Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Vacation Pictures post #1


This past month we took a 2-week family vacation. Starting in Seaside, OR, we made our way down to Cannon Beach, OR, Reedsport, OR, then back up to Keizer, OR before heading to WA. It was a full trip, but we had an amazing time! It was so good to be able to have some family time together; we haden't had a vacation since before dad was diagnosed with cancer, so it was a lot of fun!
Leaving  our house. Everyone was excited!
We drove through the night a couple times. Since the 2nd bench is empty, I think this picture was taken when we stopped. :) 
 The main reason we made the trip was to attend my cousin's (mom's niece's)  wedding. The wedding was held on Cannon Beach and it was absolutely beautiful!


The Bide and Groom with her parents and grandparents. 


Everyone on the Bride's side of the family who attended the wedding. :) 
The Day after the wedding we traveled down to Reedsport, OR with our grandparents and Aunt and Uncle and their family. We had such a fun time there with them! 
Before driving down to Reedsport, we all stopped at Cannon Beach..


Cousins! We had such a fun time sitting in the hotel lobby and telling random stories. ;) 
Having dinner with our grandparents!!
Saying goodbye and TRYING to take a  picture.  This scenario happened a few times before we got a good one. ;)
Mom and Cameron on the beach. :)
Isn't this picture beautiful???

And that's all for this post! I hope y'all have an amazing rest of your week!

Friday, August 21, 2015

A song and verse for the weekend--Already there

Sorry I haevn't done these posts for so long! I sorta slacked off while we were gone. ;) 

The words to this song are so good. No matter what is happening in life, God has a plan! Everything that is happening, no matter how unnecessary it may seem, is part of His perfect tapestry for your life. He's already there, He knows how everything will end, just trust Him! I included the lyrics below if you'd rather read them. 


Jerimiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

From where I'm standing
Lord it's so hard for me to see
Where this is going
And where You're leading me
I wish I knew how
All my fears and all my questions
Are gonna play out
In a world I can't control


When I'm lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You're already there
You're already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You're already there
You're already there


From where You're standing
Lord, You see a grand design
That You imagined
When You breathed me into life
And all the chaos
Comes together in Your hands
Like a masterpiece
Of Your picture perfect plan
When I'm lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You're already there
You're already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You're already there
You're already there

One day I'll stand before You
And look back on the life I've lived
I can't wait to enjoy the view
And see how all the pieces fit 

One day I'll stand before You
And look back on the life I've lived
Cause You're already there
You're already there
When I'm lost in the mystery
To You my future is a memory
Cause You're already there
You're already there
Standing at the end of my life
Waiting on the other side
And You're already there
You're already there

You are already there



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Catch-up post!

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything on here! For those of you who didn't know, my family and I were away for the past two weeks on a family vacation. It was nothing short of a miracle that we were able to go, God worked in so many ways.
We had a wonderful  time! From being able to attend my cousin's wedding, to spending hours on the beach, to meeting my pen-pal, Rebekah, face to face, it was an amazing time!
While we were gone we "celebrated" the two-year mark of my dad being diagnosed with cancer (there will be a post about that), and I managed to get fifteen hours of driving in.
Just a note for those of you who are new drivers (like me!); don't offer to take the 9:30pm-2:30am driving shift! (Ummm, yeah, I might have done that. . .)
Anyway, it was such a blessing to travel as a family; we hadn't had a family vacation since dad was diagnosed with cancer.
I took somewhere around 200 pictures. . .so the next few days I'll be sorting through them and deleting all the bad ones, then I'll start posting them on the blog. ;)
I hope y'all are having an amazing week!