Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What I Did on My Summer Vacation 2012

It's been six weeks since we last blogged. Here's what Ben and I did this summer in Texas.

I (Katie) went on a family girls' trip to Mexico.
We visited food trucks in Dallas.
We snuggled our puppy.
We went as counselors to student camp and led a Bible study/recreation group named "Team Chopstix".
Team banner
Rec games. It was hot.
Morning Madness
Camp shirt
One of the beloved camp traditions is "Date Night", a dress-up dinner. Ben and I dusted off our wedding attire to recreate our Big Day.
Dress source: Goodwill. $15.
In late July we flew to Louisville to visit our very dear friends Macy and JT, who just moved there from Dallas to attend the seminary.
Fajitas in their brand new DIY kitchen
We visited a bourbon distillery. I got a tat.


(just a temporary one :)
Wild Turkey distillery. Ben was feeling very Southern, genteel, and hifalootin', like we needed to adopt Virginia accents maybe.
 Our last weekend of summer was spent at the lake with very dear friends from our home church.
Shucking corn for dinner
Ben makes stuffed jalapeno appetizers
 Just two days before flying back to Haiti, I headed for a day trip to sweet ol' Waco, Texas. Several of my best friends have moved to Austin, and Waco is halfway between.
Common Grounds, home of every Baylor kid's favorite coffee
Ninfa's, home of every Baylor kid's favorite margarita
The Baylor bear! She got very close.
My favorite place- Baylor campus
Those of you who know us personally know that we had quite an unexpected and trying event occur on the very last day before we were supposed to fly back to Haiti for this new school year. That's my next post.

Thank you, God, for this summer. I'm excited and refreshed and filled up with love from friends and favorite things. I feel like I've "sharpened the tool" as Stephen Covey would say, and I'm ready for this school year to begin.

Katie

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