This past week was a refreshing week. My friend Valerie du Mee came to visit me and my family. We had lots of things planned and it was really nice to just be with each other, encouraging eachother, and sharing a little bit of life together. I have realized that when I make a really good friend, it is really worth putting in that effort to continue that relationship. Valerie and I keep in contact letting eachother know what's going on in our personal lives and continue to encourage eachother in the Lord, it's good to know I can have such a good friend like her. When she got here we went over to Monteray to some music concerts and hung out at the beach, then on Sunday my Grandma Dorothy had her 80th birthday party, so Valerie got to meet my whole extended family on my dad's side. We worked on invitations and spent time with my family. It was fantastic.