Archive for February 8, 2009

Blue Monday-The Beachcomber   15 comments

Happy Blue Monday and Happy Valentine’s Week.  This weekend Hubby came down to California and we decided to try The Beachcomber Restaurant in Newport Beach.  We were not disappointed!  I found plenty of blue to photograph.  We ate, walked and enjoyed a beautiful day at the beach.  Winter is one of my favorite times of the year to go to the beach in southern California.  I’ll show you why…


You gotta love a restaurant that has blankets on each chair in case it gets a little chilly!  The blanket says, “Stolen from The Beachcomber”!  The food was delicious and the view – amazing.  Hubby and I decided that this will be a regular spot when we are down in California over the weekend. 

So,  if you are down in southern California, head on over to The Beachcomber.  I think you might like it!

Now have a great week and for more Blue Monday posts, click on the pretty bird up above and head on over to Sally’s!

Posted February 8, 2009 by Lana G! in Blue Monday, California, Food, Restaurant

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Metamorphosis Monday-French Doors   20 comments

Metamorphosis Monday

Back in 2005 Hubby and I decided that we needed more light in our dining room as well as a direct doorway out to our deck.  So, in order to accomplish that, we decided to put in French Doors.




My “Dear” brother-in-law is quite the handyman and he did this project for us!  He is married to Ellen B (The Happy Wonderer) .



 That’s Ellen B in the red coat checking out the boys’  work!  Her son Dan and my hubby helped as well.

I was so excited to have the french doors!  The amount of light that now comes through and the direct route to the deck is fabulous!



I have not painted one wall in my house since we moved in 8 years ago!  I believe 2009 is going to be the year I finally paint!  Here’s what the room looks like now before I figure out a new color scheme!



Now head on over to Susan’s for more Met Monday posts!

Posted February 8, 2009 by Lana G! in Decorating, Home, Homemaking, Metamorphosis Monday

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Sunday Worship – There Will be a Day   4 comments


There Will  be a Day
by Jeremy Camp

I try to hold on to this world with everything I have
But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab
The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth,
that we will enter in this rest with wonders anew

But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place with no more suffering

There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place, will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always

I know the journey seems so long
You feel you’re walking on your own
But there has never been a step
Where you’ve walked out all alone


Troubled soul don’t lose your heart
Cause the joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store
Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting

I can’t wait until that day where the very one I’ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced
To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame and misery this is why this is why I sing


Posted February 8, 2009 by Lana G! in Faith, Grief, Heaven, Hymns, Photo, Photography, Praise, Worship