Sunday, March 28, 2010


Please be in prayer for my cousin Amy as she undergoes treatments for breast cancer. The treatments are making her really sick. Please pray that God would be glorified and that God will give her strength.

Amy and Louis at Christmas.

Together, We Are.......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Love.......

i love. singing songs in another language.
i love. Starbucks frappuccinos on a hot day (actually any day :)).
i love.  the warm weather like 3/24.
i love. lasting friendships.
i love. telling other people about Jesus.
i love. listening to david platt's sermons.
i love. a quiet afternoon.
i love. babysitting
i love. adoption stories.
i love. early mornings.
i love.........

i love. the ™ you can make on the keyboard. heehee. (alt 2)
i love. running in the rain. (hi track team! :))
i love. reading my Bible.
i love. my family.
i love...................

What do you love?

Monday, March 22, 2010

For Journalistic Purposes......

At the end of Spring Break, some of our friends invited us to go on a scavenger hunt with them. This is something that is put on by our city every year and its called the "Itty Bitty, Magic City Scavenger Hunt".

So, we went to the........

Grabbed us a newspaper

and started scavenging.....
(if thats even a word haha)

Sarah leading the way.....

Mom and Mrs. Lori looking for the clues.
We didn't find all of them but all in all, we had a great time! Hopefully, we can do it again next year!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I found these quotes and thought y'all might enjoy them!

The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. ~Margaret Thatcher

Guys are simple... women are not simple and they always assume that men must be just as complicated as they are, only way more mysterious. The whole point is guys are not thinking much. They are just what they appear to be. Tragically. 

I have been a gigantic Rolling Stones fan since approximately the Spanish-American War. 

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' 

It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person's plate. 

Magnetism, as you recall from physics class, is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators. 

Never under any circumstances take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night. 

The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter. 

The ultimate camping trip was the Lewis and Clark expedition. 

Sunday, March 14, 2010


*This is a TeenPact Post*

One of the staffers at TeenPact, Mark, talked about how we as Christians should be "joyful always". (1 Thess. 5:16)  My friend put it best this way:"He [Mark] said that many people think that joy is an emotion, synonymous with happiness. But happiness, he said, is very different from joy. It's a fleeting feeling that depends on your circumstances to keep it going. Joy, however, is the hope that exists within us no matter what happens. Joy keeps us going because it is the faith that God is with us. Joy is our anchor no matter how stormy the seas get." ~Anna  
That really hit home....a couple of days later. 

Three years ago my family went through some hard times. One was our adoption, a death in the family and a mission trip. Here is something I wrote the other day..........

"In the end, we didnt get what we wanted but what God wanted instead. It was hard but sooo worth it. I can honestly say that I am upset b/c my sister is not "here" but I have to remember that we were on God's plan not ours. That same year, my uncle died and we had to remember we do not plan our lives, God does. Then my family went on a mission trip to Venezuela and our trip was delayed two days. Again, God showed us to rely on His plans and not ours."

 After the "let down" of our adoption, the death and the mission trip, three years later I see the BIG picture, so to speak. I saw that we should be "joyful always" not just when things are going great but through the hard times. 

This is something I learned during TeenPact and I pray that this will stick with me the rest of my life.

Thanks for reading! 

oh, the ironic thing about our adoption is that her name was going to be..........JOY! 

Friday, March 12, 2010

Awkward Guy/Girl Pictures

At TeenPact one day, Me, Lainey, Anderson, Austin, (and taylor, katherine, and felipe) decided to have some fun! So, we did this.........

Have A Happy Weekend Everybody! 

Saturday, March 6, 2010

TeenPact 2010

I just got back from TeenPact a few of days ago! If you haven't already, please go and check out the website! This is one of the best events I have been too, yet. I have met new friends and learned about Government at the same time!

Here are some pictures from the week. Hopefully I can create a slideshow with everybody's pics!


Getting ready to leave...

And yes this is all our luggage....

Reading my bill for the first time....

Playing "Do you Love your Neighbor?" @ camp...

Felipe serenading the girls

Playing volleyball....

The girls I rode with for the week!

Bloggy Friend! of the many R's there...

Me and Grace Ann!

At TeenPact we had elections where three representatives and a governor are chosen. (Word has it that only the cute guys/girls win.)

The "governor"(second from left) with the staff. ( I voted for him)

The people from our cover school!

And....your TeenPact experience is not complete without a picture by the Beef Wagon®
If you would like to see more......check out Anna's posts here and here and here. Hopefully, more posts about Teen Pact will becoming your way!! Stay Tuned! 

Thanks Grace Ann for some of the photos!!!