Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blue Sky Day

I wasn't sure if we would make it down to my parents...and I prayed that things would go smoothly in our household to enable us to go. I was so thankful we made it! Just like the ever-changing weather of Hawaii, the life-clouds sped by overhead and then began to separate...exposing a beautiful patch of blue...on Sunday. A blue sky day! All doors opened and beckoned us to travel toward the coast to see my parents.

I still can't believe it! I talked my husband into going swimming at my parent's town home pool. Of course he threw me in first! We're celebrating my dad's 79th birthday. (Mom, Dad, and son, D. are in the background.)

I wasn't expecting dad's giraffe to have the fur on! He painted the spots last week. He has a motor inside to make it move. (Dad is a retired engineer and likes to keep busy.)
Earlier in the week I had a wonderful visit from an old friend who moved to Oregon. Therese is down in Southern California to visit family. We went to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and explored the "stick house" which is made by a very artistic gardener.
Her boys enjoyed themselves. But I think their favorite part of the day was when a baby coyote ran across our path!
Broccoli is sprouting in the Arboretum vegetable garden.
and lettuce too!

My good friend, Sunny , just sent me a book. It's called "Don't Waste Your Life" by John Piper.
I'll give you a report, soon.


Grace Scott said...

Hi there,

I have been reading your blog for awhile but never commented. I can relate quite a bit to your life situation and admire how you seem to handle things so calmly. Looks like a great fun day you had with your family and friends. Will keep checking back. Have a good day.

Grace Scott

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Wow - what a lovely time!

Your dad's project is really coming along! And it's motorized too - amazing!

Dawn said...

Looks like a wonderful day. Your dad is the same age as my mom.

What is Dad planning to do with the wonderful giraffe?

Sharon Lynne said...

The giraffe (named Gertrude) will live in my parents home...half way up the stairs on the landing. My mother is trying to be patient about this!

Becky Wolfe said...

Sounds like a fun day - that giraffe is amazing!! I have some wooden carved ones from Africa that I love! I can't imagine a lifesize one though!

Just checking in - no baby yet but hopefully VERY VERY soon!