Romans 1:20

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

Monday, November 2, 2009

Visiting the Van Straatens in Napa

We really do miss our dear friends, the Van Straaten's, since they completed seminary and are now at a church in Napa Valley.  But it is so great to know that they are only 5 hours away and we occasionally go up and visit them.  We decided it would be fun to spend halloween with them and their girls, so we made our way up there for a few days.

The first day, Anton took us for a tour around some of the local wineries and showed us the sites.  Napa valley has to be one of the most beautiful places in the whole world!

Andrew and I also took a few drives around the area to see what we could see.  Such breathtaking beauty in God's creation and man's subduing of it!
On the Saturday morning, Marietjie got Andrew and I out of bed super early to hit the streets looking for bargains at the garage sales!  She even gave me a $20 dollar allowance ;)  I got a lamp and Andrew got a little gas BBQ!  It was so much fun!
On Saturday night, Grace Church Napa Valley held a Halloween Fair and we all dressed up!  It's been years since I've done that!!!  I went as a pumpkin and Andrew as a Scarecrow, however he was promptly titled a farmer when people eyed him out.  My favorite memory from the evening was when a little boy came up to me saying "You're a pumpkin", but as he saw my "insides" (Balloons!) he said "Hey!!!  You cheated!!!"  lol.

 One afternoon we went to the Woodlocks, friends of Andrew's from the first time he came up here for a wedding, and enjoyed one of his gourmet cappucinos!
 Later that evening we went out to a pizza place with the Van Straaten's and had ice-cream after!
The next day we ventured home, taking the pacific coast highway as the alternative route which we thoroughly enjoyed!  Thanks for a great weekend!!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, how I miss the Van Straatens now! I am convinced that they live somewhere very close to heaven. It is so, so beautiful!
    Wish we could go and visit :-(