Hello! How is everybody?
I love sharing my life with friends and family. God has given me so many blessings, both physically and internally, you might say, and I'm excited to tell you about these, as well as show you what life is like in Central California and as Matthew's wife!
Thanks for reading my blog!
|Finally! The long anticipated arrival of our new loveseat.|
We waited 8 weeks for this thing! And it has been worth the wait.
|I loved the cheery sight of my bell peppers growing!|
They are now picked and eaten, but they were fun to grow.
Earrings? Some who know me might be surprised, but it is a newfound gift! Our 'friend' (who happens to own the land we pay her to live on, but she will NOT be called our 'landlady'!) invited me in one day to show me what she and her friend were making. Earrings for a bazaar in December to raise money for somethingerother. When I saw the bicycle ones, I knew I had to get them for Jennifer! (Later that day I found out that of all things it was her birthday!) Pat and Gail persuaded me to sit down and learn how to make earrings. I did and had so much fun that I've gone back to help them several times! The pair on the right are ones that I created. They rave over the young ones knowing what is 'in' and everything, and I just chuckle because of all people, ME know what is 'in'? hahah! =)
|Yes, I was drinking an almond iced mocha. |
But not for long, too much sugar ;(
|Pat Neilson is a giver and soon as she found out I was trying to paint,|
she gave me all her acrylic paints to borrow. It has been fun to have a variety.
|Here is the next painting I did... I don't think I'll do words|
again - whew! It was tedious and didn't turn out as perfect
as I would have liked.
|Here is another thing I need to make for Etsy.|
A healthy lunch....
Well, sorry. Those pictures didn't cooperate very well :(
This was family day at Grizzly Youth Academy. We spent almost the whole day down there and it was an amazing experience. Very emotional as families reunited after having their kid gone 8 weeks, and quite sobering as we watched someone taken off in handcuffs. We don't know what the guy had done, but some of these kids are dealing with stuff along those lines as normal life. The families bring all kinds of barbecuing, fruits, rice, beans... the list goes on and on on... By the end of the day some of the guys were limping around from eating too much! On base they are served so much per meal and that's it.
|We drove up to Cambria, walked along the bluffs, |
then met Mom and Dad at Main Street for dinner.
|We didn't stay to watch the sunset, but stopped on the west side of the 46 grade to watch for a bit. It was stunning.|
Sorry folks! This is all I have of Jessica and Brady's wedding and Matthew took them!
|Here we have Weyman running the fork lift for the chair palettes.|
|Here we have the dune buggy that Brady made (so I've been told?) and that they drove away in, including a few donuts and such in the field!|
|A Sunday afternoon north of Cayucos Pier.|
|Santa Barbara zoo with Grizzly Cadets.... Photo credits of Matthew Pauls...|
The Rivers October Camp!
We were able to go to Three Rivers camp this October and had a wonderful time with all there and those who came from out of town. On Saturday most of us headed to Moro Rock in Sequoia National Forest. (I believe all that info is correct!)
Note: MoRRo Rock in Morro Bay has 2 'r's and this one has 1 'r'
|We made a pit stop at Hospital somethingerother.|
The winding road was filled with laughs and good times,
as we were with Jon and Kris :)
The next 4 photos are kind of a panoramic.
I tried to get pictures of people because I knew my mother would appreciate that!
|Ryan, Paige, and Bryson|
Then we took a short hike, saw some trees... gigantic trees...
|My crazy broski|
|My handsome man!|
We decided to see how many people it would take to ring the tree! I'm not sure how many it did take, but there were enough leftover to take pictures!
|This is the house inside a fallen log.|
|If there be a rock, climb it.|
|The sun shining on these rocks was striking. Jon pulled over so I could get a good picture.|
|That evening Dustin and Katrina served tri-tip sandwiches.|
The next day we had grilled chicken with salad and grilled bread,
done by David and Geena.
|okay, yes, weird picture. He's always sneaking my phone to take silly pictures|
and it takes up precious space that my non fancy phone doesn't have!
I was trying to grab it back.
Some morning faces in the campsite....