“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” -anonymous

Not many of my friends are aware of my long time friendship with Ruth. It’s hard to see each other all the time, when we live so far apart. But truth be told, we’ve known each other for over 10 years. We were 2 out of 4 women on a team of nearly 30 that took a personality test that had us labeled as peacocks. I’m sure it doesn’t take much of an imagination to figure out the personality traits that came with our package. That summer we became inseparable and laughed a million and one times. We reunited five years ago in Seattle and have remained in each other’s daily life since 2010.

While technology can get in the way of spending quality time with the people around you sometimes, it can also connect you to those who life afar. I am so grateful I’ve been given a chance to witness my Peacock’s journey into her adult life and now to journey with her at the altar where she’ll be getting married in a few weeks. God has been good to us both! Here’s a look back at our fun filled stagette weekend.

I’ve also included my favorite postcard inspired photographs. My friend, Josh has always made it a point to tell me how ridiculous it looks when he sees the amount of people who spend their commutes with their heads buried in their phones. I’m glad I took what he said to heart and looked up on my flight back. I’ve never caught a rainbow in midair, until now. = )

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Dino Success

“Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.”

As I look back at yesterday’s party, I can’t help but beam at the amount of smiles that I remember seeing. Many of the smiles given weren’t solicited by Juju’s words, but by his own squinty, cheesy smile. Even at 12 months old, he reminds me that the greatest gift we can give to others is joy. We can’t take away people’s trials, hardships, or loss, but we can give them joy that will release momentary pain with something beautiful and pure.

Thank you to those who helped make yesterday possible, the ice runs, the setting up, the baking, the clean up, and the gifts that will provide Juju with tons of entertainment to come!

Here are some photos we wanted to share with those who couldn’t make it. These photos were taken by myself, some friends, and our friend Tim on his camera. Who has me thinking about saving up my hustle money for some new equipment somewhere down the line. 😉

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