Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pottery Painting

Today was such a fun day! I went with some girls to paint pottery in Franklin, TN at The Factory! We had so much fun painting all our pottery. We weren't the best painters but we sure had the most fun doing it! I hadn't painted pottery since I was probably 10 so it was great...I did however forget just how hard it was. I am looking forward to seeing how it will turn out! I get to pick it up next Saturday!

The inside of my huge Coffee mug!

The outside...I started to drawing dots and then really just changed them as I went!

FCS girls painted a giant plate for their "dinner parties"

Sweet Grace made birthday presents for her friends!
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January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Busy day!

So yet another busy day! After our 7am Team Leader meeting I had an early lunch with a girl from CPA which was so fun! Then got to rest for a bit before meeting a potential new leader for coffee and then heading to a CPA/FRA basketball game. (CPA dominated!) Then it was back to the house to hang out with Brooke for a while! I was also able to have some fun video chat with my aunts and grandma which was so funny! I just love my family! I do fear I'm may be getting sick which is no I'm trying to rest up so I don't really get sick. Pray for me!

Brooke just chatting in bed!

PJs! Oh how I miss my West High School Rebels!
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January 30, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Scavenger Hunt

Today has been such a crazy day! I am just not getting home for the first time since 8am this morning. I haven't even been able to shower today...gross! I worked out this morning with Alecia and had coffee with her before heading to the office to get some work done before heading to Tennessee State University to pick up Ashley Johnson (an old Young Life girl from West High school) We grabbed lunch together and it was so fun to catch up and to just see her again! Then after spending 2 hours in traffic trying to get home to shower before our club I ended up having to just go straight to Moe's to meet our team for dinner before our first club...a Scavenger hunt club around Nashville! We had 2 cars of girls from CPA. For one hour we drove around taking hilarious picture and doing ridiculous things! But we had such a great time!

My sweet Ashley Johnson!

All of us trying to chug milk!

All the CPA girls and leaders a the end of the scavenger hunt!
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January 29, 2009

Happy Birthday to my sweet friend Cami today!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

So today schools were closed for snow and ice. But by 10am there was little to no snow and barely any ice. I got to have coffee with my new team and it was so much fun to finally have a YL team. It was so encouraging to have partners in Ministry! Then after some dinner I met my roommate Brooke in Green Hills and we went and saw the movie Slumdog Millionaire. It was such a good movie and I highly recommend it. It is up for 10 awards and I hope it gets them cause it is such a great story. The only weird part was the very end of the movie...there was a dancing scene during the credits that was so bizarre and so much like a West Side Story...kinda weird! But great movie!

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January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Well today was yet again another full day of work! We had staff meeting this morning, then worked on random things around the office before running all across town for some errands and to get ready for Quest. Tonight for Quest we talked about club and did a mock club doing some things really wrong and some things right so that the Questies could critique us. Well wouldn't you just know that I had to do the skit! So Sarah and I did the skit where we use her hands and my body/face and attempt to put on make-up to get ready for a date. As you can imagine it was pretty hilarious being that she can't see where she is putting the make-up and I looked pretty ridiculous! But we had fun!

picking out my lipstick

putting on the lipstick

Now the green eye shadow...

a little bit more!

Final touch of fixing my hair!
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January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Back to work

So today was back to work full force! I had a lunch meeting with David and some guys on the CPC board. After an interesting lunch, I went back to the office to get some work done. Finally leaving the office around 4pm. Whew, I was not ready to get back into the swing of things so soon! But I love it! And was able to do some research on some classes for seminary that I can take this summer which I am super excited about! Also being gone for 2 weeks leaves lots of mail to go through... Wahh wahh!

All my tons of mail....mostly bills!
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January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New CPA Team

Tonight we had our first leadership of 2009. It was so fun to see all the leaders again, as I hadn't seen most of them since before Christmas. Plus it was the first leadership for all the new leaders. Team CPA just got 2 new leaders as well! Still looking for some guy leaders but until then we have some major girl domination on our team! So excited to see where God has each one of us at CPA!

Katie, Katie, me and Alicia
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January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009


After a great and tiring 2 weeks in Colorado I spent all day today in my own bed sleeping! Seriously I got up at 3pm only to finally get into normal clothes around 5pm (didn't even shower!) only to run to the grocery store to get some food and then come home again. It was one of the best days of rest I have had in a long time. but needless to say I did not take a picture as most of the day my eyes were watching the back of my eye lids!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Denver airport

So after only a few hours of sleep we had to head to the Denver airport bright and early. Us Nashville folks didn't leave till 3pm and we were at the airport at 10am so we spent all day there just chillin' and playing cards. And let me just tell you there are not a whole lot of things to do at the airport! It was also sad to say goodbye to all our new friends as every one boarded their planes. But it was so nice to finally be home and sleep in my own bed after so long!

Just some Tennessee folks chillin' outside the Burger King in the Denver airport!
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January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Last full day at Camp

So today was our last full day at camp and so of course we took tons of pictures! We had lots of fun running around camp taking pictures all day. But it was sad being that it was our last day and we would soon all have to go back home where most of us don't have a lot of friends our own age. We all had a great time these past 2 weeks hanging out with each other and learning from some great teachers. It was such a sweet time of fellowship.

Some of the Tennessee folks.

My sweet small group

All the Tennessee girls!

Megan and me!

Some of the girls!The best "shake your face" ever!

My fun California friends!
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January 22, 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Back to Town again...

So we took another trip into town today in hopes that we could get a piercing but the tattoo shop was too busy...there was only one guy who could do the piercing and he was in the middle f a tattoo. We asked if our friend Josh (who owns a tattoo/piercing shop in CA) could do it but they wouldn't let him so instead we hung out, took some funny pictures and did some shopping!

Rachel and I trying on the best hat/scarfs ever!

Josh trying on a little kid's hat!

All the girls piled in the back of the car!

The Suburban group at the 7-Eleven!

The Tennessee Region minus Spillman!
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January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Trail West

After a trip into town for some good pizza at Pizza Works and some shopping at the Alco the girls and I headed to Trail West (only 15 minutes away) to see what it was like. It is such a fun camp and it was fun to play on camp with no one around! We took lot of pictures and enjoyed the sunny weather!

The Tennessee Girls!

My Sweet old Roommate!...miss her!

Sweet new friend Rachel! Love her!
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January 19, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009


So today we got ready for Kelly to lead our worship. We finally had a girl representin up front leading music instead of it always being a guy and boy did Kelly rock it! I just loved hanging out with my sweet roommates! And enjoying Cabin time!

Kelly and Sarah Jane jammin'

I believe Sarah Jane is pretending to smoke!...Love it!
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January 18, 2009

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Sick day

Well today was our day off and we had the opportunity to do a bunch of different things. I wanted to go skiing and had paid for everything but ended up no being able to go. Instead I woke up sick and continued to be sick all day. After taking some high quality meds I slept all day and was feeling a lot better that night. It was a bummer that I had to miss our only day off but I really needed the sleep! And I was so glad that I didn't miss any of our lectures (cause I'm a dork!) So needless to say I have no picture for today but you could picture the bottom of a trash can, being that, that is what I looked at all day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

God Bless America

So after a long light of fun all the Tennessee folks and a few others went out and sang hilarious songs around the camp fire. Just one right after another until we finally ended with God Bless America (only appropriate to end on that song!) It was so fun!

The guys holding each other and singing to our country!
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January 16, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


So tonight we had a fun surprise dinner! We had a carnival and it was so much fun to do with just all leaders! After dinner we cleaned up and we did the 4-square dance as well as Virginia real and the dancing of the ages! It was so much fun! I think I laughed more tonight than I have in a long time! it was so great!

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January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Kingdom Culture Day

Today is all about culture. I was a little nervous about it all but so far it has been really good! After a lecture we went to chapel. Chapel was incredible! I think will all the stuff we are talking about it has made us a all a little emotional and when we started singing praise to the Lord (as the guy who was leading us just found out his wife had a miscarriage pretty much everyone wept and it was so sweet! I am so excited about the rest of our day of fellowship and lectures!

Plus Rachel and I are getting ready for Lost by watching all the old ones over again! LOVE IT!

The sweet fire that we made at Megan and EJ's house
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January 13, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Second Chances

Today we watched a movie called Second Chances (filmed in Nashville...Holler!) And we were in lecture for most of the day. But I loved it! We are talking about Adolescence and culture and it is so interesting! I thought that class would be boring but I really do love them! I am such a nerd! Then we got to hang out again last night! Megan, Rachel and I played Phase 10 and had so much fun laughing!

Ps. it's COLD here!

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January 12, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bob Mitchell

This morning during my time with Jesus we had the most amazing sunrise ever. The mountains looked soo beautiful! Then we had Bob Mitchell come and speak to us. He was a YL kid of Jim Rayburn who started Young Life. We was also the preseident of Young Life for a while. And he is such a cute old man and so funny! I wish that everyone could have had the chance to hear him talk about his passion for Jesus, Young Life and lost kids!

The amazing sunrise during my time with Jesus!

Bob Mitchell one of the first Young Life kids!
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January 11, 2009

Saturday, January 10, 2009

training... wah wah!

Today has been a full day of training. We have been in seminars for fund-raising all morning and then after lunch back to more training but I have been meeting tons of people from all over and it is so much fun! We have had great time of sweet community hanging out with folks and catching up with old friends!

The moon was so amazing I wish this picture could truly capture the beauty! and it's snowing!
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January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009


So after a quick 2 hour nap between the hours of 1:30am and 3:30am I headed to the airport for a 6am flight to Colorado, to go to Frontier Ranch for 2 weeks for New Staff Training for Young Life. After a few hours in the airport we finally headed to Frontier. All I can say is Holy Cow it's COLD! there is tons of snow here and ice and it's cold but it is soo beautiful here with all the mountains covered in snow! I am staying in a cabin with the other interns from Tennessee and it's so sweet to get to know all the other girls here! Just love it!

The name of the cabin I am staying in!
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January 9, 2009

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Well today is a CRAZY day of trying to get all the things on my list done before my flight takes off for Colorado at 6am tomorrow morning. (For Frontier Ranch!) Where I will be gone for the next 2 weeks! (No worries I will have my computer and will still be updating yall as well as posting my picture of the day!) After my Thursday morning work out with Alecia this morning...(I will be sore for the next few days!) Then lunch with my sweet friend Cami. Hung out with some CPA girls after school and then went to dinner with some girls at this cute house/restaurant called Barbara's (it was some good southern cookin'). After completing 3 loads of laundry and finally starting to pack at 9:30pm I am ready to go! But I still think that Brooke and I will probably just pull an all nighter tonight watching some shows!

Being that I was in the car most of the day today running errands this was my view this morning after working out! I just love the city!

This is the billboard right by my house. I just saw it for the first time today and had to get a picture of it...I mean REALLY?!!! Billboards like this just kill me!
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January 8, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


It was sunny today...Finally! After having lunch with my sweet CPA girls and trying to run around getting things done before I leave I finally was able to sit down and finish my paper! What a relief it was! I am no good at just sitting down and writing a paper I am easily distracted with the things going on around me! The internet, phone calls...I even doing things that i have been putting off just so I don't have to actually sit down and write it. I'll call an old friend that I haven't talked to in a while....Last night I started listening to a podcast just so I didn't have to write my paper. If you are a girl and are reading this you MUST listen to this podcast. If you are a boy and pursue girls you MUST listen to this. Click here to listen to the "Beautiful" series. You can watch the video or go to itunes and download them for free to your ipod and listen anytime you want! Shout out to Christine who told me about these amazing sermons! It will change your life!

The book that i had to read and write a paper on...I might have liked the book better if I didn't have to write this stinkin' paper!
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January 7, 2009

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

scrabble anyone?!

Today you will never believe it but it was cold and rainy again...I feel like I live in Seattle. It is just gross! We had our weekly staff meeting today and then had staff lunch! It was so good to be back with all the staff again. We always have a sweet time together. After lunch and getting some work done at the office it was time to hits the books! (well book really!) I am still trying to finish reading a book for New Staff and I have started to write my paper for it. I thought that I would be done writing papers when I graduated from College but i was wrong! At least it is about something I love! And while "trying" to write my paper it would only be appropriate for me to do something else...just to put it off a little more! Like play scrabble with Brooke!

Brooke getting ready to play another game...not writing her paper!

and we're off...

this is what Brooke titled our game after I beat her the last 2 times! Love it!
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January 6, 2009