Border Crossing, Paperwork, Scenery, and Eating Hazards

We are now in the province of British Columbia. Our drive up through Washington was uneventful, except for some portions of heavy traffic. We arrived at the border at 2:45 p.m.


Uriah barely squeezed in between the cement barriers as we pulled up to the immigrations station. It didn’t take too long for our family to be cleared, but the next step was to take the paperwork in (for the products) and get it processed.


Dad and I went into a large building, where we worked through the paperwork. It was nice having the background of crossing the border twice before and knowing what paperwork we needed to have ready. The paperwork went smoothly, and we were grateful for a fellow importer who graciously helped us with several questions as I did a form on the computer, and he even checked up on us at the end. The crossing only took 45 minutes from the time we pulled up to the time we pulled away. We are very grateful to the Lord Jesus for a smooth crossing.

We’ve had such beautiful scenery today. The snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, cascading waterfalls, jagged rock mountain edges, bright-yellow daffodils, flowering cherry trees, and snow-frosted pine trees have been such an incredible sampling of God’s Creation. We enjoyed our view of spring, but we’re now leaving that for a taste of winter.


There are some hazards to eating in Uriah. Today, after Mom had made lunch for everyone, she contentedly munched on her sandwich. Part way through, an exclamation was heard. Much to her amusement, she discovered that she had eaten half of the cheese paper. Cheese paper (a term I just created!) is the paper that separates each piece of cheese. She had thought her sandwich was a little chewier than usual, and it was only after she had eaten half, did she discover she was eating the cheese paper. Sorry, Mom!


Thank you for continuing to pray for our trip. We’ll be in Canada until April 13th. This weekend we’ll be doing a small weekend conference in northern Alberta. Then, the next weekend, we’ll be at the AHEA Convention in Red Deer.

Joyfully His,
Sarah for the rest

7 thoughts on “Border Crossing, Paperwork, Scenery, and Eating Hazards”

  1. Oh, I had to laugh at the cheese paper! My father and I had many a sandwich made by my mother go to work and school, respectively, with “cheese paper” in the middle! We like to joke about it every now and then.
    So, far, I haven’t done it to my children. But perhaps it’s because we are all home all the time and we mostly eat leftovers for lunch! Maybe if I had to make more sandwiches, I would do it, too? Well, that paper *does* become invisible in the white cheeses like muenster, after all!!
    Thanks for that light-hearted entry!
    I have been praying for Nathan and Melanie’s wee babe, as well as your travels.
    God bless,
    Jill J

  2. So, will “cheese paper” show up in the next Moody book? I think it would be a great addition! 🙂

    We are praying for you. Have a blessed trip and enjoy beautiful Canada.

  3. TOO funny about the cheese paper, we all had a good chuckle over that one. We continue to pray for Melanie and Baby.

  4. Hello and welcome to B.C.!!! I live in Aldergrove and I have followed your website since the days of the Momsboard. It’s nice to see pictures of my neck of the woods on your website. That looks like the Fraser Valley. (Abbotsford?) Most of my family lives in Red Deer and I really tried to be able to go to your conference but husband, 6 children and a farm….it just couldn’t happen. I will pray for you and all your family and thank you for all the work you do.

  5. Mrs. Maxwell is not alone–I ate halfway through a sandwich toothpick last week thinking it was a tough piece of bacon. 🙂

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