Monday, June 22, 2015

Glass Beach, California

A little drive from MacKerricher State Park brought us to this famous place: Glass Beach

I have been warned that there were not too many glasses, well, at least not as much as I expected after seeing the pictures online.

There were still plenty of them though, we just have to look for them:

The most frequent question from the visitor was: "May I take the sea glass home?"
According to this website: “The truth of the matter is that it is a misdemeanor to remove any artifacts from State Park property.  Park rangers have not begun citing offenders…yet, but that day will eventually arrive."

Once we are done looking at the glasses, we got to marvel at the wonderful view:

Nothing can refreshed our soul like being out in the nature.

Dirty feet but full heart

Feet washing time:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

MacKerricher State Park - Fort Bragg, California

We visited MacKerricher State Park last year when we went camping at Mendocino. There are so many beautiful nature and parks to visit in Mendocino we can only visit a few including this one.

While I took the time to take pictures of the beautiful surrounding, the boys already down at the tide pools

There was a beautiful path leading to other point at the park

 "Let's race, brother!"

We love this place so beautiful, rich, and serene.

"Every hour spent in the open is a clear gain, tending to the increase of brain power and bodily vigour, and to the lengthening of life itself." Charlotte Mason

We didn't spot whale but we did spot some seals

then it's time to head back

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Reading List

We are still two weeks away from school to be done and I cannot wait for summer break to begin. Although me and Max will miss his wonderful teacher and friends, it surely nice to get a break from our daily commute.

I am ready to dive in some good books this summer.

a. Essentialism: The Discipline Pursuit of Less

I first heard about this book from Michael Hyatt's podcast.

b. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

c. Hands Free Mama
I didn't have smart phone until a little over a year ago. Now I understand how quickly it can take over my attention if I am not intentional about putting it down. I love the message that Rachel Stafford shares in this book:

d. The Learning Habit: 
I saw this book at the library morning and looking forward to dig in and learn how I can be better in helping my kids succeed.

e. Women, Work & The Art of Savoir Faire
Read her book: French Women Doesn't Get Fat, loved it, and later on heard about her other book.

f. Hearts of Fire: got this as a gift from our church on Mother's Day. Cannot wait to read and be challenged by it.

g. Sumatra with Seven Churches: I am going through this bible study with other ladies at  homeschooling co op.

The rest is the light reading books for inspiration:
h. The Earth Diet

i. Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling

j. Make Your Own Rules Diet

k. Vietnamese Kitchen

l. Design Sponge at Home

m. Greens!

What's on your reading list this summer?