The best things are nearest:
breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet, duties at your hand,
the path of God just before you.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
We returned just about 11:30 PM on Saturday from our Maine vacation.
Yesterday, I had an overwhelming urge to sleep which I just couldn't shake.
Even though my Pastor's message was about one of my favorite Bible characters (David) and his teaching and preaching right on, I caught myself nodding between notes and quotes!
It was all I could do to stumble home to bed after.
I am feeling re-energized today and have been tackling the laundry, organizing, unpacking.
Well although I had My Maine Bucket List, the week was overflowing with God's own Bucket List for us.
Oh, friends, I am richer today because of my week away, which was a sweet gift from God.
I am grateful for the prayers of those who lifted us and we were blessed in so many ways.
Here I will share some SNIPPETS of our Maine vacation.
A delicious gift was delivered to our cabin by our
thoughtful Maine-iac friends!Yes, it was Good!
|I adored this mug and drank from it every morning. |
Quiet time by the lake, gazing at the mountains...
This was our very own private beach (more or less)
and I sat here in the morning and listened to God's voice
whispering sweet peace to my heart through His beautiful Creation.
|My Girl standing in Coos Canyon: Byron, Maine|
|This is Angel Falls- we hiked in and it was quite a nice hike.|
The falls are deep into the woods- a hidden gem.
Afterwards we enjoyed, ice cream and milk shakes
at the Coos Canyon Gift shop.
Yum. Vanilla milk shake for me. Just fessing up.
Relaxation - a whole new level.
|A barn turned bookstore. Treasures here, I tell you!|
Visited my favorite garage for treasures and bought these!
These were for making my first Altered Books.
I thought the girls needed a craft for a rainy day-
Although rain did not come,
we still started our Altered Maine Books
which I will share in a later post!
|My Girl and I enjoy a sunset canoe ride.|
|Bike ride to Mt. Blue Trading Post for some...what else- Ice Cream!|
My Hub and Girl ride-I walked and picked flowers on the way back.
God also gifted me when I surprised a White Tailed Deer- much to my joy!
|My Girl, The Duck Whisperer...|
|Final Sunset...Friday the 13th.|
|Last moments on the beach with friends before leaving.|
Tubing and Jet Skiing...so much laughing.