{#ETHANProject} week 1, enjoy friendship}

 I am so excited to take part in the #ETHANProject!! 
The purpose of the #ETHANproject (ENJOY the HERE and NOW Project) is to inspire your creativity, motivate you to be a better mom and support you through the summer months.
Challenge 1: Enjoy Friendship 
I am embarrassed to say, I’m pretty much the worst at making new friends. The worst. I blame sports growing up.. I honestly never had to put much effort in to making it maintaining friendships. My friends were those I played sports with, we were together all the time, and had a lot in common. It was easy. I’m also a homebody and introvert at heart – meaning, surface relationships are like nails on a chalkboard to me. I prefer deep, meaningful friendships- people to actually live life with. Plus – my hubby is my very best friend!!! Which means most nights I’d prefer to just stay in and hang out with him and my baby girl!!! 
So, all that to say- what a blessing it was, a year ago, when we were invited to join a dinner group through our church. Our close friends, James & Autumn, were already a part of this group and invited us to join. I could go on and on about how amazing our little group of ten is… But I’ll leave it at this. When we joined the group, there were us adults and Kate (she seriously one of the cutest littles ever!!!). Since then, we have all walked together through our miscarriage doubt, the pregnancy & birth of Harper, as well as the pregnancy and birth of Finley, Brooke, & Avonlea. And now the relocation of one of our couples.  We do life together. Plain and simple. I treasure these people so much. We’ve cried. We’ve laughed. We’ve prayed. We’ve dug into God’s word together. They are God’s definition of community. They are family. & we are so blessed. 
So enjoy friendship my friends!!! You never know what blessings God has for you! 
this picture. this sums it up. & to think. when i 1st met Kate’s mama, Kate wasn’t even born yet & we were still living in CA. love my sweet friend, Kelly, & the friendship our girls are building.
*find out more about the #ETHANProject:  Here!

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