Well, the summer has (unofficially) ended, and our interns (the best interns ever) have gone back to school.
Now I'm sitting here sorting through my iPhone pictures.
Here are some pictures, and memories... The ups and downs of our summer.
June 7th, 2016
Poor Brad had to build a backdrop at 10:30 at night with a bunch of people watching him. "Good job, Brad." "Keep going, Brad."
Okay, we did help a little. "We" meaning Tim, Ryan, and I. ;D
Tim helping out...
June 9th, 2016
The day I thought everything was going to fall apart. It seemed like everything was against us that day. Kevin, Debbie and Ryan were supposed to leave for Wisconsin early that morning. That didn't happen. I walked into the cafe to find this monstrosity of a puddle, that had leaked into the jewelry store below us.
One of the mall directors told us to repaint the backdrop Brad built. It seemed like nothing was going right. But after some prayer, lots of hard work from Reidar, Ronnie, and Jordan we got it all figured out, and Ryan, Kevin, and Debbie made it safely to Wisconsin.
They were gone for two weeks.
June 27th, 2016
The day Jordan hated life, because we got an order of bubble supplies, and he had to organize it all. TWO PALLETS.
June 29th, 2016
When we finally got a "Square Stand" and Brad set it up.
That week Pokemon Go came out, and thanks to Jordan, suddenly there was division within our bubble straw ranks.
When our summer theme songs came on...
Sail - The general rule for this song was to turn it up every time it came on. We will never listen to that song the same way again.
And now, thanks to Jordan and Tim, I have been in the Twenty One Pilots family for three weeks now. And I like more songs than JUST Stressed Out and Ride, FYI. ;)
July 16th, 2016
Our "outreaches" were fun, though sometimes stressful. We had a different event for kids in the mall every week, and sometimes twice a week.
We had a lot of fun. XD
The times we played "Werewolf" to unwind. These time were honestly one of my favorite memories of the summer.
July 25th, 2016
Another favorite is this... I'd been wanting that C.S. Lewis quote on our wall for years, and Reidar did it this past week. [insert excited Lizzy sounds] I expressed my excitement A LOT as this was going up.
July 28th, 2016
A professional "cupping" took place on Thursday. We tasted several "mate's" (pronounced "Ma-tay") side by side, to try and figure out what the best one to bring in is.
A couple guys in the background mastering the art of "photobombery"
July 29th, 2016
Moving out at 10:15 last night.
We had fun times, and we had stressful times, but we got through it all with Jesus, teamwork, and Twenty One Pilots.
We have mixed feelings today, as our friends departed this morning. Glad that they were able to spend the summer with us, but sad that it went by so quickly (this post wasn't even the half of our time together).
Oh well. We'll plan to visit them soon. And they'll definitely have to return that favor.
All in all, it was a great summer. It went by like that, but it was good. We miss them all already.
Have a great rest of the weekend!