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August Travels

August 22, 2013

Hello there!

This week the pace of life has suddenly quickened as school begins and our fall schedule comes together. But after finishing my summer classes last month I had an incredible, cup-filling  3-week break. I am grateful for the Lord’s goodness in giving me this special time with family and friends. I took so many pictures and made so many memories.

First I spent a few days with my aunt Kathy, uncle Jim, and cousin Anna at their home. Then we girls went up to see our grandparents at their farm. Our families joined us there a few days later.

Anna is one of the loveliest girls I know, inside and out. I am grateful for the friendship we’ve had and deepened through the years. I love being able to walk through every season of life together. Spending a week together encouraged me more than I can say.

I will share some photos and highlights from my time with Anna and family. :)

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Going on an 18 mile bike ride out on the katy trail.

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Visiting the largest tree in Missouri!

Deep talks.

Singing ‘Blessings’ while driving along old country roads. Bliss!

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Midnight walks under the starry sky. *note: the flash on my camera was blindingly bright, hence the closed eyes. :p

Staying up late watching chick flicks.

Doing makeup and hair together.

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Game of spoons.

Giggling in the dark.

Matching outfits without even meaning to.

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Special one-on-one time with Grandparents.

Raspberry picking.

English breakfast tea in the mornings.

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Being goofy. Hehe.

Spending one morning at a volleyball camp.

Seeing how fast we can snap green beans for Grandmother. :)

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Picking out Grandad’s B-day cake for a family party.

Discussing the royal family with my wonderful aunt.

Making (and eating!) chocolate avacado pudding.

Discovering old photos of my daddy and uncles when they were little boys.

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Listening to the stories of many a peice of clothing that my grandmother hand-stitched.

Walks at dusk.

Encouraging devotions and Bible discussions.

Looking at pictures together and catching up on each other’s lives.

6 Comments

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    Kaitlyn

    August 22, 2013

    Hey Brooke! So fun to see this post! Looks like you had a lot of fun! :) God has blessed you! SO glad you were able to have such a fun and encouraging time! Mmmm! We make the chocolate avocado pudding sometimes, and it is so good!:)
    I love hearing little snippets from your life and I will try to send an email your way soon. :) May God bless you with a victorious day! Love you!
    Kaitlyn

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      Brooke Noble

      August 22, 2013

      Aww, that’s so sweet of you Kaitlyn! Thank you for taking the time to read little snippets from my life! It really means a lot to me. :) Love you! <3

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    Hannah Armour

    August 24, 2013

    Looks like y’all had a sweet time together. I absolutely LOVE the bright-flash, eyes-closed, nose-wrinkled photo. Too fun!!! You always capture such sweet memories with your camera, and you write about them so well. Thank you for sharing little bits of your life with us. Love you bunches!

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      Brooke Noble

      August 26, 2013

      Thank you, Hannah! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. It was fun to do. :) Love you, dear friend!

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    Becca

    August 27, 2013

    It sounds like you had a lovely 3-week break, Brooke! :) I’m glad you could spend time with family and friends – isn’t summertime so great?! :D

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      Brooke Noble

      August 28, 2013

      Yes, summertime is wonderful!!! It was so nice to have a change of pace. I’m glad that you’ve been able to see family this summer, too! <3

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