Sunday, April 19, 2009

And Then There Was A Dull Hum (Tidbits)

Hello All,

I have been on vacation this last week, which has been very necessary for my mind and body. Thankfully, it was a great and restful week. Now, it's time to re-start my mind and get ready for a busy season coming, as summer rapidly approaches. Here's a few things that I have been thinking about this last week:

- I love living in Ladera Ranch! I would almost say that it's the greatest place on Earth. Great nature trails, awesome parks, perfect pools and quiet when it's right to be quiet. It's a great place to have a "Staycation." If anyone wants to vacation here, let us know and maybe we can rent out our extra room to you!

- That being said, this last week, we had an attempted robbery of the Wells Fargo bank very near to us. The robber parked his Mercedes right around the corner from our house. He biked to his car from the bank, dropped his bike and escaped in his Mercedes. Unfortunately for him, all of the neighborhood kids were out there and easily identified the man and his car! He was caught within 5 minutes! He was "Scooby Dooed!" "I would have gotten away with it if it weren't for those kids!" Bravo kids!

- Speaking of bikes, the kids and I have done 3 bike rides this week. It's incredible fun to be able to play with the kids this way. Of course, there will always be stoppage when a "rolly polly" is found! The girls can't get enough of those things.

- We went to the Dollar Theatre in Woodbridge this last week. $1.00 on Tuesdays, $1.50 on other days, for second run films. Not bad! We saw "Hotel for Dogs." I won't be able to get that 2 hours back! But the kids got a few good laughs in.

- Thanks to Carrie Allen, we got the chance to stay at the Double Tree hotel in Del Mar for free. Well, mostly free! We got there and the man at the desk said, "Have you met up with your group?" Lela and I looked at each other and I responded to the man, "We are our group!" The man asserted that there were 40 of us. I looked back at him and said, "I promise: It's just us!" I quickly discovered that we were part of a group that was to take a tour of the facility and then have a group dinner. "OH, it's a sales pitch!" I'm slow!

- Hilarious moment of the tour for me: "We have ________ skin products in all of our bathrooms, provided exclusively to the Double Tree." You mean, those little shampoos and conditioners can only be found here!? No wonder people steal them!

- Best moment of the evening: At dinner, we sat at the same table with 4 Arabic Christians who go all over the Arab world performing Medical mission work. Their work is inspiring.

- On my iPod this last week: A series on the "Work of the Word" by John MacArthur, Isaiah 35 by Chuck Smith, Themes From James by R.C. Sproul and "God's Purpose And Plan" by James MacDonald. Cap it off with a visit to Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills today with a sermon by Dave Rolph on Ephesians 4. I feel so full of the Word and grateful for gifted men.

- Record highs on the last day of this vacation. As I type, I am enjoying the slightest breeze, but not nearly enough. I am not ready for summer conditions yet.

- AND FINALLY, since I was young, I have been a huge Laker fan. The Lakers beat the Jazz today in game 1 in their race for their first title since Uncle Chick died. If you are unable to reach me during Laker games, don't take it personally.

Hope you have a great week.

Blessings...To Our Friends,
Frank Sanchez


Carrie said...

Liars! They told me there would be no tour and sales pitch this time... *sigh*.

Well I hope you guys had fun anyway! And I hope dinner was good! :)

Can't WAIT to have you back in the office!!!

Anonymous said...

I find it particularly odd that we have 3 of the same Bible teachers on our iphone/pods and have listened to them in the last week. Hmm...

As for the Lakers, i loved every moment of that game. Give us the title already!


April said...

hey...sounds like a restful sweet vacation.
was wondering if you'd send me your address via email at ?

April said...
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Frank And Lela said...

Carrie: We had a blast! The tour was funny and the dinner, a very pleasant surprise.

Eric: You have good taste brother! I don't see anyone that will be able to stop us...except ourselves!

April: I sent you an email just seconds ago. I hope that you are well and I miss having you as a facebook friend!

blythe said...

I hope that you get to preach soon.

I just thought it was high time that I tell you that I really enjoy your messages, and they are so scarce as of late :-/

Frank And Lela said...


Thank you for the kind words. However, it might be better that we live on the good memory rather than spoil it with reality! :-)

Seriously, thank you for the encouragement.