Saturday, January 10, 2009

Malibu, CA

Marshall & I got to go away for a couple of days to my favorite place in the world, Malibu.  It was so beautiful, so relaxing, just such a blessing!  I'd forgotten how much I liked my husband!  We had a great time together, reconnecting, and laughing, and laughing, and laughing.  Plus, we started dating in that city while attending school at Pepperdine so there's many places that bring back a lot of great memories for us.  I took a lot of pictures, of course!  Here's a few...

I got up before the sun, as I always do.  It's my favorite part of the day.  I took one these pictures from our hotel window and the other was at the beach because I couldn't help myself from heading down there to watch the sun come over the mountains. You know Malibu is where the "mountains meet the sea".   

We shopped, we read, we talked, we ate, we walked, we slept, and yadda, yadda, yadda, it was a great trip!

The second day that we were there I found this letter in my purse.  It was from Jackson and he was referencing the movie "Elf" by writing "To Someone Special" on the front of it.  If you've watched that movie as many times as we have then you know exactly what I'm talking about.
The note was to both Marshall & me.  Jackson, being the thoughtful, sweet boy that he is, wrote us a note telling us what great parents we were.  Apparently my prayers are working.  I always pray that my kids will just remember my good points, and forget the days when I have major PMS.

We went to one of our favorite restaurants in Malibu twice while we were there.  Both times we got the best seat in the house, (thank you, God).  The seat right in front of the window. 

Our table was beautifully placed right in front of the window where we had a delightful view of the Pacific as the sun was slowly setting.  It was heaven for me!  Then, this little guy showed up and started staring at us.  I wondered what his little bird brain was thinking about as he looked me up one side and down the other.  

He's thinking about joining us for some crab won tons.  In & out, in & out.  He can't make up his mind. 

Here he finally got his courage up, and joined us for dinner.  The chair you see in the picture was at our table.  He was about 2 1/2 feet away from Marshall.  He just stared at us.  I felt like he needed to tell us something important, but sadly, he never did.

And this was at night.  Do you see how the water is reflecting the color of the sky?!!  Oh, I love the ocean!!