Donald Miller and the RV

Spring Break 2012  began with a few Austin SXSW festivities.  I have been dreaming of meeting Donald Miller for years.Blue Like Jazz and Million Miles both shook me and made me ache to write with even 1/10 of his authenticity and grace.

And now the movie happens to be incredibly moving and genre breaking. It will impact many. See it!

 This is me pretending to be cool but coming out of my skin because I was so excited.

My sweet friend Sarah Henry...

Then we got brave and Zac rented an RV.

All of these people...

Slept for a few days in this...

Doing this....

and hayrides and swimming and fishing and hiking and cooking and laughing and fighting and working.

And the new little Chief of our tribe...

note my children were jumping into a river with big rocks, we were both a little concerned (me and the Chief):

And it felt like a Million Miles in a Thousand Years and like we were really living instead of talking about living.

Those are my favorite kinds of days... the days that feel like this....

But my favorite moment of the week was celebrating the spectacular life of one of our favorite people... Riley Jane Clark.

You changed the world with your content smile...

we will miss you sweet girl and can't wait to see you with Jesus before too long.

Whatever your lot... It was always well with your soul.