Tuesday, June 15, 2010
It was, to put it very simple- Amazing! That’s the word that I have chosen to describe it.
I met so many wonderful people, created new friendships that I hope will last a life time, learned so much, was blessed immensely by the service so many people put into the tournament, and was thankful for the opportunities God allowed me to have in the whole experience.
David and I didn’t place in our duo, but we didn’t really expect to, however we did do our best!… so it was ok! I’m just glad that God gave us the chance to go and compete at the tournament! Next year we’re gonna try really hard and take “1st in everything” as my friend Anne would say. haha ;) :D But we’ll see….. Trophies are definitely not everything! =)
My younger sister Emma broke in her Humorous speech though to semi’s and then FINALS! She placed 7th in the entire nation (and she was the only girl to break to finals)!!! I am so very proud of her…. When the whole tournament was done, I told her, quote- “Emma, do you realize that you just whooped all your older siblings in speech??” haha! She just smiled and laughed…. Ah, I love my sister! ♥
Anyways, I really MISS everyone a lot now…….. ::sigh:: …. In a way I wish this tournament never came to an end (and I know I say that at the end of EVERY tournament) but it’s true… however, if it never did come to an end, I suppose it could get kind of old :P Actually, I doubt it though, with all the amazing people I met, I’m not sure it could ever get old just being around them. Ahhhh…..
Lol, okay… I’m starting to make no sense at all. I think I better wrap this post up! Here are a few of the highlights from the trip- If you were there, and you’re reading this, a few of them you may remember- Being in an airplane with Emma, Eating M&M’s and Sprite Zero for dinner (remember Karissa?? Lol), Making funny faces at Aaron, Walking around campus with Karissa, Performing our duo, Poking, Writing on Benjy P.’s shirt “Hope”, Sitting next to Matt during award ceremony and telling him to “be quiet” when we were supposed to be quiet lol, Screaming when one of Region 3 would be awarded at the ceremony, Watching Devin and Sam P. arm-wrestle during the ballot party, Laughing during awkward moments, Being in the Airplane with the Enos’, Spending the night at the Chicago Airport, Walking around Portland with my family and Tami and Alex….. AHHH! I have so many more… but this post would end up being really LONG if I said them all…. Ahhh… so many fun memories!! ♥♥♥
Okay, well I’m gonna bring this post to an end. If any of you guys went to the tournament, feel free to leave a comment and tell me some of your favorite memories! =)