Heart Beginning's

"My daughter, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways." Proverbs 23:26

"The plan of beginning outside and trying to work inward has always failed and always will fail. God's plan with you is to begin at the seat of all dificulties, the heart, and then from out of the heart will issue the principleso f righteousness; the reformation will be outward as well as inward." EGW

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ice House Canyon


At Ice House Saddle...after gaining a couple thousand feet in elevation. Anybody else sore?

A steep climb up...calls for a dip in the river!

Brrr...defiantly coming from snow-melt!

On the way up they were all awake...them being the lady bugs that have turned this tree red....they were in our hair, our clothes, and up your nose! On they way down we were glad to see they had all picked the same tree to fall asleep! Shhh...don't you dare wake them up!

Top of Timber Mt. the crew thinned out a bit...but the view was defiantly worth the extra mile!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sister Time

Ahh....the joys of Mt.Bbiking California's deserts can only be enjoyed with a good biking buddy!

Chaco with his momma...his favorite past time is Mt. Biking as well...or at least we enjoy the fact that it's the only thing that gets all his puppy energy out!
Sage brush in bloom...you couldn't get a better back drop :)

A perfect day with a perfect ending at the river that winds through the desert. Chaco especially enjoyed the cool off!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Home Sweet Home

The First week in May found me in WA for Alumni weekend, the fields are alive with vibrant greens, violets, and yellows...nothing beats the good ole' northwest!
Mom and I took walks every mornings enjoying the cool morning air and the antics of our dogs, Faith and Ginger.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Quest for Joshua Trees and Boulders

Saturdays outings are always a great way to get to know new people. This last Saturday I piled into a care with some newly found friends from the church we go to here, Advent Hope. This saturday adventure found us headed towards the desert...Joshua Tree National Park to be exact. It was a beautiful sun-shiny day with a little bit of a breeze. Soon it felt like we'd known one another for ages...funny how hiking in the desert can do that to you. We hiked up to an old abandoned Gold Mine and then headed back down to do some bouldering. There we couldn't resist playing with the shadows on the rocks and proving our ability to be conquers of the boulders. We ended the day sitting on the pavement and on some gallon buckets singing and basking in the glory of Gods creations.

Claudio and Elizabeth posing with the Joshua Trees

Anybody want a warm BP+J?

Elizabeth climbin' high

Larysa and I finding shade in the Joshua Trees

Saturday, March 14, 2009

African Safari

Okay let's be realistic, it was an African Safari in San Diego but we still had a wonderful time. Mom and Dad came down to visit at the end of January for a good friends wedding and in the mean time we headed off to the Wild Animal Park. It was a little cool for Africa but we managed to stay warm walking the paths that connected all the different animal exhibits together. We spent time having competitions with the giraffes and just a general time enjoying being together. At the end of the day we headed off to see where daddy had grown up in Ramona CA...a picture of his childhood home is below!