summer deck hangs with the ladies. glitter pedicures and cold grapes and Ningxia slushies to beat the heat. I thought I was coming back to cool Seattle weather but it’s almost as hot as Utah 😎 I love it, but also send an air conditioner.
back home. the house is messy, i actually have to prepare meals, my kids are loud, and i absolutely love it. sometimes a little space is just what you need to realize how sweet you really have it.
spending the last three days in Utah has been a dream. among new friends and friends I’ve loved for years, planting lavender in dusty fields, learning and growing in ways I didn’t expect. sometimes you say yes to things that seem crazy and it changes your life. don’t be afraid to go after things and have adventures and step out when it seems scary - that’s usually when the best things come to be.
coffee at 4pm like a fool. Mumford blaring. I leave for four full days in 36 hours and haven’t thought of packing. I haven’t grocery shopped for the seven people I’m leaving behind. I haven’t put together the teacher gifts for the last day of school. and my husband will be gone until 9pm tomorrow night. turns out if you’re a procrastinator at 20, you’re still one at the number that shall not be named.
so this is 40. I’m still having trouble saying that number out loud, but I’m also excited about all that is ahead in this beautiful life God has given us. last night I was humbled to have so many friends and family together in one place, laughing and talking and eating tacos and drinking palomas and just being together. of all the things I love in this life, gathering people and hearing their stories just might be my favorite. (I also love that my house is now bursting with peonies and chocolate and wine - my people get me.) feeling so grateful today in so many ways.
I’ve been dreaming of this tattoo for two years, and yesterday it came true. Seven flowers, one for each of my little blooms, and an extra for the baby boy we’d planned on adopting. “The Lord will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land, He will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11.
perfect morning for a family hike. had to stop and eat lunch .15 miles in but they trekked the rest of the way like little adventurers. we found fairy houses and scrambled up hillsides and soaked up all the PNW beauty we could.
grateful for his ability to make bedtime enjoyable for each kid most nights. that’s definitely not one of my giftings 😬🤷🏻♀️
quick trip to the farmers market for some garden starts and I couldn’t pass these up 😍