Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring Break is Over.

Heather and I were able to spend some time and relax by visiting Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at Prescott, AZ. Even though we have been accepted to Le Tourneau University in Texas, we decided to check out another option. To be honest, I did not think Prescott would be feasible due to the high cost of the school. I thought this would just be a good opportunity to travel and enjoy time with Heather and also to reinforce my hesitations about Embry-Riddle.

We asked about Prescott and were told that it was a beautiful place. It was located next to a national forest and it is just south of the south rim of Grand Canyon.

Granite Dells is this area of Prescott that is home to hiking, mountain bike riding, kayaking, running, is just an outdoors person's dream come true!
We were able to see the city and we found cool restaurants in downtown Prescott, a historical site. I of course looked for great restaurants and was fortunate to find many there; it is nice that different types of foods can be found, even BBQ...the beef brisket and peach cobbler...yum...
The great thing is that there are historical and modern locations at Prescott. The city has mixed both very well so it caters to a wide range of people.

We visited the school and we were very impressed with the program.

The biggest thing that I could not get over is the expense that came with Embry-Riddle. However, we talked to the financial aid counselor and she said that the tuition and the flight fees of $45,000 per year was covered under the new GI Bill. This was such a blessing. We were very surprised and God totally blew us away. This is a good school to attend as a pilot. So we applied and hopefully in 2 week Heather and I would find out if we got accepted. If we do get accepted, Heather and I will be making a big decision of where to move. We ask that you would pray that God enables us to align our will with his; that our decision to move would be directed by his word and will. Either way, we had a great time there and we highly suggest that Prescott, AZ be a vacation spot.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring Break...

Spring Break! I am once again reintroduced to this old familiar concept. It is nice that I do not have class for a week. I can't wait to play golf...

Heather and I were blessed with a guest.

Our guest comes from LA. She came down to work with Heather in the preparation of Francis's baby shower. I am very proud of them both for working so hard. I am very confident that the shower will let Francis know that she is loved.

We took her to breakfast at Laguna Beach's White House. This is what I got...eggs a la reynolds.

This is a Eggs Benedict offshoot. It is an english muffin topped with a 5 oz steak (instead of ham), then topped with a poached egg. The sauce is a cream sauce that had mushrooms and some type of reduction sauce, maybe with wine. It was very good.

As we were ready to leave, we were introduced to Iggy. He was a regular to this store. He had eggs with sausages.
He was enjoying his meal as we all did. After, we walked across the street and strolled down the beach.

I thought this was cool. I never realized that this was at the Laguna Beach. I might have to play here with Heather. The beach is quite relaxing.

We continued to have a great day in preparing for a game. We went to find the prizes and I believe that we were successful.

So we got lots of goodies for one of the games that I think is quite good for a baby shower. Today was a great 1st day of spring break. I praise God for having a loving wife and family and friends. God is good to provide them to me, even the beach, food, and ice cream...Thrifty's ice cream!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Focus, focus, focus...

I have been looking at this picture lately...It is definitely a change in pace. Just 2 months ago, I was diving into helicopters. Now, I just dive into my book bag looking for my next textbook I have to read. Starbucks has been my second home for the past couple days now and it seems that it will be until the semester ends. I know that I am busy but I can't lose focus. It can be easy to be overwhelmed by life and all that it entails. However, we LET these things hinder our true focus: God. Jesus saved us, he saved me so I can focus on him and then be able to do what he has called me to with joy and hope. So here is a little reminder of what he did. Focus...I know its hard but focus...I am very forgetful so I am going to say again FOCUS!

“He spares not His Son, but sends Him in quest of the exiles. He comes into the land of banishment, lies in an exile’s cradle, becomes a banished man for them, lives a banished life, endures an exile’s shame, dies an exile’s death, is buried in an exile’s tomb. He takes our place of banishment that we may take His place of honor and glory in the home of His Father and our Father. Such is the exchange between the exile and the exile’s divine substitute. Though rich, for our sakes He becomes poor. Though at home, He comes into banishment, that we may not be expelled forever.”

—Horatius Bonar, “The Restoration of the Banished”