Friends Are Forever

Challenge & Revelation, Missions

This week one of my best girlfriends embarks on a very exciting journey.

 

For 9 months she will be interning with Sarah Kelly in Texas! I am so stoked for the opportunity to travel and learn even more in her journey to becoming an amazing leader. She is an amazing woman of God. And through the years of our friendship she’s always had my back and helped me sort out the jumbled thoughts I seem to collect. Through every breakup and heartache or confusing, frustrating moment she’s been there. I absolutely adore her upbeat and honest personality. There really is no one like this girl. She is amazing and totally has a piece of my heart. I treasure her advice and being able to spend time with her. She has helped me become what I am today. Michaela brought out my sociable side that I’d forgot about as a teen. She helped me laugh when I wanted to cry and boosted when my confidence was at a very low point. Thanks for always pushing me to grow, girl. You are awesome. Praying for you and the many blessings that you are sure to encounter in this next season.

In celebration her and I went out to dinner this past Thursday at Domenicos in Beloit. Every Thursday they have a live Blues band so we got all dressed up for a late dinner. Food was amazing, as always. But the music was phenomenal! I loved the atmosphere. Saturday we got together again, this time to take pictures of her and her boyfriend. She wanted new ones of the both of them. I absolutely adore them. Watch the slideshow to see some of my favorite shots!

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Michaela, I love our memories. And look forward to the awesome ones ahead! Heads up, Grammys. Michaela Hargrove is in town!

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The Great Vacation

Life updates

What a great past week! Vacation was amazing, northern Wisconsin always takes my breath away. The 70-80 degree weather up there was relaxing compared the 102 degrees we were used to! This year was a lot more laid back than our last family vacation.

We did some tourist shopping our first full day in Hayward..

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I couldn’t help but get a few shots of the amazing architecture ..:)

If you woke up early you were rewarded with a little eye candy.

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You could hear the fish coming up for air, leaving ripples in the water. The loons were calling out from some far off place, and the morning mist over the lake was moving calmly. You couldn’t help but take a few shots and then sit back and enjoy the peacefulness. It was heaven.

We filled the rest of our vacation with little activities like go-karts, bonfires, flea-markets, beach picnics, and plenty of dinners out {of course!}

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My favorite part of our vacation was when we rented a boat for the day and spent it all out on the lake 🙂

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Since we came back on Saturday, my sister and I were able to go to see Gungor at Summerwood. They are such an inspiration to the both of us and we were even able to meet and grab a picture with them! It was such an awesome concert. Being right next to the stage was a great experience!  Can’t wait to see them again! {Excuse the cruddy iPhone image quality}

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