a day on the lake.

lakes are weird.
growing up by the ocean, its an odd feeling to be in a body of water in which you dont float...your hair actually feels smooth when you exit the water and your mouth had no taste of salt in it. 
This weekend a group of us headed up to Bass Lake to visit a couple of friends who are studying at our school's High Sierra program. It was a ridiculous good weekend. Eating pancakes, hiking to a waterfall, jumping in the lake, kayaking, going back to camp for a bbq, square dancing...and then ending the night with a worship sesh on top of glass rock overlooking the lake. Ideal. 
Being in the forest is refreshing. 
thank you Lord for a weekend tucked away between all your trees and under all your bright stars. 


just got back from one of the best weekend trips ever.
Bass Lake, CA. 



I have been waiting a long time to play with a smilebooth. 
and alas!! My day has come. and boy...did I take advantage of it.
thank you smilebooth. you rock. 


a bit.

I'm back at school, and getting my mind ready to be back on the grind (aka five classes, a load of reading to catch up on, and a long check-list of projects to get done.) But thank the GOOD LORD for this past weekend. 
On my drive home, I realized how full my heart really was (and is). 
My heart is full because of the honest love I feel when I am around my family, the way Hunty waddles around the park playground, the look on my sissy's face as she married her best friend, the poem Auntie Shizu recited to me "..but only God can make a tree", the real life tears that flowed out of a lot of us this past weekend, and all of the exciting things the Lord has stacked up for our family.

Man. My heart really is full. 
Full of the Lord's blessings and thats a fullness that is real, that is satisfying, and that is a gift. 

So thank you Jesus. For the beautiful flowers you create, for the children you put in our lives, for friends we've had our whole lives, for new ones, for weddings, for cakes, for college, and for loving us as your children and PROVIDING ALWAYS!