It has been far too long since I have last blogged!
My main excuse is that I have been writing my thesis since the beginning of November. I just finished a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I would take a few moments to update folks on everything that has been going on in life since the last post.
I must confess: it wasn’t ALL work (& no play) … before I started the writing process in November, we were still able to squeeze a few fun things in since the last post. I have included a selection of photos below, just to give you an idea of what my husband and I have been up to:
By God’s grace, we survived all of the Southern California Wildfires in October. The fire-lines literally surrounded us on all three sides (west, north and east) within just a few miles at some points, but we survived the entire ordeal completely unscathed! This picture was taken in about 3 miles from our apartment. The fire fighters were filling-up their airtanks in nearby Castaic Lake to help combat the flames … it was very exciting!
Then, me and my mother, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew all went on a family camping trip off the coast of Ventura, CA. It was my nephew’s first camping experience, but I think he is a natural:
Before I started on my thesis, we enjoyed celebrating “Reformation Day” (most pagans celebrate “Halloween” the same day 😉 ) with family. In preparation for the big day, my little nephew, Joel, accompanied us to the Pumpkin Patch to help select our “Reformation Pumpkin” 🙂
This was the beginning of the end … of my social-life, that is!