Saturday, August 25, 2007
PS-I tried to put a picture of Jill and Jeremy on here, but I don't have a single picture of them on my camera! What a terrible sister!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Neither of these pictures really shows how fabulous the finished product really is. I am not one to brag, but...they really do look great. Yes, I said they were taken in our own backyard. Dave and I both love hibiscus flowers, so we have 5 different types in our yard. I only have photos of these 3 because the other 2 have not cooperated this summer. The only time either has bloomed was while we were out of town. It is kind of neat to see these pictures up in our house and to know that I took them. Now it is time to decide what my next project is going to be--I will let you know how that goes.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
These are a few more pictures from our time spent in Florida. One thing I really wanted to see whlie we were there was a sunset on the beach. I was afraid we wouldn't make it, but our last night we walked out of the restaurant where we had dinner and got to see a magnificent sunset. The second picture is in front of the sign of the surf shop where we bought T-shirts. We thought the sign was interesting because the last two lines say, "Life is Short, Live for God."
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
This is us in front of a tankwhich had a lot of stingrays, goliath grouper, hammer head sharks, and whale sharks. You can see the rays behind us. The entire aquarium contains about 8 million gallons of water. This one tank behind us holds more than six million gallons by itself.
Here are some jellyfish. I always enjoy watching the jellyfish float around.
Here is a beluga whale. We sat and watched these swim around for a few minutes. There were two belugas in this tank and one of them kept swimming upside down. Unfortunately, I could not get a good picture of it! We had a really good time and would definitely recommend the Georgia Aquarium if you are ever in Atlanta.
Everytime we go to Georgia to visit I think about what a creative God we have! I have lived in Texas all my life and I didn't know there were states that didn't allow you to cut down trees in order to put up billboards. There are immensely tall trees everywhere you look, and they are being preserved. Now, this makes for some headaches if you don't know exactly where you are going and how to get there, but it is awe-inspiring everytime I am there. I thought about this again at the aquarium. God is so creative. All those different fish, stingrays, sharks....I just can't believe how many unique types there are! Dave's dad said something to me about how much fun God must have had making them all. It was quite ironic because I had been thinking something similar all day! God truly does reveal himself through His creation!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
We got a little perturbed while we were waiting for our return flight because the lady at the counter started calling standby passengers, in order of the type of standby ticket held. The first lady she called wasn't there. She called several times over a couple of minutes and finally said "Final call for so and so." Dave and I understood that to mean that this passenger would not be called again. Apparently that is not what "Final call" means because after 3 or 4 minutes her name is called again, and she is still not present. Several minutes later she is called again, still not there. Finally, we were called. The computer screens are showing one seat remaining on the flight. Dave rushes up to the counter and while he is standing there, about to hand over my ticket and let me have the final seat while he remains to wait for the next flight, so and so walked up to the counter! The lady who was working the counter just looked at Dave and said never mind. He was soooooo mad. He said something about the "last call." Luckily, I walked up right at that moment and was able to help him keep from telling both ladies what he thought about them. Needless to say, there were a few more ticketed passengers who did not show up so Dave and I made it on the flight, but it was stressful getting there.
We are so very thankful for the generosity of the individuals who shared these tickets with us! I can't imagine paying full price for airline tickets everytime we visit Atlanta (especially because we procrastinate and don't make travel plans until the last minute!). But, it is quite stressful at times. We actually spent the night in the Atlanta airport a few years ago at Thanksgiving because we got bumped from about 7 flights in one day. Maybe next visit we will just drive....