Monday, August 31, 2009

World's Largest Water Balloon Fight

When I last left you I was hoping to go see Julie and Julia with my friend Kaelyn. Well Kaelyn didn't get her homework finished, so I thought I was just going to have a nice relaxing evening at home. I went out to run some errands and finish buying gifts for all the festivities of the weekend, and as I was on my way home, ready to settle in for the evening (it was a long week at work and I was pretty beat) I got a call from Keith. He and Derek had been up at LCA for lunch that day and were getting a group together to go to the world's largest water balloon fight (held at UK at midnight on Friday - 119,00 balloons - broke the world record). Keith said that some of my favorite LCA girls were planning on going.

At this point I came to a crossroads. Part of me was really looking forward to going to bed early. It had been a long week, I was up late Thursday night, and worked all day Friday. I also had a pretty full weekend ahead. However, in the craziness that has been the past few weeks of my life, I haven't had a chance to make it up to LCA or see any of these girls. (I hope Matt Harrison doesn't read this.) So while I am 26 years old and have no business being at UK for a huge water balloon fight amongst high school and college kids that started at midnight, I took a look at my life, and figured this wasn't that different from what we do at Young Life camp, and my life isn't normal for a 26 year old. I spend a good chunk of my free time hanging out with high schoolers. So while the old woman in me was all about a quiet evening at home, I really wanted to see my LCA friends, so I figured what the heck. At 11:00 pm on Friday night, I got changed and headed out to with Keith, Derek and our friend Carter who was at our house, to go meet my LCA friends and head to UK's campus.

And, you know what, it was actually a lot of fun. It was amazing to see all the water balloons flying through the air, and a good water balloon fight is always fun. Here is a picture of all of us:

It's funny how often I feel like being lazy (i.e. a previous post when I talked about waking up and running in the morning) but as soon as I get up and do whatever it is I am thinking about doing, it always ends up being so much more fun. I rarely ever wish I had just stayed at home and been lazy. I need to remember this when I am tired and don't feel like doing anything. It definitely was not what I anticipated, but usually it ends up more fun that way. =)

1 comment:

jenna said...

i usually feel the same way :) haha i feel like when downtime is rare, you covet least I do. i like you!