I never thought I would say this in my lifetime... but these dam Yankee's are pretty amazing. I know, can you believe I just said that??
The members of our ward have shown us so much love and compassion and have made us feel right at home. Today I was brought to tears. Gwen (the woman who is SO much better than Martha) found us after church and said she had a little something in her car for us. I was thinking, "Yay! Fresh fruit or veggies". However, she took us back with giving us a 6 pack of Hosmer Mountain Birch Beer because Cony wasn't able to try it at the BBQ (it's like root beer but clear), a box of fresh picked apples and the newest Yankee magazine. I'm not sure which one I love more. The magazine has the top 25 towns to visit for the fall foliage and can not wait to visit these places.
It's almost like she knew that I was feeling a little beat down and needed a little pick-me up. See, it took all my energy this morning to get out of bed because I got the worse hair cut known to man yesterday. Ok, maybe that was a little dramatic.. but it's pretty darn close to being the worse. I'm talking, holes in my hair, completely UNeven and not at all what I asked for. If you are a man you won't understand this, but our hair is sacred and can affect how we feel about ourselves. I'm still unsure what to do. Do I call her and have her fix it? Do I ask for a refund because I can't afford to pay someone else to fix her mess? Or do I just shave my head?? And I'm seriously looking for some answers... please!!
Anywho.. let's go back to happy thoughts. The Sunday after we gave our talks back in August a gentlemen at church (whom I had never met) came early to give us a list of his favorite places to eat all around the state, a map of the state and a brochure on the biggest fair/carnival around.. the Big E. I was tickled pink. This is why we have a blog, so I can share these things but mostly so I don't forget the sweet moments in life.
If you look closely to the list of restaurants you can see he used a type writer. Simply adorable.
We needed to make dessert for our dinner date today, so what do you do when you just a received a box of apples? That's right, make apple crisp. Yum.
So there you have it folks. I not only live in Yankeeville, but am growing very fond of the people. I think it's like anywhere you go- depending if you live in the country or the city, you're bound to have different experiences with people. For us, right now, I'm grateful we live in the country.