Thursday, August 29, 2013

Beach Camping

Tim has been wanting to go camping so we decided to do a small one nighter in Carlsbad before we decide to brave the actual wilderness. We had a prime spot and the weather was great! Nothing better than a campfire at the beach with your honey. I was super excited to sleep in the tent on our new air mattress but we both had a hard time sleeping. I guess that's to be expected though. It was still a nice little getaway. Now here's a bunch of pictures!

We could have fit 4 families on our campsite.

There was an rv camping across from us

We worked great as a team setting up and taking down everything so I think we're ready for the big leagues!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Summer Lovin'

In these last couple of weeks we've done more than we did the whole summer.
I've really been horrible at taking pictures but I thought it was time for a summer iPhone Photo Dump!

 /fresh flowers/

/mornings spent in prayer/ 

 /the boys new favorite/

 /Babe and Big Burger/


 /lots of family time/

 /slumbering puppy/

I feel like I've missed so much! Sometimes I get too caught up in having fun that I forget to take pictures. I've been thinking about taking a photography class just so I could get the basics down but I haven't been able to find one that works for me. Any suggestions in the Southern California area?

Sunday, August 11, 2013


This has been one of "those" weeks. You know the type.
A great day followed by 3 really ugly days just in time for another awesome day.

It was a roller coaster I tell ya!

Depression made itself known this week. It snuck in without any warning and hit me straight in the face, and the stomach, and most of all the heart. It was rough not only on me, but on my husband who sometimes has to bear the weight of it when I can't. It's a really special thing to have, a husband who loves you so much he'll pick you up and keep going when you don't think you can go any longer.  I am truly blessed to have him in my life.

Today was a great day and as I get ready for bed and think (and even worry a little) about what next week holds I got a reminder on my phone saying that I hadn't completed my daily devotional. It was on depression. Oh hey not so subtle hint!

Turns out it was just what I needed. He works in powerful, mysterious, and sometimes smack you in the face obvious ways. 

" Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." 
Isaiah 40 30-31

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fair with Friends

A couple of weeks ago we went to the OC fair with some of our Life Group friends. 
We had so much fun!
We even managed to get photo booth pictures with all 6 of us!

We also saw the worlds largest steer... he was pretty scary

No trip to the fair is complete without some crazy food!

We're so blessed to have such an awesome group of people in our lives!