Breathe Easy

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Rizo and I on a beach date, fulfilling the game that I made her for her birthday. One of her prizes was a trip to Grand Haven. Off we went on a Monday bright and sunny. Then to our surprise found Vandermill Ciders and stopped on the way back for a cider sampler and some gluten free pizza half and half bacon/asparagus and veggie…goat cheeses pesto and delicious extra toppings.
No one can ever replace her. Find a great friend who’s been through years with you and even when one of you gets joyfully married, that friendship will be priceless. Be thankful for your friends…you never know when they’ll be gone.

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Flowers, Plaid, and A Frozen Yogurt Bet

Tulip Time

Tulip Time

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Mi Amor's cousin and the doggie!

Mi Amor’s cousin and the doggie!

Always lots of dancers

Always lots of dancers

The ending bow

The ending bow

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WhiteCaps! My first baseball game!

WhiteCaps! My first baseball game!

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Off to Grand Haven

Off to Grand Haven

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I told Cameron to go under (p.s. water was ICE CUBE TEMP)  he said, "What would you give me?" I said, "I'll buy you Frozen Yogurt"  He said, "Okay" Walked out about ten yards, dove under, came back with a smile on his face.

I told Cameron to go under (p.s. water was ICE CUBE TEMP)
he said, “What would you give me?” I said, “I’ll buy you Frozen Yogurt”
He said, “Okay”
Walked out about ten yards, dove under, came back with a smile on his face.

His victory of the frozen yogurt bet.

His victory of the frozen yogurt bet.

Anchors Aweigh

Beach time…
My schedule has been, work day, beach day, work day, beach day…
how amazingggg is that!?
{{and friends made it even BETTER! then ICE CREAM made it even AWESOMER}} 


It was great to just…BE

I didn’t HAVE to DO, or SAY, I love the beach for that reason. I can just breathe and BE.

Laying on my towel yesterday, hearing the rush of the wind through the trees and the waves crashing upon each other, God just talked.
Like, you know how you don’t have to pursue Him, cause He’s always pursuing you…this was one of those days when I felt that.

Just talking to Him is refreshing…cause there’s always so much on my mind, and Mi Amor couldn’t come to the beach with me to get it out verbally…
I  have found that, in the words of Mattie Montgomery
“We get so wrapped up in doing things FOR God,
we forget to do things WITH God.”

One of my favorite ways to connect with God is enjoying what He created.
That’s just another reason I love traveling-
exploring more and more of what He created me to see.

I’m gonna miss this connection while I’m in Grand Rapids…no bonfires, or millions of fireflies, or vast starry skies.
I’ll have to find some new escapes with Him.

Sometimes, I feel like me working on my heart is a big joke.
Its one of my priorities this summer, even though it should be all the time…but, like at points I can be SO in awe of Christ, and then…other times I get so distracted…and sometimes, its even in the same moment.

This is me; translucent as ever;
These are my anchors:
\\lust//

~riches~

*vanity*

+desires of travel+

>pride<

{{envy}}

Tomorrow, I am getting a foot tattoo
Anchors Aweigh”
It is a sailor term, meaning that the anchor is being lifted from the sea’s floor.
I’m using it as a reminder for God to strip me of the anchors of my life; those holding me from sailing all the waters He has for me to explore.

Cool things is, even if I feel like a hypocrite and a joke at points,
God still just wants me. He wants my heart despite my anchors.
I really really really just wanna hug Christ sometimes…