Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A Rather Blustery Day!
The weather in San Diego has been here, there, and everywhere. Hot and Cold! But we absolutely love it! After having the intense tropical heat of Miami the weather changes feels so great. The cool Pacific ocean breeze is wonderful and refreshing.
Noah celebrated his birthday this weekend he is now 13. I can hardly believe we have an actual teenager in the house. For his birthday we got him some software for the computer called weekend explorer by National Geographic. This is a great program to draw up your own hiking maps. We are thinking that we are going to take a few classes at the local REI on compass and map reading as well as back country skills. Since it has been several years since we left Alaska and our more serious hiking days we are looking forward to picking up this hobby again that we love and we are looking forward to getting back on the trail here in California, which has some fabulous places to hike.
This weekened we visited the San Diego Zoo. Apparently there are 2 zoos and we ended up at the more boring one. But we still enjoyed it with lots to see.
We were all thinking instead of getting a horse maybe we could get a camel lol!! Dream Big Right!!! ;D
We also took a trip back to the tide pools at high tide. We were just to curious as to what this area would look like when the tide was in. It was quite impressive to see the water so high and crashing into the rocks.
This whole area we normally walk all over and explore.
It was nice to get out and stretch our legs. The salty ocean spray misting our faces felt fabulous. We are still waiting to hear word about our house. Just when we think we will hear something they say they need to do yet another inspection. Well it has all been such a good lesson for us though and certainly blessed is the man who perseveres under trial. We are all learning that you can't just sit around and wait for what you want to happen. You have to be content and live each day to the fullest, right in the here and now, Here is where we insert the verse "This is the day the LORD has made let us rejoice and be glad in it."Psalm118:24 That is certainly easy to do when everything is going your way but wow this verse takes on a whole new meaning when your waiting on something. And to be honest it has been really hard waiting, but my soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.
Psalm 62:1 and we have no doubt of HIS love for us. So our family will keep waiting and even if we have shallow roots in our temporary abode right now we will still bloom where we have been planted and enjoy the blessings at hand.
He said to me, "This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty."