Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thankful Thursday

Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.
Well we made it home from California! Still on CA time! Woke up the latest I have woke up in Michigan, but it's still only 6:30 in California, so it all evens out! I didn't participate in Thankful Thursday las week because I couldn't be on the internet too much! I was on vacation after all! I think Steve would have gotten concerned about me and a certain addiction I may have!! Anyway much to be thankful for this week! Iris' theme this week is relationships. Well we grew some relationships these past 11 days so this is going to be fun!
  • I am so very thankful for the safety that we had on this trip! I am not a great flyer(?), but I had to be calmer for Jeremiah! God granted peace and calm during all flights! We managed LA traffic like pros! We traveled many miles in a little car that was the engine that could going up those mountains! Safety in the Ocean, Bekah took a mighty big wave at Malibu Beach! That was scary for both her and mom and dad, but it turned out fine!
  • We got to see some of God's absolutely beautiful creation! From the Sierra Nevada's to the Coast (including the barren desert of the central valley!) The song indescribable came to mind so often!
  • We were able to stay 7 days with Steve's brother Bern and his family; Wife - Tracy, and boys Kyle, Ryan and Eric. Jeremiah and Bekah got to form a relationship with all of them and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know their cousins! It was so much fun just watching them all goof off together! The boys are alot older, Eric being the youngest at 15, but they always made the kids feel welcome and included!
  • We were able to stay a day and a half with Steve's sister Mary! Mary is the oldest and Steve is the youngest! She moved out when Steve was young and has lived out of state since then. Her husband was in the Military, Commander of the sub USS Groton, so they were stationed in alot of different places and settled in Calabasas, so Steve and Mary never really had much of a close relationship. We had such a nice time there. Both Mary and Nick made us feel right at home. Treated us to great meals and great conversations! So much was done to build a closer relationship there. Uncle Nick loved to tease the kids, and Bekah and Jeremiah enjoyed chasing down their elusive cats and seeing one Gecko!
  • I'm thankful for the fun that Jeremiah and Bekah has together! Yes they had moments of arguing, but they were very few and far between, and let me tell you they spent alot of time in the back of the car!
  • I am thankful that we celebrated our 13th year together as husband and wife! Besides my relationship with my Father, I cherish my relationship with my husband best!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful day today! Check out the other ladies over at Sting My Heart, who are thankful too!


Denise said...

Really nice thankful list sweetie. Glad you made it home safely.

Beth K. Vogt said...

What a wonderful vacation! I'm so happy that all your travels went well and so many wonderful memories were made!

e-Mom said...

And I'm thankful you're back! I hope you have a golden California tan. :~D

Hugs, e-Mom

Heather@Mommymonk said...

Sounds like you had a nice vacation and I can relate to needing to stay away from the computer while on vacation.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a vacation that none of you will ever forget! Very memorable. Glad you arrived home safe and sound. Happy Thankful Thursday to you and your family Kim. God Bless~

Lynn said...

Hi Kim,

I live in California. So glad you had a great time.

Loved reading about your vacation and your heart for your family. God bless, Hugs, Lynn

Diane said...

I'm so glad to hear everything went so well for you! I was praying for you in Haiti and at home! We need to get together now and swap stories! :)