Tomorrow is the day.
Tomorrow is when all of this seminary and candidacy stuff comes to a very real end. It is the day when I become an "official" pastor. It is my ordination day!
The days leading up to this have been busy but good. This last week was one full of meetings...tiring, but not bad. On Thursday afternoon, Matt's parents and grandma flew in from New Jersey, and I we had the chance to all eat dinner together before I had to be back at church for (another) meeting.
Yesterday, we went to the zoo! It was so much fun. I forget how much I love going to the zoo. We went to the butterfly exhibit, and took lots of time going through the monkey house. We also saw a kangaroo with a joey in her pouch, some beautiful snow leopards and polar bears, and some wonderfully awkward giraffes, amongst other things before heading to my parents' house for dinner (yum!).
Today, we met up with Matt's family again for an early lunch at Panera, and then ran some errands. I found everything I needed to get for next week's trip to New Orleans - work gloves, an extra pair of shorts, snacks for the bus - and then on my way out of Target, a guy from the Target Starbucks was handing out samples of caramel frappuccinos. Again...yum!
The weekend thus far has been fabulous, so I'm hoping it's a sign of things to come - dinner out tonight with the two families, including Beth and Nick (who are driving in from Minneapolis), and then all of tomorrow's festivities. I'll have more to say about ordination when it actually happens, but for now, suffice it to say that I'm a happy camper. :)