If you’ve been around here for a while, you might remember that 2012 was the summer that we lived in a cute little cabin with a tree growing up through the middle of its roof. Hubby was one of the staff for Colorado Leadership Training, a program that combines an amazing summer job with mentoring, deep relationships, and opportunities for outreach.
There were some scary wildfires.
We even had some crazy car trouble that made for a memorable first anniversary.
The sunsets were jaw-droppingly gorgeous against the mountains each night.
And we met more amazing people in one summer than I thought possible.
THIS summer, it’s my little sister’s turn!
The day after her highschool graduation this May, Kat headed north for a summer of working full time for the YMCA as a family coordinator. Which basically means she has the coolest job ever: she leads nighttime hikes, plays games with kids, and gives nature tours.
Her limited time off is filled with leadership training, new friends, bouldering, and running trails in the early mornings.
When her pictures pop up on my news feed, I can almost smell the mountains.
Those highschool dreads had become part of her in my mind, so her new close-cropped hair takes me by surprise. But it’s adorable. She is a gamine, blue-eyed beauty with a boyish halo of blond.
One thing I remember from our summer at LT is how special real mail became.
Cell phone reception at the ‘Y is almost non-existent, and Wi-Fi hotspots are small and crowded. When you miss your family and friends at home, there is nothing quite like finding a fat letter at the tiny post office, your name written in loopy, familiar cursive.
If you know my lil’ sis and want to make her day, write her a note! (If you don’t know her, consider writing a note to someone else!)
Here is her summer address: