Monday, April 28, 2008

I Wish I Brought My Camera

This last Saturday, we had a fun family day, but unfortunately I forgot the camera to show you. We started out by driving to the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica. I didn't know this, but I guess every Saturday morning they have a farmer's market with tons of organic fruits and veggies. There was such a selection to choose from. Up and down the street they had booths from all kinds of health vendors too. Our favorite was a jump rope club that was doing demonstrations. Avrielle and Chandler got to "jump in" with all of the other kids trying it out. I even learned to double dutch. I have always wanted to try that! For lunch, we walked up the street to a raw food restaurant called Juliano's Raw. I bet you can just see Chandler's face at the moment he found out that was where we were eating. That's why I wanted my camera! It is not raw meat, just raw vegan food. Nothing on the menu is cooked, but they still have items on the menu like, Enchiladas, Pesto Pizza, Hamburgers etc. Everything is made only of veggies. It was really good, but a little pricey, well a lot pricey I guess. Chandler opted not to eat even though we told him it would be several hours until he would have another opportunity. The rest of us liked our food. Avrielle ordered Nachos. They were made up of flax seed crackers, almond cheese, guacamole and pico de gallo. After lunch, we walked down to the boardwalk and rented bikes for an hour. Venice beach is still just as crazy as ever! Chandler lucked out, because at the resting point of our ride, there just happened to be a Hot Dog on a Stick. So... He had his best life lunch ever; a corn dog, fries and a lemonade. The weather was amazing, and it was very relaxing to have no agenda except exploring the beach. I'm glad we had such a nice day, because Sunday brought a bad cold for David. He is feeling pretty miserable right now, so if you can, please pray that it would pass soon, and that his body will be able to fight it like regular people. He starts his shots again today so maybe that will help too.

1 comment:

Jenny Thomas said...

Hey everyone! I have been reading through your blog site and it has been such a blessing! It's like we just sat down and had a long visit, Lauren!
I will be praying for you all. I praise the Lord for His steadfast love which I can see working in you. I have "watched" a number of friends go through big trials this past year, and it strengthens my faith to see Christ in them, comforting them and giving them the grace to glorify Him through it all. He is an awesome God, loving toward all He has made, with a greatness that no one can fathom!

Avrielle and guys look great! I miss seeing you every week at piano lessons!

Jenny Thomas