Sunday, April 4, 2010

Road trip for some accidental tourists

holy experience

Counting blessings

We had an unexpected getaway to Pittsburgh, PA this week. I thought it fitting to give thanks in a Multitude Monday post. While I'm not at liberty to disclose the details, I will say that our trip and its success was the culmination of many years of prayer for a loved one. In more than a few ways this time was a faith-testing parallel to the events of Easter week: pain, uncertainty, trust, and hope in God's power.

After taking care of the main purpose of our journey, we were able to enjoy a little side adventure before heading home.

103 - prayers of the saints

104 - serendipitous finding of a French cafe for breakfast

105 - cafe au lait; heavenly elixir, served in a bowl, no less (Woot!)

106 - good coffee (albeit bad posture)

107 - crepes

108 - massive museums

109 - art appreciation

110 - dreamers

111 - seeds

112 - Dads who pass down their love of rocks and gems

113 - having a son who can answer his little sister's questions (Zach, what IS that little thing sticking out of the breastplate on its right?)

114 - sun-filled courtyards

115 - sugar cookies and pink lemonade

116 - thoughtful daughters

117 - cherry blossoms

118 - home again, home again, jiggity jig


Zach said...

Unless I am mistaken (in which case someone more knowledgeable please correct me)that little shelf looking protrusion is a lance rest. The person wearing the armor supported the lance or other pole arm on this and then anchored (or "couched") it in that gap in the armor between the shoulder and upper arm. A couched lance was better supported and thus delivered a more forceful impact with the lance's target.

Jodi said...

Thanks, Professor <3

JoAnn said...

oh my goodness! My favorite list ever! I love it. Ugh. I'm swooning over here. Swoon.

Stephanie Ann said...

Happy Easter, too. I'm very glad your trip went well. Bron's hair looks really cute.

Joy said...

You know what they say my dear Acorn, immitation is the sincerest form of flattery hee hee hee hee hee.

The museum looks really fun too.


Jodi said...

Yes well, this doesn't mean you're off the hook for coffee in New Zealand, heehee.

Jodi said...

JoAnne, thanks for swooning. I hope someone caught you ;)

Rayanne said...

What a beautiful post!
I love the way the french drink their coffee!
Loved the pictures.

Kerrie said...

lovely list and lovely pictures! Happy Spring!

Alexis said...

Very nice list! I enjoyed peeking in on your lovely side adventure!!
P.s. Is that a heart in the middle of your fancy drink??

Jodi said...

Alexis, yes I think is. :)


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