Summer time is here... and I have the tan lines to prove it!
Things have been so busy the last couple weeks, busy but good. The band is off to camp, and are already a week into training. I'm grateful that I've been so busy at work because it's made all these changes a little bit easier. Last Friday, I was a hot mess. I was sad that the boys were gone. I was jealous of all my friends who had left for camp. I was super depressed that for the first time since college, I wasn't packing up Big Red and heading for camp, myself. I cried a lot last Friday. ha. I'm a wimp.
Monday, my friends Rebecca, Mary, and I hungout at Mary's aunt's pool for Memorial Day, and then I went to a cookout with Jared and Olivia and Olivia's family. It was a great day.. minus all the mosquito bites I got! I'm so grateful for the community the Lord has blessed me with here in Chattanooga. It is so sad that Seth, Alex, Steve, and Drew are gone for the summer, but the Lord didn't take away some of my favorites without taking care of me. I have a great group of friends here.
Mary, me, and Rebecca at the Drive-In before the boys left for camp
*It should be noted that Pirates 4 is super lame.
Alex and Steve
Steve and me
Love this kid!
This week at work, I've been busy getting my students ready to go to Fuge on Monday. I'm sad I don't get a whole summer, but so grateful I get at least one week of Fuge goodness, and that I get to experience it with some of my favorite teenagers. It's going to be an incredible week at Union University, and I'm hopeful that the Lord will do big things in the lives of my students.
My wonderful administrative assistant, Stephanie had a BEAUTIFUL baby girl last week
I was so excited to go to the hospital and see Steph and hold this cute little girl
I've felt a little lost in the office this week without the Answer Queen,
but I'm so happy for my friends Matt and Stephanie
This past Wednesday, we had a water themed Summer Kickoff... which included water balloons, water guns, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, pink lemonade, an inflatable slip and slide, and an inflatable waterslide. I was a little worried about the inflatables, but they were actually really fun. I think my students enjoyed the night. I definitely laughed a lot! Love those kids, and not working camp might be sad, but I'm looking forward to spending the summer with these people.
The slip n slide
I didn't try it out, for fear that I would bust my butt running up to it
Dont let this picture fool you, that joker was serious
Danielle, one of my newly graduated students, and I test it out.
We were a little scared.
Houston is that student that I know the Lord gave me
as payback to any and every youth worker/minister that ever had to deal with me as a teenager
Will, he's got cotton candy in one hand, and a water balloon in the other:
A middle schoolers dream come true
Alyssa, Kayla, me and Danielle
Some of my high school girls
Tonight, I've got a group of high school girls coming over for a sleepover. It should be fun. :) At some point, I'll have to pack for camp! We leave early Monday. Please pray for us!