Sunday, June 16, 2013

Alaska ~

My favorite destination of all time!  I swear I am going to live there for a few months one year.
I don't care if I have to wait tables or clean fish. I just want to BE in that beauty
There is something so magical and breathtaking about it! And we were so blessed to have PERFECT weather the whole week. Not one drop of rain !
And of course with Dave and Sandy there was lots of side splitting laughter,card playing and silliness. 
It was epic, and if you ever get a chance to visit , Do it.....You wont regret it !
It gets under your skin in a way no other place ever can

My happy place on the ship...Bliss!

Our guide threw out a fish and a bald eagle swooped down right by our boat to grab it!

GREAT memories for sure!
Alaska ...
I will be back

Friday, June 14, 2013

He did it !

Chad is now a year around , full time Lifeguard One

We are so incredibly proud of him. He has worked so hard and has so much passion for his job. The full time spots do not become available to often and each year he applied and would  learn that someone more senior got the job. He totally understood, and was always so happy for the one hired. { which made it even harder as his mom because he was always so darn sweet about it }
He never lost his joy or enthusiasm !
God is so faithful, and this time it was Chad who was hired.
And they told him it was his great attitude that they admired most !
You cant teach that.... 
Plus he did come in first in most of his academy's....
lets face it, the boy can swim! 
He became certified in water craft rescue, swift water, confined spaces, advanced diving,criminal law, fire arms and now cliff rescue.  Of course he has all kinds of medical training too.
And it has all paid off  !
He received his badge and new uniform the other day! 

He text me a quick pic and I just smiled ear to ear !
He loves people, loves serving others, and loves his momma !
Could this kid be any more awesome :)   

His joy just jumps off the page in this last shot....
And we are smiling right along with you !!! 
Way to go Chaddie!
Costa Rica, Mammoth, Hawaii and Europe are sure going to miss you !