God has us on a journey. One of adventure. Of learning. Of battles. Of love. Growth is this journey realized. So here is our story.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Our happy place

Yesterday I had the most amazing, precious time with Soren. And I got a glimpse into the heart of God. We went for a walk at Mission Beach and afterward sat on the beach for awhile. Normally he likes it at first but then he gets restless or starts eating the sand. But yesterday he was in heaven the whole time and actually started crying when I put him back in the stroller! He just sat in the sand squealing with delight as he dug his toes in and tossed sand around. He hummed as he looked up at the seagulls and beach flag. He scooted all over the place and laughed at his independence. I was in heaven just watching him. To see my son so full of pure joy and delight in my happy place was perfection. And then it hit me--this must be an inkling of how God feels when he watches me delight in his beach. Or when he watches me delight in any of his creation, be it nature or people. My heart could not have been more full. To think that I could fill God's heart!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The gopher phenomenon

This last weekend I met up with my mom and sister Dani in New York City for our second annual girls weekend. (Okay, not quite annual yet since our last trip to Chicago was in 2006 and with just my mom and me. But we're hoping to make it such...) Anyways, we had a BLAST. Yes, it was freezing cold. But so pretty! I landed at JFK as the sun was coming up, illuminating a splendid city of skyscrapers covered in snow. And we hit that snow-covered ground running. Two full days of walking and eating good ethnic food and walking and drinking coffee and walking and shopping, and did I mention walking? God, I love traveling. It just makes me come alive exploring a new place and getting peeks into a culture different than my own. And doing that with my beloved mother and sister makes it all the better. Which reminds me...my mother's quirky, comical view of the world was the icing on the cake this weekend. Dani and I tried to keep track of all of her hilarious comments and by far the most amusing comment was what she exclaimed every time we came out of the subway tunnel: "Don't you just feel like a gopher the way we go down underground, travel, and then pop our heads up in an entirely different place?" The gopher phenomenon--sums up our weekend quite well:-)(You can go here for more pics.)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Just some videos...

It's been awhile since we've posted any cute little videos of Soren, so here you go! The first one is of him playing with his favorite toy, monster truck. He's such a boy already!
And the second one is of him being hyper/delirious right before bedtime. He gets such a kick out of anyone coming down the stairs!