oh the most lovely trip was had yesterday. pat, mattie, tom, beth and i went out to gatineau park in noah's car. after many wrong turns because the info lady refused to tell us how to get to the lusk caves, we finally made it. to all of our dismay, the canoes were already locked up for the winter (uh, hello... there is no snow on the ground! why are the canoes locked up?) and looked next to impossible to 'borrow'. so off we went to the lusk caves. to mattie and tom's surprise, the caves are filled with water (i guess beth and i failed to mention this, but somehow pat knew). so they were in their skivvies the whole time and i was in hysterics.
the water was freezing! painfully freezing... tom loved it the most and could be heard to say over and over... "ok let's go back you guys.. good idea tom... ok time to turn around... this isn't fun... " and other such comments.... when the water rose to waist level, mattie serenaded us all with an 80's style rock song called 'my testes are broken'.... all about trusting a girl and she led him into icy cold water and now... his testes are broken. my favorite part... holding tom's hand at the back of the line because i was too afraid of being last. the best part about that... i have known tom for one week... we are tight! it is so very spectacular having those three boys in ottawa. beth and i praise the Lord for them everyday. oh, the other best part of the night.... beth wearing tear away pants with nothing (and i mean nothing) underneath them... because our dry gitch was in the car, and our wet gitch was too cold and chafy to walk back in.
on the walk back we were given the privilege of again being serenaded by mattie, but this time in german, plus a little acapella 'stand by me' from all 3 boys. i then proceeded in classic 10 times fashion to trip on a rock and sprain my ankle, to the point where everyone had to stop while i tried not to cry and let my ankle swell up. but i managed to walk out... i figured if amber can do it with a shattered ankle, a sprain can't stop me! and then later pat, mattie and beth prayed for it, so it doesn't hurt anymore and i was able to dance in the meeting, but it is very swollen and very stiff. also, my knee has a sweet bruise on it.
tonight robyn, mary, beth and i laid in beth's bed and had many laughs together. i love my housemates.... i just love having a home to come to. it makes me do leaps of joy. plus sylvie and rachelle just moved in to the building next to us and we can yell to her from our kitchen window. i love it!...
today tom loved the flashy pin my mom sent, robyn wore a beautiful new fleece, and mattie tried to put breasts on his foam man in sunday school.
all in all it was a very fine day.
word to your motha...