Sunday, December 31, 2006
We were able to tour and practice at the University of Florida's practice facility!
This is the theater room where they watch film on other teams and prepare for games! It just so happens that they were playing Nebraska the day we were there!
Because the Gators are playing in the National Championship they are still practicing, so one day we went down to the field and got to take pictures with some of the players!
The Team with Michael and Butchie, both of them graduated from TFA and played for our Football team!
The Starting Quarterback Chris Leak!!!!
The other quarterback, Tim Tebow!
We defiantly had a tough week. Many of us were battling sickness and we lost 2 girls to serious injuries in the 3rd game. One of our girls hit her head hard on the floor after being pushed going up for a layup and got a concussion and is out for a week or so. And another one was rushed to the hospital after the game because she was so dehyrated. After being hooked up to an IV for a couple of ours she was okay, but she was only able to play limited minutes in the next game. We won the Championship game and now we get to take the last few days of our break off to heal ourselves :)
Friday, December 29, 2006
We had such a great time in Phoenix last week. We won 2 and lost 2. Playing at the level we did is going to help us so much as it comes time for the state play offs. We placed 6th overall, which is pretty good. Here are a few quick pictures from last week in Arizona!!! I'll post more later when I load them to the comptuer!
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
We get home from Phoenix December 22nd are home for Christmas then head our again the 26th for another tournament in Gainesville, Florida! (I told you December was dominated by basketball!)
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Last night we went to "Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede!" It was tons of fun! This was the Christmas Version. The arena is split into 2 halves. The North and the South. (The North Pole and the South Pole since it is Christmas) They have 2 teams of horse riders that compete for their side. There are so many talented riders that can do different tricks and it is really neat!
He was so cute! He would make this face everytime he saw something he liked. It was so funny to watch him!
I love my FamilyShelby and I
I took her princess crown :)
We are so blessed and we have so much to be thankful for!
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Happy Birthday Brother!
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I visited the University of Nebraska while I was there, and I really liked it. I would really like to go there, so hopefully we will be able to work it out. I also got to see a Nebraska Volleyball game!!! That was defiantly a highlight of the trip!
(Thanks for taking pictures Alaythia!)
Since it was harvesting time there, daddy wanted me to see what it is like to work in the fields. So one day he took me out to Rising City and I got to drive the tracker!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Elyse Erin Terry
Ian Tyler Terry
Saturday, September 30, 2006
I added some cool effects to this one
My wonderful Team
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
All of us :)
Our Chef, Shima
Happy Birthday BB!!! I love you!
Sunday, September 03, 2006
There are 2 boys that graduated from TFA that play for the Gators. It was really neat to see them in the UF jersey. Both of them are brothers of girls that I played sports with.
The band was very good! They did a show before the game, and at half time. They make lots of different shapes and words!
Michael # 58
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Saturday, August 19, 2006
The boys played football on their knees while we were waiting for the bus :)
We came to school Thursday morning at 8 for a Senior breakfast and to meet and talk about our senior privileges. At about 11 o'clock we loaded a bus and headed to the mall to eat! After we left the mall at 12:30, we headed to Hutchinson Island. When we arrived at about 3 and had a few hours of free time to explore the hotel before we had our dinner cruise on the "Island Princess." The cruise was so much fun! We ate dinner inside the boat then we out on the deck and took lots of pictures! There was a 2nd story where there were tables and couches to sit on and enjoy the beautiful views.
Dinner on the Island Princess
When we came back to the hotel we had a meeting where they introduced the theme of the weekend, which was "What is your perspective." pastor Uth came and talked to us about being real and how we all put on a mask to hide who we really are. Then we had a break for about 30 minutes. We played ping-pong, ate pizza and cake for someone's birthday, and relaxed in the hammocks around the pool deck. That night we had another meeting where we broke up into small groups where we got to share what we thought was the reason that many times people put on a mask or aren't real. We finished around 11. After our meeting we had about 30 minutes of free time before we had to be in our rooms.
Jaimie and I in the hammock
Friday morning we had another meeting where a couple of the teachers shared their testimonies. All of them were so different so it was really neat to hear how the Lord works in everyone's lives. After that we all headed over to the beach where we took our class picture. We all wore denim, and a white shirt. It was VERY hot, but all the pictures turned out so cute!
We had free time all afternoon! We spend a lot of time in the pool and some of us went back over to the beach. The boys played keep away with a football in the pool, while the girls sat around the pool and watched them tackle each other to get the ball. After a while it got too hot so mostly everyone went back up stairs to their rooms. A few of the boys brought 500 packs of water balloons and had fun throwing them at people :) We spent a lot of time in the hallways playing cards or just talking. It was a lot of fun.
Jaimie, Tierra, Krystal, Me, Olivia, Elizabeth and Courtney
Allison, Me and Molly
Relaxing by the pool :)
Some of us playing Uno in the hall way :)
Friday evening we had a meeting. It was so good. When we came in, the lights were dim and there was soft music playing. We were given letters from our parents and from a teacher at school that was praying for us. Reading these letters made most people cry, but the crying had only begun at that point. After we read our letters our headmaster came up and told a story about his best friend in highschool. The story was about how they were best friends all through school, then one time they got into a fight and didn't speak for a long time. Before they went off to college they made up and were friends again, but because they were going to different schools their friendship never was how it was before. His friend called him a few times to hang out when they were home, but he never could because he was always busy. Then the next time he got a phone call from his number, it was his friends brother, telling Mr. Whitaker that his friend had been missing for 2 days. When they finally found his friend it was too late. He had been scuba diving by himself, and drowned.
Using the his story of as an example, Mr. Whitaker challenged us not to let that happen to us. He told us not to leave the room until all the problems were resolved with eachother. I never knew that there were so many hidden problems in our class. Everyone was crying and hugging and rekindling old friendships. The Lord worked in so many of our hearts and He brought our class together. I never would have thought it could happen because everyone is so different, but it did! Our class went from watching out for only ourselves and the other people in our "group," to watching out for everyone and protecting each other. It was such a fun weeked!
"Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."