These past few weeks have reminded me of how richly blessed I have been in my relationships- new and old :)
Since my last post, I was surprised by a (brief) visit from Jerry and Bonnie Van Someren, a couple from my home church who were riding through Colorado on their motorcycle and happened to drive past SMR. Just a few days later, I had a chance to visit shortly with my Uncle John and Aunt Caroline while they were here for their Larson family reunion.
This past weekend I was blessed with a visit from 3 of my high school friends, Kya, Jennifer, and Leanne. Yes, they drove all the way from Wisconsin just to camp at Snow Mountain Ranch (and see me :)! We had a great time hiking (though not all of them went exactly as planned...), driving (Trail Ridge Road... kudos to Kya for excellent driving skills), shopping (plenty of souvenir stores in the area!), and hanging out at the campsite (/in the tent, when the weather wasn't cooperating with our plans). I am so glad that they took the time and effort to make the trip, and hope they enjoyed it as much as I did!
Today was the last day at work for many of my co-workers... it was hard to say goodbye, and the Grill will not be the same without them, but I am thankful for the chance I had to get to know so many incredible people this summer!