Monday, August 27, 2007

~Fun in the Sun~

I love love love the beach. Whether it be Winter or Summer, the smells and sights, there's nothing like it.

My pastor's son had his sixteenth birthday party on Saturday at the beach. We ate, went swimming, had food fights, and roasted marshmellows by the fire. Lotsa fun!

One of the little girls, Eden, watched the sun setting and said, "the sun got a boo boo and fell down." She was shocked to see another "sun" in the sky. I explained that it was not a sun but a moon. She didn't quite get it so I said, when the sun goes night night, the moon wakes up. Her eyes lit up and I knew she got it that time. LOL - kids say the funniest things!

Enjoy pics of a fun day in California...

(top or right) Eden Jolie (bottom or left) Eden and Big sis, Jade

(right or top) My older brother and sister-in-law (left or bottom) My Pastor chucking hot dogs

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Night Out With Michael Buble'

We went to the Michael Buble' concert last night in Los Angeles at the Greek Theater. It was beautiful! The theater is outside and surrounded by pine trees and blanketed by the stars and the black sky.

The weather was perfect, not too cold or hot. We had high seats but the auditorium was not very big so it didn't feel bad.

If you aren't familiar with Buble', he is a jazz/swing singer who has not been around long. His music and voice are incredible!

Unfortunately I pulled by back out on Sunday caring a toddler up two flights of stairs to the church nursery and was hunched over before the concert. I finally gave in and took a painkiller that made me feel like Michael Buble' was performing for me alone! LOL! It was nice! I don't know if you can tell, but I am feeling the affects of another painkiller... =)
Anyway, Catherine bought these tickets a while back and Sony and I tagged along. It was such a great night! I took lots of pics and video... see below!


Monday, August 20, 2007

California Beach

We went to the beach on Friday night with the youth. You would think that living in the OC and near the beach, I would be there often... This is my first time on the sand since last summer... I think I take it for granted which is a shame!

My sister, brothers, and sister-in-law tagged along to help chaperon. We took our sweet time getting down there so it was dark by the time we got to the fire pit. The youth started a fire for the adults and then started one for themselves. I think the adults had more fun then the teens! LOL

I posted some pics below. The affectionate couple is my brother and his wife =).

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Good Read

I just finished a series of great books by Tamera Alexander.

The Fountain Creeks Chronicles were recommended by some online "buddies". I just had to pick up the first book and see what all the ruckus was about...

I read the first book and lost a lot of sleep trying to stay up as late as possible to read. I quickly ordered the next two in the trilogy and zipped through those.
If you have a moment to read and you like historical christian romance, these are a must read. You won't be disappointed!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

August 9, 2007

Mom should have been in the middle of surgery right about now... but God is so good He's letting me think about frivolous thoughts instead... My mind wanders to Pride & Prejudice as My Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy screensaver dances across my computer.

I was walking through Target and spotted a book called "My Mr. Darcy" Huh? I had to pick it up and see what it was about. After reading the back, I was sure someone had hacked into my brain waves! It was the story of a contemporary women who went to Pemberly to visit where the movie was filmed (A&E) and who should be walking up, but Mr. Darcy himself.

Okay so she might have been a little loopy, but Lord, if you can send Mr. Darcy my way I would appreciate it... He's the one with the long coat on a horse with the big mansion.

Friday, August 03, 2007

God is a Healer!

We received news this morning that floored us!

Mom went in for her pre-op on Wednesday to prepare for surgery on Thursday 8/09. Earlier on we had discussed several options, she asked if the tumor could be shrunken and was told that there was no way. It was too big.

Her surgeon and hormone specialist ran into eachother yesterday and discussed her test, She received a call this morning and was told that her surgery had been canceled!! They will shrink the tumor by shots!!

We were in the middle of plans for caring for her and my father was on his way today to drop off a massive deposit for surgery. All our plans have fallen through - THANK GOD!

All I can say is that I am so glad to know the Healer! He never fails! You never go wrong trusting in Him! There is power in His name! He is Jesus, the one and only God!