I had a sweet, sweet, almost 24 hours in Leavenworth with my BFF from the east side. We spent years together working as GEMS leaders for WA state and I love our friendship. She is fun, godly, sincere, devoted, passionate, & generous. Since we didn't get to have our weekend together at the GEMS conference this year (neither of us could go), we opted for meeting half-way-ish between our homes and spent the time talking, walking, shopping, eating, and talking some more.
Since Elise didn't get a birthday party in June due to the Africa trip, I took her and her BFF, as well as Becca and one of her BFF's (sister to Elise's BFF) to the waterslides up in Canada for an afternoon/evening. We had a great time! Those 4 girls all get along incredibly well and we are blessed to call their family friends.
It was a beautiful day to be at the waterslides, but it wasn't too crowded! It did start to cloud up a little as we were leaving, but you can't beat that beautiful sky!
I also got to have a much-needed coffee date from one of my Mt. Vernon BFF's! I got to share all about Africa and catch up on her life a little as well. We do not see each other nearly enough!
Sarah & I did Ragnar again! Okay, Sarah did the Ragnar and I drove. Love spending time with that running girl!
Those two...teammates in high school, on Ragnar, and now in college! Love them both!
One evening the whole family headed to Berthusen Park so all the girls could run and Ed & I walked. We explored in places we have never seen before and got face to face with this owl! I have never been that close to an owl, I don't think. Not even in a zoo!
And I got to watch a sunset at the bay with my guy and my little girls. I need to do that more.
Coming up next...the other main event from July...cousins & Grandpa visit!!