Saturday, July 31, 2004

My Favorite Parts of Summer

As my personal summer is nearing to an end (I'm down to the last 48 hours), I thought I would take a trip down memory lane with a list of all my favorite parts of the summer. These are in no particular order, just what I remember!

Dutch Blitz
Mamma Mia! Cleveland
Mamma Mia! Charlotte
Sebring Camp
July 4th fireworks/cookout
Kings Island
Washington DC--The American History museum
Colonial Williamsburg teacher resource center
Melanie's Wedding
Spending time with Kathy and Heather
Renting a new townhome!
Seeing teens come to Christ/grow closer in their relationship with God
Jen's graduation
Taking pictures
Gulf Shores
Time with family

And that covers it briefly of course. At least I have plenty to remember while I am sitting in a workshop every day next week!! :)

Monday, July 12, 2004

My Sister, the Star

Last night I had the priviledge of going to see my sister star in the number one Broadway musical, Mamma Mia! Bekah played Sophie, a soon-to-be-married twenty-year-old who longs to discover the identity of her father only to find that she has "three possible Dads." All this is to the toon of many ABBA songs. It's one of the funnest shows out there and it was exciting to see her! It was especially cool to be able to say "that's my sister" and hear people say how amazing she is.

Whenever I am not sure exactly if life will take me the way I want to go, I know that I can always think about my sister who is truly living her dream.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

The Last Few Weeks of Life

Well, it has been a busy last couple of weeks. I drove to Ohio, Mississippi, and back again to Kentucky. It was a really fun couple weeks in Kentucky enjoying all the best things of summer including cookouts, races, parties, trampolines, swimming, fireworks, and roller coasters. It was definately one of the most event filled and fun July 4th holidays I have ever experienced.
Another big event of the past couple weeks is the finding of a new place to live! Those of you who have ever been to my place know exactly why moving out of my apartment will be a highlight of this summer. And of course it will be too much to have roommates...I sure hope the job doesn't suffer!

Speaking of the job, I think I enjoyed July 4th all the more this year because being a history teacher now, I was reminded of all the things this country has gone through to be able to celebrate on the fourth of July. So often we seem to forget what independence really is. If we could only understand what it was like before democracy--before we had the rights that so many people fought and died for. It's easy to forget...which makes me grateful for holidays such as the fourth of July and friends who will put up with my "history lessons." =)

Another summer is half way over and the school year looms ahead but there are so many things to do before that time including more time in the car, weddings, camping, visiting, musicals, DC, Williamsburg, and North Carolina. And these are the reasons I really do love my job. =)