Notes from the Porch: the second week of california- michelle's visit part one

May 13, 2013

I am "home" {at the hotel}sick and in pain today. I would definitely covet y'alls prayers as today is definitely a difficult day. To help my mind focus on some other things outside of the pain and sickness I was more than happy to look back on pictures from Michelle's visit last weekend. What a precious friend she is! These pictures are from her first day in California.

After Michelle arrived we headed to a doctor's appointment for my cancer that I had and then headed to Whole Foods for a very relaxing lunch. I love how the weather is so delightful that you are able to eat outside in California!
After lunch we headed back to the hotel and spent the afternoon by the hotel pool talking, resting, and reading(ok, mainly we talked *smiles*). After a relaxing afternoon we headed to nearby Balboa Island for a little bit.
Once again I was so amazed by the beautiful and unique flowers on the island.
It was such a beautiful night and Michelle and I were in awe of the sunset.
I was so delighted when Michelle saw the sign for the Balboa Island Ferry!
We drove over to the ferry and were delighted to see how quaint it was. At one point you were only allowed to take the ferry on foot but now 3 cars at a time are allowed on the ferry.
After the ferry ride we drove a couple of short miles to the ocean side of the island and were greeted with another view of the beautiful sunset. While I stayed in the car Michelle walked on the sand to view the ocean up close. It was such a beautiful evening.
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful time with a precious friend! Stay tuned for part two tomorrow! Thank you in advance also for all of your prayers for the MOHS surgery that I will have tomorrow morning.


  1. It looks like you had a great weekend! The sunset is beautiful! I hope you are feeling better. Praying for you during your surgery tomorrow!

  2. I started following you from the GFC Blog Hop a few weeks ago, and I never stopped in to say hi! I just wanted to drop in and let you know that you're in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Fabulously gorgeous pictures! I'm so sorry I can't be there with you :-(

    1. Oh sweet friend! Your constant prayers that have walked with me and carried me through this journey way before these months have been such an incredible blessing that I treasure! I love you sweet friend and am SO thankful for you and your precious friendship!
      :) Rebecca

  4. I am praying for you and surgery sweet lady! Jesus will give you the peace only He can give during your procedure, I pray that He showers you with His love throughout the whole thing so you won't be worried one little bit.

  5. Will be praying! Love those pictures of the sunset. Gorgeous.

  6. I just found your blog through a blog hop, but I will be praying for your surgery tomorrow. I really believe Jesus still heals today, and have expereienced it and witnessed it. Praying, praying, in Jesus' name.

  7. This looks like a wonderful visit with your friend! I'm so, so sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I will absolutely be praying for that, and for your surgery!