Thursday, February 12, 2009

Young for My Age?

This past weekend I had four teen girls stay with me. I said going into it that I would either feel really young or really old. Well, I started the weekend on the young side and the meter started tipping toward the old side Sunday afternoon. We had a great time! I enjoy so much the opportunity to give these girls a place to get together and hopefully influence them positively.

We laughed a lot, watched movies, cooked amazing meals, had some serious discussions and ended the weekend with a prayer time. These girls are amazing and God is going to use them in amazing ways.

Here are some highlights:

We made fruit salsa the first night. (You can find the recipe here)

And then they ate it all the first night too.

The next day we went bowling. Pamela beat us all with a score in the 80's. I know it's really sad.I just loved this picture so had to put it in. Amanda had to leave us on Saturday and we missed her the rest of the weekend.

They did my hair for me and told me that when I woke up the next morning it would be beautiful. I don't think I have ever seen my hair so big! I also told them that this look would be good if I were 15.

Sophie and Pamela had the Shirley Temple look going on. They slept on theirs and it did look absolutely beautiful the next morning.

Monday was Sophie's Birthday, so we celebrated by going to Cabin Coffee before I took them home.

I'll have to post some of the amazing recipes we made later.


Mary Ann said...

I'm a dork. The first time I read through this post I read 'fourteen' girls instead of four teen girls. I thought to myself, where did they all sleep? How did she handle that & why aren't there more of them in the pics? What can I say, it's been a long week... ;-) It looks like you had a blast & I'm so grateful these girls have a wonderful little you in their lives to guide them & be an example to them. You love the Lord & it shows; that is of inestimable value. Have a great weekend, friend! *hugs*

Carrie said...

Your hair looks really cute- I love that you spend time with your teen girlfriends- what a great ministry- & so much fun, of course. :)

Also, that Cabin Coffee place looks really cute! :)

Steve n Vickie said...

love the hair. Sounds like you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

What absolute fun! So glad that you can mentor these girls - it will count for eternity! I sound like a proud Mom - I am! -Your Mom

Stacey said...

I know it was exhusting but still looked like a good time. I relly like the bowling photos!!

Amy Blackburn said...

That is such a good idea. I'll have to think about it when I get to know the teen girls here better. Loved your hair!