Saturday, April 25, 2009

YL Golf Tournament

Yesterday we had our annual Young Life Golf Tournament. It was a beautiful day to play some golf and enjoy some fellowship!

Harper even came out with Cami and got to ride in the Golf Cart!

Best dressed goes to....Andy and Brandon!

Team Ott and James! (They had a little help from Harper!)

And the Winner are... Bebo, Stephan, Cleve & Mitch!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Energizer Bunny

The past two days I feel like I've just been going and going and going....not sure where the end is but I'm ready to stop! I'm tired! And unlike the Energizer Bunny I am going to stop...probably forced to stop because of sickness (isn't that usually when we stop our busyness? When we are forced to.)

The last few days have been fun but very exhausting! Today we had our annual Golf Tournament. It was beautiful outside which was so great. I was there all day until finally having to leave in a rush to get to CPA for their school play and finally coming home after 13 hours being gone. Thursday was just the same busyness. Not to mention the papers I have to finish for New Staff! But tomorrow I am heading to Knoxville and am so excited to see friends and hopefully relax!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Last YL Club

Tonight we had our last YL club! We had so much fun and it was a great way to end the semester! CPA had a big turn out and it was fun to be outside. the weather was great and the bugs stayed away! Rachel ate mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion and even some deodorant all for the cause of getting kids to sign up for summer camp! It was so much fun!

All the CPA folks!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Going green!


How are you celebrating Earth Day and keeping out planet healthy?


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Linkin Park

I love Linkin Park. I love the nail polish and I love the band! Today I was just in a Linkin Park I painted my nails while listening to some of y favorite Linkin Park songs.

I am proud to say that my very first ring tone for my cell phone back in the day was "In the End" by Linkin Park! They have such real lyrics in their songs that remind me of all the pain high school kids go through. I just love them! (And totally have a crush on Chester the lead singer!)

Monday, April 20, 2009

10 years later...

Ten years after the worst school shooting in America's history, we still remember the lives that were lost on that tragic day at Columbine High School. Rachel Scott was one of the first students killed while eating lunch outside. Her brother was also there that day and after watching 2 of his friends shot and being covered with their blood he survived. Rachel's dad has written this incredible book with inserts from her own journal. I can't wait to meet her when I get to Heaven, she seems like she was a wonderful girl!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

End of the year Leadership

We had our final leadership for this year! Our outdoor plans were hindered a little due to the excess of rain we got all day long but we still had a ton of fun! Guys were in the unheated pool, folks were playing Frisbee, and playing basketball, a few people went down the zip-line and other just hung out and socialized! We had good food and lots of fun!

The girls watching the guys swim!

Hanging out on the porch!

Worship time

My sweet friend Abby's very last leadership after 4 years of being a leader at Hillwood!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Will & JJ's Wedding

After a busy morning with Nashville Young Life's Trash Dash (to help raise money for comp this summer) I drove to Knoxville for a wedding. I got there in time to have a quick lunch with my sweet friend Rachel and then headed to Will and JJ's wedding which was outside in Will's parents garden and it was absolutely beautiful! Everything about the wedding and reception was Will and JJ! I loved being there and seeing old friends! It was a quick trip, since I had to be back fro our end of the year Leadership!

Megan, Amanda and I (Two of my roommates from College) at the Reception

Megan and EJ

man oh man do I need a tan!

My sweet sweet friend Rachel Baker!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

still in process...

So our kitchen is still being worked on but we are getting there slowly but surely! Hopefully soon we will have a sink and oven..I'm kinda getting sick of eating out and there is only so much you can cook in a microwave!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Dog of Nashville

So today i had lunch with my roommate, Brooke. We decided to go try out the new hotdog place in Hillsboro village, The Dog of Nashville it was so good! The fries are amazing and the hot dog was huge and full of goodness! The only bad part about our experience was the aftermath and our stomachs! But it was worth it to eat such an amazing hotdog!

Monday, April 13, 2009

A Journal for Jordan

So after a crazy busy morning starting at 5:30am I finally got to sit and relax for a bit to match Oprah! Today was a great was about "unconventional and unforgettable dads" First there was a single dad of about 8 kids...then my second favorite of the dads, a Man named Matt who is also a single dad after losing his wife 27 hours after his daughter was born. He has an incredible blog that yall should check out! His sweet baby Madeline is so precious! My first favorite dad though is a man named Charles King. He was a solider in Iraq. When he found out he was going to have a little baby boy his wife bought him a journal to write to his son in. She wrote every day to his son while he was deployed. He was able to spend 2 weeks with his son after he was born before being deployed again. He died 1 month before coming home in a road side bombing. But his wife published the journal and now his little son has these memories of his dad as well as great manly advice. What a sweet gift. Here is the book:

I am about to go buy it myself and start reading! And yes I was totally in tears while watching this episode!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Isaiah 53

4 Surely he took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,
yet we considered him stricken by God,
smitten by him, and afflicted.

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him,
and by his wounds we are healed.

6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.

"Oh Lord You've searched me
You know my way
Even when I fail You
I know You love me

Your holy presence
Surrounding me
In every season
I know You love me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There's no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You go before me
You shield my way
Your hand upholds me
I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where Your blood was shed for me
There's no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now

You tore the veil
You made a way
When You said that it is done

And when the earth fades
Falls from my eyes
And You stand before me
I know You love me
Oh.. I know You love me

At the cross I bow my knee
Where your blood was shed for me
There's no greater love than this
You have overcome the grave
Your glory fills the highest place
What can separate me now?"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Singing in the Car!

So Tonight we had club but it looked a little different! We went and ate dinner at Mazatlan (a really good Mexican restaurant) then a bunch of us girls went and got Ice Cream at Maggie Moos....on the way there we had a BLAST in the car singing as loud as possible! The girls in the back were going crazy! I just love singing in the car!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Waiting for Greece!

So in one month and 3 days I will be on an airplane with my mom on our way to Greece! I am so excited about our trip! We will be flying to Athens and then taking a cruise around the Greek Islands, then back to Athens...I seriously can't wait! Santorini, Greece
I'm probably going to meet Costas there!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Downtown Nashville

So tonight I went to a benefit concert with some CPA girls For Danita's Children (Orphaned kids in Haiti) It was a great event. After I went downtown with one of my YL girls, Elizabeth, and we walked around got ice cream went to the pedestrian bridge that over looks the city and meet up with a few other CPA folks. It was a beautiful night to be walking around the city! Of course upon our walking we ran into a family singing...