LOCATION: Glen Eyrie
OUTFIT DETAILS: Kanarra Chaco Shoes | Patagonia Better Sweater

Let me tell you about my friend, Abby. We became friends after both of us had gone through the joyful process of breaking a foot. Just kidding...I wouldn't wish those days on anyone. But let's back up a little bit to five years ago. Abby and I were both on staff at Eagle Lake for a summer, but we were serving on separate programs so we didn't get to interact all that much. I always thought she was really energetic and funny and someone I wanted to be friends with. We had tons of mutual friends and saw each other through the years, but never long enough to get to BFF status, you know? It wasn't until last winter when we were both in Texas for a friend's wedding that we bonded over the fact that we'd both broken a foot. We swapped stories of crutches and wheel chairs and not being able to shower for far too long...and that was only the beginning.

Abby is one of the friends Jesus has generously given me since moving to my new home in Colorado. She has been the greatest encouragement in more ways than I could ask for. She listens, speaks truth, and shares wisdom I need to hear. She lets me be me, and offers a safe space to share the raw and honest things that are in my heart. When you find a friend like that, you hang on to them. We are both incredibly competitive and share an obsessive love for games of the card and board variety. Oh, and also Spikeball. #wegetobsessedwiththings

We are two friends who work for a summer camp and love the outdoors, so Chacos for us are kind of an essential part of our Colorado casual style. They are the go-to shoe not only for our summer mountain lives but our off-season lives as well. PLUS, they maybe have the greatest arch support in all the land, which is the best for our poor broken feet that need all the help they can get for the rest of our days. We've been rocking the Kanarra shoes from Chaco for several weeks this spring and they are living up to all you'd expect out of a Chaco shoe. Quality materials, great colors, stellar fit for everyone's I need to go on? They are for work, play, and every day life. The perfect crossover shoe from weekend casual to outdoor adventure!

Next month Abby will pack her bags and head to the mountains for a summer of leading and discipling staff and campers. I'm so proud of this friend and the way she is letting the Lord use her for his kingdom. She cares so deeply for the hearts of the staff who will serve alongside her and for the kids who will be forever impacted by their time at Eagle Lake this summer. I'm thankful for these last months that allowed for a friendship to form and grow and strengthen, and I'm thankful for another sister who I know will be there to walk through this journey of life with me.