I never actually thought I would post again.Ha.
This summer has been incredible. I have learned so much. More than I could ever fit into a concise paragraph. Nonetheless, I thank God for the experience and I hope that I can apply daily what I have learned.
5 amazing camps.
Georgia Camp---Ultimate Enthusiasm.
Minnesota Camp---Learned how to Love.
Kamp Kennessee---Learned about service.
Texas Jr. Camp---Simplicity of Youth.
Texas Sr. Camp---Study to show yourself approved.
Those are just somethings that stood out about each camp. I really could go on forever.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to get to know y'all.
Now it's on to real life and all of it's responsibilities. Ah! It should be good---Let's just all pray without ceasing.
P.S.---Thanks to all of you who offered support to the Reindeer cause!
That I would actually post again?? It's been...a while needless to say.
Hi to everyone!!
Life has been so wonderful---I'm insanely blessed.
I'm loving every minute of Florida College. I have incredible friends.
We just finished performing Fiddler on the Roof. Amazing. You had me at Shalom.
It's lectures week and my Dad is here. I love him very much.
Homecoming is Friday and I'm pretty excited-I get to get a new nice pretty dress :o) Ha ha.
I'm completely STOKED for this summmer. I will be going to:
Texas Jr. Camp
Texas Sr. Camp
I'm gonna be traveling with Matt Finley, Tim Broadwell, Kristi Bunting, and Kyle Fisher. I really cannot wait:o)
This is quick---but I love and miss y'all a lot.
I haven't posted in probably close to twelve years I'm guessing...or maybe just two months:)
New Jersey Camp=INCREDIBLE! I cannot say enough good things about it. I learned so much. Everything about it. Thank you to all the amazing examples. You all influence me daily. I mean that. I wish I could repay all of you for what you have done for me. You have really inspired me to be a better Christian. I couldn't ask for more than that. It was just so much fun! So many wonderful memories.
So basically my Florida College Camp Friends experience has been amazing. I am so thankful to have had the opprotunity.
-Houston Kids came through and stayed for a few days
-Matt and Kenney came up to visit
-Lots of hanging out with Kelsey and Aimee Bollinger and other Searcy Kids
-Ashdon's Surprise Birthday Extravanganza*special guests including Aaron Legg, Katie Kirkwood, and Lindsay Barnes*
-Laura Cox(Future Roommate) and Lydia Douthitt came down for a couple days of girl time
-Lazing about the house with the family(a lot of that)
-My family got a NEW VAN (It's been ten years since we have gotten a new vehicle)
And bright and early in the morning we leave for Chicago for a week. Wonderful vacation time with my family before I head off for school. I love Chicago and I am really really looking forward to it.
Then I'm home for one week and then head down to FLORIDA! FC Baby! OH man, I can stinking hardly wait! You had better believe I am so excited:) I head down there the 12th or the 14th for some extra family vacation time at Busch Gardens and the like.
Let me know the update on y'all's lives! I'd love to hear.
Pray and Study Daily.
Wowie! It's been a whirlwind lately, and it won't slow down for a few weeks.
Arkansas Camp was in a word: AMAZING! I learned so so much. It was such a blessing being a camp friend. I learned so much about how to lead properly, and being an example to younger girls, and team work, and how to entertain a crowd, and how to serve. I basically learned that I need to work a lot a lot on all of those things, but I loved every minute of it. The number one lesson I learned was that if we miss Heaven, we really do miss it all. I loved finding myself singing about seeing the King next to people I dearly loved from the bottom of my heart. I knew that if we helped each other, we could all make it to Heaven. Let's spread the word! Souls are in desperate need of Heaven...What a call to duty! Who are your spiritual heroes? Why? Tell Them!
Did I mention I have the best friends in the world? Because I Do!
I loved so much getting to know the younger girls. I look up to them so much. Seeing such maturity and a yearning to do what is right at such a young age is awe-inspiring. I seriously learned a ton from those young ladies. I hope they know that.
I got to coach basketball!(HA!)
I'm slowly realizing that I'm growing up and there is not much I can do about it...It scares me. I hope I'm ready for it. It is time for me to step it up. Responsibility is screaming my name.
So the rest of the summer looks like this:
-My sister is gone to Southside Lectures all this week
-I leave to go and visit FL June 24-June 29
-July 1-8 I am a Friend at NJ FC Camp
-July 31-Aug 5 Family Vacation
-Aug 13 I leave to go back to FC!
If you noticed I have July 8-31 free...Hit me up with road trip Ideas. Hopefully we can work something out.
Life is comin'. I pray I'm ready for it.
I love being happy and content in all things. I hope I don't loose that.
Have a groood day!
That's Right Ladies and Gents. The Florida College Camp season has officially began, and I am thrilled to be able to take part. Starting Saturday I will be at FC Arkansas camp as a camp friend with Christine Hubbart, Jared Paschall and Ryan Clark. July 2-8 I will be at FC New Jersey camp with Angie Brewer, Caleb Churchill, and Kyle Fisher. I can't wait!
The Dry Creek camp friends group (Angie Campbell, Madeline Bunting, Katie Dillenger, Alex Day, and Alan Siedenstrang) arrive today to spend one night and drop of Christine. Saturday Jared gets into Searcy, and Ryan gets in on Sunday.
I love getting the opprotunity to visit with FC kids out side of school. This summer is a lot more exciting because of it.
Life has been great. I have the best friends in the world.
The singing friends came through Arkansas and a few of them (Lydia Douthitt, Jesse Larue, Jordan Johnson, and Ryan Clark) stayed at my house a couple nights of the trip. It was great having them here. We went to church, at mexican food, went cliff jumping, watched Friends show, went to IHOP, watched movies, and just caught up on each others lives. A lot of them are my best friends in the world. It really was so great getting to spend that time with them.
MY BEST FRIEND...I'm tellin' you...this girl...she's amazing...Tara Powers surprised me by walking in my room at 2 in the morning about a week ago to see me before she left for her camp friends trip. She drove all night after church and then just walked into my house. We stayed up most of the night talking and then toured Searcy the next day. She had to leave the next morning at 6:30 the get back to St. Louis in time for work. If you don't have a Tara Powers, I suggest you get one, because I love mine.
I also got to see my Best Friend Katie Swearingen! She stopped by on her way back to BG with Joel, and Dillon, and Brett. Did I mention I am in love with her and we are the same person? Because it is true. I desperatley want to spend more time with her. If you don't have your own Katie Swearingen, I suggest you get one, because I love mine.
Now it's camp time. I'm pumped. It's a task. I have to be the best example possible. I hope that I can live up the the name of an FC Camp Friend, because I remember so many that really impacted my life. I want to be that for someone.
Can you help me stay focused on the goal of Heaven? I'll try to help you. It's really what it is all about people. We are all souls striving to get to Heaven. If that's not an equal playing field I don't know what. We all need each other's help. If we don't tell someone about Heaven, will we be there ourselves?
I love y'all and I can't wait to get the summer started. I am all up for any random weekend trips because after NJ camp I have no plans=boredom. Let's keep busy and stay so involved in each others lives.
Make a new friend. We need them.
I love y'all