Our Mini-Adventure in the Chi.

February 10, 2008 at 5:36 pm (food, friends, fun, haha, kids, life, orchard valley, people, youth group)

So here’s a little review of what went down yesterday.

Once we got there we went to eat at Ed Debevic’s where Ben was horribly slammed by our waitress…

….her name was Ernie but we called her Bert.

Then to be funny Ben tried to get the credit card all wet and dirty before she came back…and he accidently dropped it in.

He’s just smooth like that.

After getting lost in a parking lot with no cars in it and hitting many dead ends….

…we finally made it to the bean.

We took HUNDREDS (no exaggeration) of stupid pictures of ourselves with the bean in funny positions.

But then we realized that being superheroes was much much more fun.

But being so super is easily tiring (and we’re not the kind that have super heat laser vision so it was really cold).

So the amazing 7 ran over to Caribou.

Unfortunately, poor Ron doesn’t like to run. He got stuck in the middle of the street.

Once the whole group was reunited we sat down and winded up having some very deep and meaningful philosophical and theological conversations.

Anna apparently was quite bored with us.

 By the way…this is Todd. He’s a stud.

On the way back to the van we sound some awesome artwork and this humongous steel swing.


 To pass the time on the way home we took billions of pictures and showed our support for TWLOHA.

 And that was our insanely fun day. (as short as I could make it)


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I’m going home. To the place where I belong…

February 9, 2008 at 10:04 am (friends, fun, people, youth group)

Heading out the door right now for Chi-town with Ben, Hayley, Wes, and others.

Pix and updates soon to come.

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Disappointment, Excitement, and a New Blog

December 20, 2007 at 4:23 pm (blog, christmas, friends, orchard valley, shows, youth group)

I have been hopelessly and sickeningly stingy with the blog lately as I’m sure you would agree but anywho, in other news, I didn’t make the musical (I am on 3 tech crews though), Christmas is only in 5 days now!!!, and the youth group is getting their own blog! Administered by the one and only Ben Hammond the Great. Come check us out!




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Great Weekend!

September 11, 2007 at 4:07 pm (food, friends, fun, orchard valley, small groups, youth group)


Yes this weekend was really great! Small groups went even more amazing than I had hoped. There were only 4 girls but I can already tell that it is going to be absolutely phenominal this year!

After small groups I went home with Hayley and we had some FANTASTIC subs at this cute place called MichaelAngelo’s and then I rushed home to grab my swimsuit and went to a youth group pool party at the Huebners’ place. It was a blast. There are SO many new kids, and they’re all mainly junior highers. It was really great being able to see them connecting to each other and having fun together. There are so many of them that are completely new to this whole “church” thing. They honestly don’t know how to act… they don’t know what to do. They don’t know that youth group is a place for them to be themselves. As I walked by on Sunday I overheard a group of kids talking and one mentioned that she was afraid of youth group. Now, she’s only been there a few times but it was really a hard thing to hear. I want to make it my goal from now on to make sure that everyone is as welcome as humanly possible when they come. I want to do everything I can and then let God do the rest.

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