Anyways...here are some of the pictures...I didn't get near as many as I should have...but this covers the whole trip pretty well, even if briefly. I forgot to get pictures the first day of the car trip and both days on the way back, though.
A few things real quick...cafeteria food...doesn't deserve the name "food". :P I guess a person might get used to it after a while, but I got sick almost every time I ate there. :P The Dorms were very cold for us on the bottom floor. Oh...and I discovered that the hand dryers on the bathroom walls work as an iron for very wrinkled clothes! AND...you can use them as a hair dryer. It's amazing the things you think to use for different things when in a tight situation. :P
It was SOOO awesome to finally meet all these epic people and get to hang out with them for a few days. The whole workshop was a huge blessing and I learned so much.
Curfew was at 12 each night, except for the last night when the S's let us stay up till 1, and breakfast was at 7:30 every morning...so...needless to say...most of us were exhausted...but it was very much worth it.
I kinda don't want to end this post because then it seems like the SW is over completely...which it is...I'm just still kinda in denial about some of it. :P
But it's good to be home and getting back to life. :)
Here are the pix.
Smile and shine for Christ!
Over and out for now.
P.S. This is my first time using the new version of blogger with pictures...and. I. love. it. :D
|On the way! Dad and Uncle Tony took the front and left us younguns to our mischief in the back. :P|
|Eli helping me staple together my excerpts that I dared to paperclip together instead of staple. :P|
|I think this is somewhere in Arkansas...there were fields eeeeverywhere.|
|Our fearless pilot.|
|And we arrived! :D|
|Kristin and me on the first day.|
|Here's all of the members of the Howdy 7 group that was at the SW. Left to right is Reagan, Eli, Matt, Hannah and me. I didn't realize that the only picture we got had such bad lighting...Matt's got the halo look here. :P|
|OYANer's do strange...random...epic things. Like go outside and form a circle in the middle of the awning. :P|
|This was the only pictures of the dorms we got...Dad got it on his phone...isn't it...beautiful? :P|
|Inside the conference room of the Bell Center. This place was sooo nice and pretty.|
|Err, fuzzy pictures. :/ Anyways...here's Johnny and Blaine. Two very epic dudes. 8)|
|The one and only...the epic Mrs. S and...me. (Yes, I know it looks like we are looking into a spoon...)|
|Matt gave a ten or so minute speech that was really, really awesome about how just one person can influence something just by being them and by being a friend. How God can work through just one person for other people in writing and just life.|
|Mr. and Mrs. S showing us how to do critique groups. Of course Mrs. S. was yawning and pulling out her iPhone etc. :P|
|I laugh every time I see this picture. Eli didn't know it was being taken...but Erin was behind him making all kinds of moves with her lightsaber and motioned for me to get a picture. Then she just walked off. :P|
|Braden and I. (We discovered we're twins...don't ask how that happened. :P )|
|Blaine and me at lunch.|
|Matt playing the piano...it was beeeautiful!|
|Spark (no...that's not her real name) and me.|
|Maura (or Prim, or Carrots, or Soupy :P ) and me. She has epic hair.|
|Hanna dressed up as one of her charries and went with a few friends to get pictures. I kinda tagged along and watched some. :P Here's Eli, Hanna, Matt and Jacki.|
|Braden got up and sang a song that he wrote lyrics to and composed. It. was. amazing. He's very gifted.|
|Braden and Blaine...brothers. Blaine played a solo in Braden's song. The whole song was just beautiful.|
|The Green Leaf improv team. They were there...Thursday night, I think. And they were awesome! They got up on stage with not script...just had different games they played and went along with whatever they had...sooo awesome and sooo funny.|
|Eli...telling me not to take a picture. Oooops...|
|I kept having Braden give me his "Bucey" looks. :P (Here's a sample of Bucey, if you don't know him already http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lGsB7VWF-o&feature=relmfu )|
|Secret agent Spark. 8)|
|Mr. S. interviewing....ummm...ummm...a really cool guy. :P|
|Jacki and me. This girl is completely epic. 8)|
|Soupy and me again.|
|And I'll end with a picture of my critique group. This was such and awesome gang. In the back from left to right is Asher, Josiah, Jeremy and Josh. Then in the front is me, Elizabeth, Spark and Jenni. Long live the Portcullis Critique Group!|