All cars I got to ridalong in during Autocross today. Huge thrill; I mean these cars were meant for going fast, and all of their owners were unbelievably awesome people who knew how to push their cars to the limit.
Dad, Meryn, Matt, and I spent the whole morning hanging out with the SSSCC gang.
The car community is a fantastic one to be a part of.
The driver of the Lotus got in line to take another lap, and he yelled out to me and Matt asking if we wanted another ride. Usually we had to go up to the drivers and ask, but he wanted to give us a ride!
Jodee, the driver of the GTR, and I had good conversation while waiting in line about what she has to deal with because she drives such a rare car. She was super friendly, and very down to earth.
Again, I love the car community.
Rex, driver of the Z06, gave the wildest ride. He knew just how far to push his car, when to brake into the corners, and when to floor it. I couldn't stop smiling when I got out.
One of the best mornings I've had in quite some time.
Off to Matt's afterwards, where I was treated to a pillowfight, waterfight, and a delicious hamburger.
After dinner Matt and I went to the park and went on the swings until the bugs got too bad.
They we went back to his house and found bug spray.
I sprayed some on my hands, and then rubbed it on my face.
He made fun of me.
Matt closed his eyes and sprayed directly onto his face.
He tasted bug spray for the next 20 minutes haha.
Sat and talked outside for a while, then he drove me home.
I nearly fell asleep on the 2 minute drive home, I was that tired.
Being driven around in nice cars really wears a person out :)
This morning I met up with the Albertson's gang [Joe Coop, Igor, and Mariah] and we played some good old-fashioned tennis. It was super fun; they're pretty good too. I feel like we need to challenge a Winco team, or maybe Yokes ;)
After working up a good sweat I jumped in the shower, then proceeded to call my dearest friend Nicole Renard.
I told her I was on her way, and I was bringing coffee :)
When I got to the house we sat on her kitchen counter and talked for what seemed like an hour.
I'm gonna miss her so much when I go off to college.
She happily informed me though that she will write me letters, and that put a big smile on my face.
That is one of the things I'm truly looking forward to.
There's something about a handwritten letter that means so much more than an email, text, or facebook wall post.
Something about being able to physically hold what that person was writing on the day earlier creates some sort of connection that is impossible to feel when staring at a cell phone or computer screen.
All of these modern ways of communication are great, don't get me wrong.
But nothing compares to a letter.
We decided we wanted adventure, so we donned epic hats, and went on a safari!
We took some hilarious pictures, and laughed a lot :)
I gave her a quick lesson on her camera, and then headed off to work.
Work was good. I have one thing to say though, to all you 30 year old creepers
"Hey Nick, I'm ready to come over and own you on the video games."
"Hey, we kinda want to go to the river. You down?"
"Sure! Want me to drive?"
"No, we're gonna bike."
"But no one has a truck to put the bikes into."
"No, we're gonna bike TO the river."
"Kay, I'll meet you there...in my car."
"Oh no you won't, you're coming!"
We biked a total of about 20 miles to the river and back.
Before today, I've never biked farther than maybe a mile or two.
Really stepped it up today haha
I went to Village today.
I really quite enjoyed it.
I met a lot of new people, and we had good conversation.
We mainly talked about selflessness.
It's easy to get carried away with trying to be a "good christian" and have others view you in that way.
The thing we fail to do is realize that our actions should be to please God, not impress others.
We should do everything thinking of him, and how we can glorify and spread his word.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit...
We also talked a lot about how having non-christian friends is not a bad thing, but our closest friends should have relationships with God. They are the ones to go to for advice. They are the ones who will help you grow spiritually.
Jesus spent time with the lowest of the low, and the most repulsive sinners. Obviously it is important to not limit yourself only to christian friends. But the ones Jesus was closest to, his disciples, those are the kinds of people we need to keep close.
Overall a great study.
I felt some convictions, and I know what God is pressing on my heart now.
He made it loud and clear.
Matt and I went to go see Toy Story 3. It was darling. I recommend it to everyone :)
Any friend who's ever met you thinks you're the coolest.
You snow drift.
You inspire me to be as influential in my career as you are.
You inspire me to be the best I can be everyday.
So today was Father's day, so Colton and I made Dad a card and bought him some Fiesta balloons. Colton also got him a lovely rock to represent what a "rock" solid father figure he has been in his life. Threw in some stickers and Dad's gift was complete.
Last night around midnight my mom took off the toilet lid to check something and her glass raspberry fell in and busted a hole all the way through the toilet. Water was coming out in a perfect stream from the gaping whole in the bottom of our toilet. I could not stop laughing. Laughter soon stopped though when I realized that my middle of the night needs to pee will require me running all the way upstairs. Great.
Top Gear, Dollar Store, Car wash, Home-made Pizza, Youtube vids, Sunset pics, Blockbuster, Albys, Movie, and back home.
We took baby Dan to the dollar store. We quized him on how much everything cost, and he confidently responded $1 each time haha
We got back and decided the cars were in dire need of a wash.
Matt cares about his car too much to let the young ones touch it, but I let the three small ones do the dirty work and wash my car.
They did an excellent job too; they are just so darling.
We're becoming friends, they don't run away from me anymore :)
His mama made us some home-made pizza and it was delicious.
Just an overall great family I've decided.
I had my first Red Bull tonight. It was quite necessary because we didn't want to fall asleep during Up. Gosh it was such a good movie. We laughed so hard, and I'm not sure if it was because of our sugar high or because it was so late. Actually, it's because it was a genuinely funny movie. Yes, that's it.
My wings are coming off, so I'll take that as a sign to go to bed.
We're not sure if it works, but as soon as we get our hands on some film, we'll find out. Today was just a wonderful summer Jessi day haha. From 8am to 12pm. Church, car wash, tanning, thank-you notes, Sam's grad party, Discipleship dinner, sittin on the roof at the Renards, and sittin around a fire at the Wards. Eventful day :)