Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
woke up early, spoke at 8:30 service.
came home, went back to church, spoke and listened at 10:45 service.
came home, took a much needed nap.
washed all of my clothes, organized closet, cleaned bathroom.
Los Tres dinner, and then..
dun dun dun dunnnnn
FIRST NIGHT BACK TO YOUTH GROUP!!!!!
first i would like to say how that i missed my youth group terribly last year and over the summer... sure i went some last year but i missed a lot because of Cambodia meetings and it was really hard on rebecca, josh and myself. BUT NOW WE GET TO NOT MISS IT! it was super awesome and stuffed with people. i was also made aware that i am officially the oldest person in youth group!! wooohh. see... it made me so happy to stand up when he called the seniors but then i sat down and realized what that means... no more youth group :( its gonna be super, super tough to just have to "visit" but it also makes me more determined to squeeze every bit of juice out of this year as i can. i am super excited about the new people God has brought and is going to bring, i am super excited that i get to be with those amazing people now, i am super excited about the new schedule and i am super excited about all of the lessons God is going to teach me this year and prepare me with through Dan and the sheps!
came home after the smash, took a shower, washed the tub, put some of Josh's clothes in the washer and am now studying spanish.
babysitting and storm tomorrow... semi yuck.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
i had class.. yuck, boring, skip!
i watched click... so sad but i like it :]
and now even though it is 10:50.. I am going to clean my room.. it gets messy so darn fast.
plans were made for senior pics... 1st and 8th of october (yayyy)
and triple k's trip is next week and i cant even discribe how excited i am!!!!!!!!! we are camping in boone and going up to twisted falls... woooooooohhh!
im such a night owl.
pray that the stupid middle school retreat (that used to be such a big deal every year when i went haha) is canceled!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
yuck. i havent even started and it is stressing me out to the max. driving me absolute nuts. i have to plan practices and send out emails to parents.. im only practically 18.... i cant email.. parents! grr. and ashmac and shello are older. thats going to be so darn weird i cant even take it... i tell them what to do... and they sit on the bench while i stand.. thats just so... weird.
guess its time to stop having to be comfortable in everything that i do.. this year is going to be a PRIME example of "out of the ordinary".. uncomfortable things.. man, God is funny.. but half of me has this excited feeling and half of me wants to throw up.
man oh man. so many trips i am in the process of planning. cruise trip = ruined but thats alright.. there are others.
I already have two boone trips, two toco trips and one liberty trip on the calendar. that makes me happy and smiley. the end.
school / plans
after this week, all of my classes will be officially started... i dont have many classes... but of course, my schedule will be clogged with tons of things everyday.. but mostly everyone knows that that is my favorite thing haha.
m- illuminati and burn from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
t- wake tech, storm, two upward teams, cmills
w- history, spanish 2, next level, upward team, youth group!
th- wake tech, storm, two upward teams
f- storm, j's games, upward games
s- upward, trips
su- church and youuuuuutttthhhh groupppppppppppp!!!
such a different but wicked awesome senior year :] who knows what God will bring me this year?!
Jessica Lyndon Ray
a beautiful name for a beautiful girl. yesterday was her birthday and i tried to blog but my computer wouldnt let me!! haha Jess Ray is a blessing in so many ways to me and God couldnt have blessed me more by putting her and her wonderful, amazing roommates in my life, Catarine and Whittapher :] so beautiful, so talented, so wise. I pray that her birthday was filled with smiles galore (as she deserves) from the ones who love her dearly. happy belated birthday jessie ray!
well.. thats about all for now. on to watching, "that 70s show" cause its hilarious. frankly.
then i need to:
write a devotion (keep putting that off.. thats gotta stop)
order pics / decorate binders
clean up my room and finish house chores
do some laundry
check out some scholarships
and get rid of this ricidulous headache.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
i went to the beach with ashmac, shelley, pops and becs on saturday and it was phenominal. At first we traveled in the dark rainy clouds... which dampered our spirits obviously because no one wants to sit on the beach in the dark, cold rain. As soon as we got their though the humid dark air turned bright and clear with a lot of sun.. the perfect beach weather.. God was good. The water was so calm that it looked like a pool.. a big, giant, clear, pool... with the occasional small waves. It was amazing, relaxing and fun! I was with some awesome people on an awesome day :] the sun felt so good that most of us fell asleep only to awake and dip in the cool ocean for a break of sweat. it was fantastimic. After the full glorious day at the beach we headed to five guys and then coldstone where we ate a full yummilish meal and dessert! Wrightsville beach is just so cute! then we headed home and after working VERY hard, we met up with chris, laura and anna to see, "The Time Traveler's Wife." In my opinon.. it was okay.. not the best movie ever... not the worst movie ever. There were some aww parts and some ehh parts. I love Rachel Mcadams so.. of course she was great :) all in all / 1092741 pictures later.. it was the best day ever.
last night i and hannah grace ventured over to the apt. to play some wii and eat the yummiest meal ever (meatball and cheese paninis made my whittapher and cokes! provided by stephie!) then chocolate chip cookies (that tasted like christmas) bought by jessie and baked by catarine :) i love the apt. i really cant say that enough. i LOVE the apt. i love everything about it and those three girls are my role models in a thousand different ways. they are in my wedding.. of course when i have a wedding haha nothing will change that.. uhmmm... ever. oh catarine, whittapher and jessica. so amazing. not to mention two of my other faves stephers and geezer. it was just such a good crew, such good food and such a good time.. and we hadnt left yet! we soon headed to the most adorable theater ever of all times.. called the rialto (sp?) it was THE BEST. it was old, old and was a legit theatre where they put up a screen for movies.. so it was comfy, big and had a stage. glorious. my type of place. we sat and watched the "500 days of summer" which i adored and jammed to the soundtrack on the way home! i loved it. i loveeeeeeeed it. ended the day with a phone call that made me so happy i wanted to sing. :]
today was my first wake tech class and i loved it too haha i miss school! i miss sitting in a classroom with a nerdy teacher! and i mean.. a real classroom.. i take classes.. but its different when you walk through school hallways, sit in a classroom of people that you didnt know BEFORE class. it was FANTASTICLY FUN! i cant wait for more college! (even though i wont ha ve courtna by my side which made it so much better :p) still excited. and we saw rachel glasser, i think she is taking our senior pictures. good thought.
illuminati films is a production company. Now for those of you that dont know.. I want to act. I have always felt like God was calling me to be in films for his glory. always. But thats a difficult thing to just.. do. You cant just wake up and become an actress... you have to work on it and build up your resume. Moral of the story.. illuminati films called me and asked me to work on projects with them! for now its behind the scenes but you have to start somewhere and this job will look good on my job resume, college resume AND film resume!!!!! im.. pretty siked.
just added a ton of music to my ipod. i love doing that. love it.. now its expensive but i love it :] brooke waggoner is amazing. look her up. suggested by the oh so awesome apt.
i got a planner! its a zebra print, leather planner and its sick nasty. i love planners and now i have a brand new one to fill with my many plans... since we all know.. i have 12907431294 things to do. HOWEVER, one day that is consistent is wednesday nights and sunday nights.. nothing but sickness and family if so happens will keep me from my youth group.. and that makes me very, very happy.
storm starts very soon and if my shoulder is better.. i get to play. if its not.. i dont. its just that simple apparently.
tonight i eat steaks. that makes me happy. the end.
God has blessed me in so many ways. He gave me an amazing summer that I couldnt be more thankful for.
p.s. pretty much all my college friends are gone and if they arent.. they will be in a couple of days. sad life.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Pops was legit suprised and it was such a fun loving crew :] we played games and ate some bangin food! I'm gonna miss Chris, Stephen, Ryan, Nathan and Eric...
sad note for the day: JOHN BLANCHARD left.. for Korea.. for a whole year and its really sad. A lot of us went to the airport to see them off and wave till our arms hurt but it was just a dampering sad feeling.... summer will be here before we know it, right?
i want to see a traveler's wife. the day is dark.
I am going to the beach for the last time on Saturday.
Classes start Tuesday.
and the last KKK meeting is tonight :]
college friends that left: GORDON BROWN and JOHN BLANCHARD
Monday, August 10, 2009
After the ice cream social and junkski we had a little "goodbye Blanchards" talking session thing.. were people would go up and say a few words of gratitude and goodbye to the Blanchards. I was the first out of our friends to go and I was very proud of myself for not crying in front of everyone!! soooooo close, but I gave up the mike just as it was coming.
We went to cookout and the Levins. and it was a party. We once again played extreme spoons (after I got to drive Chris's jeep to and from my house :]) and this was even more intense. Like we had a lot of wrestling matches for the spoons. definition of intense. Like I am sore, sore, sore from Gordon Brown.. whom I am gonna miss like carazyyy. Then when majority left.. some of us played true colors and that was also the bomb, college steals people. dang it.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
today I am speaking along with Josh, dad, John, Cal, Dave, Bec and a few others at First Alliance, and singing, and doing our Cambodia skit... my first thought was that Cambodia was a long time ago.. why are we talking about it now? who cares? But then I was reminded that it's in God's hands and it will all work out perfectly.. God always knows what he is doing. So I am quite excited to see who shows up and how it goes. Pray for us if you remember!!
I really want some Planet Smoothie and basketball practice. I don't know why but a spring day after a long, good basketball practice with the windows down, driving to planet smoothie with hannah grace, with some good music blaring just sounds glorious. I miss that, it will come soon enough :]
college friends that left this week: DAVID BROWN