Monday, October 14, 2013

southern lovin'

this past week, i spent some time in raleigh, north carolina 
with some pretty awesome people.
we hung out, went to an international fair, 
spent some time at the beach, and pursued fall colors.
i won't bore you with too many words;
i'll let the pictures tell the story...

 my only hint of fall colors in the distance while i sipped chai and spent time with Jesus.

"fake friend" time over some pretty coffee and yummy food.

fun times celebrating culture with these chicks

 first view of the atlantic!
the sky is literally on fire
while the sun is being amazing and doing this,
i turned around and saw this:

later, we all hit the beach for a stroll.
i mean, the beach is pretty magical.
chai and chat in person.
so good for my soul.
it's  just pretty in the south. 
 fall finally showed its shy self.
 you can say what you want about the SBC,
but their focus on reaching the nations is unparallelled. 
grateful for their influence in my life.
 i got to have one more date with susan, too!

sadly, all good things come to an end
and i was california bound.
but not before one last amazing sunrise in the carolinas.

i am so grateful for this time away!
i was able to reconnect with old friends, make new friends,
and spend some much needed time with Jesus.
well, until next time.



Thursday, October 10, 2013

10 on 10: east to west

ten on ten:
ten photos on the tenth of every month.
this month, we go from coast to coast.
away we go!

my vacay in north carolina was over
and this kid got up super early to take me to the airport.

busy, busy at the raleigh airport.

landed in charoletee just in time for this.

 layovers mean finishing books

guys! it's pumpkin smash season at jamba!
layovers are also good on the taste buds.

water and movies somewhere over the midwest.

the bay welcomed me home with fall in full effect:

pumpkins beckoned at traders,

and moccasins kept my feet warm.

this afternoon was spent sippin
on some pumpkin rooibus in my new mug.
grateful to take some NC home with me.

happy ten on ten, y'all!
linking up with rebecca
ten on ten button


*jet lagged* cindy