Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy

This past week was my first week of school.  Senior year.  (Oh my goodness.  It's crazy!  I don't feel like a senior!  I'm too short to be a senior!)  And this it has been really tough for me!  Getting up at 6 in the morning?  Homework?  Gross school lunches?  WHAT!  When is summer break?

So, my schedule was all messed up (of course) and I had a crazy few days trying to figure out if I should take AP classes or stick with basketball and i decided basketball!!  I was really stressing out about it but I know I definitely made the right decision!  I absolutely love those girls on my team and I'd rather be with them everyday than in a boring English class!  They are great girls and I know I need to be there for them.  So, I got everything straightened out and I'm so relieved!  

But I feel like I am getting very busy, very fast.  And I like being busy.  I'd rather be doing something than nothing!  And that's the bad thing.  Because I get too busy for important things!  Like reading my bible.  Talking to God.  And sleep!  This year I really want to grow in my relationship with God.  I want it to be stronger than ever before I go off to college!  Oh man. That is SO weird to think about. 

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)
This verse is wonderful!  It really makes me feel a lot better because I know MY GOD has me in his hands!  He is going to give me strength to get through the days and He has given me great friends and a wonderful family to help me!

Me and some AMAZING girls are going to have a Girl Accountability Group! (GAG) Ha!  Just kidding!  But we are going to meet once a week to pray and I am so excited for it!  That is just what I need to stay on track and not lose sight of why I am here!  EEK.

Now Playing: Never Knew I Needed - Ne-Yo

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Our Special Night

Usually, when you think of boys you think eww, gross, cooties!  Well, most of them are!  But, this past Tuesday the boys in our youth group really did a great job of making us girls feel special!  They planned a whole dinner for us and we made the desserts!
First, all the high school girls came to our house to make desserts for the night!  We had so much fun cooking in the kitchen and it smelled really good.  We made strawberry fruit pizza, cherry cobbler, tons of different kinds of brownies, and cheesecake!
After we finished making the desserts, we all went to get dolled up!  We spent a whole two hours on hair and make-up and of course dancing!  Whenever the girls get together you know we are gonna be dancing!  We took some silly pictures then went on our way to have dinner!
We were lookin good!

So we went to the church and waited for the surprise!  When the boys said they were ready, they led us in one by one to be seated at our table!  The room looked amazing!!  Right when we came in the door we were greeted by our new youth minister's (Scott!) little boy, Lincoln, and he gave every girl a rose!  It was precious!  Each table was candle-lit and it looked so nice!  

I felt like I was at a restaurant and the service was great!  Our boys really surprised us!  They did such a good job!  The food was great- very fancy! We had a nice salad for an appetizer and bread with olive oil!  We had flounder, asparagus (which is kinda good!), and potatoes.  It was very yummy!  And I think they liked our desserts too!  Thank you boys for being gentlemen!