Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Support for Uganda

Hey everyone! Just wanted to post (again today!) to let everyone know how my support raising is going for Africa. If you didn't know, I'm going to Uganda this June for a medical missions trips in an orphanage, then after that I'm traveling on (with Daniel) to Rwanda to visit the people there! I still have A LOT of money to raise by June 22nd. So if anyone has any ideas on how to fundraise or of anyone to send support letters to.. please please let me know. I trust the Lord to provide so I am not stressing out about it, I'm just making sure all of my bases are covered! I am open to any ideas, so please let me know! Or if you want to financially support me on this trip please send a check to Grace Community Church, 643 W. Lee Street, Greensboro, NC 27403, write Kat Burris-Uganda Missions in the memo line. Thank you again for your help, it is such a blessing! Enjoy your day! :)
Okay, I lied about the pictures. Daniel had taken a few on his phone and he emailed me this one. Yes, that is really Chris Martin and yes, this photo was taken on Daniel's cell phone. It is simply unreal that we were that close. I've been in Caribou Coffee all day working on school work, I'm in three online classes. I always thought that online classes would be easier than regular ones.. not these. My work load is crazy, I'm always posting on the discussion board or mailing in art projects. Congrats to Alan and Sarah on the new baby boy! :)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Me, Beth and Nicole at the beach! Daniel and I drove down to meet our friends at the beach in Morehead City. It was a beautiful place and we got to stay in the neatest beach house. We basically ate a lot of chick fil-a. It was freezing for most of the weekend, most of us felt like we would never be warm again but we still mustered up the courage to jump into the ocean, a few of us even went sailing. I did not partake in that adventure; however, daniel, beth and I did pick them up later with cups of hot tea!

This is one of my favorite pictures Daniel and I have ever taken together, I'm a lucky to girl have such a handsome man!
Daniel and I dancing on the beach, our wonderful photographer Beth staged this one.

Daniel doing yoga by the ocean! Hahaha! He does have good form though.

The view from the porch steps, how gorgeous. The Lord really blessed us with this trip working out. Thanks Lord! :) Overall such a great few days! Daniel and I drove to Coldplay from the beach, where we had FRONT row tickets. I am not joking! There were not any other people in front of us, I could have reached up and touched Chris Martin if I wanted. Coldplay was such an amazing experience for me, I really feel like God worked it out so I could be there. It was His way of saying, I know things have been real hard this past Spring but I love you. And I felt His love the entire time. It was almost surreal, Daniel and I look at each other still a few days after and say, "We saw Coldplay, in the FRONT row!". Words can't even describe it accurately. I don't have any pictures because our tickets said we weren't allowed to bring cameras in. That's okay though, I'm thankful I didn't have a camera or all of my time would've been preoccupied with taking pictures and not watching the show. During the epic song "Fix You", Daniel and I were even on the big projection screens, it was unreal. After the show I stayed with my best friend Jaymee, who I love, and she drove me to the train station in the morning, where I rode an Amtrak train from 9:30 in the a.m until 7:30 p.m! I know, it was crazy.
Here are some pictures from my 21st birthday at Chateau Morrisette. We had such a great time eating amazing food and enjoying the scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I was so blessed to be able to spend time with my favorite people, what a great day.

My dad and I toasting our wine glasses, they bought me a special wine glass that read "birthday girl"!

This is my favorite picture of my mom, hailey and I. We look so happy! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

First blog!

Hey everyone! I decided that since I am far away from everyone this summer, I'd start a blog so you all could keep up with what I'm doing! Things have been crazy so far. I've already gone to the beach with two of my best friends, turned 21, went to the beach again with more people I love, and seen Coldplay in concert in the front row! I'm a little nervous to be living outside of Radford away from my friends and family, but the people in Greensboro have been SO welcoming and I can feel the Lord's hand moving in everything. I know I'm where I'm supposed to be for now, but I still miss everyone. I want Cra to come visit me soon so we can watch the American President! I still have so much ahead of me this summer, but here's some pictures of the events that have already occurred.