We also rode some rides. Get there early and there are no lines...and no one there at all actually. That didn't stop Eloise. She rode her ride all by herself and had a great time.
Here's a shot from our RV trip to NC. I love these piers. I think this would be a perfect place to get married. I've been going through some old photos because I'm really behind on personal stuff. Now that my photography blog is settled and I've got a better sense for my work flow, I hope to be blogging personally at least once a week. With my point and shoot in my pocket, my family blogging will no longer suffer. Or, just suffer less.
So we went to the fair, enjoyed a summer weekend, biked around the neighborhood, hosted a church cook-out, and rode out our first earthquake.
Earthquakes are loud. Did you know that? At first I thought it was the dryer, then a flash mob in my basement, the house they are building up the street must have exploded, then our house was about to blow! AH!, I thought about how Jesus said we'd not know the time or place of his second coming and I thought "He was right, I didn't expect this today..." and after a long 45 seconds, while Eloise and I stood in Cordelia's room watching her sleep, I thought, I think it's over. That must have been an earthquake. And we are ok.
45 seconds is a long time to shake and think.
Jesus did not come back yesterday, but we did have a once in a century earthquake. Just like that once in a century snow 2 years ago. When Jesus comes back, I will be ready.
Have you read "Heaven is for Real?" It's a great book, especially for those of you who have children and have experienced a death recently. Or, for anyone who is curious about Heaven. Or anyone who has lost someone and are curious. It's a really comforting and faith strengthening book.
As the little boy says to a dying man, "It's ok. The first person you will see is Jesus." Praise God. I can't imagine a more beautiful face.