Rachel and I had the best day in Santa Cruz yesterday. It was a much needed day with the Best- we have definitely not spent enough time together this summer. Between her nannying schedule and my night classes, we consider ourselves lucky if we have time to watch an episode of the Bachelorette together 🙂 So for her birthday, she decided she wanted to spend the day in Santa Cruz together. The decision was not a hard one, of course I would do it! We left after church, had a couple solid hours of sun-tanning (I am purplish red today…forgot the suntan lotion. oops), then we walked around the Boardwalk and headed over to Capitola afterwards. We had amazing Thai food, which is not typical for us to eat at all, so we felt pretty adventurous. After eating quite a bit of food, we decided to walk around for awhile. We looked at the cute shops, took pictures, and ended up, of course, on the sand watching the sunset. We sat on a log facing the water, the pier, and the setting sun. Talking about endless topics, I was reminded about how precious this friendship is to me. Sometimes it takes getting away and finally spending quality time together to realize what a blessing this is in my life. Unlike anything else.
This was us suntanning… before we got burnt 🙂
Here was our delicious food for the evening… Thai food and Fro Yo for dessert. Of course!
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.” Isaiah 40:26