Saturday, July 26, 2008

like a forward.

my aunt ginny tagged me.

What are 5 things on your to-do list for today?
1. wake up at a decent hour.
2. cath up with kimie who i haven't seen in a long time on account of me being in louisiana and her mission trip to the czech republic.
3. look into selling my textbooks online.
4. laundry.
5. call about my camera.

What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
1. chocolate covered things (raisins, pretzels, strawberries, other fruit...)
2. water
3. carrots
4. sour candy
5. good soft bread

What are 5 things you would do if you were a billionaire?

1. start an art academy overseas somewhere.
2. build an awesome orphanage. like not one where the kids start singing "its a hard knock life for us." but an awesome one with lots of cool kid things. and games and parties.
3. start a sno ball business.
4. technology splurge.
5. swim with beluga whales.

What are 5 of your bad habits?
1. obsessively applying chapstick.
2. using the internet to stalk people.
3. over analyzing.
4. being nocturnal and not being able to wake up on my own.
5. avoiding

Where are 5 places you have lived?
1. i have lived in the same house my whole life. in riverside.
2. cbu dorms.
3. cbu cottages.
4. louisiana for six weeks.

What are 5 jobs you've had?

1. water polo coach.
2. swim coach/lifeguard.
3. care taker.
4. im counting camp counselor.
5. i need a job!!!!!

What 5 people do you want to tag?
1. Jane
2. Corinne
3. Abby
4. hearther!
5. cindy

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

the thrill of a child.

i hate fireworks.
i think they are so overrated.
i think they are wasteful.
random explosions in the sky. totally unsynchronized. no overall scheme. just pure chaos.

and then last night i watched the disneyland fireworks for the first time ever. and it was magical. and i take everything back.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

back from camp

summer camp was awesome.

i was with kristin in cabin 15. we had 11 crazy sweet 7th grade girls.
i am so excited to watch them grow and mature these next two years.

chuck bomar was the speaker. my girls learned so much from his teachings. this might sound negative, but they truly amazed me with how much they were able to grasp. when i first looked at the topic for the week i thought that it would b over the heads of my 11 and 12 year old girls. i thought they needed something more practical about how to live, what to do, they needed more life application. man was i wrong. so wrong. i also learned a lot through chuck's chapel messages.

parachute passing lead worship all week. they did an awesome job. seriously the seminar they did on worship was my girl's favorite. and maybe all of the girls counselors have crushes.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

i found it!

tomorrow im heading off to jr high summer camp up at thousand pines.
im pretty excited.

especially because i was originally not going to camp, but then i got a phone call wednesday asking if i could because we are taking up wayyy more kids than originally intended. (86 or something crazy like that).

but i am still not fully unpacked from louisiana.
i started cleaning my room. i filled two trash bags with old clothes for the goos will.

and i found my ipod!!!!! i havent had it since april. i thought i lost it at the beach, turns out it was in a bag in my room all along.

i have no idea what to bring to camp. jackie said, "just bring everything you own." and i kinda want to listen to her. because you never know when you will need something.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

who do you trust with needles?

well i happen to trust this guyyesterday corrine and i went to artistic element tattoo in yucaipa.
she got her nose pierced by cholo. it looks super cute.

and i talked to him about custom making the spiral jewelry for my ear.
(from when i got pierced back in january)

he said that the lowest of my three piercings didn't flow with the top two so he took that one out and pierced another hole higher up. he also replaced all the rings with smaller ones.

it looks so much better! and in six weeks i can go back and get the spiral.
i was so unhappy with how they used to be. he made the whole situation much better.
seriously cholo was so nice and professional. and he is kind of a perfectionist. and i think that is a fine trait to have as someone who plays with needles all day long.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

im back

i just got back from a six week trip down to louisisana.
i do not know how to begin to describe the past six weeks of my life.

lets just say it was a hard/amazing/unorginized/beautiful/chaoitic/southern/great/super/dynamite trip.

i loved it!

one of the hardest parts of coming back has been the feelings of loneliness. i spent a month and a half with 4 of the coolest people ever. i loved them and they drove me crazy at times. but we were never apart. seriously. so it is really weird sitting here all by the camp we worked at was 8 weeks long and we only got to be there for a week of training and the first five weeks of camp. its really hard for me to be sitting here on a couch in riverside when i know that all my girls are together at camp right they miss me? do they even notice i am gone? did i impact them in an eternal way? are bible lessons still happening now that i am gone?
i know that i need to rely way less on myself and way more on the Lord.i learned so much on this trip and i have so many amazing stories. but i don't know where to begin. and i don't know if anyone even cares.