Sunday, 4 November 2007

Thank Goodness for Weekends!

Everyone looks forward to a good weekend right? We spend our whole week counting down the days until one gets here. The best thing about the weekends when you are new to a foreign country, you have a two year old and another one on the way, is that your husband will be around to hang out with you!

On Saturday, we drove up to Oxford and did some sightseeing there. I think our favorite thing there would have to be Christ Church. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you might recognize it as Hogwarts School. The grounds there were absolutely beautiful. The round building you see on the right is Radcliffe Camera, built in 1749 it is a reading room for the Bodleian Library (not pictured). We kept thinking how interesting it would be to attend college in a place that is also such a tourist attraction...Lubbock, Texas doesn't quite attract a big crowd!!

Today, Sunday, we went to church at a small church Cory had attended a couple of weeks ago. The people were very welcoming and friendly. I think it is such a neat feeling to worship in another country. It is a great reminder that God is so much bigger than our own everyday worlds we live in. After church, we took Christopher to Richmond Park. The park is the largest open space in the entire city of London. It is filled with wooded areas, open grassy areas, rugby fields, and tons of DEER!! The deer traveled in herds and were in several different places in the park. Some of them were quite friendly. King family members, I now have a new definition of deer fear!! Amazingly, you would completely forget you were in the middle of a huge city here. It was a great time!