...it's the world, dear. Did you expect it to be small? -The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


Friday, May 29, 2009

Adventure starts tomorrow... well Tuesday.

As all of my friends have gotten ready and headed off to their summer trips and adventures I think it's about time for me! I leave for CVP tomorrow morning and I am beyond pumped. Though I am leaving tomorrow, staff training doesn't actually start til Tuesday. I am riding up to Chatt with my good friend Kirk because A of all, it will safe money and B of all my car has been iffy this whole year (as most everyone knows). Not having a car at camp will be so freeing! And it will encourage me to spend more time with the other staff-which is good!

So, I leave in the morning. I am really excited. I was just talkin with Katie and Allison yesterday (they are already up there) about how I can't wait to join them and be doin the whole camp thing. No makup, no worries, no clean hair. It will be pretty much the best.

I have been praying that the Lord will help me be free of distractions and able to completely able to focus my attention and affection on Him. I know that I will have to take active steps in order to keep from being distracted and preoccupied by other things though- I know the Lord will give me the strength to do that!

Pray that:

The Lord will use me how HE desires
That i will be free of distractions and that my mind will be at camp
That i can build strong real relationships with the staff
that the hearts and minds of the girls in my cabin will be open and pliable to what the Lord has to teach them.

I can't wait to get out there to good ole soddy daisy! And I am just about packed- it's a good feeling to be packed ahead of time- I just hope I haven't forgotten anything! Here's how it looks so far...Pretty concise I must say.

On a random note, I am officially 5 foot 3 inches today. An improvement from my previously recorded 5'2 1/2. This is a big deal peeps. BUT, with that new found knowledge came 3 battle wounds- 2 shots and 1 finger prick. 3 hurts on my body, none for that dang doctor!
Final Score: Doctor-3 Amy- 0

Peace out!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Summer is kinda weird...

Well today officially starts summer for me. I finished my last exam this mornin at 8:30 then packed up my car and what not. That took me about an hour, since I was packing it by myself with the occasional help of Chloe' and Ty. Then, I took the kids to eat at Zaxby's as a last day of babysitting fun. Next is where the bad part of my day starts... So, it's no secret that my car struggles to get through daily life normally. And today was just a classic example of that. It had been overheating lately-typical summertime behavior for her, so this week the fan has been staying on an abnormal amount of time. Then, when I pulled into the driveway at the kid's house, it leaked a bunch of stuff. GREAT. So i call my mom and tell her, blah blah blah. And right at that instance I start to feel very faint like I might actually pass out. This is due to lack of hydration and packing my car up. I've been feeling dizzy ever since. And I didn't get to take the kids to the pool.

All this to say, summer is weird. I mean, don't get me wrong, im so glad to be out of school and headed off to summer adventures. BUT, it's weird. That's just where I stand.

A of all, it involves saying goodbye to alot of college friends that you know you won't see til next fall. this is sad.

B of all, it involves worrying about money and the fall-atleast for me, since I won't be having as steady of a job this summer than i normally do during the school year.

But I am still really excited about summer- camp and Honduras, probably equally. It is going to be an adventure. And i have so many friends who are going off doing similar things- Char in Texas, Katie in North Dakota, Ruth all over, Gracie in Texas.

So summer is great. But weird.

That is all.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

This whole post is basically dedicated to Chartown

So I have this best friend. Her name is Charlotte Anna Hill. One of my most favorite people. We met in Pre-K because we took ballet together- if you can imagine that. We've been close ever since. So many memories have been made together as well- I love this girl.

SO, maybe you're like, "K, cool. She's great but why the complete post dedication?"


It is her BIRTHDAY!!! The 20th one to be exact. We have been friends for like... 15 years. That blows my mind. I am so thankful for our friendship and her involvement in my life. Last night, during a game of "hot seat" (where you can ask the person in the hot seat any question and they must answer it) I got asked who I thought the most influential person in my life was overall. I answered Charlotte. Not only because she is my best friend but because I look up to her the most out of anyone and value her opinion the most.She is an amazing girl. For sure.

And she will be spending her summer in Texas. Which is sad but I couldn't be happier for her! What a trust in the Lord to follow is guidance in leading her there and go with a willing pliable heart. She is great.

thankfully, i got to see her yesterday at ECS graduation( yes, we gave been done with highschool for 2 years- how weird).
Here we are! Both wearing purple-how cute. Which just made me think- we used to have purple outfits in ballet back in the day- oh wow.

Anyways. I love this girl. So shout out to Char and Happy Birthday!

Monday, May 11, 2009

New Addiction

FelicityI love this show SO MUCH. And it's all thanks to my best friend Charlotte.

So me and Kimberlee watched episodes 1-8 on saturday from 4:00 that afternoon til 3:30 in the morning, with one dinner break and one putt putt break. And let me just say that was a great way to spend a saturday.

This show has it all. it's like real college life. No joke. Straight up. It's the perfect amount of drama but without being over the top or fake. I really do love it. And so lucky to get it as a gift from my friend. I think finals week might just be dominated by us watching this show obsessively. Im ok with that. I think all but one of my teachers, if i showed them this show, would be ok with it too. Haha.

It's so hard not to over analyze the show and be all symbolic about it like- which character is which of my friends and things such as that. I know it's silly, I just love the show.

Next to One Tree Hill, this is the best show I have seen.

No lie.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The many faces of Amy Holden

So, this weekend I was not just Amy Holden. Let me list out for you the many facets of life I chose to embrace this weekend:

2.toga designer
3.champion bowler
4.witness in a police report
5.bargain finder
6.awkward friend

And each of one of these has great stories to go along with them!!

1. my lovely roommate Brooke Laws had a party Saturday night that she needed to look HOTT for. And, since her hair is about down to her butt(not really but that girl does have some long hair), she needed me to curl it for her. And might i say it looked great!

2. This party she attended wasn't just any party, it involved TOGAS! So i helped wrap her up in her toga. So presh.

3.this one basically speaks for itself. A bunch of us went bowling for Mark's birthday last night from 12-2. So much fun. And I was a champion...in my own heart atleast.

4.Ruth had a wreck Saturday while we were driving to the oh so marvelous flea market. it was sad. but we are fine and so is Ruth's car. Yet I am still a witness in the report. I felt somewhat important.

5. I always love bargains. And i always love food. So finding food for a bargain is the ultimate. I went to Moe's and got a whole meal for $1.54. I know. Incredible.

6.Well everyone knows im awkward. Best capture of this was last night, while bowling, after Stephen and Kim did a victory kiss I said, "it's great that we have a group where friends kiss in front of friends". 5 minutes later, after I bowled a strike, I offered my cheek to kim for a victory kiss...then to Stephen. HA. He kindly declined.

7. So, despite popular belief, I might be good at business deals. That is vague. And thats ok. Ha. It's not sketch, for the record.