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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ashes, Ashes……

Many of you know about the fires that have hit Southern California. While we are grateful to not be in any danger from the fires we are praying for several friends who have been evacuated from their homes and who are much closer to the blazes.

This morning our cars and house were covered with a dusting of ash. Before I left for church this morning I hosed off the car. (  Don’t ask me why….. I just did) I had nursery duty this morning (the girls stayed home with my sister due to colds). I was only gone for about an hour and a half. And in that short amount of time our cars were totally re-covered with ash once again. If it is this miserable here I can only imagine what our friends are experiencing as they are actually seeing flames in the areas surrounding their homes.

The hood of our Expedition after I got home from church.


The window seem of the Expedition.


I don’t know if this picture shows you the layer of smokey haze above our house but it is getting thicker and thicker. Those grey skies are not cloudy they are smokey. The sun shines through sometimes and it makes a weird orange glow.


So as a result of the terrible air quality…… we are doing a lot of this……


can you say movie day? We will be staying inside for today and probably a couple days to come. God give me patience and plenty of ideas as to how to entertain my kids.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are in the midst of the fire disaster. We pray for the firefighters who are working tirelessly to save homes, land and lives. And we are praying for change in the weather. Please Lord. Let there be rain and cooler temperatures.


  1. We are keeping all of you in So. Cal in our prayers right now. Hopefully there will be a break in it soon. I'm thinking of you homebound with the kids...

  2. I know...it's so yucky outside. I feel so bad for the people who have lost and are losing everything.
    On a lighter note, I love that Anna is wearing her "leash backpack". Silly girl. We miss you guys.