Monday, February 23, 2009

having fun...wish you were here!

Our trip has been fantastic! M has been a real trooper...such a good traveler! We've explored the resort, sang loudly at a FREE Phil Wickham concert and, of course, HIT THE BEACH!

When leaving the concert we were talking about going back to the condo to go to sleep. M said, "NO!" I said, "Daddy is going to go to sleep, and mama is going to go to sleep...what are you going to do?" He replied, "Eat pizza! Eat ice cream!" I think he is a teenager trapped in a 36" body.

The gift of using our friend's timeshare has been a blessing. The resort is gorgeous, and we love being near the beach. Believe me, we are REALLY enjoying our stay. I must say though that as I have walked the grounds, I've been a little heartbroken at the indulgence...the luxury. I've been asking God to not allow these finer things to numb my senses, harden my heart, and distort my priorities because, believe me, I like this stuff. The sparkling white linens, the lush gardens, the 100million channels on cable. I think God answered today in an email from dear Rebecca. She sent me this link. He's good, isn't He?

Here are some photos from today at the beach...





This poor seal must have been pretty sick to let me get this close (no zoom). He was right near the Lifeguard office, so I believe they called for help.







10 comments:

Stefanie said...

Oh my gosh! Wish I was there, too!!
The pics are fantastic, girl!!
My fave, though, is the last one... positively DREAMY!!!

Stefanie said...

i knew he would love it!
hahaha and i bet he is a teenager stuck in a little kids body. but he's def part of our family if he wants to stay up to eat pizza and ice cream.
i feel bad for that poor seal. :(
love you.

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Hey, girl-

So glad you are getting some family vacation time, and that M is a trooper.

I tell you, we are on similar paths. My hubs and I have been following that blog for several months now, and my husband came home a couple days ago and said that we need to do a blog post about it.

This young girl's heart BLOWS ME AWAY. What an incredible ministry. I am encouraged, inspired and guilty of not doing a FRACTION of what she is doing.

Lisa said...

It looks like you are having an incredible time all together! The beach photos are amazing and its almost like being right there....his expressions and actions say it all!!

Cotinue to enjoy all this beauty & quality time....family time can be healing time......

I will check the link you shared! Thank you!
Lisa

dan and rachel said...

what a fab vacation! i hope you can dwell in the depth of God's goodness while your there! relax. then come home rejuvenated to live for Him!

thank you for the blog link. what an amazing woman! i look forward to having a little more time to thoroughly read her thoughts.

rachel

Phatchik said...

YEAH!! You followed all my demands! :o) Glad you're having fun and taking pictures!

Jenna said...

Do not envy, Do not envy, do not envy.......

I'm sorry I can't help myself. I wish I was there!!!!

Thanks for the blog link. I haven't had a chance to read it yet (I'm taking a computer sabbatical of sorts), ut I will! I always love when you find things like this....you are so good about sharing great stuff with us!

Andrea said...

AAAAAWWWWWWW!
I want the seal...and Matthew.....and the seal...and Matthew...but I will take the seal!

Love u,

Andrea

kari said...

i love these pics! i'm so glad you got away! i can almost feel the sand in my feet.....

Dianne said...

It looks like you had a great time. I love the pictures too.