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The Rest of The Summer....

The last half of my summer was literally a blur of activity.
I hosted two estate sales. This just kind of happened, but it's opened up a world of possibilities for opportunities!
We had this little cutie spend a couple nights with us. These two just LOVE each other. It makes my heart happy.
Jason and I went to church camp as counselors. Serving in the children's ministry these past couple of years has been a huge blessing for me. I've learned more about the Bible from our curriculum than I have in 35 years! And going to camp was such a treat. It was tiring and hard to function some days, but it was such a wonderful time. Getting to know the kids was amazing.

We took our first official church directory picture as a family!

This is my absolute favorite picture of the kids we've ever taken. They all are smiling so beautifully and look genuinely happy in it.

This little missy turned 3!!! Colbi is one of the most funny kids to be around. Her mannerisms are seriously hilarious. She is one sassy little thing, and I love spending time with her.

My friend Kate had a BIG summer - a wedding and a baby on the way! We got to celebrate her wedding with a shower, and another one is to come! That little boy will be one lucky kiddo to have her as a mom.

I have done a lot of painting this summer. I have a lot more to go. It's a labor of love, for sure!

I also got to participate in VBS at church as the craft leader. Growing up, and as an adult, I was sure I would be called to work with youth because of my positive experience with adults in my teenage years, but God has shown me just how much I love younger kiddos. It's been such a fun summer with them!

On a sad/happy note, my friend Reagen of 15 years moved to Rockport. We've seen each other at least once a week for a standing friend date for at least four years, as we've lived about ten minutes away from each other since then. Then, she left me to go get married and build a house at the beautiful coast with a wonderful man who treats her like a queen. How dare she. She is still within driving distance (what's 6 hours between best friends?) so I went down to see her once already. I'll be seeing her again very soon. I guess I will sacrifice and go to the beach here and there to have my friend dates, if I must.
School for Avery doesn't start for another two weeks, and I just can't wait. I know she is so excited as well. And this year, she will be doing dance!! I am so excited for her!!


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