This post is going to consist of just a bunch of pictures with a little background to what was going on.
Let's see... this was, okay, honestly don't remember exactly it was sometime beginning of June. I found this little vegetarian vegan cafe right close to Railroad Square called Wild Greens Community Cafe. It was so so good! It was a little pricey HOWEVER, for the amount of food you got it was totally worth it. It made us (well at least me) feel really hipster. Considering we're an "old" married couple and immediately after this went home and feel asleep watching TV, it still made me feel cool. haha.
For the summer we have been taking care of our good friend Melissa's two cats. She is up here for the summer just working before going back down to Naples for her 3rd and final year of Law School. She was going to pay someone down in Naples to come see them and check in on them but we felt bad and told her we'd watch them. She is still close by and buys all the supplies. We just get to have two furry greeters when we get home each day. It's be fun. This Eli (on the left) and Darcy (right) looking out the window at a squirrel. They have been earning their keep, two weeks ago they found a frog in the house! Eli and Darcy are with us until mid August.
Prior to going to Girls Camp, we headed down to Orlando to the Temple from Friday, June 21st to Saturday, June 22nd. We were invited to a sealing on Friday so we woke up early and headed out and down to the sealing at 10a.m. We then spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon doing some much needed family temple files. Chris was able to get the work totally finished for his grandfather; from baptism to sealing to his wife and parents. It was such a sweet and peaceful day. It was wonderful to feel the spirit while sealing Chris's grandparents together for all eternity. His grandmother passed away on his mission in 2005 and it was great to have them back together again.
On Friday afternoon we went to the movies, just at that little movie theater close to the turnpike. We saw Man of Steel. The theater was quaint and PACKED. So many people had the same idea. Also, a storm was going through and the power went out in the theater about three times and so this picture was during the break while they were getting it to start up again.
Back to work I went... except thankfully had TWO three day work weeks in a row. But still not looking forward to getting back into the five day work week...
We arrived back at my sisters and my brother and his family came by to visit awhile. Elianna showed us her new bike and peddled on down the sidewalk for us.
We went swimming with baby Ben too.
This past week was Youth Conference in Troy, AL at Troy University. Chris and I headed there with a little under 30 of our Ward's youth and some hard working pretty amazing chaperones. From Thursday to Saturday it was no stop fun and spiritual uplifting. I had a great time getting to know my girls better and hanging out with them. Each one is so unique and beautiful. We had a blast! Two dances, great speakers and workshops, providing service to a local food bank, and forming lasting memories.
I really enjoy how much I am learning each day as a result of this calling. I feel so much more happy and really feel like I have a purpose right now in my life. All the activities and events help me to just focus on the hear and now and not worry so much about the future but to just know that I need to take one day at a time and if I prove faithful and do what's right the Lord will bless me with the desires of my heart.
This really has been life for me lately! It's be busy and a rollercoaster of fun. I'm excited and looking forward though to some slowing down time. I have a lot of things to work on around the house and new little projects I need to get done. Sorry for the long period of time between posts but I have enjoyed keeping up with all of your posts and seeing how your lives have been.