Last week was our summer blast 2010 with our Youth Group. It was perfectly named because it was a blast!
We kicked things off with a cookout at our house after church last Sunday.
Monday we had pizza at the church and then we all piled into cars and went to play putt putt golf. After that it was back to church for an ice cream social, devotional time, and hilarious games.
Tuesday brought a cookout at the Flood's - 3 of our teens live 1 street behind have a great house for this stuff! We had a great devotional about JOY from one of our great leaders, David. Then we headed off to the ice rink to play broom hockey. If you've never played this you must! It's hilarious and so much fun! I got a little into it and wound up with a mild concussion. (I think) I went for a ball in the goal and hit my head really hard on the large metal goal post. It hurt but about an hour later when we were back at the church I got really nauseous all of a sudden and decided to go home. My ears were still ringing and I had a big lump on my head. My head and right side of my face hurt for the next couple days! I also had bruises on my shins and one on my shoulder. But, remember - totally worth it! (well... maybe not the concussion...)
Wednesday was our usual church night - just extended. We started an hour early for a pizza party and then played games for a while and had an AWESOME and convicting message about forgiving others. Then we all headed into the gym for sports until about 11pm!
Thursday was ALL DAY AT BUSCH GARDENS!!! It was so so so much fun but Oh my Goodness it was HOT!! It got to be over 100 degrees! I love roller coasters - so I had a great time on the rides! The last one was not so great... it was really jerky and halfway through the ride I banged my head and we were going around the loop and I blacked out! Crazy! I remember thinking "I cannot believe I am about to pass out on a roller coaster!" Thankfully it was just for a moment. But I didn't go on anymore rides after that. I think my head needs a break for awhile!
Friday was a beach day and then back to the church for an all night lock in. We had the wii out in one room, games in the hall, a movie in the auditorium, sports in the parking lot, and hide and seek ALL over the church! At 11pm we split up the guys and girls and both groups had devotional time. Us girls talked about being a woman of God and covered things like gossip, modesty, bitterness, and judgment. It was a great discussion that lasted 1 1/2 hours!! From what I heard, the guys time was just as great! I finally went home at 5:30am and John came home at 9:30am. We slept well into the afternoon then just laid around and watched movies until it was time to go back to bed.
Yes, it was one FANTASTIC week!! : ) I love our Youth Group!!!!!
(silly faces are the best)
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