Wednesday, June 3, 2009


The past few weeks have been full of little adventures. Since being back from Egypt I have really enjoyed and appreciated a clean bathroom!!!!

Stephanie, Me, Emily, Alyssa, and Cali at the pools of Bathesda

After we were running around and not so quite we noticed the quite sign......OPS
Emily, Me, Cali, and Alyssa. I lvoe these Girls

We also went to Davids harp which is really cool. Its all atached to this huge walking bride. We had alot of fun playing on it
Here I am playing David's Harp

We also found a turkish toilet in the getty museum.... it was pretty exciting!!!

After getting back from Egypt we had an Eqypt costume dance party, it was a blast
Stephanie, Me, Marie, and Erin

Savannah and Me after the dance party

Karyn and Me

We got to go on an amazing field trip on Monday. It was so much fun!!! We went spalunking and I LOVED IT!!! and I almost hurt myself...kinda scary.

So Regan, Emily, Brent and I decided we wanted to go through the "birth canal" cave so we went over to it and there were a ton of kids in the entrance so we had to time it right to be able to get in between the groups of kids. We got in and then it came to a room with a ton of pigeon holds, and we were suposed to climb up the wall using the holes and then climb out the rest of the way. So Brent goes up first and then helps Emily and Regan up, while Emily Regan were going up the others that were down were helping by suporting their feet if they needed it. So i had to be the last one to go up and I can not seem to get all the way to the top because my feet and hands keep sliping out of the holds. and I sliped of the wall and i was a little worried I hurt my ankel, but it is fine. So i give it another try and brent stretches down to reach my hand, luckily I was able to reach his hand and he was able to pull me all the way up the wall. It was a little scary....but I made it!!!! I could not believe that Brent was able to dead lift me up the wall.....then we climbed out of the cave and it was fun...such a tight squeeze....I loved spalunking though, it was great

Another Great experience I had at the field trip was with my bus, we sat and talked about the story of David and Goliath and one of the things I noticed that I over looked before was in 1 Samuel 17:39 "and David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them. And David put them off him." I had never really looked at this scripture, but Ashley told us that we all have different strengths, and Davids strength was with his sling. His strengths were different than Saul's, and David could not use the strengths of another to kill Goliath. He needed to rely on his own strengths that he had been building upon and practicing. We all have different strengths and weaknesses what we use to defeat our goliaths in life and it is going to be different from another persons. and we need to use our own strengths in order to defeat the road blocks in our lives.

Over looking the Valley (after where all the trees are, in the depression) where David killed Goliath

Me killing Goliath with a sling.....and i don't think I hurt anyone(except for Goliath)... haha

1 comment:

Beth said...

Ali - I love all of your pictures. You are on an amazing adventure. Thanks for sharing :) You look adorable...