Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Good-bye ya'll...

It's about 3 hours now until I leave to go to CBU to meet my team. There we will pray, be prayed for by those who love us, and then we're off!
I finally feel ready.
My bags are packed (and I'll admit, they're a little heavy...haha), I've got the comfiest (is that a word?) plane-ride outfit on, and I've got my water bottle ready to go.
Now I'm just waiting...wasting time writing in this thing, watching the country music awards (yay Rascal Flatts!) and enjoying the comforts of home that I won't see for 5 1/2 weeks.
I appreciate your prayers in advance...and your love, support and encouraging words. Good-bye California...I'll see you in a little over a month! :-)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Tomorrow night...

So I leave tomorrow night, well, technically wednesday morning at 2am, but since I'm not sleeping before, I'm counting it as tomorrow night.
I have mixed emotions...excitement, wondering, nervousness, ?....I just can't believe it's here so fast. You'd think that since I've known where I am going and when I was going since December, that when the time came I'd be ready. Welp...I can't say that I'm 100% ready. I'm just not sure what it is...but I know God is in the midst of it, so I'll be okay.
Oh, and I also really love the people I'm going with...so this helps with the nervous feelings.
Tonight Ashley comes home from stupid choir tour, and I get to see her for a brief moment before we both leave the country in the next two days. I've missed her so much...I truly have.
I also miss Kinsley a lot...roommate, fly home safe! E-mail me/comment me/call me and leave messages... :-) "Absence makes the heart grow fonder..."
My girls in Rwanda...Pacs/Saraho/Ashlana/Jules/Amy...come home safe as well. I can't wait to see you and here all about it. :-)
Anyone else who may be reading this...leave comments! I'm gonna love reading things from people back home...so, type away!
Alright...I guess I should start getting some stuff together? God bless...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Studs for Jesus

Go to this website:
Watch the video.
Pray for Ethan, Justin and Eric as they embark on their trip.
I know I will.

...my friends are so cool. :-)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Tummy-ache...and other random thoughts

I don't feel good...my stomach is sick, and I'm not sure why.
This needs to get better, like, now...I leave the country in 5 days.
Speaking of which...I can't believe that this time next week, I'll have spent a whole day in Instanbul, Turkey. Wow...God is so good.
I got my acceptance letter to CBU's credentialing program today...by the time I graduate, I'll have my teaching credential as well. Yay. I'm in for one heck of a senior year.
My grandparents are here from Arkansas...I love love love when they come to visit. They are some of the funnest, coolest, greatest people I know. It has been so fun hanging out with them.
I think I have a fever.
Everyone pray that I wake up feeling much better.
Kinsley called me from India this morning...so cool. I miss her so very much, you're not supposed to go without your roommate/best friend this long. I'll see her June 30th...yay.
Tomorrow is my last day of work for 1 1/2 months.
I miss my girls in Rwanda too.
I wish Ash would come home already from stupid choir tour.
Time for a shower.
God bless.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Cliche survey...

1. In one sentence, explain what ended your last relationship: Umm...never had one to end... :-)

2. What made you smile today?
Holding my babies for Flip Flops at Sandals Church

3. What were you doing this morning at 8a.m.?
sleeping... :-D

4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
Watching the season finale for Survivor with my parents...ironic because 2 weeks ago when I lived at school, the t.v. was NEVER on.

5. Something that happened to you in 1985?
Umm...I was born.

6. Your prom night?
I danced the night away with great friends...oh, and I LOVE to dress up. ;-)

7. Last thing you said aloud?
"I will"

8. Last thing someone else said aloud?
"No you didn't"

9. Worst thing currently on television:
umm...I dunno t.v. really...probably like that wife-swapping one, or any other morally degrading show.

10. What was in the mail today?
its sunday, so no mail.

11. How many different beverages have you drank today.

12. What is your favorite part of the day?

13. Your current To-do list?
wake up, take jeans to Nordstrom to get altered, go by Michael's for ribbon to make my Turkey teams' luggage ribbons and....lay out?

14. Where is your best friend right now?
Megan is at her mom's house for the night before driving back to fresno tomorrow, Kinsley is in India, Ashley is on stupid choir tour.

15. What color is your toothbrush?
Bright green and white

16. What is out your back door?
the bbq, patio, patio swing, grass, the stage, fence.

17. Any plans for Friday night?
Not yet...probably start freaking out over the fact that I'll be leaving the country in 4 days.

18. Least favorite place to shop?
ummm...? Something sick like hot topic or something?

19. Last thing you bought?
New black Reef flipflops...my other one's wore a hole in the bottom finally.

20. Last gift you received?
My birthday present from Megan....a Louis Vuitton bag/purse. :-D

21. Funniest thing you heard all day?
A Joke my dad told...he's a funny guy.

22. Favorite mug?
my Starbucks Kuala Lumpur one I bought in Malaysia last summer.

23. What color is your front door?

24. Beautiful is:
A young family with a baby, the smiles of my friends, sunsets/sunrise, new believers, your life plans falling in place with God's plan, sleeping late, sunshine...

25. Describe your keychain:
One Michelle and I made when we twirped the boys, one I recieved as a gift from a girl in Malaysia, an "I love Hawaii" one (because I really do), and a CBU one.

26. Where do you keep your change?
In my wallet.

27. Say something to the number 1 person in your Top 8 on Myspace:
Megan is my all-time best friend...we're more like sisters.

28. What kind of winter coat do you have?
My North Face black one that Santa brought me

29. What was the weather like on your graduation day?

30. Last ice cream flavor?
Not an ice cream fan

31. Last rainbow you saw?
i dont remember

32. Something you are excited about?
Turkey!! In 8 days!!!

Sometimes doing these things are fun...sorry this one wasn't that interesting. :-)

Saturday, May 13, 2006


I'm 21 today...
Happy Birthday to me. :-)

Sunday, May 07, 2006

I just had a really long post, and then it was deleted....yay.

I hate when that kind of stuff happens. Oh well.
Today, roughly 15 of my closest friends left to go to Rwanda. Because I leave for Turkey on the 24th, and they don't return until the 29th, I won't see them again until June 30th/July 1st.
Kinsley leaves for India on tuesday.
I love that we are all doing this, giving our summer and our lives to go all over the world to where He's sent us, to love on people that most Americans deem unlovable, to share His truth with those who have never even heard the name "Jesus". It's amazing, and I'm blessed to be a part of it.

I'll close with some lyrics that have inspired me lately, and that get me really pumped to go overseas for the One who gave me life:

In Me, by Casting Crowns

If you ask me to leap out of my boat on the crashing waves
If you ask me to go preach to a lost world that Jesus saves

I'll go but I cannot go alone
Cause I know I'm nothing on my own
But the power of Christ in me makes me strong
Makes me strong

Cause when I'm weak, You make me strong
When I'm blind, You shine Your light on me
Cause I'll never get by living on my own ability
How refreshing to know You don't need me
How amazing to find that You want me
So I'll stand on Your truth, and I'll fight with Your strength
Until you being the victory, by the power of Christ in me

If you ask me to run
And carry Your light into foreign land
If you ask me to fight
Deliver Your people from satan's hand

To reach out with Your hands
To learn through Your eyes
To love with the love of a savior
To feel with your Your heart
And to think with Your mind
I'd give my last breath for Your glory

Here's to being willing to give our last breath for HIS glory... :-)

Everyone have an amazing new week!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I'm a senior

Yep...as of 10 a.m. this morning, I became a college senior.
I would like to say that means 1 more year of school for me, but it looks like a masters degree is calling my name...
Is there any job title for "professional student"?
I love not feeeling guilty just hanging out.
Welcome summer...I'm excited to hang out with you for the next 4 months.
Oh, and for those of you keeping track:
~10 days until I'm 21
~20 days until I leave for Turkey

Have a wonderful Thursday...I know I will!