Wow, what a weekend. This weekend was truly one of the best ones ever. Just thinking about it makes me smile. It was packed with so many different things and so much joy and so many people that I think are great!
Thursday night, Ben Rector came to Hope! Ben is my favorite musician so I’d been looking forward to his concert for a long time and I was thrilled. It was probably the best concert I’ll ever go to. I smiled the whole time. He also brought Cody Fry along to play with him and I’m listening to his music as I write this post. He rocks too!
I was pretty hyped after the concert and knew I wouldn’t be sleeping, so some friends and I headed out to Applebee’s for half-off appetizers (a common occurrence at Hope!). It hit the spot and gave us time to rave about the concert. It was perfect!
Friday afternoon, Dykstra threw a Powderpuff football tournament and Durfee boys helped coach and cheerlead for our teams! It was so much fun. We had a blast!
Friday night, some friends and I went over to the Zeeland East homecoming football game to see our friend Annie hand off her homecoming queen crown! It was super cool to be back at a high school football game. I forgot how fun those can be! Afterwards, we headed back to Culver’s to grab some custard, and then came back to Dykstra to wait for my boyfriend Larry to get here! Of course, once he got here that night we went on a donut run. It was great and it was so good to have Larry here at Hope!
On Saturday, we went to the Saugatuck Dunes and hiked out to the beach (and got very, very lost). It was so beautiful and we had an absolutely perfect day to be outside. It was so much fun!
After the Dunes, we went to the corn maze at Crane’s Orchard in Fennville, and then stopped for milkshakes on our way back to Holland. We even went out to dinner at my favorite place, Crazy Horse Steakhouse, that night when we got back. Sunday morning we went to Pillar Church. It was such a good weekend and I am still so happy about it!
“Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!”
– 1 Peter 1:6