Friday, May 18, 2012

Wadi, Wadi

 We rang in the weekend with a quick trip out to the local wadi (technically it means valley, but in this case it was a water filled crack in the earth.)

The last time I went out here, I was three months pregnant with Grace, and now here she is, enjoying the beautiful scenery and splashing in the water! Funny thing is, I remember trying to very careful about where I navigated in the wadi last time since I was pregnant, but I wasn't even showing that time!

 We had our weekly small group on the shore line, eating bread and studying Jesus and the Loaves and Fishes, then splashed into the cool water of the oasis to watch a dunking of a new believer.

 I had a hard time navigating the rocky bottomed water without my shoes and ended up staying near the edge of the water with my camera. Ian and Grace splashed in the water with the other dads and kids and then we all sat down for a picnic on the shore.

 I dried off my babe and snuggled her close, thankful that the wadi provided a respite from the 110+ heat. It was the perfect way to start our weekend!


Tami said...

It sounds like the perfect day! I'm also often on the sidelines taking pictures! Daddies are just good in the water, I think. :) I love that last picture of you and Grace. It is so sweet.

The Taffs said...

God's creation is so beautiful! The scenery there is so stunning!

Jessica said...

How fun and refreshing! Grace seems to really love the water already :-)

carissa said...

how lovely. small group there too?? awesome! and a baptism? best day ever!