Thursday, March 15, 2018

Our Family Vacation

Hello, lovely friends!
You may have noticed it's been a little quiet around here
and that's because I was away on vacation with my loved ones.
I scheduled a few posts to come up while I was away
and I wanted to thank all of you for visiting and commenting.
It was a joy to come home and read your sweet words.

My husband, son, and I had the delight of traveling to Arizona,
a place both my husband and I love.
There is such magnificent beauty to behold in the dessert and hills.

While we were in Arizona
we stopped by the Four Corners,
visited Page and enjoyed the Cathedral Slot Canyon tour
and Horse Shoe Bend,
stayed in Payson where we hiked to the Tonto Natural Bridge,
went to Roosevelt where we hiked up to the cliff dwellings,
and stopped by Scottsdale where we enjoyed a couple of 
Colorado Rockies Spring Training games.
My oh my, what a splendid time we had!
Join me, dear friends, as I share our adventure with you.
**WARNING! Lots of beautiful pictures in this post.**

First, we stopped by the Four Corners.
To be honest, it was rather anticlimactic,
but at least we can say we have been there - HA!

Next is the Cathedral Slot Canyon.
Because it was still the off-season we enjoyed the tour to ourselves.
Before we got to the canyon we stopped at the Four Sisters.

The rock formations are supposed to resemble heads
or profiles of four sisters.

Just getting to the slot canyon was a treat in itself
as there is beauty everywhere.

The slot canyons are very impressive
and quite a treat to walk through.
There are some places you have to *cough-cough* suck it in
as the trail is rather narrow.
Here we are at the entrance of the slot canyon.

Let's walk through,
shall we. . .

This is looking down 
on the canyon we just squeezed ourselves through.

And when we finally made it to the Cathedral Canyon
this is the glorious sight that greeted our eyes as we looked up. . .
amazing, isn't it?

On our way out of Page
I saw this Taxi/Police car that made me laugh
so I thought I would share it with you.

Before we headed to Horse Shoe Bend
we also stopped by the Glen Canyon Dam.

Now it's off to Horse Shoe Bend!

The view was breathtaking!

Now let's go to the Tonto Natural Bridge.
We hiked into this beautiful place
and had the opportunity of walking underneath the bridge.

The hike started off nice and easy. . .

And pretty soon we found ourselves 
surrounded by rocks and boulders.

This is the view looking up
as we hiked.

After a little while
we came to what we were looking for. . .
the natural bridge.

The water underneath the bridge 
was so clear and beautiful.

After enjoying the beauty
we continued on our adventure to the other side of the bridge.

This lovely view was at the opening 
of the other side of the bridge.

And finally here is the Tonto Natural Bridge 
after we hiked through it.
Beautiful, isn't it?

The next day we went to the cliff dwellings
near Roosevelt, Arizona.
It was a perfect day.

This was the view from the trail we took
to get to the cliff dwellings.

Here is a little information
about the cliff dwellings.

Almost there. . .

It was truly amazing
to be able to walk through the cliff dwellings.
It's hard to imagine what life was like back then
and to think about the hardships these people faced.

One last look at the cliff dwellings
from the bottom of the trail.

We also enjoyed some Colorado Rockies Spring Training games.
My grandpa used to love going to the spring training games
and the last time I went with him I was about 12-years-old.
I have such fond memories of that time as I watched the game with him
and was able to get a baseball autographed by many of the players.
My son is a baseball lover so in memory of "Poppie" we took him this year.
We truly had a blessed time.

My son was able to get a few autographs 
from some Rockies players.

Along with a few autographs from some Diamond Backs.
We went early and had the opportunity 
of watching them during batting practice.

And then there was a very special moment for my son. . .
we left the game a little early in hopes of seeing a few Rockies players leave the field.
We learned that they don't come out after the game to sign autographs,
but while talking to an employee of the ballpark Ian Desmond came out.
He was running in the field and looked right over at us.
My son waved to him and he waved back.
Then. . .
he came over to shake hands with my son and have a little chat.
We were the only ones there and it meant so much 
that Ian took the time to make one little boy happy.
Ian Desmond (#20) is the player on the right side in the picture below.

I want to make memories
all over the world.
- Unknown -

And on the way home
we stopped to see the dinosaur tracks.

Thanks for visiting, sweet friends.
Your comments are always a blessing
and I appreciate the time you take to leave them.

Love and hugs to you!

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Jesus Is All The World To Me

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss 
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my LORD: 
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, 
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, 
which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, 
the righteousness which is of God by faith.
- Philippians 3:3-9 -

Jesus is all the world to me, my life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day, without Him I would fall.
When I am sad, to Him I go, no other one can cheer me so;
When I am sad, He makes me glad, He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, my Friend in trials sore;
I go to Him for blessings, and He gives them over and o’er.
He sends the sunshine and the rain, He sends the harvest’s golden grain;
Sunshine and rain, harvest of grain, He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, and true to Him I’ll be;
O how could I this Friend deny, when He’s so true to me?
Following Him I know I’m right, He watches o’er me day and night;
Following Him by day and night, He’s my Friend.

Jesus is all the world to me, I want no better Friend;
I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when life’s fleeting days shall end.
Beautiful life with such a Friend, beautiful life that has no end;
Eternal life, eternal joy, He’s my Friend.
- Will L. Thompson -

For to me to live is Christ, 
and to die is gain.
- Philippians 1:21 -

Reflect on this statement--
There are three essentials for a happy life:
A faith to live by.

A self to live with.

A purpose to live for.
- Kenneth W. Osbeck -

Have a blessed Lord's Day, friends.
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