Sunday, November 16, 2008
Phoebe is adjusting to sleeping her toddler bed. She's fallen out of bed the last few nights so i tied a laundry drying rack onto the opening but she broke it. I'll have to construct something to keep her in at night. Other than that, she is loving it and doing great!
The fires are still burning strong. The one fire near us in Yorba Linda has not died down at all. Fortunately, the wind was blowing against the flames last night, therefore keeping the flames at bay. The winds are pretty strong this morning, so please pray that the wind would blow against the fires and not fan them further along. Please pray for the families who have had to evacuate their homes, some of whom have lost their homes. Please also pray for the fire fighters who are in the thick of the fires, for their safety and health, and that they would be able to effectively put out the fires.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Some of you may have seen on the news that some fires have broken out in LA. The worst fire has been up in Montecito, which is northwest of LA. However, a fire just broke out this morning about 20 minutes away from us in Yorba Linda. The smoke clouded the sky, which resulted in the sun turning red, while casting a pale, eery light on everything. Also, there was an ominious stillness to everything. Very creepy and very apocolyptic. Later in the afternoon, Sarah and I had to run some errands, and we could actually see the fires on some hilltops in the distance.
Friday, November 07, 2008
You may look at this picture and think there is nothing special about it. It probably looks like a cloudy, rainy day to you. And that is exactly what it is - a rainy day! We recently had about 4 days in a row where it rained around here. Apparently it had not rained since April. I don't think you can really appreciate rain until you live in a place like LA. Here you see what rain really does. When it rains it clears all the smog out of the air and makes it fresh and clear. Incidentally, when it rains, you discover that mountains surround LA - something you would not know if it did not rain! Also, it washes away the thin filament of dirt and smog that covers everything, while also providing life and nourishment to the soil and vegetation. All I can say is that I LOVE it when it rains here. It's so beautiful, and I praise God for it!
Sunday, November 02, 2008
We celebrated Halloween by going to Alphi Chi's (Biola girl's dorm) annual CANDYLAND. It is open to the public, so everyone from the community with little kids, and Biola students, go to Candyland. There are six floors in the dorm, and every floor decorates their entire floor with a specific Candyland theme; and the room with the best Candyland decoration wins a personally reserved yearlong parking space in front of the dorm, as motivation to decorate creatively. We had Phoebe dress up as Pebbles from the Flintstones. She was adorable, to say the least. Sarah made the entire costume. She did an amazing job. Anyway, it turned out to be a fun night and our family's first Halloween celebration!