Trip Start Sep 07, 2007
47Trip End Jan 12, 2008
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It was so nice to visit the congregation again. A few people even remembered us from the last time we came through, even though it's been a few years. Albert was able to take a morning off from work one day and we got to enjoy a great day out in service. The sisters were so friendly and welcoming, and kept telling us we should stay. I'd have to say not to tempt us. I really like it out here. A couple of the sisters were downright kooky. We fit right in!
After the meeting on Sunday, we were invited out to lunch with the Reames family.
On Saturday, we took a day trip up to Greensboro. We have friends there whom we haven't seen since they were serving at Patterson. They left Bethel when they got pregnant, and Nadia is now 2 years old! So it had been too long. We had such a nice visit. Nadia is an absolute doll. Such a friendly little snugglebun.
Adam and Beth took us to a Mexican restaurant near their home. Who knew you could get decent Mexican food in the Carolina's? It was so nice to chat with Beth over dinner and get to know her better. Adam and I go way back, but I really haven't had much of a chance to get to know his wife, so this was nice.
After dinner, they took us to see Adam's office. He's an attorney and has his own practice. The office is set up in what used to be a cute little house. He has the same furniture that he had at Bethel, so we laughed about how the pictures of him sitting in his office chair would look exactly like the ones we had taken of him at Patterson. Except that now he had his wife and daughter in the picture with him. Too cute.
The rest of our visit here in Charlotte has been fairly non-eventful. When Albert wasn't at the office, we found ourselves spending quite a bit of time looking at houses and checking out neighborhoods. We just can't get over how affordable homes are out here, and how much you get for your money. And we really love this country atmosphere. Trees everywhere, beautiful weather and all types of recreation nearby are quite tantalizing. (Okay friends, don't panic yet. We're only looking-that doesn't necessarily mean we'll be moving!) And they experience a fair amount of growth in the congregations as well. One sister told me that they have 3 Circuits, in the Charlotte area alone! That's a lot of congregations! It's just a nice place.
So now we're looking forward to company. My dad and stepmom are arriving tomorrow night and will be staying with us for 9 days. Albert has built in a few vacation days to his schedule so we're going to leave on Saturday and head down to Myrtle Beach. Should be fun!