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Monday, August 12, 2013

... and we're back!

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I wish this last weekend had no end. Spending time with the cutest boy -  I call my husband - is the best and I can't wait until another weekend :) Last year the kindest friends arranged for us to stay at a little cabin in West Yellowstone for our honeymoon - so we had to go back for our first anniversary!! We loved it so much! We had yummy dinner and a play and the nicest weather!

The next morning we walked a few miles holding hands in a pretty trail and talked about how great our first year as husband and wife has been! So many blessings! We also met some really friendly people - everyone waived hi to us as they rode off in their ATVs! It's like the butterflies followed us everywhere, too! We love being in nature and aren't quite ready for winter yet...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


I've made up my mind to have a beautiful garden when I grow up... notice the beautiful! D & I grew our first "garden" this year and it actually grew! We planted seeds and took really good care of them. It's so crazy to see a seed - something so small and dry - grow into a little vine and have flowers bloom. There's so much potential in even the smallest things and that's why I want to grow a garden.

I love flowers and plants (flowers more though!).

Thursday, August 1, 2013

I Love Summer Jam!

Summer Jam 2010
Today I came across this article and I had to share it! I first met Cathy Stokes in Summer 2003 at an Inner City youth day camp called Summer Jam in Chicago. She had a lot to do with getting Summer Jam started and so did two other wonderful women, Robyn and Maraley. They asked me to get good grades in school and to be a good girl that year and every year after that for 7 years. They helped me and motivated to become a better me and just knew how to build people up... it was something I hadn't really seen too much of before. They made Summer Jam a place full of love, kindness, fun, and happiness. It was something to look forward to every year!

Along with them, and because of them, I've been able to meet some really, really, top-notch, amazing kind of people! I'm so happy I have them for friends. Every year, 10-20 counselors would volunteer to come for 2-3 weeks to teach us and to love us girls. I don't know how it happened every year, but every single year, lasting friendships were formed and it felt like we (the campers) knew the counselors their whole lives and we were all best friends... in only 10 or so days. Summer Jam is a miracle. I miss it.