The Beginning Of Buoyancy

Sunday Sept 17th –

It was a preacher from New York City speaking that morning and he gave (me) much to think about.

One thing really stuck in my mind and that was this, ‘we spend too much time looking at what satan is doing and not enough time looking at what God is doing’.

He didn’t go into detail on those thoughts but I personally thought about how we do talk about all the bad things happening and ‘poor us or whomever else and look what so and so did’ etc.

How often do we talk about what amazing things have happened to us or those we know and how we have seen the grace of God around us?


After church, we stood outside visiting in the gross heat for a while before driving over to the couple who had invited Mike and I and his parents over for lunch.

As much as I tried to enjoy and or, appreciate the heat, knowing winter doth knock back home…it was really very hard to do while standing on black asphalt with no breeze in +40 and up temperatures 😬

We got to enjoy a delicious meal of pork chops, chicken, salads, bread, casserole style potatoes and a beverage of peppermint tea.

I overindulged and the belt I wore, protested😜

After visiting there for the afternoon, we followed our current hosts, to the next place we were all invited, where sweet treats and more visiting took place ☺️

After Mike and I grew tired of ‘the adult people’ (πŸ˜‰) we drove over to the house of the friends we’d eaten with during the week.

Getting in even MORE dessert and enough coffee at that point, that we were beginning to feel buoyant 😜





Monday Sept 18th –



Our last day in Arizona.


Mike and I spent the majority of the morning in a Starbucks, since we didn’t feel like the hike the parents were going on 😜

I used the time to FINALLY finish the wedding photo album for Mike and I and made it just in time to get 50% off πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



(Good things come to those who wait? Or are just really slow? 😜)

Once they picked us up, we headed to In-n-Out, so Mike and I could enjoy it one last time πŸ˜ŽπŸ”



And we made sure we did, having two double doubles (eachπŸ™ˆ) fries and multiple pink lemonades πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

Then a little more shopping took place before going over to have supper with the returned newly weds and that side of the family 😊

Steak, mozza tomato salad, a Japanese salad of sorts, potatoes, bread and apple sauce made up the meal and then we maneuvered our full selves to the living room, where we were entertained by the opening of wedding gifts πŸ˜ŽπŸ›

A delicious, light cheesecake of sorts was then served as well and I may or may not have gotten a slice to take back to the house with me, for the next day’s breakfast πŸ™ˆ


(You can usually tell when food is exceptionally good or enjoyed, or if I was super hungry, by when I have no photos of it for the blog πŸ˜‚

It gets engulfed before it can be remembered via photo… that and some places I feel real dumb documenting food 😜)

Author: jessicapeters95

Hello humans 😊 This is where you learn about me I suppose, though anyone reading this right now most likely knows all the boring details ;) I am Jessica Rose Peters-Hagenouw. (Always thought I'd be able to pronounce my married name but hey, life doesn't go as we plan.) June 11, 1995, tis the day Robert and Bonnie Peters received the most adorable, amazing, wonderful, surprise 3rd child they could have dreamed of. Speaking of being the third child, I have an older brother and an older sister. Both of whom are married and have wee little families of their own, making 'Aunty Jess' another name I go by. I grew up and have lived all of my years up till November 2015 in Saskatchewan, Canada. Making summers that are extremely short and winters that never end, vast open spaces, northern lights, unthinkable amounts of mosquitoes, lakes, forests and people waving to you on the grid road all different things that mean = Home. But Home is not where I'll be for some time. My husband is a Dutchman, living in Europe. Therefore I too have been living in Europe for the last few months. The reason I started this little blog/journal/writing thing, is to document a bit of my "whole new world," for those at home who wont be awake at 3:00 am wanting to hear about how I couldn't find flour at the grocery store. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek into my little life 😊

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