Monday, November 9, 2009

Family, Friends, and the Family of God

We were thankful to enjoy a visit this weekend from Justin's cousin, James Davis. He is stationed down in Oxnard, CA for a couple months for training as a part of the Air National Guard. He drove up and stayed with us and we had such a great time of catching up (it had been many years!), as well as encouraging one another in Christ. We were grateful for the time he took to drive up and are excited for him to return home to PA in a little over a week to his new bride, Mel!
Last weekend I was able to drive down to SoCal for a quick visit with some very special girl friends. It was a blast, and such an encouraging time. We packed the time as full as possible. Thankfully Joel did absolutely amazing during the car ride, making it an even better experience. :)

I was able to stay with my dear friend Hannah. We had lots of catching up to do as it had been almost a year since we had really talked last. We made the most of our time, talking into the wee hours of the morning. I was also able to connect with some of our girls down at Masters College & San Diego Christian College. What an encouragement and blessing to see them where God has placed them during this time in their lives. I'm so excited for them!

On Saturday, we drove down to San Diego to see Andrea. We made a couple quick stops at various places in this beautiful beach city, one of which was the Del. That was one adventure filled day, which included a $7.69 coffee drink, giving away our lunch, and driving for many hours. We will always remember this day though!
A visit with Hannah is not complete going out for coffee. On Friday night, she took me to Aroma Cafe in Studio City which was abosolutely DELICIOUS. Beautiful ambience, rich coffee, delectable chocolate cheesecake and a dear friend...that makes a special night! (Joel feel asleep in his carseat under the blanket on the left...he hasn't done that in a long time!)
Friday for lunch I picked up Laurie and Brooke and we headed over to Stone Fire Grill to eat some yummy salad. Joel and I enjoyed catching up with them. :)
When I was about 3 months pregnant with Joel we began looking on Craigslist for some baby furniture. We found a set we really liked, borrowed a truck and headed up to their home to check it out. We ended up meeting an amazing family, the Simulas, who also know and love Christ. They were such a blessing to us, and actually ended up giving us the entire set for free! So a couple weeks ago, we finally had this sweet family over to see the nursery in use and meet thelittle man that uses it! Dave, Jill and their two boys Jordan and Noah were adorable with Joel, and we thorough enjoyed our time with them. Thanks again Dave and Jill!

1 comment:

Hannah said...

YaY!!!! I love this post! Thanks for writing about your trip and putting up pics! That weekend was soooooo fun! Thanks for coming!!!!