Friday, September 26, 2014

My Week in Sketches

Chatting with my friend, late into the night...

...and catching up with a friend over coffee.

I got to be the bedtime-story-reader to my friends' kids before they went to sleep.

I joined a new small group at church, which I'm really excited about.

At work, I've been working with our contractor to finish renovations on our office building. There are a lot of details to think through!

Some friends came over to my house for the first time this week, and it's always funny having to explain my whimsical decoration choices.

Friday, September 19, 2014

My Week in Sketches

I went camping with my friends last weekend at a beach in Malibu! It was so great. 
My friends get excited whenever they get to talk to grown-ups, after a long day of talking to toddlers...

My friends' kiddos were happy playing at the beach for HOURS.

My favorite part of the trip was one night when we started shooting things into the air with a slingshot and tried to catch them. It was so much more fun than it sounds.

We had a set of corn-hole (aka bean bag toss) and the kids enjoyed retrieving the bean bags for me when I was practicing. It was pretty convenient, I'm not gonna' lie.

I swung by my parents' house afterwards, and they graciously allowed me to do all of my post-camping laundry.

I had to hunt all through my house for this year's Comic Con badges so that I could pre-register for next year. Look out, nerds, I'm coming your way!

I love when my coworkers bring their kids to the office, and the halls are filled with giggles and the pitter-patter of little feet.

Our office building is still being renovated, and this week we went as a staff and wrote things on the ground before the carpet went down and covered it up!

Friday, September 12, 2014

My Week in Sketches

This was just a funny exchange we witnessed, as a five-year-old tried to delegate the task she had just agreed to...and she wasn't fooling anyone.

The church I work at hosted a conference on Friday night and Saturday morning. It was a great time, but funny to work so late on a Friday and then so early on a Saturday.

My friends and I attended a screening of Indiana Jones on a rooftop! So cool. 

I attended the baby shower of my oh-so-pregnant friend.

A friend and I went shopping at an outdoor mall, and it was so relaxing and peaceful and we had fun dreaming up ideas together.

I don't know why this was what came to mind as I reflected on my day...but yes, sometimes I have awkward interactions with coworkers when I'm unsure of my wardrobe.

Friday, September 5, 2014

My Week in Sketches

Nothing brings a staff together like moving a 1,000-pound projection screen.

My friends have "Pizza Video Night" with their kids every Friday night. This week, their 4-year-old adorably begged me to stay and watch with them...and I could't turn her down.

I had a friend swing by my house to pick something up, and it was a fun excuse to give her a quick tour of my place, which she hadn't seen yet.

This week I ran into a college student who was one of my campers when I was 21 and she was 10. It was crazy though, I could totally remember what she looked like as a fifth-grader!

I played in a wiffle ball tournament on Labor Day, and one of the guys was from England. He had never played wiffle ball or baseball, and it was the weirdest thing having to explain the most basic rules of baseball to someone.

The next day I went to a Dodger game with my dad, who knows EVERYTHING about baseball. Sometimes it's so funny to me when he knows what play is about to happen before it happens.

And I love when I run into my friends' kids at work!

Friday, August 29, 2014

My Week in Sketches

My parents and I stayed in a nice hotel last weekend, and we never wanted to leave.

My mom and I rooted on my dad in his senior softball tournament.

At the end of the weekend, there was a lot of shuffling between my parents' car and my own, like returning things we'd borrowed from each other. 

Staff retreat! I love staff retreats. And this was the best staff retreat I've ever been on. It was so great. And it maybe included some sweet dance moves.

We played a staff game of wiffle ball, and I covered first base. Although in our case, it was actually first pile-of-pinecones, since we had no bases.

Some good friends of mine just moved to the area, and I'm so excited to have them closeby! This was the first time I visited them at their new house.

Friday, August 22, 2014

My Week in Sketches

It's been a good week! Last Thursday I got to catch up with an old friend that I haven't seen in several years.

Then I flew to Idaho to visit a friend, and I finally got to meet her new baby!

The following night, we were all exhausted in the evening (my friends have a 5-month-old and therefore never get sleep...and I had no excuse) so we played the game "Scene It," while lying down on couches. Super cozy.

Little Cody decided to relieve himself in the middle of his diaper getting changed, and I was no help. 

Part of my job is helping to plan our upcoming staff retreat, which I couldn't be more excited about.

At lunch one day, coworkers and I started passing around baby photos of ourselves that we had on our phones...

I'm so grateful to work in an office filled with people of different races and backgrounds. This week, we took the time as a staff to share with each other what the events in Ferguson, Missouri, have meant to us individually, and how we can and should be responding.
It reminded me how thankful I am to know these wonderful people, and to have the opportunity to walk alongside them - even in frustration, even in helplessness, even in tears.

Friday, August 15, 2014

My Week in Sketches

Some friends of mine are moving to my town, and I'm so excited about it!

I spent part of a work day sanding and staining a picnic table at our office. It was nice to have an excuse to be outside and away from my desk for a little while.

At my soccer games, I never want to sub out. I love soccer so much and I just want to plaaaaayyyyy!

Happy to have my friends at church with me on Sunday.

We're contemplating purchasing a few hundred chairs for a meeting room, so we spent a day asking everyone in the building to sit in a sample chair and tell us how they liked it.

I built a table! It's made from some of the old wooden bleachers at the Hollywood Bowl, which makes it extra-special to me. I was so relieved that it turned out as awesome as I'd hoped!

My friend, Nate, got to come work at our offices for a day. It was so fun because he's heard me go on and on about my office and coworkers for the past eight months, and now he finally got to see it all.