It finally came…

Tonight was the first night of small group. The first night always stresses me out and makes me nervous-everything is new and unpredictable. So many girls want to come (or say they want to come!), but then you never know if it’s just good intentions or if they really will come. Plus on top of that I can never start a group with a lesson, so it’s always a little awkward. No one knows each other, there’s not much to teach about, and it’s just one of those social frustrations that you always have to…

Florida Vaca

We just got back from a week vacation in Okaloosa Island, Florida- it’s in the panhandle on the gulf coast. This was our first real “family vacation”! It was amazing to actually take a week off and do nothing but relax and soak up the sun. There was no schedule to follow or people to worry about, just us. Lily absolutely loved the beach! She would take off running for the waves- with Filipe at arms reach of course. She had no fear of the water which scared me a little-it would be nice for…