Saturday, July 21, 2012

sunkissed with a GPS

Since being home from Kenya, Knox and I haven't stopped traveling and visiting friends. We stayed in Auburn with my family for the week after I got back. It was so good getting to relax, sleep, get over all my jetlag, and visit with my family. We have gotten to do lots of American-ish things since I've been home and I've been loving it!!
We celebrated the 4th of July. Not sure how you can get more American than that!! We made banana pancakes with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. RED WHITE AND BLUE. It was a great day.

Going on an american-y-ish date. 

We said goodbye to my fam and drove up to Branson, Missouri. We were both missing kamp a whole lot since it was our first time not being there the past two summers. And what a joy it was to see all of our kamp friends! Lots of people were visiting at the same time as us, so we got to have a little reunion. It was basically the greatest three days of catching up and getting to hang in kamp.

We got to spend time with some of our kamp besties. Kathryn is one of my sweet friends from kamp and I am so thankful for her! She brings lots of light and laughter into a room and it was a joy getting to hang out with her and brad. The last time we saw them was in SPAIN. Crazy. Love them. Love kath.

Of course we went to Andy's right off of the Branson strip. It's kind of tradition because the only time we really talked the first summer we met was at the Andy's. That's another story.

From Branson, we drove down to San Antonio! We have been getting to spend lots of time with Knox's family and it's been great! His youngest sister, Elizabeth loves waking Knox up with laughter and tickling. She has just about the cutest smile ever. 

Shaved fruit. I'm still not convinced that it's "healthy" because it's just so good. But I'm going to tell myself that it is because IT'S THAT GOOD! So we've been there two or three times since we got here a week ago. Obsessed.

We went to the lake with one of Knox's best friends Zach. And thats how we got to the CUTEST PLACE on the planet, Gruene, TX. The only way I can describe it is Gilmore Girls Stars Hollow in Texas, with lots of cute old people and antique stores. Basically, I loved it.

We got to go sailing on Zach's sailboat. SO cool. SO legit. It rocked.

Next stop was in Austin. It was all around a great trip. We got some peach tea that was made in Fredericksburg aka Knox's new home next year.

I got to see one of my middle school/childhood besties Kallie! I was reminded of how funny and full of joy Kallie is! Loved getting to visit with her, loved Austin, can't wait to hang with this girl when I move in the spring!

So kind of big news: I GOT AN INTERNSHIP IN AUSTIN! I'll be there next spring! It hasn't really hit me yet, but I am so excited!! The Lord is so faithful in the way He opens doors and finds connections in the most random places. If you would have told me this time last year that I would be interning in Austin I wouldn't have believed you. And now it's happening! 

So needless to say, I am so excited to see what God has in store for me in Austin. I have seen God at work through how I found my internship and how He has been allowing these doors to be opened. I'll be an intern at Mission:Possible Austin. Check it out, they are so legit. And I cannot wait!!

These next few days will be full of traveling, meeting with grad schools (EEEEK), and a roadtrip to Colorado with the Schroller family! The transition from Kenya life to normal life has been interesting, but I have been blessed to have had this transition been filled with family, friends, laughter, sun (sunburn), opening doors, exciting chapters ahead, and living for the day. God is so good.

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