Saturday, July 4, 2009

Costa Rica

I leave for Costa Rica tomorrow! Well, my team and I will be driving down to LA tomorrow and then we will be flying out of LAX on Monday morning. I got my assignment from Students International and I will be working at an Education sight in Los Guidos. The picture above is a picture of a street in Los Guidos. Things that are involved in "Education" are tutoring kids, helping with VBS and teaching English to classes. My other team members got assigned to either Education, Social Work or Construction. Pray for us as we leave to minister to the people of Costa Rica. Also, pray for the kids that I will be working with-pray that their hearts may be opened to God's Word and that I may be a shining light for Him. Also, pray that no one gets sick from our team :) I've heard quite a few food poisoning stories from friends who have mission-tripped it and it's enough to make me cautious. If something happens though, I'm loaded with meds! I'm praying for a great trip, and I know that if I just leave it up to God, it will be because this trip is for Him. I felt called to do this trip and everything has lined up up to this point, and I know that He is in control. I'd better finish packing up my stuff and then head to bed. It's getting too close to midnight! If I can update while I'm there, then I will. But if not, I'll be updating you all on July 19!

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Proposal

No, proposal to me. Just the movie "The Proposal." I saw it last night...and then I saw it again...tonight. I'm a little bit embarrassed to admit that, but at the same time I really have no shame because I loved it! Depth? No, none really. Just a hilarious romance comedy. I saw it with Bradlee and Kasey (two of my future roomates) last night and tonight my whole family went to see it. It's mildly inappropriate at times, but my family was busting up laughing (as was I) just about the whole time. Take a watch:

Also in case he ever reads this, Ryan Reynolds, MARRY ME!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Home-Style Eatin'

I feel like I've really been slacking on this whole blog thing. It's not that I don't have anything to bumble's just that it makes me tired to think about bumbling more than I already do. :) Last weekend I went to SLO with Mom and Noah because Noah had a baseball tourney there (Rob, Dad & Austin stayed home because Rob had a baseball tourney here.) SLO was wonderful-nothing like a weekend getaway to rejuvenate someone-especially when it was only 80 degrees there and 106 here! We ate breakfast one of the mornings at a place called Apple Farms. It was delicious! Food was awesome and the plates were enormous. Plus, they had the most fabulous gift shop that kept us entertained while we were waiting to be seated. There's hardly anything I like more than cute gift shops and homey restaurants! Noah's team got first in the tournament-it was the state qualifier so that means that they are going to state playoffs.

Today I went to Bravo Farms for my "good-bye staff" lunch with the staff members at First CRC. I love them all-they're the reason why I'll miss that job. :) But, I love Bravo Farms because of its good ol'-down home-country feel. And they've got goats, a parrot & a rabbit now which I love. So yes, favorite place ever, probably.

Tonight, I went to DeGroot's house and watched a movie outside. Honestly, I don't even know what movie it was but it was hilarious. Really dumb, but really funny. It's always nice to be able to just hang out with friends and chill for a while. I feel like I'm going, going, going too much sometimes and being with friends seems to rejuvenate me. :)

Well, it's almost midnight. I have yet to shower. And I need to be awake at 5:30 tomorrow morning. blehhhh. Good night.