so. much. fun.

*EDIT* sometimes I lose at life and I do dumb things- like not post all of my pictures at the same time. So, throughout this morning I've frequently been adding pictures to this post -- make sure you see all of them. There are some killer ones of Julie and Ellen in the photobooth section *ENDIT*

"I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever, forever
Worship You"

The annual Senior High Banquet for our youthgroup was last night. It was unbelievably fun.

My senior class all-dolled-up (er. most of us anyways)
I have gobs of these type pictures. I think that is enough for now. I'm not as brave as Lydia to put up the hysterically bad ones.

The "banquet hall" was beautiful. Not too shabby for a basketball court, eh?We had a brilliant pianist who earned some big bucks :-)
Here she is with her super-smiley friend:
And the 10:31 awards were given out...
... to two students who are running hard after God. Emily and Bryce are both exemplary models of living for Christ alone.
"Surrounded by Your glory
What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you, Jesus?

Or in awe of you be still?"

I am honored to know both of you. Really - I don't say that lightly. Both of you have impacted me in ways you will never know. You are following in the footsteps of some of the greatest:To each of my friends (especially the seniors): I am praying for you and I can't thank God enough for having cross-centered friends who bless and challenge me daily. I hope that no matter what you do after highschool - whether it is being an author & senior pastor, or homemaker, or math teacher & youth pastor, or proposal developer & coach, or highschool history teacher or golf instructor, or student, or spouse, or parent, or anything - I hope you do it wholeheartedly for God.

May we stay on our knees in humble adoration of our King for

After the banquet, there was a... What kind of party? Well, it was a:
"Will I stand in Your presence?
Or, to my knees will I fall?
Will I sing 'Hallelujah'?
Will I be able to speak at all?"

And...there was a photobooth. *smiles*

classic...some pretty stinkin' awesome litte brothers:

"I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
Your face
Is before me
I can only imagine"

ps. on the way to church I had an amazing and heart-wrenching conversation with my hero about her hero.
Julie - I love you more than words can say and I am praying for you every day.