Monday, May 31, 2010

Just a Little Late, But Not Too Late Right?

First off I want to start off with a picture of these four.. Mm, Who are they? Well you see us four graduates have been priveledged to become apart of the man in the middle's youth group. He has truly watched us blossem from young teens into adults. We are not just a typical youth group. We have truly became family to each other.
I can't even imagine what high school would have been like with out these four. They have prayed, encouraged, guided, and have even been there for me at wee hours of the night. I'm sure going to miss them, but cannot wait to see how God uses each of them for His kingdom!

Ashleigh, Jeremy, Jonathan, me, and Christian

As soon as graduation started, and I began to walk in, this is what I saw! My family blown up pictures from when I was an ornery little girl! I was embarrassed for the first few seconds.. But then realized, Oh well, it gave the whole crowd a laugh including the administration on stage!
The Hayley Bevel Crowd

My neice, Emma had been crying,because Hayley is graduating and will be off to college!

My brother inlaws decided to have their faces covered with me!! It was their "brilliant" idea for the posters and air horns I may add.

To conclude graduaation night, my sister and her husband had a gender reveal party of their new addition to the family. Even they did not know what it was until then... We were so excited to take a bite to see the BLUE icing for the baby BOY!!

Emma giving baby brother kisses!

The next day I was able to share the ending and beginning of a new chapter in life with family and friends.. I do want to add that my talented mother baked this not only ADORABLE cake, but also very DELICIOUS!

Mom, me, and Heidi(sister)

I want to give a special thank you to all who joined me on a very special weekend! Specifically, to my parents and to all of my siblings for making huge efforts to making my weekend spectacular! They threw me a wonderful graduation party!

"...always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Chris." Ephesians 5:20

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day mixed in with a graduation event!

I know it's a usual for everybody to say on Mother's Day "Oh I have the best mom!" Well I may be a little biased, but I really do have one amazing mother! She is such a God fearing woman. I am so thankful that she has raised her children, by God. I used to think "Man! Why do I have to have the strict mom!" This past year God has been revealing to me how amazing she is and that I'm so glad she raised me in a strict way, because only the Lord knows where I would be if not! Oh my! HA!
With 6 children she knows how to juggle it all! This past month, my sister and dad had big surgerires in three days! And was she there for both? You betcha! I'm telling you she's awesome!
I'm also thankful for my older sisters which have been moms to me many of times! Being older than me, there have been times where I was even mistaken for one of their children! My younger brother which has Down Syndrome also had Lukemia when he was little and my sisters took the role of my mom during that time, while sacrificing so much as college age girls!

My sisters and mom minus one sister

My Baccalaureate Service was this evening in our high school gym. Let me tell you, it always seems like that is one of those boring deals that you have to go through to get to Graduation, well it was AMAZING! This past month God has been dealing with me about leaving a legacy at school, which is for another post itself. Well I had been feeling God dealing with me about this, so a group of us got together and did Cardboard Testimonies udring the service and we also had a group of guys that led worship! I could feel the Holy Spirit so strong in that place, He was definitely leading it and I give Him all the Honor and Praise! I have never felt anything like that at a Public School! I truly believe God has an amazing plan for several in my senior class! Wow!
So now I'm on the downslide.. Just a couple more days left of High School! Thank you to everybody who has shared great memories with me!

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Start To a New Journey!

Hello, blog world! Well, I can't say I'm new at this, but I am new to blogging! I have been reading and reading certain blogs for about two years now, so I thought well I'm starting a new chapter of life, by going off to college, so I do have something to blog about now! I'm so excited about this! I have kept my peace and quiet long enough, now I'm just ready to let it all out!

I am starting this so I can record all of the many exciting things that goes on in everyday life. Some may be so random, that you may not totally understand, but I'll try to keep it interesting with some pictures! Bare with me, I'm new! :-) hehe...

First off let's start out with a picture of my family!