For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17
Countless times throughout this semester since September 23, my dad has reminded me that it is not the first day of fall anymore and I must update my blog. I told him I know and that I was too busy to post. Then every time I thought about sitting down to write a post, there was so much to write about it would either be the longest post in the world or too many things would be missed. So now, that I have finals coming up and only two weeks left, I've decided to sit down and write. Write what the heck has been happening this semester. So the following posts are about what I was doing this semester from retreats, fun with friends, the things I've learned and everything in between.
Shouldn't have taken all this time to blog but glad I did,
I love the girls on my floor! In October we had the chance to go to Norco to stay at the Parker's house for a night. The house was perfect and the girls loved the pool and the yard! We swam and watched movies, and cooked, and baked, and played Apple Schmear. It's a game that the family plays on the movie Cheaper By The Dozen so we made our own version of it and played in the front yard! It was so fun!!! I think Floor Retreat is one of my favorite things about RA so far:) Here's some pics from our weekend:
Snacks by the pool
Enjoying the sun!
Love these girls!
Apple Schmear team!
Team in the outfield
Played the game "Uffda" Style
We got fruit from the caf to play this super great game! It's a new fave of mine:)
Waiting for dinner
Mom and dad came to help make dinner
Slumber party status!
Hot tubbin and worship!
My car on the drive home! We listened to T-Swift the whole time:)
It was such a blast and we were so thankful to the Parker's who opened their home to us for our retreat!
At the end of September, my RA staff and I got to head up to Yosemite for the weekend and hang out as a staff:) It was such a great trip! We had a blast an drove over 600 miles in 48 hours! We hiked for an entire day, talked a lot, enjoyed good food, and great company. Bree's family, the Swobe's, were so kind as to open their home to us for the weekend for us to stay at. They were so hospitable and I absolutely loved them! Here are some pictures from our trip!
Mom and dad let me borrow the "Burb" for our little road trip!
The whole staff at the top of the waterfall!
The first waterfall we hiked to
Lunch with Lindsay and Kendra
Swimming at the Swobe's after a day at Yosemite
So thankful for and blessed by this girl:):):)
The whole staff
Breakfast at the Swobe's before we left to head back to school!