In the middle of a crazy summer...we some how managed to get the whole family (moms side) to Santa Barbara for a big grandpa-turns-80-aunties-birthday-birth-of-hunter-we-all-love-eachother-celebration! 
We rented out a house in Montecito and spend a few days laying by the pool, shopping, cooking together, telling stories, eating snacks, and just enjoying the time together. I LOVED IT.

Being around family...is such a blessing.
another way God has shown the ridiculous amount of love He has for me..crazy!

(also, on another note...I have this thing for B/W photos. They're so much simpler without the color, but yet so much more epic. So ya..heres a few from our weekend...enjoy.) 

 we have too much fun at pools. 
 happy camper.
Gramps and his coffee. 

more coming in a few!



Just arrived back from another FULL. CRAZY. SPIRIT LED. ULTRA FED. summer at camp.
right now i'm catching up on some tv (aka Espys, so you think you can dance, soccer..etc) 
on my list of things to do this week:
-re pack my stuff to move back to school Friday..ahh!
-play with Hunter as much as possible
-sleep. a lot
-eat some good Japanese food
-sort, edit, upload photos.

let's just say I am livin the DREAM and God has truly blessed me with a jam packed, adventurous, non-stop summer. mmhmm AMEN!


faith like a child.

"First Things" is the optional Bible study we have each morning at 7:30 with campers.
Saw this sitting on a chair and snapped a quick pic.
so simple. so true. yet so hard to actually live out. 

Romans 12:9 Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. hate what is wrong.
 Stand on the side of the good. 

a pixelated life.

WOW. these past two weeks at camp have been UHHH-MAZING. 
(our camp theme is 'a pixelated life' on the life of King David)

we had our first round of campers...which means our first go at all our dances, skits, games, etc. We had churches from Arizona, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Glendale and Ventura all spend the week with us diving into the life and stories of King David. Week 1 of program was A BLAST! seriously. these kids rocked it. Our speaker, Jason Petty, talked to the kids about the different pixels of David's life. Some bright, beautiful, joyful, and splendid...and others dark, dim, sad, and just plain ugly. We all spent time reflecting on these many pixels that make up our lives...and rested in knowing that through it all God is, was, has been, and will always be present in every single pixel of our lives.

We were all sad to see the week come to an end...partially because that meant it was time to clean ALL of camp from top to bottom in 90 degree heat...but mostly because the worst part is saying bye to all the campers we grow so close to. 

Our motivation was knowing that the next week..meant a whole new round of kids :) and our week 2 of camp was EXTRA special....but i'll save that for another post.

for now i'll leave you with a few pictures from the past few weeks.
sadly we're not really allowed to take pictures during the week..mostly because of all the rules going along with parental consent and stuff...but the kids were just precious and I wish I could show you all we get to do! but here are some of the amazing people I get the chance to work with...haha...

This is at one of the boy's houses out in Newburry Park...we were all joking that we clean up nice (because we only see eachother sweaty, dirty, tired, and in athletic clothes) 

This is at the Camp Director's house...hahaha. We were babysitting Benny whos is 8. He was asleep by now so we decided to play with the dogs...Moses and Lucas. 

 4th of July parade in Ojai! 
Our staff went crazy. We have way too much energy for the average person and i'm pretty sure we got a lot of weird looks...but hey, it's fine because we GOT IN THE NEWSPAPER! yupp. the Ventura Star snapped a shot of a few of the staffies dancing. 

is this actually considered a "job"?? I'm having WAY TOO MUCH FUN!! haha
love you all!!