September 29, 2008

favorite song.

today i miss...

My good friend Zack.

i miss his jokes.
i miss going in his office shutting the door and always having honest conversations.
i miss hanging out and watching movies
i miss laughing constantly at him
i miss his singing
i miss how much he takes care of the girls around him.
love you friend.

who are you looking at?

these are the faces i look at everyday.

September 28, 2008

small groups.

oh i love my job.....
and i love small groups.

I know what you're thinking...

I should quit my job and become an actress...

this is my intro before i teach today. ha.
A little Q&A time between me and my boss...
a short intro talk
and then Q&A with the students.
Should be a fun morning.
i love only having 1 service. :)

September 27, 2008

My favorite boy in the world....

Cody James Fields
The greatest 11th grade boy i know.
This is why i love being in youth ministry!

September 25, 2008

September 23, 2008

Did you know about this?!

who knew?!


today in our team meeting we talked about bringing this guy out in january-ish
so legit...i love illusionists.

September 22, 2008


Accountability is the quality or state of being accountable; a willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions. Accountability is protection. "Accountability is face to face and shoulder to shoulder. Meaning you sit face to face, look that person in the eye and honestly, openly discuss what is going on in your lives. You stand by your brother/sister's side through thick and thin."
Jim Clayton

So the staff is ASSIGNED accountability partners here...they put a ton on emphasis of personal/spiritual growth and health.
Pretty sweet.

new email

my signature for the bottom of my email
so fun.

first day of work!

oh you know...just my name on the door to my office :)
my yet to be decorated office (that i dont have to share with anyone!)
the view of the lake from my office window
apparently this little gem is hung on the wall for all the new people.
it was awaiting me this morning.
First day was really great.
a lot of really nice people
A lot of HR stuff....meeting with my boss to define goals/expectations.
So far so good. :)

September 20, 2008

apartment update...

I moved into my apartment yesterday/today.
So not everything is done...but making good progress...
so keep in mind your seeing pictures mid move in. :)

here's the temporary table next to my couch.
here's part of my living room
my screened in back porch
my living room and kitchen
more of my living room
kitchen family LOVES your painting...its so rad.
watching the Georgia game

pretty great so far.
I'll show you my room and bathroom when its done
i wish you guys were here.
I start work monday :)


A couple of days ago I got an email from the IRS...which I immediately avoided reading thinking that it was nagging me about paying off the ridiculous amount of money i owe them ($2000 if you were wondering....)
BUT once i finally opened it it said based on my "fiscal activity" they were refunding me $1000....which is perfect because i've already paid close to $1000 which leaves me breaking just about even.
Which this is funny for 3 reasons....
1) i'm so poor the government feels sorry for me during a near depression.
2) i was so angry for having to pay this on an intern salary
3) i was so stressed about how to pay it.

that God...He's got jokes.
He sure likes to keep me on my toes :)

September 18, 2008

Jesus is my friend....

he's like a mountie...he always get's his man?
and he'll zap you anyway he can???
Zap? ha

September 15, 2008

shopping with a brit...

lots of cash
a new toy for the ride home
who knew?!?

Sushi? not so much....

This is my favorite Sushi restaurant, Mosun, in Laguna Beach....
i ate there most thursday nights with some really great friends.
Unfortunately, sushi isn't such a big deal in Georgia and I only know of 2 places that serve it.
Tomorrow I will venture out to one of my choices and check it out with the parents.
Juli and Mariah....wish you were here!
I sure miss our sushi dates!
You too Phil!

September 14, 2008

today i miss....

One of my best friends Bethany

Bethany is my rock.
If you don't know should.
She's my person i feel safe crying with, yelling with, laughing with, praying with, joking with, venting with, complaining with, doing life with, watching movies with, doing nothing with....everything.
She's my easy friend. She's my comfortable friend.
I miss going in her office and laying on her couch.
i miss stopping in the middle of the day to go grab starbucks
i miss sharing meals
i miss her loud laugh
i miss her thoughtfulness
i miss her ability to keep the peace
i miss her being able to look at me and know exactly what i'm thinking
i miss our long talks
i miss it just being so easy to be around her
and so easy to share my heart with her.

I love you B.
miss you a lot
thanks for crying when i left :)
(sorry was that supposed to be a secret)


i love tina fey!
And Sarah Palin....but this is hilarious

September 13, 2008

today i miss....

my friend Jaime.
i miss going into his office and shutting the door to share secrets. :)
i miss him teaching me mac stuff
I miss the Ragin' Ronalds on rock band
he's one of my favorite boys in the world.
love you jaim.

September 12, 2008


I found an APARTMENT today!!
I move in Friday and I start work Monday! 
Hooray!! no more living out of my car! :) 
And the best part is...they were having a move in sale and i dont have to pay rent until 
DECEMBER!! Perfect! 
SO excited! 
More pictures to follow once i'm moved in!

miss you guys tons and tons! 

September 10, 2008

last day in california...

so weird to not be there.
i miss you guys A LOT.

September 08, 2008

I hate Texas....

After another 13 hours of driving and we are STILL in Texas.
I miss my friends fact I'm still in some sort of denial and feel like I'm just on a trip and will be back in California in a few days.
Feel free to call or text...but consider yourself warned tears will likely be on the other end of the phone.

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September 06, 2008

421st most popular name....

i wonder who the .01 percent of peopled named Allison that's a dude is.....
check yours!

It's official....

I accepted a job at savannah christian church in savannah, georgia to be the high school discipleship pastor.
I'm moving day after tomorrow (Sunday)
Mariah and I are driving to my parents house in kingsland, GA
So chances are if you see me before then I'll be crying...
Just a warning....
Ask Bethany.

September 04, 2008

my artistic friends.

Wendy made me this tribute to California to hang in my new house.
and Juli made me this little tribute to our friendship.
can't wait to hang these in my new place.

hard at work.

love my friends.

September 03, 2008


I've been saving my change for the last 2 years i've been in california
so after delicious thai food with john and mariah last night we decided to take my change to coin star.
We all made guesses on how much was in there and i was the closest with $102
Although i'm SUPER glad that i was so far off.
a very much needed $125.30