First of all, congratulations to Karen Bowman for winning a copy of Walking With The Wise this week! Thanks to everyone who entered and for hooking me up with your fun book suggestions. For those of you who didn’t enter, try to get your act together next time. 🙂

In other news…

I stood in a very long line this morning at the Willows Community Center. Evidently sign-ups for Summerlin swimming lessons is a big deal around here, and the on-top-of-their-game parents show up at like 6 AM to secure spots for their kidlets. I did not know this, otherwise I would not have strolled in at 10:30AM with Selah (and Rapunzel) in tow.

It didn’t turn out so bad, I suppose. Landon and Evan get to be in the same class…at 8AM every morning for two weeks in June. We’re up anyway, and rumor has it it gets hot in Las Vegas, so they shouldn’t be too cold. Time will tell.

I bring this up because I had a lot of time to think about bathing suits while I waited in line, and I thought you all should know about Rey Swimwear. Jessica Rey has created a super

classy, fashionable, vintage-inspired line of suits that keeps with the theme, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?” Modest and marvelous, Jessica’s suits are so worth checking out–for both you and your daughters.

My photographer/adoption friend Kristin Rogers (who will be shooting my family in Corona, Calif. in a little over a week!) just wrapped her shoot of Rey’s summer cover-ups, so you can browse through those on her awesome site, too.

Whether you end up in a suit from Rey or one from Target, heed this reminder from CJ Mahaney as you select your and the kids’ poolside attire for the summer:

“We have a gospel mission: not only to preach Christ but to live in a way consistent with our profession of faith. As women, you can detract from the gospel mission by dressing immodestly, or you can enhance the gospel mission by dressing in a way that reflects the transforming power of the gospel at work in you. The humble woman, the modest woman, is concerned about the lost. And her dress reflects that concern. Make this your aim: that there be no contradiction between your gospel message and the clothes you wear. May your modest dress be a humble witness to the One who gave himself as a ransom for all.”  

photo credit: Kristin Rogers Photography