Friday, August 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!You have always been a wondeful example of a godly and loving woman. I love you very much. Thanks for your love and care through the years!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Celebrating Grace's 30th

After doing a little shopping for running shoes right after work we went out to eat in celebration of Grace's big birthday. Grace, Jon, Adam and I went to Felix's, a Cuban restaurant, in old town Orange. The food was absolutely delicious. We had steak, roasted pork, "ropa vieja", crepes, maduros, black beans, rice and delicious Tres Leches cake to top it off. Mmmm good!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Birthday Grace!
I love you very much.
You are the best sister ever!
Birthday kayaking pictures coming soon =)
Office Fun Day - August 2
Not having internet access at home has cramped by blogging time! I just realized I haven't posted anything about the office fun day we had on August 2. Every year our office "family" goes out together for a fun day. This year we went to the Getty Villa Museum in Malibu. It was a really fun day! We took lots and lots of pictures (click on the "Fun at work" link on the right hand side of the blog page to see them all. The gardens were beautiful and it was a perfect weather day. After spending a couple hours there we drove down to Santa Monica and ate lunch at Bravo Cucina on the Third Street Promenade. I'm so glad to be able to work (and play) with such wonderful people!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Yesterday morning I found this quote and put it up by my name on Messenger...
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." Mark Twain.
Little did I know that later that afternoon I would literally be put to the test regarding forgiveness. Most of you know that I always put up a picture when I post and this one has none. Late yesterday afternoon while I was working out at a park two girls stole my purse and all my things from my car. This included my camera, hence no pictures. It is a scary thing to deal with, being robbed and stripped of all your "identity". And yet my friend later reminded me through it all to be thankful because it could have been worse. I was not hurt, my car was not stolen, and after all, those things that were taken are just material things. So I am praying and asking the Lord to help me learn to extend "forgiveness" in this circumstance and let go. It is hard but I pray it will be a growing experience in my trust of God.

Monday, August 06, 2007

August Already?! Time seems to keep flying by. The last weekend in July I got all moved and settled into my new place. What a blessing! The Lord is so faithful and continues to surround me with his constant care and provision. I will post pictures of the new place soon. It is very nice to have so much more space... more space means that I could get my dining room furniture out of storage (thanks so much Grace & Jon!) and have friends over for dinner again. I did just that on Saturday. Grace, Jon and Adam came over for a home cooked traditional Colombian dinner. I had so much fun making it. We spent an enjoyable evening eating, talking and enjoying the beautiful sunset when we went for a walk after dinner.