Sunday, May 3, 2009

Robbin Hood's Bay, oh what a day!

Friday we went on a group outing to the coast. I didn't realize how long it had been since I'd been to the coast and how much I've missed it! There is just something amazing about looking out and not seeing anything but water on the horizon. It sure makes you realize how far from home you really are!

So a few of us got up extra early to cook breakfast for everyone...I was on pancake duty. But because there was so many people cooking I ended up cooking them on a stove on top of the BBQ of all places!

After a great big breakfast we all loaded into vans and drove to Robbin Hood's Bay. It was absolutely beautiful. Probably one of the cutest little fishing villages in the world. We walked through town and down to the beach and spent an hour and a half or so venturing around. It was so nice to walk barefoot through sand, searching for shells and other such beach treasures!

After spending a few hours at Robbin Hood's Bay we started on our way to Whitby. There is a beautiful hike that follows right along the coastline all the way from robbin hood's bay to whitby. It's a good 7 miles, through sheep fields, cow pastures, along the cliff side, over streams, and up and down some serious hills. Half the students walked, and half got a ride in the vans. But my roommate and I decided to try to run it...I should mention she is a marathon runner...and I am not in the greatest of shape. But it sounded like a good idea, and i wasn't going to be able to get a run in that day any other way! So we went for it! I didn't realize quite how many hillsides we'd have to deal with, a lot of uneven, stone steps that you really just can't run up or down, so there was some stuff we were forced to walk, but those were very welcomed breaks for me! In the end I think we ended up running just a little over half of it, and walking the rest, but it was awesome! It you are going to run anywhere, I suggest running along the coast on a sunny, but cool day.

The only downside was I didn't have a camera with me to capture just how beautiful it was, but I'm sure I can steal some pictures from someone!

When we finally got to Whitby we went to tour Whitby Abbey which was absolutely beautiful.

I must say, Whitby was probably one of the most american feeling cities I've been in yet. It reminded me of San Fransisco with it's hills and the houses all stacked together, and all the vendors, the boat tours, fish n chip places, and ice cream stands. But then it had loads of little English cobble stone streets filled with little shops, tea rooms and such. It was like the perfect mix of both worlds! We finished off our day with a much needed meal at The Magpie, which has the BEST fish and chips and mushy peas I've ever had. I'm sure it helped that I was absolutely starving after my run, and that we were right on the coast so the fish was really fresh...but I have to say, if you ever find yourself in Whitby I strongly suggest you stop there for a meal!

24 days now til I'm home sweet home. I can't wait to see my parents...I miss them more than anything! I will definitely miss this place (it is all still so beautiful and new to me!), and my roommates (who have become more like sisters to me)...but it will be so nice to be back in the tri cities, at least for the summer. After that, who knows...maybe back to school, maybe just moving out...either way at least I'll be in the same country as my family again and that will be a blessing in itself!

okay, time for a run...apparently i need it more than i thought. One of the lovely little girls in sunday school this morning asked me if I am going to have a baby...oooh how precious the blunt honesty of little kids can be...haha.

It's amazing though, everytime i've had to step out of my comfort zone since I've been here I've been so incredibly blessed. Whether it was getting involved with the prison ministry, and forcing myself to talk to strangers about the gospel, teaching at our morning devotionals infront of all the students and staff, being so far from home and living with so many people, or helping out in the children's ministry this just blows me away. As hard as it is to take that step and just agree to do these things, i've walked away from them all with a completely new attitude. In blessing someone else whether it's by serving for them, or sharing with them, I find myself feeling more blessed than they probably felt. In putting my insecurity about my ability to handle children behind me I was reminded what an absolute blessing children are and how precious they really are (and of course what a handful they are!)

I guess it really is easy to stay where we feel safe and our own little bubble. But it's so amazing to see the changes and the growth that occurs when we step out from there in faith that God won't give us more than we can handle, and that in our weakness he is strong.

God is so good

Friday, April 24, 2009

Speakers Week

So, we just made it back to York from our week away in the countryside, it's nice to be back in the flat, but i miss the country already!

We went and stayed at the Jonas Center in Wensleydale (Wallace and Grommit anyone?? Think cheese...their favorite Wensleydale cheese!) It was an absolutely amazing week! We stayed in little cabbins with a different set of rommates than usual which was fun, but i must admit i was missing my girls! Luckily we had a room date or two through out the week so we still got to spend some time together.

I can't even begin to explain how beautiful this part of the country was...probably the prettiest part of the England I've seen yet! We were in a green valley full of fields of sheep, and mountains on both sides. It was truly a perfect example of just how beautiful God's creation really is. What a nice break from the city life it was! It was so awesome to wake up every morning and walk out and see a view like this...

Brian and Cheryl Broderson flew over for the week to run morning and evening sessions which were incredible. I was so blessed to hear both of them speak, and they had some really great stuff to share with us! But our afternoons were ours to do as we pleased.

My first afternoon I went for a hike down to the river and to some waterfalls which was so peaceful and relaxing. I started out with a group but decided to go off on my own and just enjoy some peace and quiet and some rare alone time. It was so amazing...I waded through the river in my wellies (rain boots) sat in a green meadow, and did a little bolder hopping trying to cross the falls.

I got volunteered to do Thursday morning devotionals...meaning I had to prepare a talk to share with everyone that morning. It was a good challenge...and definitely God stretching me, showing me how much i've grown, and showing how through my weakness he shines. I'm not a huge fan of talking infront of people, especially about God...I always fear I'll say something wrong, or get intimidated by how much more the people around me know about the bible and how much longer they've been walking with the Lord...but that so isn't what it's about! Of course the one week I had to talk this semester was when we were off campus, no church library, no internet, and all i had with me was my bible...and of course I hadn't packed my Bible with a concordance in the back, or a Bible with commentary in it...all I had was a basic bible...just God's word, which really is all I should need anyway! It was a total blessing, I couldn't lean on those other things, or look up a suggested topic, I truly just had to rely on God to show me something, and my memory to pull together other verses that applied. So a bit of my free time each afternoon went to preparing for that, as well as most of my evenings.

Wednesday afternoon I went back down to the meadow by the river and hung out there for a few hours with a small group. I ended up getting soaking wet in the river, running through the hills, and talking to a lot of sheep! There were little lambs everywhere and they were SO stinking precious! Overall I'd say it was a VERY succesful afternoon...I even got a bit of a sunburn, yes, that's right..a sunburn! The weather was so great all week, we didn't get even a little rain! It was a bit windy a few of the days, but the sun was shining and that was just amazing!

Thursday was probably the best day all week. My devo went really well..I was way beyond nervous to give my talk. But my 3 roommates from the flat and I all got together and prayed before hand which was nice. I'm pretty sure it was evident to everyone when I got up there how nervous I was, but it was amazing how as soon as I opened my bible and started to read the verses I was going to be speaking on I felt and absolute calm wash over me...I don't really even know how I got through without stumbling on my words, or making a fool of myself, I can honestly say it wasn't by my strength...but by the Lord's...and it actually went really well. I was definitely relieved when it was over, and it really wasn't so bad afterall! Thursday was my date with my roommates and Helen Salmon (the school secretary/admin person...and the sweetest/funniest lady ever!) We hiked to a have a tea party in their tea room. Talk about an English adventure! It was so amazing, Bolton Castle was beautiful, and they had the most amazing sticky toffee pudding! I don't think we stopped laughing all afternoon...

Okay, I could go on and on with stories from this week. Ask me sometime and I'll share more! But this will have to do for now :) Time to get down to some serious homework! I'll add more photos in the next day or two so be on the lookout for those as well!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring in York

an afternoon out in the countryside

spot the english man!

The Blue Bycicle...I've never been there but I walk past it all the time, it's so cute!

Teddy Bear shop downstairs, tea rooms upstairs. This shop is so cute!

the market (during the week...on weekends it's much, much busier!)

walking through town there are always street musicians playing, and street performers on the weekends. I wasn't expecting to see a piano in the middle of the square though!

One of the old churches in town

an entrance to the wall

a view of my walk along the wall

So, yet again I'm sick this week. Seriously...why me?! I guess I need to go see the chemist and see if they can help me out with figuring out what i'm missing vitamin wise, or what i can do to avoid this crap that keeps coming around. I seem to have caught a cold again, my throat is killing me and my head is so full of pressure! I literally thing i've only had 2 or 3 weeks that i've been fully healthy since i've been here. Things just seem to cycle through here faster than you can get rid of the last illness. If it's not a cold, it's this wierd bug that makes you really nauseous and weak, you literally feel like you're car sick for days at a time, and toss on that more migraines than i've had in a long time. Pretty darn lame!

The funny thing is i'm eating healthier than ever (Mom you would be proud!)...but that just doesn't seem to be quite enough!

Other than the whole sick thing though things are going pretty well. Work is piling up, I've got a bunch of papers due this week that I need to get going on. And sometimes there just isn't enough time in our day to get things done! But hopefully I'll get all caught up this weekend.

I'm going to experiment in making fried rice's going to be pretty boring though as i forgot to buy onions and peas to put in it, but it'll be egg, chicken, and rice. I think I'm going to make it with a more sweet and sour sauce than soy sauce...i couldn't find terriyaki sauce at Morrison's yesterday, and I just don't dig soy sauce so much. but we'll see! This whole learning to cook thing is just quite an adventure! especially in another country when you aren't really familiar with brands and things have different names, or just don't exist here. Sure makes it interesting!

Only 50 more days til I'm home home home! I can't wait! I know it'll be sad to leave this place and the people, I will certainly miss it. But I can't wait to get home and sleep in my own bed and play with my dogs, and hang out in the sun :)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

what a week!

It was a rather stressful week with midterms and such in my clases. Things are definitely getting tougher and the work is piling up! We only have like 6 weeks left of the semester, and one of those weeks we're off at speakers week so we really only have 5 weeks left of classes.

Anyway, Thursday morning at devo's Dave announced that he wanted to cancel our afternoon classes and take us out to the Farndale to see the daffodils. I guess it has the reputation as being the best place in britain to see daffodils, and it was the peak day of the season to go. So, they called the bus company and rented a bus and off we went!

I must admit the daffodils weren't at all what we expected. We all assumed it would be a valley full of daffodils, a field of yellow. But it was really a valley with lots of little daffodils scattered around everywhere...still pretty, but not as exciting as we had expected since we have loads of the huge daffodils all over York. It was just amazing to get out of the city and into the country for a few hours. And it just happened to be the most beautiful day we've had since i got here!

Anyway, I'm currently back in Warrington for a couple nights. And it feels so good to get out of York for a bit! I really needed a break from it all, I was just feeling rather stressed! I guess living with so many people can do that to ya. Luckily I really don't have any issues with any of my flatmates...but it's still hard being around so many people all the time! I went to a rugby match with Matt's parents today while he was off at work. Warrington just happened to be playing York which was pretty exciting...york got absolutely destroyed! 56-10 or something rediculous...but it was a fun game, and i got to experience my first rugby fight. Seriously, rugby players are some seriously manly men. And although I don't completely understand all the rules and such I absolutely love watching it!

Okay, I'm off to join Matt's parents and grandparents for some chinese food before headin out to the pub!

"Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."

Thursday, March 26, 2009


I got to go to the prison thursday night as a part of our prison ministry at the church/bible college here. It was such an amazing experience! I've always had a heart for people in prison...I always wanted to know what it was like inside, or to work with these people, but clearly i don't have the tough persona needed to work as a prison guard...and i can't tell you how many times i've thought about trying to get involved with an organization writing letters to inmates but I guess my fears always got in the way. So when I got here at the beginning of the semester and they said they had this prison outreach opportunity i put my name on the list before even giving myself a chance to second guess myself. And I'm so glad I did! :)

We left around 5, it's about a 45 minute to an hour drive to the prison. It was kind of exciting to get out of York and to see a little of the country side. Except that apparently I get really car sick these days...I was literally green when we got to the prison and I was soo happy to get out of the car! We had to go through a security scanner, and had to leave everything except our bibles in lockers. Then we got to go through the gates into the was actually a pretty decent building inside, nothing fancy, but not too shabby!

We gathered in the chapel and arranged chairs and such and then the guys from the prison came in. It's a pretty sweet thing, the guys are there by choice, but they're definitely not all christians. A few are muslim, there was a buddhist, and an awful lot of people who just don't believe in anything. So we did a little worship, Ed shared a message, and then we spent an hour or so just hanging out, talking with the guys.

I ended up talking with a guy named Wayne who just happened to be from Warrington (where Matt lives) what a small world! It was great though, I shared the Lord with him when it seemed fitting, and other than that just really spent time talking with him, encouraging him, and asking him about his life. It was sad, this guy has served 10 years already, and he feels like he's paid his dues. He was only 18 when he went in, and lets face it someone can do an awful lot of growing up between the ages of 18-28. This guy wants so bad to be out and to start fresh, he wants a family and lots of kids. It was kind of heart breaking hearing him talk about all his dreams and then hear him talk about how he feels like he's earned his freedom and forgiveness but that it just isn't enough for the people who get to make that decision. It was so hard explaining to him the freedom he can have in Christ...and that he doesn't even have to earn or prove anything to anyone in this world except to the Lord. He seemed open but he definitely wasn't really to accept Christ just yet.

I left feeling so absolutely blessed though! It was so sweet to really just be able to share the love of Christ with people who don't get to spend much time with people other than their cell mates. You could tell they definitely appreciated the company!
I wish I could go back every night...but it's just a once a month occasion...and sadly I'll only be here for one more visit! But luckily I think they've just started a very similar outreach group at home so hopefully I'll be able to keep up with it!

"I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness." Isaiah 42:7

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring has sprung!

So with the start of spring last week the flowers are blooming and the sun has been shining! Unfortunately the sun never stays long, and its not at all the hot sun i'm used to at home...but a little sunlight is nice anyway :) We've also had some pretty decent rain lately, quick showers, nothing that lasts too long but oh how i love rainstorms! I can't wait to come home to our hot hot sun, and the sweet summer storms we get...nothing tops those!

Here's the block of flats we live/learn in...mine is the the red door (4th from the left) just to the right of the blue door....

And here are the beautiful daffodils blooming all along the hillside along the wall (some of the most valuable flowers in the world i think!...there is something like a 500 pound fine for picking one off these hills because they belong to the queen, or something along those lines...)

:) Happy Spring Everyone!!

Isaiah 42:16:

And I will lead the blind
in a way that they do not know,
in paths that they have not known
I will guide them.
I will turn the darkness before them into light,
the rough places into level ground.
These are the things I do,
and I do not forsake them.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

telephone pictionary

So, it's a quiet week in York...almost all the students are off on outreach week. My flat is half empty and it's so amazing how quiet and pleasant it is! We miss our roommates and flatmates though...hopefully they're all off having fun, serving the Lord, and staying safe!

Anyway, the York outreach team got together a few nights ago and played a good game of telephone pictionary (I'll try to upload some pictures of the best/worst drawings at some point...) Basically it's like the game of telephone except instead of whispering a phrase in someone's ear everyone writes down a phrase and passes it one person to the right. They then draw a picture to illustrate the phrase and pass it along. The third person tries to guess the phrase, the fifth illustrates it, and you continue on rotating between drawing and writing. It is more entertaining than I can ever begin to explain...especially when you throw in a Hungarian man named Zsolti (Jo-lt-ee) with pretty entertaining broken english. It was quite possibly the funniest thing Ive ever seen....watching him try to come up with phrases (most of which were from american nursery rhymes, or just very american sayings, etc. that he has probably never heard) and to see him try to illustrate them was probably my favorite part. Oh how I will miss Zsolti!

Tuesday after working in the coffee shop all afternoon I joined the rest of the York Outreach group over at Randall and Gloria's house. The students had been helping them with some yard work all day, and after that we had an amazing dinner (some fantastic pizza they ordered, and Gloria's homemade sweet tea and chocolate chip cookies!) and finally got to watch a movie :) We settled on My Fair Lady. It was such a fun night and was nice to spend more time with Randall and Gloria. They are absolutely amazing!

Thursday we finally had a day to rest which was much needed after a long week of running around! We had a last minute drama practice and finished our night off by watching Wall absolute favorite movie! If you haven't seen it yet I strongly advise that you do!

We've been working on some drama's which we performed this weekend in Town. Friday morning we performed in one of the squares at the center of town. It was a little out of my comfort zone, but it was fun nonetheless. They went out again this morning to a different square in town and performed them again but I ended up staying back to rest because I'd woken up in the middle of the night with quite a killer migraine headache and was still recovering from that! I'll try to get some pictures of the dramas at some point as well, I just have to figure out whose cameras they were using :)

Last night we got together and had an acoustic night at the coffee shop. It was a lot of fun. Mostly just students and staff showed up...we only had a few outside visitors but that was our fault as we really didn't do any advertising ahead of time! It was good fun though! My roommate played a few songs on the guitar (I even played along with my xylophone on one!) Randall, one of my teachers played some of his songs and a few worship songs as well as a few other students who got up there. It was a lot of fun, and just a nice relaxing night.

Overall I'd say Outreach Week was a success! The rest of the teams start coming home tomorrow I believe...can't wait to have them all home! I'm sure I'll be jealous of all their stories and pictures of all the places they've been and all the things they saw...but sometimes we just have to be the one's left behind!

Friday, March 13, 2009

the highlight of my week

I finally got out for a little more exploring this week and this time i didn't go alone so i wouldn't get lost :)

My roommate Tricia took me for a walk along a section of the river i had never been to and it was the most beautiful walk. After walking along our side of the river for a ways we crossed over Millennium Bridge (which is kinda big deal here although i'm not exactly sure what it is famous for other than looking cool) and continued walking along the path on the other side of the river...and the river path leads straight into sheep fields and you are allowed to just walk freely through these fields. It was so amazing. And oh so beautiful! I've missed having an escape in nature here...i've just felt really trapped in this flat and in this little section of the's so nice to have the option to venture out away from all the cars and the buildings and just hang out with God in nature.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

I just realized i've really been slacking in updating my blog lately...and to be honest i really can't be bothered with writing much right now...sorry! But I'll try to share a few highlights from the past few weeks.

Being here has been quite an experience. I'm getting used to living in this crazy house...which is odd to say! There are still times when I just wish i could get away from the noise and have my own private personal space for a while...but overall it's been okay. My roommates are all pretty silly girls...we mostly just see eachother at night before bed and randomly throughout the day in classes and such but we haven't spent a whole lot of time just hanging out together. so this week we decided to have a little room date and i cooked mac and cheese and rach cooked fish sticks and some breaded chicken. We ate our little dinner and just hung out in the room for an hour or two playing music, sharing stories and laughing far too much. It was definitely good bonding time.

Last week was a really rough week for me. I was really upset and just felt really broken. To the point where I really was getting frustrated at God. I've been blessed with a huge heart and it's great, i love loving people and wouldn't want to be any other way...but because i care so much about everyone, even people i've just met i get hurt a lot. People just aren't as genuine and sincere as I'd like to believe they are. I guess last week a lot of things from my past were coming back and I was just realizing how broken my heart has been...and how much i've been hurt the past few years. It was really frustrating for me and i just didn't understand why God would give me this gift and then let it hurt me so bad. I just felt like it was so unfair that God hadn't protected me from some of the pain. I know my calling in life is to love people, and share God's love with them...and i was terrified of getting to a point where i just got sick of it and decided to toss that gift and that calling aside.

But then this week came along, and i got a lot of encouragement from friends at home, and here in england. And my goodness this week has just been the complete opposite of last. God has been revealing himself to me in so many ways it's just blown me away. He's opened so many doors i never even knew esixted. And He's shown me that last week when i was hurting and was busy complaining and getting frustrated with the Lord he was there the whole time working in me and around me. It just blows me away sometimes how faithful God is...even when we least deserve it! I'd really been asking God to teach me to follow him, and teach me to guard my heart...and that was exactly what he was doing through letting me hurt.

It was amazing cuz in women's D this week Nancy was teaching us on "How to Follow God" but she wanted it broken down in baby steps because so often people just say, follow god and you'll be alright. but many of us (ME ME ME!) don't really know how to go about following God. And as she taugh I just saw point after point falling in place with what i had been going through last week and where i'm at now...of course I still have so far to come in learning what it means to follow the Lord, but I have faith that he's there walking with me, teaching me as I go. How good is our God?! just blows me away the things he's doing in me and my heart, and the things i see him doing in my friends at home, and the other students here.

God is soo good :)

anyway, moving mom mailed me my rice paper, brushes and ink this week so i can get back to painting! I've missed it, and i'm so glad to have something to keep myself busy with. When I'm not in classes I feel pretty trapped inside sometimes. I miss my car, and being able to go for long walks by the river or hiking badger mountain. I guess i just miss washington...oh what i would do to be in the mountains right now!!!

Other than that things haven't been too exciting, i've just been busy trying to catch up from the few days I missed when I was really sick. I think I'm finally all caught up which is nice to know! Now if only I could kick the sick! It's been almost three weeks now and i'm still not over this cold!

my new best friend....guitar, the Vietnamese bamboo just got here yesterday...and incase you can't tell by my expression here I'm soooo excited to learn to play it!

my favorite little spot to sit and write, draw, and sometimes just think:

Monday, February 23, 2009

find your differences and embrace them

“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”

that quote just made me giggle this i thought i'd share. :)

I don't have much time to write as I have a TON of homework to get done today. But I just thought I'd do a quick recap of my week. It really wasn't too eventful as I was stuck in bed for 2 straight days and the next few days after that I didn't do much of anything as I still was pretty sick. I'm still fighting whatever this bug is...but at least it's sort of settled as just a head cold which i can deal with!

I got to work another shift in the coffee shop which was a blast other than feeling rather sick about halfway through my shift and wishing i could just crawl back into bed for another day or two.

Other than that...we had a sweet sweet dance party randomly in our kitchen saturday night. i'm not sure how we even squeezed so many people in that teeny kitchen let alone had room to dance but we did and it was AMAZING. my flatmates are pretty rad that's for sure! sorry to everyone in the neighborhood we kept up so late..haha

And sunday after church Matt, Aaron, Shane and Hannah came for a visit and it was oh so good. we wandered the streets of york, went to look at the minster, and then hung out in the cutest little pub ever and talked for hours about anything and everything. It was good fun and was sweet to have some of my friends from Warrington meet some of my bible college friends and roommates. So that was definitely the highlight of my week.

And here I am...Monday afternoon...thinking goodness i have a LOT of homework to do...i maybe be one of the best procrastinators out there. haha. Goodmorning washington, and goodafternoon england. I best scoot! <3

Thursday, February 19, 2009

So, I've been sick and stuck in bed for two days straight now...i figure by like 8:30 tonight I will have slept about 38 of the past 48 hours...yeah, that's a lot of sleep! especially for me! It's been no fun really, i've missed two days of classes which i now have to make up for, and i'm going stir crazy just laying in bed all the time. But luckily i think all this sleep has been paying off as i'm slowly but surely feeling a bit better and laughing a bit more.

what a blessing though! our internet in the flat seems to be sort of working again! it's not always reliable...and when to many people get on it's really really slow...BUT...even the possibility of being able to connect from our flat is nice.

Other than being sick, not much is new here. I get to work in the coffee shop for my M1 which is such a blessing. I'm so excited to really learn about the art and history of coffee which is something i've wanted to learn more about for a long time and just haven't really had anyone to teach me. so i'm really quite excited for this opportunity to work with people who really care about the quality of their out tri cities..i'm coming home pickier than ever about my coffee!

anyway, since i've not uploaded one are my lovely roommates!

oh how i love these girls! :)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


yesterday was such a good day. i got up, went to morning devotionals. and the boys suprised all us girls with roses. which was so sweet of them!

then i got to go work my first shift at the coffee shop here. i've missed working with coffee soo soo much! I'm so excited to be back at it and learning more about the art and history of coffee. it's nice to work in a place that truly cares about the quality of the coffee they serve!

after that i played a little ping pong with my poor sick roommate. and got an email with the most exciting news. my brother is engaged! how awesome is that! seriously, it's such a blessing! his fiance is amazing and i can't wait for her to be my sister-in-law :D

also, friday and saturday nights are open flat nights so the guys are girls are allowed in the first floor kitchen/livingroom areas in the flats. it's the only time we're allowed to go into eachothers flats so it's nice to just hang out with eachother. flat 9 (my flat) was definitely the place to be last night. we had some seriously sweet music going on...rach was on her guitar and lydia on her violing and eventually they let me join in with the harmonica..yeah, that's right...i was playing the harmonica! haha. it was sweet and more and more people kept venturing over and eventually we were just having a sweet worship session. seriously, what an amazing way to spend a friday night!

all of this was of course followed by ridiculous amounts of laughter in my room before bed.


"two things...your leaves are purple...and they are green."

<3 I LOVE my flat! and especially my room :D