will be competing during the day in the youth events and Lindsay will be competing in the evening. One of Lindsay's students is going to be competing along with Rachel.
The weather has been hot the last few years at the fair, but it looks like it is going to be cool this year, and rainy. So I am going to pray the the cool weather stays, but I'm going to pray for the rain to go away.
Sunday, right after church, we are headed to New England! I am sooo excited! On Monday, which is my birthday, we will be in Maine...I have wanted to see Maine and the coastline there for many years. Tim and my Dad and our friend Denny are planning on overdosing on seafood! We will be meeting up with a blogging friend, Vee and her husband, John! We still have to work out the details as to where.
The rest of our trip will find us in the White Mountains in NH, exploring the beauty of Lake Champlain, and into New York. I will try to blog in the evenings but I make no guarantees!
Meanwhile we have to get through this week. Yesterday, as I was taking my son home, we heard and thumping type noise under the hood of the van. We pulled over just down the road from my parents house and found that the serpentine belt was shredding. There was a lot on it yet and we decided to get to my parents house to deal with it. We barely made it up their steep driveway but we did! We opened up the hood, the belt was really shredded! We started to talk about what places would still be open on a Sunday afternoon. Nate called his friend who is a mechanic at Pep Boys. Nate talked to the parts department found out what we needed, my Dad drove us over to get it.
You maybe wondering where Tim was in all this? Well, he had taken all the other kids, besides Lindsay who was with us in the van, hiking along with another family from church. I couldn't reach them by phone, so I sent a text to Emily, and Tim called just as we reached the store!
He and the kids came out to my parents, got the belt on in about 20 minutes or so, and we had a nice visit with my parents!
Whew! I am so thankful that this happened before our trip, and that it happened so close to my parents house! I am also thankful for my son Nate who stepped in and took care of the details! I didn't have to do a thing!
What a start to a busy week!