One of my favourite things about April was flying to PA with Ben and spending time there together with Phil and his family. The first several days there we painted our little house until we had had quite enough of it. Ben faithfully painted and put up with his sister’s paint-colour changes. The red room will always remind me of you, Ben! Thanks!
We did manage to make time for fun that week too. We took a train to Philidelphia and spent most of a day sightseeing, feasting on delicious Philly Cheesesteaks, and doing a bit of shopping at the Borshe. One evening we also went to the Sight & Sound Theatre in Lancaster and watched the awesome production of Behold the Lamb!
Another highlight was spending part of a day with Clarita and Bethany . . . “old” friends from SMBI. We ate lunch together, catching up on each other’s lives, and then we went shopping for my wedding shoes and wedding music. I couldn’t figure out, though, why when evening rolled around, these busy women still weren’t ready to call it a day. Finally, a little after 7:00 PM they decided that they really should drop me off and be on their way. I finally understood their actions when I walked into the Nissley home and was greeted with “Surprise!” from about 25 women who had come to a bridal shower for me!! The women in Phil’s family had done a great job of planning everything and it turned out to be a great evening!