Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Santa Barbara IMX Pentathalon Part 2

Boogie Boarding
Watching the USC vs Notre Dame game
Beautiful Sunset
Avrielle and her friend Maribeth
The Beach House
The 200 Boys 9 and 10 medley relay team

Santa Barbara IMX Pentathalon

This weekend we went to Carpinteria for a swim pentathalon. That is where there are 5 events and the winner is based on the lowest score in all five. Chandler did really well, and the weather was beautiful for October. I can't believe it rained only a few days before. In the afternoon the kids relaxed and swam a the beach.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Blue and Gold Cookie Swim Meet

Chandler and Coach Jay
Winning the High Point Award, A Giant Cookie

Back to School

Trip to San Diego

Our family took a quick trip to San Diego right before school started to visit our dear friends, the Arends. We spent a fun day at the beach with them( I forgot my camera) and a day a Sea World. Here are some Sea World pictures.

cute toes

Avrielle and I got back to school pedicures in August. I thought hers turned out cute.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Never Let Go

On Saturday night we drove to the Casting Crowns/ Matt Redman concert in Westlake. I love Casting Crowns because I think the lyrics to their songs are so meaningful and so many of the songs encouraged me during our trial. (Praise you in this Storm, Voice of Truth etc.) Anyway, while we were in the car, David leaned over to me and said, "Do you realize that the last time we saw them in concert, I had cancer and didn't know it yet." I think we went a few weeks before he was diagnosed. The last concerts we went to were Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day. Those were in the weeks after his positive PET scan when they found activity in his stomach and we thought he may have stomach cancer. Concerts for us have been a strange time of reflection because we have gone in certain times of life where you have to ask yourself, "Do I really believe these songs I am singing?" This concert was no different. I thought to myself as we were waiting for it to start about all the times people have asked me, "What do you think God was teaching you through this trial? Or how is your life different now?" There are really so many answers I could give, but one of the main ones Matt Redman summed up in a song I heard for the first time that night called "You Never Let Go" It is the song playing on my playlist now, and I really like it. When I chose the title for this blog "In God's Hands," I didn't know what the outcome of our trial would be would be, but I knew God is Good and Faithful and he would always keep us in his hands. Even though there would be times I would sin and doubt and worry and fear, I knew God would never let go, because He doesn't change and he is always faithful. He is God. He will Never Let Go. I hope you enjoy this song too.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Some of our Maui Pictures

Great Check Up

David had his one year check up at USC and everything looked normal. The goal is to get to the two year mark because at that point the chance of the cancer reoccuring drops significantly. We are so happy.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dr Appt Cancelled

David's doctor got sick, so his appointment will be later next month. I'll write more when it gets closer.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dr. Appt

On Tuesday, David has another check-up at USC. We are praying for continued good news.

David's Fishing Trip