For those that don't know, I spent 15 of my 32 years in the Dallas area and they were very important formative years. So, I have a heart connection with that place and the people there. The trip had it's ups and downs for sure, but I would rather focus on the ups.
First of all my best friend flew in from Michigan and we even stayed in the same house so that was tons of fun.
We just happened to be doing our mascara side my side looking into tiny mirrors. Plus we were both sporting messy buns and black jeans. I had to enlist her brother to take a photo.
We went to many cool coffee shops. I probably had more coffee that week than I drink all year.
I am a diva when it comes to my macchiatos. Donavan nailed it.
I photographed a wedding for a dear friend. I'll share more about that later.
This is me with the beautiful bride at the rehearsal dinner.
And there was the dancing. Oh the dancing.
We also celebrated the 5 year anniversary of the coffee shop that we helped establish.
I love these people so much!
Plus we got to revisit our old church.
We met in our twenties, but we make the 30's look good right?
J lead worship along with others from the team that had moved away. It was the most amazing refreshing time of being in the presence of the Lord. I did not want it to end!
The arts have supremely high value in this community that we have grown up in. It's shaped who we are today. It was great to hear J play at open mic night.
This is an older picture. I did not get to see Michael this visit, but I was blessed to discover some of his Dallas street art in Lower Greenville. I love how his hands really tell the story in the above photo (truly an artist with paint stained fingers). This particular piece shown below was for his Handle With Care project which is a non profit organization that uses arts to fight human trafficking. You should check out what Michael and his team are doing. They have a really great mission and God is doing some amazing things through the program.
It's hard to believe so much happened in such a short amount of time. I am so grateful for all of these people and the opportunity to share life with them.