Sunday, August 19, 2007

We Got In!!

So, apparently there is another way to get in that we didn't know case any Jmen or future Jmen are reading, I won't share exactly how we did it, but let's just say I'm glad I keep a screwdriver on my keychain, and I'm glad Mike is super strong...

This past week has felt like a month. This morning at church someone said, "is it just me or does it seem like it's been a month since we last did this?" and he was very right. The days have been so packed with classes during the day and activities (I'm making a quilt!!) or language study at night, that it's hard to remember from one day to the next what we did the day before. But it's been great and I'm absolutely loving all that I'm learning and the people I'm learning with..simply fabulous!

I've also gone rock climbing several times since I've been here (most of my free time has invovled rock climbing or quilt making, actually) and today I'll be certified to belay. However today is going to have to be the last time for a while, because I've got some books to read and reports to write! And I want to play ultimate frisbee....=)

I'll try to put some pictures up soon.


Friday, August 17, 2007

We Need Some Criminals!

So...there's this's a secret room....the only way you can get into it is to either break in to another room and then climb into the ceiling, OR get the security guard to unlock the first room for you, but we tried calling the security guard and apparently that's not the way to go about now we've got two guys with a wire and a long metal stick and a bobby pin trying to break in to this room at 11:30 at night...hmm...

OH, and my partner Katie is awesome.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I'm here!!

I'm in Virginia! And while I am SO tired, I'm having a GREAT time. Today I learned about all the SHOTS we have to get to travel overseas! I probably won't need so many because I'm going to Western Europe, however I will be doing some traveling to North Africa so that might add to the relatively short list I would have had otherwise.

My partner and I have been hanging out all day yesterday and today and we're having so much fun! We had to go on a scavenger hunt to find places around the campus (mailroom, a guy named Bob, etc) and pretty soon we'll be having lunch. I am very muchly looking forward to lunch. =)

That is all!


Sunday, August 5, 2007

It's almost time!

Well, today is Sunday and I leave bright and early Tuesday morning. Only 36 hours to go, and I feel like there's still so much to do! We have a few "assignments" to complete before training, and I've only completed a few of them thus far. But I'm hoping to finish some more tonight and tomorrow - that's a prayer request!

I spent the weekend in College Station playing with friends, and it was great to see everybody, laugh, eat fajitas, and go to Living Hope again. I love that church. It's the first church I ever really saw the body of Christ in action. Living Hope taught me that church is not just a place you go to get fed, but it's a body, and every part is important for the body to function properly, including me. It taught me about accountability, and that's we need each other. We can't do this life on our own. I could go on for hours about what I learned at Living Hope, and what I learned from some of my best friends at A&M and from Phi Lamb and college in general, but then I would never start packing, so I'll leave it here for now.

Here are some recent pictures of my last few days with my family. I sure am going to miss them:

This is Vivian after spaghetti:
Here we are at the rodeo:
Here's Garrett being his usual insane 3 year old self:
Garrett and I getting ready to go to the beach. Like my goggles?

Garrett and I driving a firetruck. I tried to get him to make a funny face, but he just kept staring at me and laughing.

Have a great day!