So far this month I :
-Went on an amazing road trip with my wonderful friends to Nashville. It was such an adventure and still one of my favorite parts of summer.
-I got my ears pierced. I have been telling myself that I would get my second piercing on my lobes since my 18th birthday. Then I was gonna do it on my 20th. Then just one day when I felt like it. And then finally, my 21st birthday came and went and I couldn't wait any longer. So on the 4th of July, Happy Birthday America!, I got my ears pierced. What hurt the most was how many times I accidentally hit my ears with my hands. Sleeping was horrible, every time I turned over (which was a lot) I hit my ears. I finally got that under control, though.
- I spent the 4th of July with my friends and my Fairy Godparents. We had homemade ice cream and shot off fireworks in the front yard. It was a wonderful time.
-I made a million cookies. Not working normal hours in the summer makes for a LOT of introspection time. Apparently, I am most introspective when I am baking cookies. Lots and lots of cookies.
-I went to camp with some girls from Freshwater and we had a blast. It was so much fun to hang out with those little girls for a few days. We played GaGa ball (look it up), made smores, and did archery. It was amazing, our group memorized over 140 bible verses during the weekend. 12 kids. It was really cool because the campers were studying in James, learning about the impact their reactions can have on those around them. I have been reading James during the month of July, a chapter a week, and it was super neat to watch God reveal himself to me in some of the same lessons our campers were learning. Man, I love summer camp.
All in all, July has been such a good month. It seems like at least once a week I get to share a meal with my friends (only the dream of my life), hanging out with wonderful people, playing Heads Up. I've been busy, busy, busy working on VBS, Welcome Week, and intern things for the fall.
+Trinkets from July
|Camp selfie: The before.|
|Archery, like boss.|
|For Aubryn's birthday the girls decorated our bunks.|
|Lucky girl got to celebrate her birthday at camp!|
|Studying hard, trying to memorize as much scripture as possible.|
|Our watermelon picking skills are on point.|
|Breakfast for dinner and friend hangs at Beka Todd's.|
|Spades Night: Sitting in between my two favorite people.|
Happy July! Whoo!