so while i realize it's been a couple years since i've posted on here, i figured i'd post a link to the blog i've been keeping since i left the land of lj.
so if you're interested in keeping up with me you can find me at:
i realize i haven't posted in here for quite some time... so this will be quick.
so far 2007 has been amazing. i had a blast in chile, panama and costa rica. it still hurts thinking that time in my life is over. i made the most incredible friends and grew so much.
coming home after being away for 5 months was fun, but it didn't take long for things to get back to normal. i had a meltdown about a month after i got home. it was just really hard getting into the routine of work and normal life after being away from it for 5 months.
so let's see... my little sister katie got married a few weeks ago. it was a beautiful day and we had such a good time. she's so happy which makes me happy and i still see her all the time which is wonderful!
so what's next?
i'm going to zambia, africa from september 1st to the 13th. i'm going with a group of people from my community. we're going to a remote village to help start a community center there. it will be a place where villagers can get educated, learn trades and build relationships with one another. i feel privileged to be one of the 12 on the team and i know God is going to do amazing things. i'm so glad God gave me the courage to say "YES" when i was asked to go and i have no doubt it's what i'm supposed to do.
after i get home i'll have a couple weeks with my family in pa before i head back to denver for another school with YWAM. i'll be attending a 3 month school called the "school of worship." i've always been passionate about worship and i love singing and leading people into God's presence so it seems like a good next step. plus i miss all my denver friends and family and can't wait to be with them again!
so that's me for now. other than that i'm still me... learning... growing... changing every day into the woman God wants me to be.
life is a journey full of twists and turns and we can either sit on the sideline or shoot the winning shot. i'm going all the way...
love and peace to all of you.
so i got my first (and only) tattoo today. it's an ichthus on my foot. you can see the picture below. i'm really excited about it. i really thought and prayed about it for a while and i'm glad i did it. now kate, lyryn and i all have the same tattoo in the same place. it's kind of a sisterhood thing. i love that what i did is such a part of me. i mean my christianity is a huge part of my identity and now others will see that. so yeah i'm glad i did it. hooray!
i've been meaning to update all week but haven't really gotten around to it so here goes...
on saturday my little brother and i went out to run a quick errand and we came upon the scene of an accident. it literally had to have occurred less than 1 minute before we got there. we were the first ones on the scene and it was a single vehicle accident. there was a sports car up on its side in this field off the road. i see 2 people outside the vehicle (obviously ejected) and the girl is trying to get up but can't. so i pull over and run out of my car while dialing 911. i was so worried about what i was gonna see when i climbed up that embankment. the girl was covered in dirt and mud and there was a small amount of blood. she was about 50 feet from the car and her boyfriend (the driver) was about 20 feet on the opposite side of the car. so i reach the girl about the same time as someone who pulled up after me. i just sat with the girl telling her everything was gonna be ok. eventually the paramedics and police showed up and we left. i'm sure they were ok. the girl was complaining about her back hurting. they were so blessed that it wasn't more serious. neither one had their seat belt on... which is DANGEROUS! i hope you all wear your seatbelt!
anyways, that was an exciting way to start the day. then my brother and my friend isaac took em snowboarding up at blue mountain. it's been so warm there so all the snow is from machines. i fell a lot which everyone says happens on your first time so i was expecting it. needless to say i was in a whole lotta pain for the next few days. i used muscles i didn't even know i had! it was crazy. but i'm glad i did it! hopefully the next time won't be as rough.
so now i only have 3 days until i leave for denver! i can't believe it's almost here. i'm so excited to get there and meet everyone. i know this is gonna be a crazy experience that i'm gonna love. i just found out that our outreach choices are brazil and chile. i really wanted to go to south america so i'm stoked about that. now i just need to decide!
oh yeah- and packing for 6 months is so HARD! not to mention i need winter and summer clothes. ahh! it'll get done... it's just a pain.
ok i'm out. sorry this is so long!
have a great night!!!
so today was my last day of work and it was kind of surreal... it still doesn't feel real but it is.
i think it will hit me more when i start packing my suitcase.
it's almost christmas!
19 days until i move to colorado. oh man that sounds weird! friday is my last day of work and it's definitely bittersweet. i've spent the last 6 1/2 years of my life there and with my family and now i'm going to denver... ALONE. it's insane what God calls you to do sometimes. i'm so ready for this though. i can't wait to meet new people, deepen my walk with the Lord and serve others. what an amazing experience it's gonna be. ywam denver has no idea what they're in for. haha!
on a side note, my christmas shopping is almost done. i'm having such a hard time shopping for my dad. he's not really a gadget guy and he has such a huge wardrobe already. it can be very frustrating to shop for him. hopefully i'll come up with something here soon cause time is running short!
i'll post a pic of my niece kyra and i from last friday. we had our christmas party for work and kesh brought her in this adorable christmas dress.
here's a picture of me and my beautiful sister katie... who i'm going to miss very very much when i'm away!
ok i really need to go to bed! i have not been doing very well in the sleeping department lately.
i hope you all have a very merry christmas!
today was a fun day. we had my sister-in-law's family over for thanksigiving dinner. they're all from tulsa, oklahoma so it was fun to all be together. we had a scrumptious dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pineapple stuffing, sweet potatoe casserole and hot rolls! boy were we stuffed! haha!
i made a delicious pumpkin roll for dessert. i've never had it before but it turned out awesome. it was so good! i'm definitely going to make that one again.
i'm getting ready to head out to lancaster- the outlets open at midnight! good times! it'll be fun. there are some seriously good deals so hopefully it'll be fun. i tried to sleep for a few hours before we go but that didn't happen. i logged into my work email and did some work. i'm not really tired yet which is good. i'll just pump some caffeine into my system.
ok so i made t-shirts for everyone for thanksgiving. they say "witmer winfrey thanksgiving 2006". everyone loved them! i was so excited! so here's a group shot for you:
isn't that sweet? it turned out good. and YES my house is decorated for christmas already! it has been for 2 weeks now. lol! i love christmas and the decorations and tree make it feel so homey around here.
ok one more pic of my niece kyra rocking her thanksgiving outfit. gotta love it! blessings to all!
kyra jean witmer was born at 11:4pm tonight.
she's 8lbs 8oz and 21 inches long.
pictures to come later!!!
so i'm not an aunt yet... but i should be soon.
kesh's contractions are coming more steadily... about 15 mins apart. so we have some time yet.
i just want us all to be at the hospital and see that baby soon!!!
i need to know if it's a boy or girl! ahhhh!
please pray for her for a safe delivery. i'll let you all know once it happens.