Hammock naps. Evening barbecues. Breathtaking novels. Nighttime swimming. All things I love to enjoy during the summer, but none of which will happening any time soon in my life.
Summer is usually pretty busy for me, and this year is even crazier. I’m heading out of town tomorrow to visit family- I haven’t even seen my 4 grandbabies yet this year- and can’t wait to take some awesome Tennessee hikes with them. After that, I’m excited to go to ICRS in St. Louis. If you’ll be there, be sure to stop by the Harvest House Publishers booth on Wednesday morning, July 26th, (I’ll be signing books) and say hello!
As soon as we arrive home our house is going on the market (we've been in full-throttle prep mode for weeks), as our youngest is college-bound in August, so we’re majorly downsizing (can you say closet-cleaning extravaganza AND empty nest?). We then have our daughter’s university orientation, and a couple weeks to get her ready for her 3rd mission trip do the Dominican Republic in mid-July.
Right after that I will be leaving for the She Speaks Conference in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, where I am thrilled to be volunteering after attending for 5 years. It’s hands-down the best conference in the industry. If feel called to write or speak, and you’ve never been, you seriously need to go!
All that to say summer is zooming by, but I'm going to grab as much joy as I can. Oh, and I’m taking a brief blogging break, but I’m hoping to be back on Tuesday, July 2.
To celebrate summertime I’m giving away 2 signed copies of my book, Prayers for a Woman’s Soul, along with 2 $10 Starbucks gift cards to 2 random commenters who answer this question: What are YOU doing this summer? Are you enjoying lazy days or are you in high gear like me?
Sorry, give-away open to U.S. residents only. Prizes must be claimed by July 9th.
Happy summertime, sweet bloggy friends!