Saturday, June 14, 2014

Summer Fun

Today was the perfect summer Saturday.  It was awesome!

It started with an essential oil cooking class and Brunch. A lot of people from my doTERRA team came, and we had a great time learning about how to cook with essential oils. We had perfect weather, and all the food was delicious!

Nassera is from France, and she taught us some great recipes using essential oils.

This was my last Team Event here in Virginia, so it was bittersweet. It was hard to say goodbye, but it was also wonderful to think about how large our team has grown over the last 3 years. (We now have over 1000 people, all over the U.S., and around the world!) And to think that it all started with that first class at Little River Yoga.  I made a lot of phone calls to set up a class, and got a lot of "no"s, but I got one "yes" and a huge part of my team came because of people that enrolled at that first class. I cherish the relationships I have made with all of these wonderful women and men on my team- it is such a privilege to work with them, and to be sharing these amazing gifts of the Earth. I am so blessed.

After our brunch the Hansens came down from DC, and we went to our pool. We barbecued some chicken, and ate potato salad and corn on the cob. The kids swam for hours, played on the adjacent playground, and munched on watermelon. Rebecca, Mike, Jack and I chatted poolside, and got in to swim a few times too. The weather was perfect (not too humid) and there was a slight breeze. It was the perfect summer day.

 We have spent a lot of time in this cute little baby pool over the last 4 summers- Leo was just 6 months old when we first moved here!  Now Lena is 4 months old- so she loves it too.

They had a bounce house set up this weekend, so the boys enjoyed some bounce time.  This photo makes Leo look like an amputee.

After the fun at the pool we returned to our house, where Jack built a little campfire in our fire pit. We roasted marshmallows, and then dipped them in toppings:  chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs, caramel sauce, chopped nuts, etc.  Yum! We decided that we could never go back to plain old s'mores again.

Rebecca and Mike. Aren't they cute? 

We put up the baby swing in our tree, and Lena got to swing for the first time. She loved it.

As the sun began to set, we reflected on our fun summer day and didn't want it to end.  We leave for Colorado soon, and this will definitely stand out as one of our very favorite memories of our last summer in Virginia.  *sniff*

No comments: