Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Are we there yet?

My life is so busy. Right now I'm in Natchez, Mississippi and about to head out for Monroe, Louisiana. I'm so excited to go to Matt and Jenny's wedding. Hopefully it will stop raining. Their wedding is on Saturday and there are predicted thunderstorms, but fingers crossed that it won't happen. 
I got to meet up with some of my cousins that I haven't seen in a while. 
And play with their kids.
We are going to eat lunch with them and then head out to see my moms side of the family.
My family has spent so much time together recently... in the car.
We spent 18 hours to and from Searcy and then 9 more to get to Natchez. Then to get to Monroe it will be around another 2 hours. So we will rack up 29 hours in the car by the end of today. 
By the time we get back to Georgia we will have 38 hours logged. 
Then on Thursday I will drive another 2 hours from my camp to meet up with my mission team to go to Glasgow, Scotland.
Making a grand total of 40 hours in the car. 
Then a 6 or 8 hour plane ride to Scotland. 
The phrase are we there yet is so an understatement right now.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

OH! I'm a Harding Student!

I just got back from Summer Stampede. It was so much fun. I'm so ready to be there now and to just get it all started. I got to meet a lot of new people and had loads of laughs with them. We got our schedule. 

On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:

8:00 am Marketing Principles  Dr. Williams
9:00 am Chapel 
10:00 am Speech Dr. Pitt
11:00 am Psychology Dr. McNeal
1:00 pm Life and Teachings of Jesus (Bible) Dr. Cloer

On Tuesday and Thursday:
9:00 am Chapel
10:00 am (Right now I'm in Western Civ Dr. Fisher but I'm suppose to be in American History because of HUF)
1:00 pm Life and Teachings of Jesus (Bible) Dr. Cloer

And my Chapel seat is:
Section 300
Row G
Seat 6

We also learned some great songs like:

"You can run. You can hide. But you just cant fight the love"


I would like to attend your college.............
I would like to attend your college.............
I would like to attend your college.............

We also answered some ridiculous questions in a survey like: (True/False)

My family had one way of look at me when I was a child, and they didn't understand my feelings very well.
Out of all the things I could be doing right now, college seems like the worst thing to do.
I would like to counselor about...... (anything and everything you could think to put in the blank)

We jammed out to Backstreet Boys.
Had multiple Sonic dates.
Tried to understand why Midnight Oil wasn't open till Midnight
Played Sweetheart Tag in the GAC
Played and danced in the lilly pool
Stayed up late in the dorms
And had so much fun.

Harding Class of 2015... We are going to have so much fun!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Oh the Places You Will Go!

Sorry I haven' t been updating as well as I should be. But I can't say thing will get any better because in a couple of days my life is about to go crazy.

I leave for Sumer Stampede (my college registration) in two days. After this I will not be coming home for three weeks. After Stampede I am leaving straight from there and going to Natchez, Mississippi and visiting my dads side of the family before we go to my cousins wedding in Monroe, Louisiana. Then we will leave from the wedding and go straight to camp. And probably be coming in late to camp. Then I will leave early from camp and get on an eight hour plane headed to Glasglow, Scotland, where I will be staying for ten days. 

I'm not sure if I'm going to make it.But I'm super excited to be getting to do it all.

 I'm so ready to be at Harding it's insane. Stampede will be a good couple of days to see friends that I haven't in forever it feels like. We're going to be picking our classes and chapel seats and it all feels like it's becoming so real now. It's so close. I want to summer to hurry up but there's still so much to do to get ready.

We haven't seen our family in a good while. My nanny (that's what we call my dad's mom) lives in Natchez along with my millions of aunts, uncles, and cousins. So it will be nice to see them all again. And then my cousin Matt is (finally) getting married to Jenny. They have been dating for longer than I can remember. The first time I meet her I so called this wedding. I'm so happy for them. And we haven't got to see my cousin Matt and his sister Abby in an even longer time. I'm excited to see all my family!

Then we have Camp Inagehi. This is probably my favorite place in the world. I have gone every summer since I was nine. And this is the last year I can go as a camper. It's super sad. I love this place so much and it stinks that I'm not going to be able to get a full week of it, but it will still be so much fun. I have gotten so many spiritual highs from this place, meet amazing people that have changes and shaped my life, and made memories that will never be forgotten. It is my absolute favorite place to be.

Glasglow, Scotland. I GET TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY!!! WHOA BABY!! I'm so excited to be going on this mission trip and help share God's word an show His light where it can be hard to see. My preachers son and his wife are living there now and he is the youth minister at a church in East Kilbride. They have been there for months now. And they are truly amazing people. They have already helped so many people there. I feel honored to be able to get to go and be apart of this with them. They are truly an inspiration. And while I'm in Scotland I do plan on getting a kilt.

This is only part of my crazy summer. Only part of the journey to get to destination: Scarcely, Arkansas.