Tuesday, May 26, 2009


let the craziness begin!!

If you could look at my calendar right now, you would understand what I'm talking about... I'm talking about 10 weeks of non-stop, jam packed, student ministry summer stuff that is going to keep me busier than I have been in awhile! most of it's student ministry related, but throw in a family reunion, packing my parents house to move, a couple of weddings, a trip to orlando, and you've got my summer in a nutshell.

it's a good thing I love my job or else this might be cause for panic.

I kind of enjoy the craziness... I feel like the crazier it is, the more I get done. make sense?

I'm a planner, so details are churning right now, and once camp hits, on june 7th, the rubber meets the road.

we're headed to destin, fl for high school camp and I am SO excited! this is the first time hyde park has taken students to the beach, and we're going to have a blast!! I'm a florida girl at heart, and I miss being an hour from the beach... I feel like I'm stuck in the middle of land. oh, wait.... I am.

I love texas, but I miss being near the beach. enough said. I don't want a bunch of people leaving mean comments because they think I hate texas because I don't!

anyway, I'll post pictures along, but for now, I must sleep. I leave you with recent pictures....

d-now with the fbcc crew
d-now with the fbcc crew

sarah beth's wedding in tampa - nene, sarah beth, me, and momsarah beth's wedding in tampa - nene, sarah beth, me, and mom

25th birthday surprises!"
25th birthday surprises!

"my new office... still a work in progress!"
my new office... still a work in progress!

trip to san antonio with kate!"
trip to san antonio with kate!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

beyond blessed

whew! it's only 2:32pm, but today has been an absolutely amazing day. I don't know if I've ever been showered with this much love and encouragement in one 24 hour period in all of my life! at the moment, my door is covered in streamers, my office is filled with balloons with encouraging notes written on them, I have a beautiful boquet of flowers, and I have enough brownies, cupcakes, and chocolate to last me a lifetime.

every hour on the hour today, one of our high school girls has come in my office and brought me a note and encouraged me.

I am beyond blessed.

this outpouring of love today, on my 25th birthday, has been incredible! I really do believe that God has great things in store for this year, and I believe it's going to be one of the best so far! I can't wait to see what 25 holds for me.

thank you for ALL of the twitters, facebook messages, wall posts, texts, phone calls, sweet gifts, visits, and everything else. I am overwhelmed, and so thankful for the family and friends that I have been surrounded with! if you're reading this, you're probably one of them.... so thank you!!

I'll post pictures of the craziness later tonight.

much love - mary margaret