Book Club

In February I joined a book club in hopes of increasing my reading as well as enjoy the company of friends without the distraction of kids. We just finished and discussed Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers last Saturday and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The ladies all had great points to discuss and brought their own questions, comments, and personal stories to share. The next few books on the list are Memoirs of a Geisha
by Arthur Golden and The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. Even though we won’t be discussing Memoirs of a Geisha till next month, I finished it a couple weeks ago. Having a deadline has really motivated me to read. Yea! I even read Bridget Jone’s Diary before starting the next book on my list just to lighten the mood. The first two books are about prostitution and I needed something a little more lighthearted. Today I picked up a copy of The Zookeeper’s Wife at my local library. I can’t wait to get started.



Today was a sweet day and to top it all off, Luke received his California Architects Board letter telling him he passed his last exam. Yes! After 5 years and 9 tests, it is finished. He’s done an amazing job and I’m so proud of him. Way to go!

Encouraging Scripture


John 16:27: Jesus said, “The Father Himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.”

Romans 8:32: God, who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will [the Father] not also, along with Christ, graciously give us all things?

Romans 8:15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba (or “Daddy”), Father.”

John 14:18: “I will not leave you as orphans, I will come to you.”

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Seaport Village

Luke and I decided to take a drive a few weeks ago and ended up downtown at Seaport Village. We enjoyed spending a few hours walking around and checking out the scenery. Corbin also had fun walking around and as soon as he found a fountain, he didn’t want to leave. He absolutely loves water. By the time we finally dragged him away he was soaked from all the splashing.