This past year was a light one on posting. Well, 2013 was I mean. I think from January 2014 to now, I’ve posted more than I posted in the entirety of the last calendar year. Why? Because life. I dunno. But I’m glad to be getting back to (semi-)regularity. In honor of five years todayContinue reading “Faves on faves”
She’s been quiet with the compliments (backhanded and otherwise) for a while, but never fear, today she made up for it. When we were getting ready to get in cars and head over to do a service project, she and three other middle school girls claimed my car for the trip over. However… “Laura’s carContinue reading “Self-esteem boosters with Sarah”
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Well here’s about 50,000 of them.
Things you would have told me 10 years ago I’d be doing and I wouldn’t have believed: Chaperoning six teenagers on an overseas trip for eight days and having one of the best times of my life in the process. But it happened. You see, this summer I decided to be real nice and IContinue reading “Best Week Ever. Part 2.”
This summer, for the third time in 10 years, I’ve gotten to take a trip to my happy place. You see, in 2004, our youth group got the chance to visit with our sister church in Mandeville, Jamaica. We gained some awesome friendships (more about that later) and a home away from home that weContinue reading “Best Week Ever. Part 1.”
I’ve chaperoned several trips now for the youth group at church. The things that are overheard on these trips never disappoint. Case in point, from the lake in August: Aidan: “I strongly dislike you with all my heart.” #fellowship
Every Sunday afternoon I spend a couple hours with some pretty awesome teenagers. Allegedly, I am kind of responsible for what they do during that time, which is why last week I had them cook lunch for all of us. Those who can’t do, teach, right? No seriously, I can’t cook, but the mission ofContinue reading “Iron Cheflets”
I may have mentioned it a few ten times, but I spent MLK weekend in Orlando, chaperoning 11 kids – middle-schoolers and high-schoolers through a youth faith conference/time at the Disney parks. Lots of fun, lots of rides, lots of standing, dancing, singing, running to get ahead of teenagers who had no idea where theyContinue reading “Chaperoning at The Happiest Place on Earth”