Romans 1:20

"For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse."

Monday, May 25, 2009

Andrew's Spots!

Today, we were sitting in bed and eating a nice bagel breakfast, when to my astonishment spots started forming all over his body! I literally watched them appear! Naturally, I panicked because I thought he was dying... But... alas, they were not even itchy and he was not suffocating! Off to the Pharmacy for some allergy tablets... Until then, Andrew is grounded to protect the world! Anyone have any ideas?

Friday, May 22, 2009

A date night in the Park

Andrew and I try to take time out of our week to just relax, enjoy each other's company and do something special together. We take turns in planning the event and surprise the other after a long day or on a special occasion. This time I took Andrew to a park nearby our new home and packed a supper for us. It's great that the sun doesn't even set till 8 at night here, so we could stay out and enjoy the outdoors even after a full day at work... We picked up our main course at Panda Express - a really delicious Chinese food place, and then set out a blanket on the grass and enjoyed the fresh air for the evening.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Big Ideas!

Well, I am an architect by trade and I can't seem to get it out of my blood so I will just have to indulge myself! Here I have made some 3D renders of what my apartment may one day look like! It is amazing what you can do on the computer these days! This will also help people visualise the layout of our new home! See what you think!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Our One Month Anniversary

Now anyone that knows me will testify to the fact that I am a little obsessed with CHOCOLATE! What a great husband to have picked up on that so quickly! As Andrew did his gentlemanly thing and opened my door to the car, I saw the best gift a girl could get! A box of Lindt and a really cute card waiting for me on the seat! It had been waiting for me since the morning which means that by lunch time the balls were very soft and melted, but that would not stop me from at least testing... Next it was off to the Valencia Cinema to catch a movie. The last time we were here was when I had just arrived in December and we watched our first movie together so it was quite a fitting start to the first of many anniversary dates! The screen was quite something! The whole thing curves around at the sides and was so much bigger than the screens you get in South Africa. If this was normal then I really want to see the IMAX screen here! We really enjoyed the movie and then stopped by on our way out to pick up a milkshake at Johnny Rockets, our favourite spot from December too!

Next we had the choice to go either to the mountains or the ocean... It was just our luck that you have to go through one to get to the other! We we won both ways and got onto the Pacific Coastal Highway, driving along stopping at a few different spots to enjoy the Lord's beautiful creation.

The highway is such a beautiful one, with breathtaking views of islands just off shore, oil rigs, and yachts on the calm water. The mountainous backdrop to the coast makes it one of the most amazing places to go to, and because of it, the temperature is about 9 degrees cooler at the coast than on the other side of the mountains. The beaches themselves are varied, some sandy and soft, and some rocky and full of driftwood. And that is waht makes it so much fun! You can get the full spectrum as you drive along and stop at each offramp.

After spending the rest of the afternoon up and down the coast we made our way back home, stopping to pick up some food since it was quite late already. We went to Macaroni Grill to use a gift voucher our friend gave us as a wedding gift. What a great restaurant! The place was very Italian, they even had itlaian language lessons playing in the restrooms! What a laugh I had! The food was also very high quality and extremely tasty! I set up a romantic candlelit dinner and we enjoyed our meal together, reminiscing over the last month's fondest memories. We thank the Lord for His faithfulness and grace which sees us through each day...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Look at our apartment now!

Leave me at home every day and it's only a matter of time until I put my stamp on my space! After a trip to the best store in the world - IKEA; and some good deals off Craigslist, my home is starting to look really smart! Thanks so much to everyone's wedding gifts that have made this possible! The Lord has provided in abundance for us and we are so thankful for everything we have been given...

"The eyes of all wait for thee; And thou givest them their food in due season. Thou openest thy hand, And satisfiest the desire of every living thing." Ps 145 v15-16