The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time. Any fool can do it. There ain’t nothing to it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What I’m enjoying: flowers in bloom, hot coffee, family in town, birds chirping, summer adventures, red manicures, sundresses, playlists, books that challenge me, sweaty hikes, beach days, friends with pools, doing messy life with our people, and a good God whose steadfast love never ceases.
Y'all know this backdrop with the gorgeous garden flowers has my heart. Isn't it awesome when the natural beauty of a venue steals the show? Add in a stunning bride and groom, and you've got a picture perfect moment. #laurawatsonwedding
Two years ago today we said goodbye, for now, to a friend who made California feel like home to us. Mike introduced us to the now familiar trails and welcomed our family into his as if he’d known us our whole lives. Most of all, he spent time loving our kids and treated them like grandkids. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I remember the first time he took us out hiking. My husband was at a USC football game, but Mike and Brenda invited the kids and me out. I wore bootcut jeans and a crossbody purse. About 100 feet into our hike, Mike looked at me and said, “You can’t wear that. It’s embarrassing. Give it to me and I’ll carry it in my backpack.” 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s just one of the reasons we loved him - he was not afraid to tell the truth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Until we all get to hike the hills of heaven together, I’ll be trying to love people the way Mike loved us - and be very thankful I’m not in the mountains wearing a purse.