I survived a week in Joshua tree helping lead an outdoor education program for The Buckley School 9th grade class! It was a crazy experience (ask me about it in person) and I learned SO SO much in those few days in the desert. Anyway...despite some ups and down I left the trip stoked to have met some really rad kids! That last photo is my trail team plus another team that came with us to all our activities. We hiked a lot, climbed, bouldered, shared games, laughed a lot, and I basically left the week realizing how much of my heart desires to work with high school kids! Well, i'm back home now trying to process the whole trip and patiently waiting the next steps God has for me. So thank you Buckley 9th grade for being so much fun and for making Joshua Tree a crazy cool experience!


quality time with some quality chicks

I feel so blessed to have spent some quality time with some quality chicks lately. 
The Lord has really blessed me with some incredible women to call friends. 

First stop - Dana point with these babes! Lexi's family rented a beach house and invited us all over.
We were major beach bums for the day relishing in that spectacular ocean view and hearing
about each other's crazy summers! These four chicks in particular are so encouraging to be around and
their passion and zeal for Christ is contagious! Cheers to Lexi, Haley, Kimi, and Aimee for being 
radical sisters in the kingdom. So blessed to call you friends. 

I was able to spend Sat morning with these beautiful ladies!They say you meet your best friends in 
college (true) but what I also like to say is that if you're lucky enough to hold on to some of your
best friends from high school - thats when you know you really hit the jackpot. These women
are so much fun to be around, Our conversations are always so life giving and intentional. They
care so deeply and are all on paths to do insanely cool things! These girls crack me up and i'm pretty
sure we were the loudest table at Good Stuff this morning. I love the longevity of our friendship and 
the trust we have in each other-  love you chicks!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:  If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!


The Sun House - part 1

 Northern Washington is a beautiful place. During our trip we caught some amazing weather, cruised around Olympic National Park, and stayed at the Sun House! Thanks Dad for everything!

 First stop, Auburn WA. Sunset at the Cumbies
 Next stop - Hurricane Ridge! This place was straight out of the Swiss alps!
 in awe
the fog above the trees was crazy!
 perfect quiet time spot
 introducing the Sun House! radical place to spend a few days.
 the 2nd story balcony made it a perfect place to watch the sunset and get those ocean views
 an amazing cabin!
dad capturing that glorious sunset
 check out the view from inside the house. can you believe it!?
 card games! 
clear skies made for a spectacular star worthy sky!

more photos to come.