Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Update on life.

Hello blog.If there were a "social services" for blogs, they'd be calling my phone to accuse me of extreme neglect. Luckily, there is no such ridiculous thing so i can go on living without feeling guilty. The truth is, life is crazy. And another truth is, just about everyone has facebook.

I'm excited about 2010. This year is going to be crazy, full of life lessons, cool experiences and hopefully in 2011, I'll be able to say I lived my all for Jesus in 2010 more than any other year before. There's my New Year's resolutions in a big fat nutshell.
For those of you who read my mom's blog and know about my brother Solomon, we are just waiting for him to take his TOEFL Exam (March 5th) and send it to the US Embassy in Addis Ababa for approval. After they approve him (which they will.) for a student visa, he will be coming to NC for four years on a FULL SCHOLARSHIP to attend The College at Southeastern, a school under Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. So that should be April-ish. My mom will hopefully be returning to Ethiopia to get him. If you live anywhere near us, come to the airport to welcome him home. It's gonna be a party.
In May, my brother Jonathan and I, along with 10 or so other young people, will be going to Uganda on Etaala's first (but not last) missions trip! We will be spending two weeks spending time with orphans, doing some cool community development projects and much, much, much more. I'm so excited about what God is going to do on this trip. I'll go into more detail on what we will be doing as it get's closer. :)I'm determined to learn Luganda. We'll see how this goes.
The girls will turn 3 on February 15th! Just around the corner. I'm hoping that midnight on the 14th, the terrible two's stage of life will be over. That is my Valentine's Day wish. Because people always make wishes on Valentine's Day. (?) They're precious but crazy and two x terrible two's is...interesting. I wish they didn't have to grow up though. :( I want them to stay babies forever and ever amen. They are also currently obsessed with anything princess or pink or remotely girly. They are the sisters I always dreamed of. except if you leave them alone they will drink out of the milk carton. So, I am content to squeeze them and kiss them and never leave them alone.
Soo, here is my feeble attempt at updating the world on the latest happenings while I really should be reading Great Expectations and studying the Crimean War. and this post looks more like a syllabus then an update. Haha, I'll try harder next time.
P.S. I'm so excited, I've decided what I'm going to go to school for. I'm going to go to Southeastern (where Solomon is going) and double major in Christian Studies and Missions. I can hardly wait to finish high school now...yet it's creepy to think that I will be going to college next year. I was just 12 and now I'm not. weird.
and here is a glimpse of Christmas with us... P.S. again... Pray for Haiti. God has big plans for them in 2010 as well.


natali said...

Wow. How exciting that you've picked what you'll be going to school for! You feel old? I understand exactly how you feel. LOL. I'm 22 and it feels like just yesterday I was your age! By the way, I live in NC, and you mentioned having a welcome home Solomon group at the airport when he arrives here in April. Just tell me when and I'll be there! It's just too cool that GOD has worked all this together! And congrats on the first Etaala mission's trip! I think I may be going on a missions trip to Mali this summer. Have fun & GOD bless!

Melissa Pearce said...

have I mentioned that I love your blog? You are a great writer-- so witty and honest and inspiring. I love you and am so blessed to be your sister. muah.

Kayley said...

I constantly think about the trip! Sooo excited about Uganda.
and your brother is going? Why didn't I know this !

And I definitely definitely.... definitely want to come greet Solomon at the airport!

Sharon said...

That is the best new year's resolution I have heard yet, Really! Yea for Solomon! I don't really live anywhere near you, but it would be awesome to be at the airport when he gets here. 5 hours isn't that bad, right? Haha. OH wow, your brother is coming to Uganda too? That is so cool! Oh my that is so exciting that you are going to school for Christian Studies and Missions! Way to go! And with Solomon, that is so cool! I really love the pic, adorable! :)