Monday, April 23, 2007

California Days

We're in sunny California! Although as I write this, the sun is just starting to peek from behind the clouds which have lingered since we arrived on Friday!! [smile]

It's been a great couple days here -- especially having our pastor's son, Caleb, join us. He is currently stationed in San Diego, two months away from graduating as a Navy Seal. And so, to share the memories of our weekend and for the enjoyment of his friends and family back home, here are some pictures of our weekend.....

Bright California smiles!!

Enjoying some ultimate frisbee.

Hmmm.... and the name of this game is....??!!

Does this look like a hungry crew or what?!

Our twins -- folks would often get them confused,
and you can probably see why!

Lots of smiles and laughter all around-- Thank you, Caleb!!!

We even had the special addition of Caleb's violin playing for our services over the weekend!

"Come Thou fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy praise!"

"Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Calls for songs of loudest praise!"

"It requires a conscious decision and effort to keep our primary goal constantly in front of us. It means holding ourselves to the highest priority year in and year out; not making our first priority to win souls, or to establish churches, or to have revivals, but seeking only
"to be well pleasing to Him."
--Oswald Chambers


Andrea said...

I'm so glad your trip is going well. And amen to that last quote! I'm going to have to write that down - it is so true and important to remember!

Goldfish said...

Thanks for all the pictures!!! I bet it is just as nice here in North Dakota as it is in LA!!....;)
A girl from sunny North Dakota

Kori said...

hmmmm I think there must be something wrong with my computer because I can't see the pictures!!! :( but it seems everyone else can so maybe it's just me... Glad your having a great time! Miss you!

Bob said...

Neat to here that you had a good weekend. But was not able to see the pictures. Will continue to keep you in prayers for traveling

Bob Payne

rehm family said...

Wow!! It looks like you are having a wonderful weekend!! We are so glad that it worked out that you were able to spend time with Caleb!! How special! Thank you so much for the pictures we all enjoy them very much!!=) We miss you very much, and can't wait for you to get back!! Love and ((HUGS))

The Rehm family

Tabby said...

I can't see the pictures either :( Have a good rest of the trip, you're always in my thoughts and prayers!

Melanie said...

Me either!

...and missing out on Bethany's pictures is a true loss!

Anonymous said...

Thank's for posting the pictures! Tell Caleb We say "Hi"

The Hipps Family

Anonymous said...

hey y'all! i can't see the pictures either! :( but it sounds like you are having a blessed time!
in my prayers... tiff c.

Rachel said...

Hello everyone!

I've been trying to figure out why the pictures aren't showing for ya'll. Hmmmm...... I re-loaded them and re-posted. Can you see them now!? Thanks for letting me know they weren't showing! Hope this fixes it!

Kori said...

I can see them now!!! What an Adorable picture of Charissa and your friend Caleb! :)

Anonymous said...

thank you rachel! i can now see them! :)
you've out done yourself again bethany! great pictures!
tiffany c.

Bob said...

Good Pictures. Glad that I could see them. Hope that you are having a great trip. Will continue to keep you in prayer for traveling.

Bob Payne

Anonymous said...

Hi Wissmanns.... Missing you guys lots. Can't say the same for the bus :P.

Ragnar and Angela

Anonymous said...

I can see the pictures!!! Thank you Rachel! I especially like the sunglasses on Charissa and Caleb.
We're are praying for safe travels!!

Tabby said...

I can see them now too, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Caleb and Andrew do look a lot alike! I like that one of Charissa with sunglasses on! Too cute!

BrittLeigh said...

Ooooo! WONDERFUL pictures! Those were so fun to look at :) The caption, "Hmmm.... and the name of this game is....??!!" cracked me up :D

And that picture of Caleb and Charissa is so adorable. She looks quite cool with those glasses on :D

Anonymous said...

I personaly love the one of Aleathia(Did I spell it right?)and Caleb both with a smerk on. Thank you Bethany and Rachel.See you soon. Love Chandra

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Hello Wissmanns!!
Sounds like all is going well for ya'll in CA...loved the photos!! Your new singing outfits are so won't believe this but like the same day that you posted(about your shopping trip) we went shopping for singing outfits and got these beautiful green & yellow skirts at C&B. :D then we came home and read your post (from a couple weeks ago)and we realized that they were the same as yours!! :D
So at the family & music camps in August, people might be thinking we're all one big family...ya think??!! :D
Love you guys!!
Chels 4 the Bontragers :D