Saturday, August 30, 2008

Then Sings my soul Saturday!

Our family absolutely loves Fernando Ortega! Lately when I put Bekah to bed we sing "Creation Song" very loudly together! I love it! I love how he weaves scripture throughout his songs. His music always brings me such Peace!!!

Lord of Eternity - Fernando Ortega


Blessed is the man
Who walks in your favor
Who loves all your words
And hides them like treasure.
In the darkest place
Of his desperate heart,
They are a lightA strong, sure light.
Sometimes I call out your name,
But I cannot find you.
I look for your face,
But you are not there.
By my sorrows, Lord,
Lift me to you,
Lift me up to your side.
Lord of eternity,
Father of mercy,
Look on my fainting soul.
Keeper of all the stars,
Friend of the poorest heart
Touch me and make me whole.
If you are my defender,
Who is against me?
No one can trouble or harm me
If you are my strength
All I ask, all I desire
Is to live in your house all my days.
(repeat chorus)
Join others at over at Signs, Miracles and Wonders for more inspiring songs!

Friday, August 29, 2008

A great day and a give away!

Today we took my husbands two new toys out for a test drive. Just this week Steve bought a used canoe, and with the gift card he got from his companies picnic he purchased a handheld GPS! Oh this boy is in heaven!!!! You even clocks how fast he walks! Yes it tells him. Jeremiah has biked all over Allendale locking in different points and distances, you know like Family Fare (grocery store) and the Library!

So today we decide to take the canoe on a little trip! Yes at this point all of us can fit in the Canoe. We dropped off Steve's bike in downtown Rockford and headed 3 miles north to put the canoe in. What a great time we had! Canoeing is so peaceful! The river was slow and at some points just a little too shallow, but we did fine! We saw tons of turtles, 2 swans, fish, squirrels and two of the most precious baby deer, right at the side of the river! We can't wait to take it out when the leaves have changed and I hope to take the kids out when the Salmon start running! Oh there is nothing better then being on the river when they are swimming upstream! Isn't it amazing how God made those fish know right where to go to spawn!!!

Anyway we all had a tremendously great time! When we got back to Rockford, Steve got on his bike and his little GPS took him right back to our van!

Great Day, and now I just heard about a great Fall Giveaway! What could be better! Laurel over at Laurel Wreaths Reflections is having a great giveaway! Click on the button below to check it out!


Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

Psalms 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills—

where does my help come from?

2 My help comes from the LORD,

the Maker of heaven and earth.

3 He will not let your foot slip—

he who watches over you will not slumber;

4 indeed, he who watches over Israel

will neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD watches over you—

the LORD is your shade at your right hand;

6 the sun will not harm you by day,

nor the moon by night.

7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—

he will watch over your life;

8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going

both now and forevermore.

Someone please make the time stop spinning out of control!!!! Lately I have found it hard to sit down at the computer, form a lucid thought, that is worth putting down; visiting my favorite bloggy friends, and commenting on their blogs! Things are just crazy right now! I have been reading in the Psalms lately, specifically Psalms 120-134. I love the Psalm above. My dad had the first 2 verses scrolled into a gate that was placed at the top of one of our hills back on the farm I grew up on. I actually have part of that gate at my house now! My dad was always writing verses on things! I love thinking back on them and getting to still have some of them to look at! God has been so good again this week! Why do we ever doubt, eh?!!!!

  • I am thankful for the wonderful Summer my family and I have had! I am not especially looking forward to school on Tuesday, but I know that it must be, so we entrust it to God!
  • I am thankful for the safety He gave us on Sunday coming home from camping without brakes!
  • I am thankful for my wonderful husband, who so desires to take care of his family, and is truly a wonderful husband and father! I could never ask for more! He wants what is best for me and our family always!
  • I am thankful that this weekend we will be celebrating my mom's 80th birthday! My dad has been gone 18 years, so it's nice to still have mom around! Even though I'm sure she'd rather be with my dad!
  • I am sooooo thankful for my Bible Study ladies, especially the ones that were there on Thursday: Amy, Deb, Kam, Jeanne, and Nancy! What a wonderful time we had sharing and being in the word! Encouraging each other, and praying for each other, and against attack! Wow, it was wonderful!!! You are all so precious to me! Thanks for drawing me closer to God!!!!!
  • I am thankful for the Peace that God has provided! I didn't have that earlier in the week! I love how he always has a word for me (and you!)

Well I know I have much more to be thankful for, but I am so tired and must go to bed! I'm sure by now you have checked out all the wonderful thankful ladies at Sting my Heart, but if not, who don't you head on over!

  • Hey yeah, I'm thankful for our new mattress too! ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!

Wordless Wednesday!

(Speaking like Scooby Doo)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Trust and Obey

This morning during my quiet time I was reading in Psalms 120 and 121. After reading those and writing down the verses that spoke to me, God gave me the words to this old song! I sang it as a child, never really taking the words to heart. It is so simple, yet so very true!

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word,
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still,
And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies,
But His smile quickly drives it away;
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear,
Can abide while we trust and obey.
Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay;
Not a grief or a loss, not a frown or a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.
But we never can prove the delights of His love
Until all on the altar we lay;
For the favor He shows, for the joy He bestows,
Are for them who will trust and obey.
Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet.
Or we’ll walk by His side in the way.
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go;
Never fear, only trust and obey.
Like the young man that inspired this song I say "I’m not quite sure—but I’m go­ing to trust, and I’m go­ing to obey.”

Monday, August 25, 2008

Angels watching over us!

I'm really haven't been in the mood to blog lately! Frankly I haven't been in the mood to do much but have a pity party! But alas God continues to bless in different ways even in my down times! One of those happened just yesterday (well make that two)! I didn't blog on Thursday or this weekend because we left for Silver Lake on Thursday to camp with Steve's sisters and their families. The weekend went well with a couple of bumps, one being Steve losing his cell phone somewhere near the go cart tracks! Quite the bummer there!

Anyway we were staying at Jellystone Park and they always have Sunday services. We go most of the time. It's usually really interesting, and makes you miss your own church, but yesterday was different. They had a praise band there called "Rock Star Youth". They laid the praise time and them the leader introduced his 14 year old daughter to give a short message! I was like OOO... KKK..., but you know what, God used that 14 year old girls with all her 14 year old ways of talking to tell me something I needed to hear. She spoke out of Numbers 13, where the Israelites were scoping out the land of Israel and there were giants there. Well most of you know the story. There were about 10 men who said, "there is no way we can defeat them, they are GIANTS!", and there was 1 man - Caleb - who the bible said "Silenced the people", and told them they could take it! She went on to say how we all have giants in our lives that we need to face up to, and not be defeated by! Oh boy did that hit me! I will tell you right now I feel like I have a big ole giant staring me down, and I have to admit that I have run for cover, and still want to stay hidden for awhile. I have to keep reminding myself that God is bigger then any giant I could ever face! Sometimes I feel I have to say that over, and over, and over again until I get it through my thick skull!!! That was blessing #1!

Blessing #2 came on the way home. We had just gotten on the highway near Hart, when a van pulled beside us and told us our water heater vent was open. When we were slowing down Steve noticed that the trucks brakes were bad. When we finally got stopped, he showed me that a brake hose had sprung a leak and we had no brakes! We we stood there for a little bit and prayed about the situation. We got back in the truck to move it over to the side of the road more because we were planning to leave it there, when Steve tried the trailer brakes to see if they would help. They could stop us so he decided to try make it home (about 55 miles) with the trailer brakes! Praise God no one cut us off, or got in front of us quickly from an on ramp. Steve took it slowly and we made it home, with angels all around!

I also have a great picture for wordless wednesday!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Worship Service!

Picture this as you read from Nehemiah 8:1-12

1 all the people assembled as one man in the square before the Water Gate. They told Ezra the scribe to bring out the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded for Israel.
2 So on the first day of the seventh month Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, which was made up of men and women and all who were able to understand.
3 He read it aloud from daybreak till noon as he faced the square before the Water Gate in the presence of the men, women and others who could understand. And all the people listened attentively to the Book of the Law.
4 Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion. Beside him on his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; and on his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam.
5 Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up.
6 Ezra praised the LORD, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, "Amen! Amen!" Then they bowed down and worshiped the LORD with their faces to the ground. 7 The LevitesJeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan and Pelaiahinstructed the people in the Law while the people were standing there.
8 They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear [a] and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read.
9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, "This day is sacred to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law.
10 Nehemiah said, "Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is sacred to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."
11 The Levites calmed all the people, saying, "Be still, for this is a sacred day. Do not grieve."
12 Then all the people went away to eat and drink, to send portions of food and to celebrate with great joy, because they now understood the words that had been made known to them.

Doesn't this sound familiar, or shouldn't it? This is a worship service! I am struck by the words - Men, women and all who could understand - does this mean that there were children there that could understand? I tend to think so! Some children are at different places in their spiritual walk, just like some adults! I believe there are some children that have a better understanding of God and his work then some adults do!
Nehemiah also tells us 3 times this "is a sacred day". Also 3 times he tells us "do not grieve" (over our sin) "for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
They were instructed by the Levites and as it says in verse 12 - they now understood the words that had been made know to them."
I don't know about you, but this picture blessed my heart this morning! I hope it blessed yours too!
Remember the Word of God is alive and active (Hebrews 4:122)! Every part of it can be used to bless and instruct us even today (2 Tim 3:16)! The Old Testament is so rich in instruction! Always pointing to the Savior!

Be blessed today!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Random Tag!

I have been tagged by Marsha to do with Random Tag! Since my brain is still empty (no blonde jokes please) I thought I would catch up and finish it!

It’s a random tag, and here are the rules!

1. Link to the person who ‘tagged’ you!
2. Post the rules on your blog!
3. List 6 random facts about yourself!
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post!
5. Let each person know they have been tagged by commenting on their blog!
6. Let the tagger know the entry is posted on your blog!

  1. I love black licorice and black jelly beans!
  2. I can't stand the sound flip flops make, yet I still wear them!
  3. I am a total creature of habit! I have to have things a certain way most time in order to survive! I think they call that OCD!
  4. I love the smell after it rains (ya know worm smell), I love the smell of the muck fields near Hudsonville where the onions grow, and I LOVE the smell of Autumn!
  5. I have been hit in the head with a hay bale, and fallen off a milk can! Can you tell where I grew up!
  6. I love classical music!

There I think that's it! It is very hard to sit here and think of new things to write about myself! I feel sufficiently stretched this morning!

I'm not going to take anyone, but if you would like to play along, have fun!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Then Sings My Soul Saturday!

I promise this will be the last video of California, REALLY! I just had to make one to Fernando Ortega's "Creation Song". I asked Jeremiah to make me one, but he said he only does one video per vacation, so this is my little attempt to make a video! Fernando is one of our family's favorite Christian artists. So many of his songs mean so much to us! Parts of this song come right from Psalms 104! I love when artists sing scripture, don't you! Anyway I hope you enjoy the video and the song! Have a blessed Saturday! Join others at Signs, Miracles and Wonders for more of Then Sings my Soul Saturday!

He wraps Himself in light

As with a garment,

He spreads out the heavens

And walks on the wings of the wind.

He sends forth the springs

from the valleys

That flow between mountains.

The birds of the air dwell

by the waters,

Lifting their voices in song-

Singing glory, glory!

Glory to the Lamb!

All praises and honor forever.

He made the moon for its season,

The sun knows it setting.

He looks at the Earth and it trembles,

He touches the mountains and they smoke,

I will sing to the Lord all my life,

I will sing praises to my God -

As long as I live,

Praises to the Lord,

oh my soul.

Singing glory, hallelujah!

Glory to our God!

All praises and honor forever.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

Welcome to another week of Thankful Thursday! I'm a bit late in my installment, because I couldn't quite put to words all I was thinking! There goes that cluttered mind thing again! Iris this week was focusing on Ministry! Well right now I'm knee deep in gearing up for another year in Children's Ministries! There are still alot of unknowns about this year! Who will fill the positions that need to be filled? Will they give their heart and soul to serving the Lord in this area? Will I be able to overcome my weakness' and do the job God has called me to do? Am I still being called? For how long? Oh so many questions running through my mind! Prayer is so important, and God has been giving me answers lately! Some big ones are still out there, but I need to learn to wait and listen! So much to be thankful for, even in the waiting!

On to my list for the week:

  • I am thankful for all those who minister to us in so many ways! Through teaching, testimony and faithfulness to God!
  • I am thankful that my little peanut had a great time at camp last week! She is growing up so fast, and so loves that camp! Next year it will definitely be a whole week! She has been informed that she will have to come up with inventive ways to help earn money, because a weeks camp can be pricey!
  • I am thankful for Bekah's tender heart towards anything missions oriented! Her brother was mentioning the 30 hour famine he'll probably be involved and and she said she wanted to do it too! I told her it was only the middle schoolers that do it and she said "well I can do it here". O.K. I guess!
  • I am thankful for the scripture God has given me lately. Showing me in just his timing what I needed to see!
  • I am thankful that Jeremiah's teeth don't hurt as much today! The bottom braces are on, and I told him "this too shall pass"!
  • I am thankful for how well this summer has gone! I hate that it has gone so quickly, but we have had a good summer together!
  • I am thankful that Steve's brother is recuperating from a pretty bad fall! He should completely recover!
  • I am thankful for peace, even in the midst of the unknown!
  • I am thankful for our little kitchen bella (like a bullet) that makes the greatest smoothie!

I hope everyone is having a great week! Join other ladies over at Sting my Heart for more grateful hearts!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Sweet awards and a wonderful prize!

There is only one reason I have not posted about my blessings earlier! I have caught the lazy bug when it comes to thinking in order to blog! I have alot on my mind, but it takes to much time to process said info and type it out in words that sound even mildly coherent!

But shame on me! I have been given some blessings hand have not shared them with all of you yet! But no more, here we go!

My dear bloggy friend Nancie over at More than Conquerors gave me these two awards

Sharing the Love award!

Friendship Award

As I think over the wonderful group of women I have come to know, and some I already knew, but now know better, it's hard to choose any one to give these awards too! But there are 3 that come to mind right off the bat so I am sending these to awards out to:

Linda @ Mocha with Linda

I just so enjoy her blog! I feel like we are old friends, even though she did say not to visit her in Texas, just because we may have been in Ca during an earthquake and forest fire! Just kiddin' Linda!

Diane @ My Journey's Path

Diane is my sista in Christ! We have known each other quite a while! She is a tremendous support to me, and a wonderful prayer warrior!

Connie @ Little Red hearts from God

Connie is such a generous soul! You can so see her heart in her posts! I could never do what she does for a living! All I know is that these people are blessed to have her there to help them!

These are just three, but I think your all fantastic, and have had so much fun getting to know you and growing closer to God through your posts!

Now unto my little blessing!

E-mom had a Summer bloggy carnival contest and I won a couple of books!

The Boy Who Would Be King: The Story of David

- Streams: Five Psalms on Film (O.K. so maybe this one isn't a book)

I can't wait to get them!

Have a wonderful evening, what's left of it and a wonderful day tomorrow! If you think about it about 9:20 Michigan time if you could say a quick prayer for Jeremiah! He is getting his bottom braces on! YIPPY! Well at least it's not a retainer! I hate those things!!!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Lessons learned in California!

I thought I would write about a few things I learned while on my vacation in California! Some simple, some profound (at least to me)! You'll have to chose which is which! I wanted to get these down before I forgot, so here we go!

  • Alot of Central California from LA to Visalia is BROWN! It's still beautiful, but BROWN!
  • Visalia is HOT! I mean really HOT!
  • The happy cows from California are not found in Visalia! There are alot of cows there, because it's a huge dairy farm community, but they definitely do not look happy! Now the comes in the foot hills with lots of land to roam, they look happy!
  • People in California, especially Visalia get used to the high temps and think it's cool to keep their air at 85 degrees! They think we're wimps! I may have to agree!
  • California is a big state that takes alot of time to travel from one area to another.
  • Mountains have very curvy roads! I mean really CURVY!!!
  • There is not as much oxygen in the mountains as down below! It takes alot of effort for an incredibly out of shape, heavier woman to make it up the sides of mountains!
  • I can Kayak and have fun while doing it! This has become a new family outing! Anyone have any kayaks they'd like to see for cheap?!
  • Sequoia pine cones only open due to fire! There is a great spiritual lesson in that don't you think?! The seed cones are 4-7 cm long and mature in 18-20 months, though they typically remain green and closed for up to 20 years; each cone has 30-50 spirally arranged scales, with several seeds on each scale giving an average of 230 seeds per cone. The seed is dark brown, 4-5 mm long and 1 mm broad, with a 1 mm wide yellow-brown wing along each side. Some seed is shed when the cone scales shrink during hot weather in late summer, but most seeds are liberated when the cone dries out from fire heat and/or insect damage
  • The sequoia's are amazing! There is just no describing them!
  • The inside of a sequoia can completely burn, but it the membrane stays in tack the tree continues to grow! God sure has a great plan doesn't he!
  • Yosemite is breathtaking! Everywhere you look you just can't believe the beauty! Only 5% of the park is ever seen! Can you imagine the part that most people don't see! Oh how I wish I had the time to hike it!!!!!
  • Yosemite is also a big vacation spot for Europeans. Just like in Napa I told Steve I felt in the minority.
  • It doesn't matter where you are in California, like Squaw Valley, you can still get a good expensive cup of Joe'!
  • The mountains can hold back clouds! We've seen it! We will have beautiful cloudless sky over us, but when you look towards the mountain range you see huge clouds on the other side that never make it over!
  • Elephant seals stink! But are very cool to watch!
  • Napa is not California's only wine country. The central valley going to the coast has alot of wineries! We couldn't stop though!
  • Even though I grew to like the smell of the ocean I still prefer my big lake smells! I love how God plants you just where you fit best, and that he transplants to better suit who you are!
  • Sea shells are very hard to come by!
  • In california (at least Calabasas) you can get Gecko's in your house!
  • And don't let you cat out at night otherwise the coyotes will get them!
  • Even though we were in an earthquake, California did not fall into the sea! At least not yet!
  • Steve's sister Mary like to eat late, like at 8:30pm, but that never seemed to bother us!
  • I love the fresh fruit you can get, right out of your yards!
  • LAX wasn't that bad!
  • Driving wasn't that bad!
  • California is a wonderful place to visit! We hope to go back someday, but I love my Michigan!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thankful Thursday!

Well I'm a little late, but still well within the day of Thursday so I'm doing good! It has been a busy day, week and promises to be a busy month, what with the coming Fall Children's Ministry season FAST approaching and with a pretty BIG change happening that only promises to bring more work, and possibly stress! Bring it on! Oh wait on second thought don't bring it on I was just joking! Enough babble until what I am thankful for this week! Iris' theme is hope! The verse she has on her site is the one I quoted all the way to California, Psalms 42:11 - Why are you downcast Oh my soul? Why so disturbed within me! Put your hope in God! For I will yet praise you my savior and my God! I love that verse! We are Christians have much to put our hope in! This verse is also said in Psalms 42:5 and Psalms 43:5! Isn't that great! David has to repeat it to himself too! Boy I love that!

I am so thankful this week that:

  • I do have a God that is faithful and true! That I can put my hope in him and never be disappointed!
  • That I have hope and a future with Him! But also hope and a future here! "On earth as it is in Heaven"!
  • My little peanut is at camp for the next 3 days! She has looked forward to this all year! She loves going to Camp Geneva and was quite bummed that it was only for 3 days!
  • I have read Philippians 4 and it has given me the right perspective for the next month and the changes that could otherwise stress me out! I love how God times these things for just when you need them! I was thinking "Boy I'm not getting through Philippians very fast!" Ah.... it's not my timing, but God! Thanks for that lesson Daddy!
  • I have two children that I sincerely love to be around! I am going to miss them so much when they go back to school! School right now is a "four letter word" in our house!
  • We laugh with each other, and genuinely enjoy being with each other as a family!
  • I have a husband who works hard, and loves taking care of his family!
  • I have friends to talk to about things that are on my mind! We don't get together much, but they are there when I need them!
  • I learned a lesson on friendship. It should be about "expectancy" not "expectation"! Ah... , but boy how I did the latter for many years!
  • There is rain and sunshine! For beautiful blue skies with fluffy white clouds, and for buckets of rain!

I need to get busy, so that is all I can do right now! Have an absolutely blessed evening, and check out the other ladies at Sting my heart who are sharing their thankful hearts today!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Right-Hemisphere Dominant! Interesting!!!

Lisa over at The Preacher's Wife had this handy dandy little quiz on her blog, so I thought, "well I have nothing else to blog about at this time, why not take it and see how I function. Or don't function! Anyway here are the results! I love these quizzes! It's amazing how they figure this out! I have to admit I didn't understand parts of it! Oh well it says I don't operate as efficiently as I desire, so I guess that would be right!

Kim, you show a slight right-hemisphere dominance with a moderate preference for auditory processing, an unusual and somewhat paradoxical combination of characteristics.
You are drawn to a random and sometimes nonchalant synthesis of material. You learn as it seems important to a specific situation, and might even develop a resentment of others who attempt to direct your learning down a specific channel.
Your right-hemispheric dominance provides a structure that is only loosely organized and one which processes entire swatches of reality, overlooking details. You are emotional in your reactions and perceptual more than logical in your approach, although you can impose structure and a language base when necessary.
Your auditory preference, on the other hand, implies that you process information sequentially and unidimensionally. This combination of right-brain and auditory modes creates conflict, as you want to process data more rapidly than your natural processes allow.
Your tendency to be creative and free-flowing is accompanied by sufficient ability to organize and be logical, allowing you a reasonable degree of success in a number of different endeavors. You take in information methodically and systematically which can then be synthesized rapidly. In this manner, you manage to function consistently well, although certainly less efficiently than you desire.
You prefer the abstract and are a theoretician at heart while retaining the ability to be practical. You find the symbolism in a great deal of what you encounter and are something of a "mystic."
With regards to your lifestyle, you have the mentality which would be good as a philosopher, writer, journalist, or instructor, or possibly as a systems designer or social worker. Perhaps most important is your ability to "listen to your inner voice" as a mode of skipping over unnecessary steps to achieve your goals.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Then sings my soul saturday!


Jeremiah made this video of our trip to the song "Indescribable" by Chris Tomlin. We thought of this song many times over the past 2 weeks! God revealing himself in nature! No big boom made this world! Only a creator filled with love could make a world so unique and full of places for his greatest creation to explore and see him! Many times I was overwhelmed with emotion thinking about how much he loves me and wants me to know Him better!

Romans 1:20

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Some random California Pics!

Tell me where would you expect to see a coffee bus! Urban areas? Nope, try Squaw Valley, CA! We were on our way to the Sequoias and Kings Canyon, in the middle of no where, literally! Low and behold Bern spots this bus! Now it was pretty hot out so I got a hazelnut frappy! YUM!!!! I had to have Steve take a picture of it!

The boys at the ocean on the way to Morro Bay! Notice all have shirts on!
Now notice most shirts off! by the time we caught up with them they were completely soaked, and my sons pockets were full of sand because he got pounded by a wave! I heard about that much later!
A surfer at sunset by Morro Rock! Bekah found 5 perfect sand dollars on this walk!
My new favorite bird! The pelican! These birds are so graceful! They can fly just above the waves, with their wings maybe just slightly touching the waves! They move up and down with the waves! Also watching them dive bomb for fish is amazing! The literally go head first into the water at a high rate of speed!
Bekah after the wave took her under! She was covered in so much sand! We witnessed the mighty power of God in alot of things in California! From fires, to earthquakes to climbing on rocks on top of mountains, to waves! It was amazing and I am so thankful for his watchful eye as we explored this part of this creation!

This probably won't be the end of the pics either! Steve whittled it down to 670 last night! Aren't we nuts!!! Now we have to pic 200 or 250 of our favorites to print!

Have a great Friday!