working alongside Traci was never boring or mundane. she's going to kill me for putting this picture up, but it's totally worth it.
visits from Chief in my office. he's a troublemaker, but he's a cutie and a keeper!!
speaking of cuties, i loved when Mathias came for visits. he's a Tar Heel in the making!!
cheesy photo ops that were completely normal. abnormally large rocking chair? of course we need a pic!
playing and working alongside April and her team. both an honor and a joy. LOVE LOVE LOVE her!!
Branson High School Volleyball. the reason i stuck around Btown in the first place. conversations with these three on the bench mid-match are forever etched in my memory.
doing daily life with these two was a privilege. talk about two godly young women who passionately pursue the Lord. they truly get it more than i ever did in high school! not to mention, i don't think i've ever laughed that hard and that consistently in my entire life. what's not to love??
never a dull moment when you spend your weekends with crazy 15 year olds like these two knuckleheads.
these nine girls gave me a glimpse into motherhood. i would do absolutely anything for them and i don't think it's possible to be any more proud of who they are as individuals and how hard they worked to become better volleyball players. i gave them my heart and they stole it. i'm not asking to get it back any time soon.
Trish and Shay are two phenomenal friends. i have never felt so unconditionally loved in my entire life than by these two incredible women. i adore them.
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i'm glad i like Tampa so much already, or else i think i might be overwhelmed by feelings of homesickness or loneliness or the desire to pack up and move back. thankfully, that's not the case, but i do long for the return of my fabulous Bransonites into my daily life. and when i say "Bransonites," i'm including my loves in Ozark, Springfield, etc. so, who's up for a beach trip?? seriously.
much love to my Bransonites. you have captured my heart forever.
live unashamedly :: laugh uncontrollably :: love unconditionally.