Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Weekend Family Visit

This weekend I was blessed by having some of my family and my dear friend Miriam visit. I had to be at rehearsal helping backstage all day on Saturday, but Dad, Mom, and Miriam arrived around 5:30 p.m. and took Mary-Khris and I out for supper.

We enjoyed eating at the Jerusalem Cafe. Daddy was happy that I found something out-of-the-ordinary, as I usually pick more ordinary (and less expensive!) restaurants. But, he graciously treated us here, and the food was quite delicious.

We then headed back to campus, where I played in the orchestra concert. We played music from 7 popular movies that each had in some way a redeeming Christian value or message. The music was a lot of fun to rehearse and perform!

Miriam stayed the night with Mary-Khris and I, and it was fun to spend time with her and catch up in conversation. It was wonderful to be able to just be together - I miss her so much! It was fun that Mary-Khris and her got to know each other as well, for they each had heard a lot about the other! =)

Elijah didn't actually arrive until late Saturday night because his car broke down on his way over from his college. It was disappointing to not have him here for as long as we planned, but I'm glad his car got fixed and he learned some lessons through it all.

They all went to church with me and then out for lunch. We the early afternoon talking. It was so encouraging to have them here!

We also walked to the house of one of my professors from last semester. It was a lovely, albeit somewhat cold day, and we had a good visit.

They left around 4 p.m., for we all had things we needed to do to prepare for the week ahead. Although it was a short visit, I'm so blessed that they took the time to come! I look forward to seeing them again during spring break in a mere 2 1/2 weeks!

7 comments:

Ella said...

Thanks for posting pictures of the weekend. It looks like you did have a wonderful time.

What movies did you play from?

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

We are so blessed to have friends and family in our lives!
Kelsey

Elisa said...

It looks like you had a lovely time. Thanks for sharing.
btw I am trying to coment, on the blogs I read, more often even though I don't have anything amazing to say.

Miriam Rebekah said...

I had a wonderful time, Anna! I'm so glad it worked out for me to come.

Looking forward to camping in two weeks!!!

Oh, I think we're trying a new place this time...

Elijah Lofgren said...

> Looking forward to camping in two weeks!!!

Only two weeks. YAY!!! I can hardly wait! :) I'm enjoying life here at LETU, but I enjoy being with family and friends I've known longer even better!

P.S. It's cool the Rebelution has picked up the video of the 12 year old speaking against abortion: http://www.therebelution.com/blog/2009/02/video-12-year-old-speaks-out-on-abortion/

beautifulgraceblog said...

Glad to see you having a good time. :D

-Maria

Anonymous said...

yay! thank you for dinner, mr. and mrs. lofgren! i enjoyed meeting you , miriam!