Wednesday, April 11, 2012

it's a bowtie occasion








 

the crowd is loud. with over three thousand people in attendance each cheering on their respective church congregations, i should expect it. but every year i am jolted by the reminder of the loudness during the prestigious awards ceremonies.

friday night ceremony i am sitting with my church group. saturday night awards i am up on stage handing out trophies and directing kids where to go. all that day saturday has been a hectic one. i say my speech, lead an audience of ladies in two songs and answer 60 Bible bowl questions, all while being judged. each event is a fierce competition between other Christians who have prepared all year long for this very weekend.

this weekend is one of the best of my life. friends are made and the good times don't stop rolling. as a senior, i am sad my last year to compete in Lads to Leaders\Leaderettes has come, but the happiness of being a part of it for so many years brims. the memories flourish, the growth as a Christan outweighs all. it's great to be a leaderette.


25 comments:

Sarah said...

Fun! I bet you had a grand time! Looks like a good competition! :)

Elisha(: said...

so THIS is lads/leaders!! Aahhh you look so cute!!

Kelsie said...

you are so gorgeous! and looks like fun, I love dressing up! and YES I would love to swap buttons! I grabbed your button!:)

Katherine said...

My church did Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes too! A few years ago, I did Bible Bowl!
Oh and I looked at my map and looked it up on line, you are two hours away from me! That is just so cool! LOL
Have a great day!

Melissa Jane said...

600 PAGES?! That's insane!

Dermatologist. I had not gone at all until this past year. She put me on some meds - pills and wash and creams. Now, my skin is smoother than it has since before I hit puberty. So, I guess it just depends on if you want to take meds or if you need to change if you are already taking them. I am so thankful the hubby encouraged me to go since I was all down and out about my skin. Not that it is the most important part of me at all, but only someone who has had breakouts can know what it feels like, ya know?!

Meghan said...

Sounds like it was a ton of fun! & I love your dresses!

JEREMYandCHELSEA said...

i love the bowties.

Kirstyn said...

How neat! And look at all those trophies!

The Adventurer said...

Woohoo! I am so glad to hear that it went well :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

How cute do you look? Looks like a great time Memory!

meme-and-he said...

so glad it was such a blast! Love your cute necklace with that blue dress.

JanM ♥ said...

You look so pretty :)

xo,
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PS, I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

Rolled Up Pretty said...

That looks like so much fun, you look super cute too, love that blue dress! :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

You look great! Congrats :)

Elle Sees said...

ah the Bible Bowl!! I miss it. I loved a good Bible Drill!

ElleSee said...

It's sad when our time for certain things are over, but I'm so glad you have such good memories.

p.s. You look fantastic in that green dress!

marie said...

Your happiness, contentment, morals and spirit continue to amaze me. You are so wonderful. My son will be ready for marriage in about 17 years, can you please wait for him?

Purposely at Home said...

I just love that picture of you, Molly, and Nalin, if I do say so myself. (oh, and btw, I TOOK THAT PICTURE!!! *hint back to our earlier convo today* ;D) Love you and can't wait till this weekend where I can spend it with YOU!!

xo
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Rissi said...

All good things end, don't they!? There will be equally awesome things to come, though. =)

Cute pics., Memory.

Nana said...

Granddaddy and I think you and that young man whose first initial is "B" from Prattville Church look just great together!

Congratulations on all of those achievements!

Love you,

Nana and Granddaddy

Katie said...

you look BEAUTIFUL!! I love your dress and that necklace together!! have a good weekend girl!

my thrifty closet said...

What a prestigious moment for all the kids. It's great to hand out awards to encourage them and such an honor for you too. I believe the Lord is using you in a wonderful way to influence and impact their lives. You look fabulous too!

mongs
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Dawson Cattle Company said...

what a wonderful time.. and you look beautiful. that smile could light up a room. you are encouraging to so many.

jennifer blair said...

Aw, what a fun night! I do love the bow tie! :)

Cait Emma said...

awww how wonderful!!! xo you look so beautiful in all of your pictures