Matt's Corner

Dad, Mom, Sis & Bro California Dreamin :)


WED
The day was warm and the air smelt of the sea, evocative of a summer holiday…
Clouds danced around the sunshine, blowing in with the breeze…
With dad and mom in California the air taste even sweeter and breathing gets a little bit deeper…
Enjoying this gift of being together… :)

THURS AM
Two of my typical morning components, java and exercise, are much more cheery with my best friend…
With mom by my side…
Chatting endlessly under the warmth of the brilliant morning sun…
Glad for the balmy feel of sunshine on our skin…

THURS PM
After six hours @ Loma Linda (and countless unmentionable memories)…
us girls pull out our June Cleaver aprons…
and the boys macho the BBQ…
Eagerly anticipating the arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Faulker…
Coming together around the table to share wisdom, laugh, let-down, confess, conspire, smile, forgive, relax…
A shared safe place…
“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the Gospel…” Phil.1:4

FRI AFTERNOON
At the harbor in Marina del Rey…
Unhurried…
Watching boats bobbing rhythmically…
Surveying crabs and jellyfish…
Naming various ship-guarding dogs…
Journeying over to fisherman’s wharf…
A charming spot to look out over the marina…
And gaze out over the channel…
Staring at the blue of the ocean…
Snapping close-ups of pelicans and sea lions…
Perfect for a lazy day…
Till the crumpled sea was streaked with the pink light of the setting sun…


FRI PM
Only in California can it be better to supper out on the patio in January…
We did just that @ C&O’s in Venice Beach
Dining in their relaxed garden setting under a starry sky; strands of twinkling lights strung overhead…
Platefuls of killer garlic rolls, and gargantuan portions of delicious Italian…
Buon Compleanno cara Megan!

SAT
We were busy living in "our picture perfect" days together…
and time flew by much too fast…
Now in San Diego, pulling up to a ginormous cruise ship…
The newbie cruisers excitement is catchy…
Visions of sun, sand and palm trees fill my mind…
Elated for my parents week of “chooky-la-la-ness”

3 comments:

lisa g. said...

danielle, i always enjoy your posts. sounds and looks like you had a great time with your mom and dad! I can't wait to see her.

Carri said...

Your photos are great. Love the boat pic.

Rothaus Family said...

I have to say the weather was beautiful but it did not match the joy we feel being with our kiddos.
lots of love,
dad and mom