What made it worth it was the quality time I was able to spend with these radical humans. Kate and Brad are one of my favorite couples to hang out with because they are 100% FUN. love em.
Kamee is Kate's sister and I loved hanging out with her before she heads to hume this summer!
I think summer has officially arrived. *although I feel as though i've been in a perpetual summer since spending 3 months in the the hot african heat!
Moms are important people. Not only do they endure extreme amounts of pain to bring us into the world (I can say this for I witnessed my nieces birth) but they also help us with pretty much every step of life - from little to small. I know that as I get older, I am slowly beginning to realize all that my mother has done, and continues to do in my life. I thank the Lord for allowing me to be raised under her care, love, support, and wisdom. From little moments, to big moments, simple moments on the couch or in the kitched, to big moments at graduations and weddings - my mom has been through it all. Shes stood there with such understadning, such grace, such wisdom, such endurance, strenght, and beauty and I respect her deeply for that.
So, happy mothers day mom. Thank you for the way you have blessed us children and loved us unconditionally. And also, a special shout out to all those mothers in my life- aunties, sisters, grandmothers...and especially my few friends who are welcoming babies this year :) I am honored to learn from your love and motherhood.
Praise God for Mothers!
...you love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. You derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with another person.
And then I realized I have spent the past week straight with people, breaking the ice, making new friends, strengthening old ones, and connection to a crazy network of people I am blessed to be a part of. My life right now is a bit wild and all over the place - but I'm loving the time I get to spend connection to people, loving them fully, and embracing the "woo" in me.
HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THEY!?
So much joy!! Nati looked like a bohemian princess (so her style) and we were all so impressed with how nicely Marty man cleaned up!!
Now maybe the best part of this whole weekend was the night after the wedding - sleeping in a cabin with the NEST GIRLS!! Minus Nati of course, and Kate who was celebrating her bday with her husband which we accept. A night with the nesters was almost too good to be true. We are blessed with a truly incredible bond, something that can only come from Jesus!
The next morning we met up with Chris and Colt in town for some breakfast. ahhh...it was so good to be back with all of them.
- so after all the wedding festivities, I had planned a road trip up north to see some friends. Colton and Natty sue ended up coming with me which worked out perfectly!
-After a short time in Redding I headed back down south to SF to see my two high school homies - Alli and Asami! We ate a lot of really good food (priority in our lives haha) and stopped at a few cool parks and look out points in the city.
obligatory shot by those SF houses.
love this little fashionista!
*so i'm sitting here after a week of non-stop people/driving/sleeping in weird places/eating good food/good conversation/quality time...etc and I am just so thankful for the people God has placed in my life and the love I get to share with all of them. My life is all over the map (literally) and I am still venturing around trying to seek more of God's will for my life and honestly - this is the best. I am learning to love the uncertainty and the spontaneity of life right now and I am so excited to see what is coming up next. Praise God...for every good and perfect gift is from above!