Monday, June 21, 2010


I never went to summer camp when I was in high school. My church always had it the same week in August, and I was always camping or on vacation.
So now that I am a leader, I am just as excited as the kids!
I drove myself to Jr. High camp this past weekend since I had to work. And after I got over the pass, it was BEAUTIFUL.
This picture is after I went through Wenatchee, looking back towards the Cascades. God is good!

At the campground, there was a hammock set up. I took advantage of that.

On Saturday, we went to SlideWaters in Lake Chelan. The boys insisted on being in the picture since it would turn into a Twitter update.

We made breakfast and lunch for all the kids, and ended up with a GIANT pile of sandwiches. Thats a lot of turkey, ham, peanut butter and jelly!!

The campground we stayed at had a huge field and the kids just ran around out there. Beyond those trees is the water. Ahh, so pretty!

Lastly, some of the girls brought stuff to make friendship bracelets, and I joined them to make a purple one to match my swimsuit!
The joys of camp!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A little bit of my weekend. :)

Of all of the Napier's, I first met Daniel. I worked at Bethany and the children's coordinator introduced me to Daniel telling me, "Anything you need cut out or laminated, let me know and Daniel can do it!"
Besides getting art projects for Sunday School together, I also was [and still am] a high school leader, and Hope was in my small group. After a few months, I put two and two together, figuring out that Hope and Daniel were brother and sister. And that is when I found my second [or third, fourth maybe] family.
Hope continued to be in my small group until she graduated and we became great friends. Just by hanging out with Hope, I spent a lot of random time with Daniel, and their parents. [Who, by the way, are awesome.]
Hope went to bible school in Colorado and now their entire family is moving to the East Coast! Its sad for us in Washington, but exciting as well. Anyway, I will miss them a ton! My 'fake' sister and brother. ;)

This was at Daniel's 16th birthday BBQ this past weekend. It was really fun/funny, as this picture shows.
[Left to right: Ryan, Daniel, Alex and Derek.]

Hope and I wrote with sidewalk chalk in my garage after the BBQ, killing time until we figured out some adventure to go on. And this is what she wrote. So sweet! I will never erase it! Haha.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stylish cooking and baking.

I want one or all of these. Please and thank you.

Really though, ever since I started working in the coffee business [2007!!] I have had a special place in my heart for aprons. I was on Country Living and saw a clip about aprons and fell in love with these for obvious reasons.
Ah yellow, my long lost friend. So bright and cheery and summery, perfect for Washington. Cooking and baking happily- rain or shine.
This one is just... awesome. I like the tiered part, and that it looks like it was just random scraps of fabric put together.

Lastly, this cute little blue one. I already have the chucks, just get me that jug and I will be perfect!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer is near.

School is almost here. And to celebrate, I took Alex and Claire to Forza.
Big kids only.
[Miles was at preschool.]

Earlier, I took Miles to preschool and he wore my sweet glasses.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Were you born in a barn? Then shut the door!

Yes, I do realize that I pretty much completely copied Katy. But her door post inspired me to find pictures of my favorite doors. Not just front doors though, I've got the whole house and garage covered!
I am in love with glass garage doors.

Also sliding barn type doors INSIDE houses. Can I have one? Please??

And lastly, classic red front doors.
Beautiful during any season.
Ah, love.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

...and then there was one.

I can count on one hand the number of close friends I have from high school. The kind I still keep in touch with and hang out with. That is, when they are home in Washington.

After this week, it will be down to just me as far as girl friends go. Talicia is in the dirty south [I had to say it]. Katy is in So Cal. [Again, I am trying to make myself laugh because I am so sad my friends are gone.] And Kelsey will be on her way to good ol' North Carolina in a matter of HOURS. Yes hours.

This past week made me so happy. Katy was home, Kelsey was getting married, and I got to dress up 3 nights in a row! [Kelsey's wedding, by the way, was gorgeous. And beautiful. And wonderful. I will post pictures when I get some!]

Now the wedding is over, everyone is gone, I'm back to work as usual, and its in raining in true Washington fashion. I need to start saving for plane tickets. :)