Monday, September 27, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up and Free Giveaways

Well as you know we are once again stuck in the middle of God's magnifying glass and we are the ants. Well at least that's what it feels like outside where we live. We are in the midst of another heat wave. We topped out our temps around 107 yesterday with highs expected today of 111. Nice huh?

Oh for those of you that are sharing your 60 degree temps and fall like weather, can you send me a plane ticket? I need relief. This has been the worst year for me allergies wise. I have suffered daily with horrible allergies being one of the sole financial contributor of Sudafed and 4 Way Fast Acting Nasal Spray. They have become part of my daily routine to keep breathing normally throughout the day.

Yet to escape the temps this weekend, we headed to the local beach, which isn't at all local but more like 1 1/2 hours from our home to Huntington Beach. Our girls love it because of the large sand bars that stretch out into the ocean which makes swimming there a whole lot less frightening. We decided to leave late in the day and stay for a sunset dinner at the beach. The pictures at the top and throughout this post are the pictures we took there. We had an absolute blast despite temps being around 76-85. We were able to teach Kailee about erosion when the tides went out and we could see tidal pools with water still streaming in pools as the water came in and out of them.

Today, Steve begins his long work days and soon traveling out of town for work staying super busy but we've been grateful for the time he has been able to work from home. Hopefully this won't last long and God's blessings will be plenty while he is working.

To wrap up some of my latest book giveaways that are ending this week and today: Here they are if your interested in entering. I have included the links so you can see what they are and how to sign up to win a copy.

Heart With Joy ends today.

A Hope Undaunted Win a Signed Copy - Ends 10/2

I am posting more reviews including some great family DVD's and Devotionals. If your interested, please check out my book and product review blog, Reviews From The Heart.

Here's hoping that all of you have an amazing week ahead!


Mari said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Sorry you are melting though.

Joyce said...

Those are gorgeous pictures! I think sunrises and sunsets are my favorite photos. Stay cool!

David C Brown said...

Despite it being a bit coll here I not jealous of you.

I suppose in the world to come, when the Sun of righteousness arises, all the climates will be temperate.

Darcie said...

Yikes...that is some HOT weather for sure! But what beautiful pictures on the beach. I can only imagine how nice it was to set and relax and watch the sun set on another day. Beautiful!

Loren said...

Oh Kat! That is wayyyyy tooo hot !! i wish I could send you a ticket :) but hey! You can go to Huntington beach in an 1 1/2 then I would stay right where you are!! That is such a gift!!!!
Praying Steve has a great week and your time will go quickly. Brian is gone every day this week too and I will be having my other surgery on my other rotator in a couple of weeks so I am going to be out again! Hate it but gotta get it done!

Have missed you !

KrippledWarrior said...

It has been relatively mild this summer, down here in San Diego. But we hit 113° today!
Glad to hear things are working out for Steve and yourself. Be well,


Kat, the photos look real refreshing about now. It was 107 in Long beach today! Yikes! That's Hot !


Denise said...

Enjoy your week sis, love you.

RCUBEs said...

I'm tired of the heat, too sister Kat! And yes! Our allergies must go!

Haven't gone back by the ocean in a while. Busy with 3 different schedules of this family :)

Stay hydrated and those are awesome pics! God bless you and protect you.

Deborah Ann said...

I guess the grass is always greener. I would gladly trade in these 60's for your 100's. But with allergies, that must be unbearable.

Gorgeous beach pictures! Again, I would trade in my lake for your ocean. However...God is making me shut up lately. I head to the lake, which is only 5 minutes down the road, almost daily. Even in these temps! I love to walk there...Hope you're feeling better soon!

Big Hugs,

Gotta Have Faith said...

That was a great day!!! It was warm, but not too hot when we arrived. The water temperature was nice when Kailee and I went Boogie Boarding. It was great being able to just sit and watch the beach and the sun setting over the water! It was so peaceful I did not want to the day to end.