This is year three for me doing the 365 challenge. What can I say, I know I love it, but I always seem to get into a rut at least a few times during the year. Yet I am way too stubborn and determined to quit! I'm excited to be starting a challenge this month. In the meantime here are a few favorites from July:
I snapped this visually interesting (because it is, at least to me!) sign on the way back from the office. I had to stop by to pick up my new business cards (yay!) and to take a photo downtown. I feel like I have finally found the best place to park that isn't far away and not a fortune. Someday I hope to own a parking lot, it's actually one of my goals!
Kate and Emily came over one evening with high hopes of having a craft night. Instead we just eat to our heart's content and chatted. I feel so lucky that I am in a season of my life where I can basically spend unlimited time with friends and have such thought-provoking conversations.
Every summer The Magazine has a summer picnic where prizes are raffled off. This year I won a very nice gift card to Max's. I found this darling sterling silver ring with gold center. It's one of two real pieces of jewelry I own and I have been wearing it often. As you know, this has been a summer of achievement and career-dreams-coming-true for me. I've decided that this ring aptly represents God's favor and what I have earned with my own time and effort.
Watching fireworks go off from the Stonearch Bridge was just spectacular. I also loved running into Joy and her parents, who are missionaries in Japan and rarely get to visit, that evening. I'm only sad I couldn't make it out of the awful parking lot traffic jam to mingle with Alicia and Becky at The Cafeteria.
When I have the time I love to sit down with a good book. Luckily Becky and I beelined it to Barnes & Nobel at the Galleria to pick up fresh copies of Emily Giffin's newest read. I am already loving it. For my small group that meets Monday evenings (more on that later) I am reading that Heidi Baker book. It's been the perfect thing for me to go through as I learn to be more outward about my faith and live in authenticity.