Ever visited the Monteray Bay Aquarium? If not, better start making your travel plans! We explored this beautiful place of wonder along with the Callis family and the Carter family, which made it double the fun. After locating the fine accommodations that Mrs. Callis arranged for us (she's a professional "priceline.comer"), we set off for a stroll along the coastline, taking pictures along the way. The older I become, the more I am struck at the beauty of God's creation. Instead of running along with the Littles, hopping from one sight to the next, I find myself joining the adults as they quietly stop and marvel. Somehow, it takes time to take soak it in and let the wonder evolve into praise. Despite the tugs and cries of restless Little's, this process is a worthy one.
When we found a beach at the end of our stroll, a few of us 'Biggers' backtracked to a spot of grass we had noticed for a game of Ultimate Frisbee. Lots of fun, as always, but definitely something Miss Parish needs a lot more practice on! Supper in the motel room tasted delicious after the afternoon at the beach. Even more refreshing was the weight room and pool we visited after dinner. The next morning, we made it to the aquarium on time, and thus began another day of wonder and awe at some of God's most awe-some of creatures!
An interesting angle, yes, but the only way to get all of us in together at this location! Thanks to Phillip and Eden Callis for the set-up.
There are times when the faces refuse to be stifled. :-)
This is a random photo, but I couldn't resist posting it anyway.
Chattin' . . .
Children of light.
The Callis's took the opportunity to take some family portraits of the Carter family.
Hmm . . . frisbee or photography? Which one will he choose?
The seahorses were fascinating! Even kissable. :-)
Stepping out on the deck for a good view and a few pictures.
Jimella, Eden and I were able to stay in our own room during the weekend. It was a treat to get to know them better as we shared some great stories, laughs, and girly conversation.
This was the first time our family had met little Hannah Callis. What a precious bundle of new life!
Aren't these knee's just darling?
This 'touching' exhibit was quite interesting for the littles.
Jellyfish . . . a marvel!
After saying goodbye, we found a beach side Mexican restaurant in which to relax, gulp down much needed water, and catch up with each other. We had a wonderful time enjoying these delicate and fascinating creatures, but even more so, spending time with our precious friends and family in Christ. We are so blessed to know you, and treasure our fellowship with you!