yet another busy summer month. this one started out with a bang, as we celebrated the 30th birthday of my amazing friend, candace. it was a privilege and pleasure to be able to help her husband plan her 30th birthday bash. she chose to celebrate with a big gathering of friends and family at their home- complete with an ultimate ice cream sundae bar and a bounce castle in the backyard. it was a fun evening with friends!
mid-July i was blessed to be able to take a trip to california with my partner-in-crime, katie. through the generosity of others, with a few great deals, and because of one loving husband who stayed home with the kids, i journeyed to the west coast for the first time in my life. it was a memorable experience! what took me there was a women's conference in which one of my friends from college was to be a speaker. i was encouraged to worship Christ in everyday life, and received some valuable parenting tips as i seek to shepherd the hearts of my kiddos. i spent some quality time with my college friend bekah, and spent a day doing touristy things with katie. i am very thankful for this opportunity i had!! (and i can't believe i was able to sum it up in a few sentences, but here are some pictures to fill in some gaps)
in july we did lots of things to stay cool, like going to the splash park
and hanging out in the air conditioning, just being cool :)