Friday, January 9, 2009


Is it just me, or did 2008 fly by? 2008, you were good to me. Thanks!

It's been a while since I've written, but I'll give you a brief recap of the past few weeks.

- Dec. 19th-30th were spent in Leon, Guanajuato with my family! It was a glorious 10 days seriously doing nothing but relaxing, catching up on sleep from the semester, and enjoying hanging out with my family. I couldn't have asked for a better 10 days. Seriously, it was wonderful.

- Dec. 31st- I made it back to Austin, TX just in time to catch dinner with some friends, and then go on a party barge on Lady Bird Lake overlooking DT Austin. It was a fundraiser for our team for Egypt and it was a huge success. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and it was a great night with friends!

-Jan 2nd- I got to see one of my best friends in the world get married to the love of his life! My dear friend, Barrett Raven married the beautiful Kristen Camp in a small ceremony here in Austin. The whole MAK family was back together to celebrate their marriage. Even though I don't get to see this group of people often. They will forever hold a very special place in my heart. That summer I learned more about the beauty of community than any other season in my life. I know that we will be friends for a lifetime. I love these guys SO dang much.

-Jan. 5th- Back to work. Blah. It's work, and it's nothing spectacular, nor nothing horrible. This was also the day that the amazing Texas Longhorns put up another win for the season. We were playing in the Fiesta Bowl against Ohio State, and with seconds to go in the game Quan Cosby did this...

Remember that time we are so awesome? We should have played for the national championship, but that's a whole other argument that I don't feel like getting into right now.
- Jan. 8th- Bob Stoops and the OU (sucks) Sooners yet AGAIN blew a BCS bowl game. That's five in a row. Way to reprsent the Big 12.... not. GATOR CHOMP GATOR CHOMP GATOR CHOMP. I, of course, was rooting for Florida to win. And Tebow came through :) He's beautiful by the way.

I leave for Egypt in TWENTY DAYS. 20 days. Holy stinkin cow. Please pray for me, and my team. It's going to be one of the greatest experiences of my life. I'm beyond excited, and nervous at the same time. The Lord is good. I'm so thankful and humbled to be a part of this team, and very much looking forward to everything He has in store for our time in this country.

That's the jist of what's been going on lately. Things are going well.

Over and out.

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