Hello 2013 and cheers to the real-life-balance challenges that await all of us! Clink!
|Rock climbing while waiting for our tram|
In my sick-little head, I feared the big earthquake would hit (I HATE seismic activity ) while traveling up to Mountain Station, suspended and swinging our way up to the San Jacinto State Park .... Game over! It stressed me to be soaring with many strangers speaking a potpourri of tongues, being held up by metal cables, traversing up where you can clearly see the San Andreas Fault from the top. I prayed. We made it safely, and the exploration began.
Our hike on the Desert View Trail was breathtaking. Literally! The air is so thin that high up that I soaked in God’s beautiful wonderland as I passed the inhaler around to Lucas and Daniel. And, it was freezing, having seven feet of snow and being 26 degrees!
To think just thirty minutes ago were we're in the desert and not in the arctic/alpine zone at 10,834 feet! The views of the Coachella Valley were amazing!
|Waiting to head back to the desert|
|My Teckie has his foot on recalled heater that started the Fire of 2007|
On that note, while playing a holiday game, my son had to answer the question "Have you ever witnessed a Christmas miracle?" He thought about it and after some discussion Daniel concluded that the House Fire of 2007 was indeed a miracle, although at the time it felt like anything but a desired supernatural gift. However, God really can turn struggles into rainbows and unicorns, but we can't see that in the middle of the chaos!
|2007 - Putting the house back together|
|Beware, he is driving to a street near you .... soon, maybe!|
Again, Cheers to 2013! CLINK!
Oh ya! Please pray for Lucas as he makes a second attempt at passing the driver’s permit test this Friday.
Yes, this will be a year of new experiences for us!