Truly Madly
... for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Monday, June 28, 2010


We took a vacation last month and it took me this long to post anything about it! We went to Morro Bay and brought our trailer. The week was full of fun. I will try to capture a few of our moments.

Arrived Monday to see the fog rolling in over the hills, grabbed a quick dinner and set up the trailer for bedtime. Can you smell the ocean air and eucalyptus trees?

Tuesday we went to Embarcadero, the main street in Morro Bay. We visited the smallest 'Aquarium' I've ever seen.... our kids thought it was so cool, good thing they don't have high expectations. I didn't like seeing the seals in captivity like that, but then I read about their injuries and that they couldn't survive out in the Bay and protect themselves. There was a room with small aquariums. C loved the eels. They had octopus, and small sharks and lots of interesting sea life in a very small space.

Wednesday Grammy and Auntie Leslie joined us. We went over by Morro Rock and saw a bunch of sea otters floating in the bay. There were also hundreds of enormously fat squirrels begging to be fed.. It was quite creepy. After that we went to a park right in the middle of town. It was a great place for the kids to let out some energy and play! We went back to camp for quiet time, and then visited the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History. I have no pictures from there but it was great. After that we had a wonderful dinner at Outrigger overlooking the water. I had Halibut piccata and so did my dad and Grammy... it was good!

Thursday we did our usual trip to the SLO Children's Museum... we could spend all day there. But we left for lunch at the Natural Cafe, a great place in downtown SLO that has natural and organic health foods... reasonably priced too. On our way back to the museum we visited the toy store and got stuck in there for about an hour. They have many play stations set up so kids can really enjoy themselves. Back to the museum we spent time in all three levels before finally deciding we were tired out.

On our last day, Friday, we had lunch at our favorite place.. The Bayside Cafe. It's right across the golf course. Everything we've had there is fantastic, but Daniel is extremely impartial to their fish and chips and I agree with him, they are really good.

Wonderful trip! Went by so fast and I cannot wait to breathe the ocean air again in September!

Friday, June 25, 2010

God takes good care of me.

Me: "How does a nest remind us that God takes good care of us?"

Caleb: "Because it's safe and warm, and God wraps His wings around us and protects us from danger."

Psalm 91:1-4
Psalms 17:8-9

(just a nice thought for the day) :)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Celebrating Ladybug

Our little Ladybug does NOT have DDH!

What she does have is abnormal ligament laxity otherwise known as loose ligaments. Her ligaments should begin to tighten up more over time.  She doesn't have enough control to walk normal yet, but her doctor will continue to observe her progress and we just wait for those ligaments to tighten.  It is probably linked to heredity and her breech position during pregnancy.  Praise God for no surgery and no awful cast!

Miss E may not be walking yet but she is SUPER cuddly, loves being held all the time and is totally relaxed just sitting on your lap.  Those are things I could not say for a walking toddler who's on the move.  My little girl still has no hair, just fuzz.  People ask me if she's 10 months old... when she's 16 months old.  Then they hear her talk!  She has quite a vocabulary and you know exactly what she wants.  If she doesn't know the name of an item she points at it and says "NOW!"  I am not so crazy about that one but we're working on it.

I am thankful that my 'baby' is in snuggly cuddly baby mode still.  As much as I wish she was walking I fully appreciate TODAY and THIS MOMENT.  I am so thankful for her trusting spirit that falls asleep in my arms so easily.  I am thankful for her lively personality that sings, dances and scolds her brothers when necessary. I am so thankful for every part of her and what makes her who she is.  God did amazing work when He made her.