This past week, I went on a grand adventure. It was filled with laughter, hugs, smiles, silliness, ukuleles, games, music, walking, hiking, Ultimate frisbee, skits, worshiping, praying, touring, picture-taking, and very little sleeping. 😉
The occasion? My wonderful dad and I traveled the 1,120 miles to Virginia to meet up with some of my dearest college friends from all over the country.
Most of us had met through the student forums of the college program that we’re using to complete our bachelor’s degrees. (Blog post on that coming soon!) Getting to meet my brothers and sisters in Christ (and college) for the first time in person was beyond amazing.
To top off this amazing event, we had a professional photographer chronicling the entire week. Shout out and huge thanks to Mr. Joe for all the amazing pictures he took (many of which are featured in this blog post). The rest of the photos were taken by myself, my dad, Austin, and my twin Emily.
The hike along the Potomac river was one our favorite activities of the week. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect.
Wednesday was game day at the house. Despite high wind, we played Ultimate frisbee all morning. After lunch, we laughed ourselves silly playing The Character Game (a new favorite!) and Party Quirks.
In the evenings, we’d all pull out our instruments, song sheets, and hymnals and worship together. Mr. Josue led us in a week long study of 1st Thessalonians. Spending time in the Word together was such a special time.
On our last day together, we rode the metro into D.C. and toured some of the monuments, the Library of Congress, and a couple of the museums. Then we all headed back for a Spanish and English prayer meeting/Bible study with our hosts’ church family.
This is the amazing family who opened their hearts and home to all us crazy college students. Thank you Mr. Josue, Mrs. Terri, Jenn, and Joshua for a wonderful week!
late nights turned into early mornings
the word which is spelt A-A-G-H, exclamation mark
finally getting to hug Cassie
riding the metro
“October, Vulcan, Psychic, Convict, Stark, Oatmeal…”
exchanging Star Trek references with Austin & Drew
setting the pace
meeting Sierra, Kaitlyn, Jenn, and my twin Emily
deep spanish voices lifted in praise
bilingual Bible study
“She kept catching the frisbee! It was annoying.”
exchanging contact info
text messages to keep me awake