Our Adoption Story

Saturday, May 22, 2010

California knows how to party

Cruisin' down the 101....California here we come right back where we started from....Beverly Hills, thats where I wanna be....Id be safe and warm if I was in LA, California dreamin' on such a winters day.....Wish they all could be California girls....

Did you know there's a Wikipedia page dedicated to songs about L.A. and California?

We are here and having a great time. Adam and my dad accomplished quite a feat of driving straight here without stopping. 30 hours full of flaming hot cheetos, coke, podcasts, and what my dad called his "california driving tunes" they arrived 6 hours ahead of schedule!

Miles did SO well on the plane, we had a good time together. I really did enjoy that experience with him, just him and I making our way to California whispering little prayers all that way there that Miles would feel safe and secure and enjoy this summer as well!

Our apt is really great, within walking distance to a small grocery, outdoor mall, Starbucks, and Adam's internship location. Its so fun for us to have this time here together as a family, crazy that we get to spend the summer in California!!

Its been so wonderful to see how God has provided for us to get here. When we feel a twinge of "what the heck are we doing" its not hard to forget the intense feeling I had coming off the plane and driving to our apt that said "We are exactly where we are supposed to be." Our prayer is that God would use us in this city for the short time we are here and that he would shape our little family more and more to know Him and love each other well. We pray that Adam would just be able to soak up this experience and learn all that he can.

Our visit to the Santa Monica Beach

I don't know if you can tell in this picture,
but we looked over the pier and saw a seal swimming
right below us

Our pool at the apartment

Miles loves the low couches in the apt. because he can climb off and on by himself. This new found freedom brings him great joy....

There is a really great park here called Griffith Park. Its huge, with a great playground, a Carousel, lots of walking paths, and horse-backing through the park. Oh and the park also houses the Los Angeles Zoo....needless to say I bet Miles and I will be spending a lot of time there this summer!

Just lovin that little pj boy...


Julievongunten@gmail.com said...

ohhhh wish I was there!! beautiful pictures! so good to see what your life in LA is like! keep more coming!!

Cindi said...

These pictures are fantastic! Miles is growing up so fast! I love how at home he looks in every picture...every circumstance...at the beach, poolside, playing toys on that beautiful white leather couch! Keep having fun! I'm so thankful for this opportunity for your wonderful little family! Looking forward to hearing about all of your brushes with greatness!!! :) I love you and miss you all so much!