Just a quick recap of my trip for those that are interested. We got back a week ago from our 4,000 mile journey going from the coldest place in the continental US to the warmest and back again. There was about a 100 degree difference between Florida and here (80 to -20). We had a great time though, even if it was a lot of driving.
For me the highlights were visiting friends and family, especially my good friends that I hadn’t met yet. Trey Edwards is a rebelutionary that helped me start my blog back in June and we have become good friends as well as becoming close friends with the rest of his family and Mike and Joshua who are friends of his from church. We had an amazing time visiting with the Edwards and getting to know them better. They are a truly amazing family and we all had a great time talking and enjoying the fellowship of fellow Christians.
A big surprise for me was that on the way home we took a detour and went through Arkansas to visit my closest sister in the Lord, Lauren. She is my accountability partner, listening ear, prayer partner, and just an amazing friend whom I love to death! We were so excited to meet each other for the first time and I don’t think I’ve ever hugged a person more times in only a few hours :D. I also got to jam with the rest of Vivit, the worship band she is the lead singer for, and hang out at the Nunley’s house at fellowship.
It was a great trip and the wedding was really nice, though it had a really annoying photographer that kept us laughing! Going to the beach and swimming in the ocean was a blast too. It was a really refreshing trip and our first in a really long time. My grandpa lives in Florida but it has been almost ten years since we have visited him (though he comes up north every year). So that was our trip in a nutshell. I had some thoughts while I was there that I will try to finish writing down into some blog posts later. For now, God bless you all and have a fun time being (somewhere) warmer then us as we battle -40 wind chills!
(Note: if you recognized the names Mrs. Edwards and Mrs. Nunley that because I mentioned both of them on my post on woman who fear the Lord. They are both amazing women and I enjoyed spending time with their family and getting to know them more in person. :D)
So I’m sitting in my cousin’s basement right now, the TV is on and the pre game talk thingy is on. My oldest cousin and brother had to run to the store for something and my cousin and my oldest cousin’s fiance are taking showers (ok, they just got out), so I thought it would be a good time to take a break and tell y’all what I am thankful for this year.
God has blessed me so much with so many things. One thing that I want to really give thanks for is the amazing friends. He has given me some amazing “brothers” that I am so thankful for. I have had guy friends before, but I have made some very special friends with guys over the last year or so.
God has also blessed me with two wonderful “girlfriends” (chicas) Lauren and Hope. They are both amazing girls that have blessed me so much with their friendship and accountability. I have known Hope for years and she goes to my church, and it has been so special to see all these signs of grace in her life as she has grown up. She was in my study for Do Hard Things and I think out of all the girls, she changed the most from it. Starting this fall we have become accountability partners and have enjoyed (trying) to get together about once a month to have some coffee or tea and talk together.
Lauren is an unusual situation. I have never met her before in person, but she has been such a blessing to me. I “met” her this summer through some mutual online friends and it’s been an amazing friendship. So when I need a person to pray for me or to share my heart with, she is almost always the first. I cherish our many long talks on phone and IM. We have been keeping each other accountable lately too.
So my everyone is out of the shower and my cousin and brother are back so I better get going and join in the festivities that haven’t started yet. :D Thanks for all the encouragement that you guys have given me since I have started blogging, it mean a lot to me. God bless!
Well Kaysie tagged me to tell 6 random things about myself… the hard part for me will be thinking of only 6. Here are the rules.
- Link to the person who tagged you.
- Post the rules on your blog.
- Write six random things about yourself.
- Tag sixish people at the end of your post.
- Let each person know he or she has been tagged.
- Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
Now brace yourself for my random facts. :)
- I have been named the princess of the Realm of Randomness by my awesome friend Hope, who created the realm.
- I have a pink faux leather trench coat that I actually wear from time to time.
- I called myself Ea (E-u) when I was a toddler and now one of the kids I babysit for calls me that. One of the other families I babysit for calls me “Weewa” or “Weefwa”.
- I am a stain magnet! I am ALWAYS spilling on myself. :(
- I love downhill skiing (though cross country skiing is great too). I can NOT snowboard though (I tried it and couldn’t move the next day).
- I am happy right now because my dad gave me one of his awesome highlighters that also have mini post it notes on them. SEE?
Ok, now I tag…
- Sam (Maybe he will actually post for once. )