Is it possible to say that 2011 has been one of the hardest years, but also one of the best years? Lets recap.
Jan. 1st – Still getting over the SICKness on CHRISTmas. Seth came over to exchange christmas gits that we didn’t get to over Christmas. That night I told him that I missed him and whatever he wanted to do (stay friends or get back together), I was game. He said he’d pray about it.
3rd – Seth and I went out and he said yes…so we got back together 😀
8th – WinterJam! Newsong and The Newsboys made the night grand! along with 10 other bands. It was the first night Seth and I worshiped together, it was nice. Ashley & Livie sat with us. His friends sat in the isle next to us. Ignite was above us, the homeschoolers below us and MFBC/HBC across from us.
21st – 22nd – Went to YEC with Underground. 2 of our kids got saved! All the girls rode with me and Chelsea and “what’s said in my car, stays in my car”. We all had a great weekend!
25th – Youth Sunday at HBC. We did The Chair skit.
Feb. 5th – Battle of the Bands! Torn in Two won! Ended up making a McDonalds run for everyone with Seth, Olivia, & Marshall. we got mocha, chocha, frocha lattes!
14th – Valentines Day…I actually liked it this year 🙂
note: Most of my year was spent at Chick-Fil-A working.
March 25th – Ignite Lock-in. We did a few dramas and I led a kid to Christ! it was a great night! We left about 3 am…gettin to old for this “all nighter” stuff. haha
April 1st & 2nd – BREAK FREE! Philmont & Chasen headlined. Hung out with Philmont after the show and sang some Annie and Peter Pan songs. 50+ kids were saved! God just showed up and took over on saturday night so much that we skipped the speaker and went straight to the alter call! it was amazing!
30th – Had a 50th surprise party for dad. My brothers and sister all came in with their familys. It was a great day!
Also in April went on a CMA ride with Dad. It was a great day! I took a ton of pictures and got to hang out with cool bikers!
May 14th – Dave and Kristina got married!
Jacob & Livie graduated. =/
Celebrated 1 year with The God MOVEment.
Went to Kings Island with Seth and LCHS.
Also met Mike, the lead singer of Tenth Avenue North. They opend for Third Day in Charleston. He told us (me, mom and seth) that during ThirdDays set he was reading about wisdom in Proverbs and wrote a song. He recorded it on his iPhone and played it for us. We were the first ones ever to hear it. He called it “Dear Son”. I felt honored that he played it for us and asked our oppinion. [I found out 2 months ago that they recorded it and it will be on their next album]
June 14th-18th – Camp Zoe! for our 2nd year, it went great! This year alot of kids let go of stuff and shared things they never had before. Those kids had experianced God like I’ve never seen people that have been Christians for 50 years have. 3 girls expecially let go of a lot. One dealing with a death, one dealing with a death and feeling unloved, one feeling like her dad didn’t love her because he always yells at her and her mom, and another girl mended her relationship with her brother. it was amazing!
20th-25th – ALIVE11! Livie and Isaiah went with me this year. We met people like Matt Pitt, The City Harmoc (those guys were great!), Rebecca St.James, Hillsong United, and more! Got to see Tenth Avenue North again. They did Heart of the Artist this year (it where ya get to ask them questions about their music or their life) I was the fist to ask something, so I asked about “Dear Son” he sang the chorus for everyone and shared the meaning behind it.
July 7th – Bam Bam was born! aka baby Brian. my newest nephew!
Went to South Carolina to celebrate Bub and Noahs Birthdays and to see Bam Bam.
August – Livie and Jake left for college =/
28th – my last Sunday at LFC. It was a hard decision, but seasons were changing.
Sept. 1st Seth asked me to marry him!!!! I said yes, duh 😉 We went to the Brookeview Elementary School playground where we go all the time. Swang, played on the monkey bars, etc. I Started to walk away and he came up behind me. I turned around and he was on one knee with ring in hand♥ I didn’t say yes off the bat though, the first words out of my mouth were “When did you ask my dad!?” …quickly followed by yes 🙂
4th- My first Sunday at HBC.
5th – Donny got the managers job and the Family Christian Store…they moved up that weekend!
17th – My friends Mykala & Chris got married! I got to be their pianist.
Oct. 8th – My friend Olivia Cain became Olivia Adkins! Her and Joe had a beautiful fall wedding♥
19th – Tragic accident. My cousin Mike was killed in a tractor accident. I have no words to describe how horrible those few weeks were…
Nov. 5th – got to see Chris Tomlin again! I wish I could have enjoied the concert more…I was pretty sick.
19th – Travis and Amber got married! (seemed to be a year of weddings♥)
24th – Thanksgiving
Dec. I feel as though I’ve done nothing of worth this year. Sure great things have happened, but what did I do good this year? I attended events and worked at CFA. “I work to live, not live to work” as a great man once told me. I don’t know, I just feel like I didn’t do anything of worth this year.
22nd- Christmas with Seths family
23rd- my 20th birthday
24th- Christmas with the family
25th – Did the Elf on the Shelf skit at church, later had Christmas with Seths dads side of the family
31st – My mommas birthday! had the whole family over…rang in the new year with prayer and fire works.
Today is the first day of 2012. How shall I start it? How will it end? What am I going to make of it? Do I follow my heart? Whats the right things to do? Too many questions. I don’t know the answers. I’m praying things are better this year.