Today, after church, Andrew had an Short Term Missions Leaders meeting in preparation for the team he will be leading to Durban in August, so Marianna and I took a drive to Santa Monica so she could stick her feet in the Pacific Ocean for the first time! We had a great time together, then picked Andrew up and went to the evening service where we sat under John MacArthur's teaching! What a privilege!
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
After spending a good hour plotting out the route we were going to take for the day, including Hollywood, Beverly Hills and UCLA; we climbed on the 14 at about 9 in the morning, having missed the peak traffic time... It was a sad thing that Andrew couldn't come along, but he had school and work to do so the girls were on their own! Armed with cameras and cereal bars we made our way to Hollywood Boulevard! I was really nervous because I wasn't sure I would be able to navigate my way around OK, since Andrew was always the designated driver and I was photographer! But we did really well! We parked in the Kodak Theatre lot and then ventured out onto the pavement to see what we could see!
Next, we headed along through Beverly Hills to see what (or who) we could see... I saw a few great Art-Deco and modern buildings (those are my favorites if you haven't noticed yet!), some really nice cars, and then took Rodeo Drive to see where the other half shop!
And there, nestled next to one of the stores, was the first Bugatti Veyron that I ever saw with my own two eyes! An exciting moment for both Marianna and I! In fact, I think Marianna took more pictures of cars today than anything else!
Our last stop before going to fetch Andrew was the UCLA area, so that Marianna could try Diddy Riese's Cookie sandwich! I got in line, ordered, was told they only took cash (of which I had none) so then they gave them to me for free!!! I just want to say that I have had such a great time just hanging out with Marianna these last few days and doing fun stuff together! Growing up, I had always wanted a sister, and now I have two! We get along really well and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better! It was so nice that she came all the way out here from Canada to visit us, it has been a special time for both Andrew and I! In fact, when Andrew left for the US for seminary, she was only 15 and has obviously grown up a great deal since then! So for both of us this has been a really sweet time of fellowship with our little sister!
With Hollywood checked off the list, we went to pick up Andrew from work early because tonight is the Seminary Banquet and Andrew and I need to get polished up!!!