Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving hike

Resting after a short hike to the redwood grove at carbon canyon park. Who knew there were coastal redwoods in so cal?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


During Saturday's game, Jo took a hard fall and broke his arm. ):
It was so mangled, the ref, the coach/his dad, even the ER doc didn't want to look at it. But Jo was calm and said it didn't hurt.
Our new team came together and surrounded us. They had Jo splinted and iced and slinged and gave me directions to the hospital. I was so blessed by these parents! And their sons even scored another goal to secure our win as soon as Jo was off the field. 

After the initial medical issues were resolved, there were the lingering character issues that had the potential to discourage us. Practicing being content in all circumstances - like when you're not allowed to play soccer for 6 weeks. Practicing loving your enemies - like choosing to not be upset at the opposing player who contributed to your injury. Practicing patience and graciousness - like when your insurance gives you extra hoops to jump through and someone accidentally tells you your kid needs surgery (that your insurance wont cover) several days after the accident. 

Praise the Lord for His ever present hand on our lives!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fire station visit

Yesterday we visited our new (to us) local fire station.
Of course we baked cookies to bring first. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

We brought the table (top) home!

It's currently sitting on sawhorses, but it's here and we're using it!
Legs and benches to come!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's a jungle out there

Sy set up this shot himself and called me over to take it. (:

Shopping at IKEA on a Sunday afternoon is as crazy as Costco. Lesson learned.