“He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”
“So, then it was not you who sent me here, but God. He made me a father to Pharaoh, lord of his entire household and ruler of all Egypt.”
– Gen. 45:8
God is a father to the fatherless. He’s always a father to me in the absence of my father who died 18 years ago. He calms all my fears and hugs me every time I need a TLC. I’m always secure because of His love. I bet Joseph felt the same when he was sold to Egypt and can’t feel the love of his family.
“I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love. To them I was like one who lifts a little child to the cheek, and I bent down to feed them.”
– Hosea 11:4
Every once in a while, we do mess up. Sometimes we become a part of messy things to bring fulfillment to what God is doing or about to reveal. Sometimes, we are the victims of situations that we can’t control. Anyhow, we have a gentle God who restores everything if we yield. Whenever we go astray, there’s a way, make a turn and acknowledge Him.
When you look at this view, you can’t ignore the beauty of God’s workmanship. It’s just relaxing and inviting. You can daydream all you want. This was taken in Park City, Utah during the time when we just want to unwind. We were at the “lowest point of our lives” in the US but here we were, being welcomed by a butler, ushered to our suite with two fireplaces, wine and cheese, tv in one of the two baths. It was just awesome! We were pampered at St. Regis Deer Valley.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” Eph. 3:20-21
The Memorial closes at 8 PM. We were late so we just took some photos outside. We planned to go back the following day.
The buildings behind us are almost finished. Several buildings are being constructed within the World Trade complex.
This reminds me of the plane that hit one of the towers.
She was not even born when that terrorism happened. I don’t know what’s in her mind but she was pretty serious huh?
This pool with cascading waterfalls was built on the exact location where one of the twin towers was located.
This is the Survivor Tree that was burned, twisted and almost died but with a little TLC it was resurrected to life. The tree was replanted in Ground Zero memorial park. Really amazing tree! Life is still beautiful even after the tragedy.
Perfect weather we had on our first day of tour. It’s better to walk wearing layers than sweating a lot under the sun. Our friend was surprised to see few people visiting the tower today. It’s a jackpot for us that we don’t have to experience long lines to go up. See? We managed to have a photo op here, otherwise we have to go up immediately.
Awwwww… This is super cute! But only in the pictures. I don’t like pets. Sorry!
We’ve been smiling for so long because we waited for the Times Square to flash on the screen. It took us a while!
The ever busy Times Square plaza. So lively!
Thanks to de Guzman family for touring us around. We had a wondrous experience of NY.
but mere talk leads only to poverty.” – Proverbs 14:23
My son is obsessed with airplanes. He’s been busy doing this paper model for the past few days or weeks already. Many times I would see him getting out of the house just to watch the airplanes flying above our area.
One day, while waiting for my kids who were swimming, I happen to watch and observe planes that are passing by every 5-10 minutes. This one caught my camera and my son said, “that’s the one I am making.”
After hibernating for about two years, our blog site has now resurrected! I will be inviting my kids & husband to contribute from time to time. It has always been my goal to update this site but I don’t know what happened. I will just backtrack from the time I stopped just like in the movies.
So to start anew and since it’s the love month, I’d like to touch on one of the 5 love languages – Quality Time. As a family, we love going out and spending time with or without plans. Spending quality time is really a must for our family. We make sure that even if our weekdays are full with individual schedules, our weekends definitely are always busy (I figured out now why I have tons of chores every Monday).
Last week was one of those outdoor fun activities we had. We went to Ogden to see their Winterfest Activities. We’ve learned that they brought tons of snow (460 large dump trucks) from different areas such as Hinckley Airport and paved them up along the 25th street for the event. This was their 2nd year hosting the event and about 12,000 spectators went in the two-day event.
We spent more than 4 hours and we had so much fun. There were too many activities that we don’t know which one to go to. We spent more time with the sled and ski and was distracted by the food booth that’s why we missed the skijoring competition. Skijoring is a winter sport where a person on skis is pulled by a horse.
We started off with watching the Toboggan (Sled) Parade mostly by sponsors. One of them is Coca Cola, thus we have this photo of the Coca Cola Polar Bear.
Then, sledding. Notice how high was the starting point. It’s as high as the traffic light.
We took the opportunity to try cross country skiing with skis, poles and shoes provided by Weber State University.
There were many activities happening simultaneously like snowmobile racing, polar bear swim event, flag football competition. Other activities include junior jazz basketball, 5K run, ski-bike race, live music, dog show, human dog sled race. Plus the many booths that served yummy food. We tried Hawaiian chicken barbecue, pulled pork sandwich, the very popular ribbon fries with cheese and a big buffalo burger.
After the event we went home exhausted but happy. We’re glad we went to Ogden that day.