Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day! A fresh new start!
I just got home from California, and it feels so amazing to be home with all my kiddos together.
I didn’t write or blog much the last few days. I was just in the moment each day, but I did get carried away taking lots and lots of pictures.
And so my next few blogs will be sharing and processing my time in California.
This day we needed to head out for boneless chicken breasts to cook on the grill and my Aunt suggested we go to the grocery store that was just 4 minutes away according to GPS. (My trusted GPS led us to this amazing grocery store and what a treat was in store for us!)
We headed in and were immediately greeted by fresh baked goods,
The baked goodies and breads were followed by a wall of Hispanic candy that immediately shot me back into my childhood in California. Many of these candies can be purchased from ice cream trucks which were plentiful when I was little. Even today, ice cream trucks filled with these goodies are around California.
Next, as we kept walking we came to the bakery, where just about every dessert one could desire was on display including multiple flavors of flan, pastries, cakes, and pies. These pictures are just a snapshot of the rows of treats!
Next, homemade tortillas! Yellow corn, white corn, small ones, and large ones, chips, hard shell, and soft! And when my mom picked them up, they were still warm! Talk about fresh!!
There was a fresh, made to order guacamole station. You could pick your own ingredients and customize your guac!
The meat section covered the whole back wall of the store. I took a video, but no pics. They had literally anything you wanted, cut in all different ways, for just about any type of meal. Seafood, chicken, pork, and beef in all types of cuts.
The last section we visited was the produce. The pictures speak for themselves! Bins and bins of fresh produce.
Impulse buys at the checkout? You betcha! Homemade tortills chips!
And just for fun, I took a picture of my favorite gas station/ice-cream truck candy. Limon flavored salt.
Nia bought watermelon flavored lollipops that were similar to fruit by the foot, but came on a stick.
Vallarta Supermarket was a WIN! If I lived near one, this would be my go to grocery store. Everything was so fresh and the whole experience was just fun!
Here’s a few more random pics from the trip…
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You Lord for unexpected treats and surprises. You lead us to such exciting and fun experiences even in stopping at the grocery. This trip brought me back to living in California as a child. You are a good, good Papa who loves to take care of even the little details of your children’s lives. We praise You Lord for having Your fingerprints in the big stuff and the minor details. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
Blessings and unexpected adventures!
And if you came across this post and you haven’t yet accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, may I encourage you that by choosing Him you receive eternal life in heaven, BUT ALSO abundant life NOW. Following Him is the most precious adventure you have ever taken!! All you have to do to get started is to pray and receive Him as Lord. The Bible says to confess Jesus Christ as Lord and believe with your heart the precious gospel message that Jesus taught. Repent of your sins which means simply to ask Jesus to forgive you and then choose to walk away from them and go in the New Direction that God is calling you to. Confess or speak that you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who died for you, that He was resurrected from the dead, and ascended to heaven. And that you recieve Him as your Lord and Savior. That you are sorry for your sins and you recieve His FULL and complete forgiveness for every wrong you’ve ever committed. And that you are choosing to follow Him now and leave the ways of the world behind for the things of Jesus!!! And if you mean that with your heart, you are saved and set free to live a new life free of sin! The Bible says you are now a brand new creation! Old things have passed away and new things have come!!! The Bible also says that all of heaven rejoices whenever a person is saved!!!! Just imagine the party being held in heaven on your behalf right now!!