When my sister-in-law from Utah is in town it turns into a party here. I talked a little bit about her visit back HERE, but I left out our hike.
And I kind of have to put it in here because not only was it great conversation (I love each of those women so much, and have learned so much from their wisdom over the years), but it was also one of those days that I appreciated living in the desert more than ever.
It took me a few years to fully soak in the beauty of this place. After so many years in Utah and Virginia when we first moved here I was a little bitter missing the seasons and the gorgeous trees that stretched out as far as your eye could see (in Virginia). Even the freeways were lined in greenery so much that I couldn't figure out my directions at first. It was like I was in a maze of trees. But I loved it so much. And part of me will always miss that.
But man oh man how I have grown to love the beauty of the desert.
So grateful for what an artist God is.
And that I got to appreciate that art and the fact that I live right next to most of these amazing women that day emerged in all that beauty.
p.s. it's been a really nutty weekend and we still haven't even gone over all the wonderful internship ideas that have come in for Elle...please know how much I appreciate all you have sent whether in comments or emails, and I will try to get back to you soon!