Wherein I am either the worst chaperone or the best one

I don’t remember the first time I decided I wanted a tattoo, but I know it’s been at least about 7 or 8 years now. The first time I remember even coming close to following through with wanting to get one was on Spring Break in college with some of my sorority sisters. Yes IContinue reading “Wherein I am either the worst chaperone or the best one”

Best Week Ever. Greatest Hits.

I’m just about done telling/showing you about the Jamaica trip. Except for one more thing to tell you about later that’s such a big deal it gets its own post. And here’s a hint: It involves crossing something off my List. But that’s for another time. I took almost 1000 pictures that week. Well personallyContinue reading “Best Week Ever. Greatest Hits.”

Best Week Ever: Panoramazing

We interrupt your regularly scheduled posting about parts of the amazing Jamaica trip from the summer for one of my absolute favorite pictures from the week. Click on it. You’re gonna want to see this full-size. Special thanks to J. Hoey for capturing all this awesome in one frame.

Best Week Ever. Part 3.

The story of our week in Jamaica is one best told in pictures – for the most part – so it’s a good thing I took tons of them. However, a good portion of the photos on my camera were taken by kids there – one in particular, named Jordon. Jordon is a 12-year-old kidContinue reading “Best Week Ever. Part 3.”

Best Week Ever. Part 2.

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.”

Best Week Ever. Part 1.

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.”

day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere

I like where I live, and with the exception of college and the couple years after I graduated, I’ve always lived here, in Louisville. If I had to live anywhere else? There’s a very good chance it’d be Mandeville, Jamaica. So when I got to the sixth day of this 30 Day Song Challenge, IContinue reading “day 06 – a song that reminds you of somewhere”

Jamaica, land I love/A new perspective

For the second time, I went with a group from my church to one of my favorite places in the world: Mandeville, Jamaica. This year, I’ve begun working with the church’s youth group as a youth leader and when they needed chaperones, I signed up. I definitely wanted to be a part of the trip.Continue reading “Jamaica, land I love/A new perspective”