Saturday, October 30, 2010

Coming Soon...

Hello everyone!! The photo session went great today, within a couple weeks I will be able to post them up on here!

We went to a park, and took pictures with some beautiful fall leaves in the background. Danielle was the photographer, and her sister Rosemary carried our things. (thankyou Rosey!) I haven't seen the girls in a long time, it was nice to see them. It was alot of fun to get our engagement pictures done. As well as interesting.

Danielle was in the middle of snapping some pictures when this lady walks by with two little lapdogs dressed up for halloween. Those two little dogs ran straight up to Justin begging for some petting! It was a hilarious interruption. I think Danielle may have taken some pictures of the dogs with us. It was quite unusual!

I can hardly wait to see them!!!

God bless,

Friday, October 29, 2010

Northern Harrier Hawk

My sister was all excited the other day and dragged me to our bedroom. "Look outside!!" she beamed. I looked out the window and saw a hawk sitting on the powerlines.

We looked it up in my Bird book, we think it was a Northern Harrier Hawk.

So, life's going well. My family is getting over colds and coughs.
Midterms went very well, another 8 weeks or so left till winter break!

Wedding planning news... Justin and his parents found some very cute butterfly invitations for half price this past week! There are a soft baby blue with white swirly butterflies. Justin also found some Bubble wands. :) We will more then likely be having quite a few children at the wedding/reception so we are trying to plan ahead for them. Since it will be an outdoor reception bubbles will be a great idea!!

Tomorrow we are having our Engagement portraits done by my friend Danielle, who is a professional photographer. I've known her since I was about...oh 15 or 16. I haven't seen her in a long time. I can't wait for her to meet Justin!!

God bless,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Youth Fest 2010 Picture

My home church's photographer was so kind to send me this picture he took at Youth Fest.
This is my friend Janierra, me and my Fiance Justin!!

God bless,


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Happy Birthday to Jordan!!!!!

Happy 18th birthday to my dear sweet friend Jordan!!
You have been such a blessing to me and I hope your 18th birthday goes great!!!
Missing you very much and I hope to see you soon!!

Jordan and I met very briefly at a music camp in 2008, her sister had my email address and Jordan emailed me... and it just kept going from there! Our Friendship is so unique how it happened we know the Lord brought it about! We live in different states, but we share a Risen Savior!!

Jordan is also one of my bridesmaids. In an upcoming post I will tell you more about my girls!

God bless,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Midterms, Wedding plans

Hi Everybody!

Things here are busy, as usual. With school and wedding planning its getting even busier!!
I had a midterm Monday night for Baptist Distinctives, got a 97!! Hooray!!

I went to a bridal shop Saturday to try on some gowns, so now I have an idea of what I like- just need to find a modest one- amen! I would appreciate your prayers for this!

Justin is doing well, busy with school and work too. We get what time we can together, but it is very "go with the flow". It is so crazy at times, that it is point-blank obvious that God arranges our time together. Which is encouraging to me. I have seen so many answered prayers and well-nigh miracles for Justin and I to spend time together, that there is no doubt that God is directing our relationship.

My family is doing pretty good, the cold is going through and of course, we share and I got a helping of some sharing! Between cough-drops and Day-Quil.... I'll live!

Mission's conference this week, I can't wait! It will be exciting.

Thursday is my next midterm for Ladies' Discipleship- excellent class!

So, I can't wait to hear from you!

God bless,

Friday, October 15, 2010

The 2nd Annual Youth Fest -2010

The Day started a 6:30 in the morning and went for me till 8pm.
The Youth Fest officially ended at 4, but I helped with taking all the stuff down and then I had to go to class.

There were 700 teens in attendance and 150 workers.

My Fiance and I.
:) Last year we were on opposite ends of the field! But this year the Lord blessed and our booths were closer together.

Welcoming visitors.

Waiting for more.

Janierra and I

Justin and some friends.

Pastor walked by and gave this raquet to Dan... why? We never found out! But it gave us a chuckle as we debated what it was for.

Debating the tennis Raquet. Maybe to stop passing cars? Maybe to stop passing teens? Maybe to... tennis anyone??

Finally some teens arrive!

Mellisa, Yessenia and Donisha smile while...

Aaron tries to figure out the camera.

Beautiful smiles!

Mr. P. decked out in a very sophisticated red toque and matching apron to make Funnel cakes!!

I ran into a little opposition from a guy with rubber-band pistols while exploring the grounds.
Dan likes to pose I guess.

"Let's shoot Dan!" -Justin
"Yeah! Let's shoot Dan!" -Rich

Dan oblivious to the plot.

Justin and Rich decided to save their plan for later and just shoot the targets.
(like those expressions!)

Dan tried to just "look cool". lol

Paul, the juggler.

Matt capturing the attention of 700 teens

the college choir singing.

By 9:30 am the booths officially opened. This was Justin's booth

This was mine

I rig each trap to either go off or not to go off, its a guessing game.

A few enthusiastic girls trying my game

Hey look, it's me!

One of my little friends came to play!

just a few of 700 teens.

The grounds were so colorful!

Two more "mature" ladies were absolutely hilarious while competing at the Pit Stop Time Challenge.

The bantering and exchange of teasing remarks was priceless!

Oh look, I have another visitor. Want to try Dan?

He tried to take the bait.

But, got caught! aw, too bad Dan!

One of the few brave souls of the Dunk Tank.

Mrs. B gives her husband a hug...

Before he takes to the skies! No, he did not fly the plane,
but he threw out the goodies!

The teens waiting for the air drop.

It was hilarious to see them all running in one direction!!

My Brother tries his hand at being a one man pit stop crew!

Way to go little brother!

Pastor's granddaughter tries her hand at golfing.

Mrs. P and the "Labyrinth" game, a fancy and hard maze to accomplish.

It is harder then it looks!

My cousin, Sarah, trying bottle fishing.

A teen guy wearing a hot pink sign labeled "Food" will always draw a crowd!!!

And at the other end of the Campus we had...

The Dodgeball court

Big hit!

teens waiting in line to play Dodge Ball

The Obstacle course and Paint ball range

Pastor (in the blue shirt) watching teens getting covered in paint-balls!

Justin's sister, Jessica, helped out at the obstacle course!

Strong Man competition by the dormitories.
These last two pictures are from 2009, this is when we take everything down and pack it up. I would have taking pictures this year but I forgot.

These parts are very very heavy, as I learned the hard way!
Heavy lifting, a hot sun and not drinking enough water was not a good idea on my part... but the other workers caught on and made me sit down. Lol. Justin of course being the most adamant. Lesson learned though! Memo to self-Next year bring lots of water!!!

All considered, it was a fun exhausting and exciting day as 12 teens accepted Christ as Savior!

Praise the Lord!!