Monday, September 22, 2008
Day 9, Lake Forest and Laguna Beach
We went back to Saddleback Church this morning and met up with a couple who we e-mailed a few weeks before we came. They have 2 teen boys and 2 teen girls. They adopted a teenager from Hinan province 14 months ago. Lily is a 15 year old little firecracker who loves to hug and tease everybody. She has a smile that just totally embraces you. After church we all went to a local surfer dude restaurant called Wahoo's for lunch and we talked up a storm. I felt like we knew this couple all our lives. It was an instant connect for all of us. It was very interesting to hear their story and all the challenges and blessings that followed their adoption.
We spent the afternoon at Laguna Beach which was wonderful. I found the sand a lot more coarse here than in Long Beach. The waves were awesome, we seen lots of people out surfing. We made sure Shane put on his SPF this time. LOL!
We decided to go back to Saddleback Church for the evening service and I was glad we did cause after service we got to meet Rick Warren (author of Purpose Driven Life). He gave us each a big Saddleback welcome hug. It was a real blessing.
I can't believe how fast the time is going by. SLOW DOWN!!!! Happy First Day of Fall everyone.