Friday, August 29, 2008

The Shermans are Parents!

My college roommate Sarah and her husband Jeff had their baby girl yesterday. Harper Joy! I got to go to the hospital last night and meet her! She is precious. She pretty much slept the whole time Michelle & I were there, but I did catch her with her eyes open once! I'm sure Sarah & Jeff will have many more pictures posted today!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Don't Stop Believing...

So, high school began with a flashback to the 80's. Our high school kick off for church was an 80's skate party. It was hilarious!!!I mean, none of the kids were even alive in the 80's and honestly, I only have a slight memory of my life during that time. The skating rink though, was straight from my childhood. I'm pretty sure they picked up the skating rink from Borger, Texas and plopped it down in the middle of Lake Highlands! Some of my girls had never been in plain roller skates, only rollerblades, so it was hilarious to watch them fumble along in their skates. We played all the games that we played at the many skating birthday parties I went to growing up and oh how it brought back the memories. I even managed to stay in for 3 rounds of limbo before I completley busted trying to get under that stupid bar. I'm not as coordinated as I once was! Here are some pictures from the evening.

Notice the nike shorts...I'm pretty sure those didn't exist in the 80's. :)

Friday, August 15, 2008

The End of an Era...

My small group girls are starting high school next week. I mean, what happened? Just yesterday they were in sixth grade...and shy...and sweet. Just kidding on that last one, they are still sweet, for the most part. It really is crazy to think that about three years ago, I walked into the Lake Highlands cafeteria and met four little sixth graders who would become such a huge part of my life. Serving with these girls the last three years has been amazing. Here are some things I've gotten to do:

  • Gone to New Orleans twice during the relief efforts and watch a group of junior high kids learn to serve those less fortunate;

  • Been to three Pine Cove retreats;

  • Three Progressive Riots (an overnight "lock out" - not what I would call a highlight of our time together);

  • Witnessed three of the girls get baptized;

  • Learned to sleep on a floor, a couch, a broken arcade roller coaster simulator, and more bus seats than I can count;

  • And most importantly, learned the junior high girls aren't as bad as people make them out to be.
I have watched the girls grow and change into more than little girls. They constantly blow my expectations of them out of the water. Not to say that they are perfect, because they most certainly aren't, but they are amazing. They challenge me to walk closer with the Lord.

Not to say that I'm not glad we are moving to high school, but the last three years will always remain near and dear to my heart. These years have been so marked by growth and change in my own life that I will always remember this time when I was "growing up" with them. I am SO excited to see what these next four years hold for us. I know the girls certainly hope it involves me getting married...they never let me forget that I am still single :) But genuinely, I hope to be able to say at the end of their high school career, that through our time together they've become equipped to go out and disciple others. That they will have a solid foundation to go off to college and make a difference. That is my prayer for the next four years.

I'll leave you with a picture taken our in our first semester together...two original four girls. And one with six of the seven of them at our end of the year party in May. OH my, how they've grown!!

Friday, August 08, 2008


I realize I'm long overdue a post. For some reason I can't seem to make myself sit down and write anything...except when I'm supposed to be studying. I'm taking my second part of the CPA exam 2 weeks from tomorrow. Wow. Maybe after that I'll sit down and write some more. For now, I'll leave you with a brief summary of what happened in the month or so that I haven't been blogging:

1. Nat came into town and we threw a baby shower for Sarah. Much fun was had by all!

2. Took my first part of the CPA exam.

3. Went with my family to help pack Rebekah's house in College Station and see Deborah as maid of honor in Leeann's wedding.

4. Seen Batman & Mamma Mia in the same week. Julia would be so proud.

5. Saw John Mayer in concert - without his shirt on the whole time, by the way.

6. Celebrated Brooke's birthday.

7. Studied. Lots of studying.

8. Read a lot of Stuff Christians Like to procrastinate.

I actually do have pictures of most of this, but they are sitting on my camera and I haven't had a chance to upload them yet. I will maybe update the post with pictures whenever that happens!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

So amazing...

We started watching this at work today and couldn't'll be addicted...I promise!