Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5 Months and 5 days!!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Creating precious memories :-D

What a special time we had while Justin was home for two weeks! Other than getting engaged (!!!!!) and running the Student Project we also enjoyed some shopping, reading, canoeing, and just spending time with our families.

Revisiting L.L. Bean - the first place we went when we started courting!

Yes, this is the original bubble in the fishtank at L.L. Bean where we had our picture taken last December!

Justin Horsman - Program Director!

Justin did an awesome job! He is so good with the students and really loves to see them succeed. He is an inspiration to me. I love you Justin!!!

So what was this Student Project anyway?

Wow, the Scontras Student Project was quite an experience! We spent the week before Maine's local primary elections working with 45-55 students and parents. Dean Scontras is a local candidate who was running for U.S. Congress. The students worked very hard as they spent about 9 hours a day in the car doing door to door lit. drops, and then 2-1/2 to 3 hours on the phones each evening encouraging supporters to get out and vote.

The Lord taught Justin and I so much during this time as we continued to learn more about trusting Him. He allowed us to be stretched and pulled in many different directions, but it was such a precious time of working together. Dean Scontras did not win the election, but the Lord gave us an awesome opportunity to invest in our state, the students, and Dean himself. Several of us stayed in the Scontras home with he and his family and what a blessing it was to get to know not just the candidate, but a person. We really hope to see him run again someday!

My love - my best friend!

Training the students on our first day

Meeting with the parent drivers

Training the students

Enjoying our day of rest by the ocean!

This is Kyle Horsman, Justin's younger brother. The funny look on his face is due to water that I had just poured on his head!

My brother Zach, the family photographer

Josiah, Hannah, Levi, and Asa

Dad Horsman and Dad Reed

Levi and Caleb

Enjoying a barbeque with some Scontras supporters

Our whole group!

Having a meeting with our staff team

Our two precious moms. We love you!

Call Center

Evening time singing as a group

My brother Caleb

My sister Hannah finishing a call sheet. Way to go Hannah!

Our hard working crew

That's my guy!

Taking a break

Dean Scontras making phone calls right along with us.

My hard working grandpa!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Did I mention that we had FUN? :-D

The Alamo and Love, a WINNING combo :-D

Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE THIS GAL!!!? That's right, this is not Bethany writing but her man Justin :-D (I'm sorta new at this blogging stuff:-) To all of you out there that are not married yet, I can't emphasize enough what a pure delight and fulfillment it is being able to give your WHOLE heart to the one our loving Father deems as His BEST for you! Hold on for that special gal or guy, and you will NEVER regret it! I just wanted to say hi real quick, (I am working on my part of the "courtship story", and will get it online as soon as I can! = I am trying to finish up school right now) and let you see a few of the pics of the trip Bethany and Leigha took to come down here to Texas!!! That's right, they came and visited me! their Grandpa, and Uncle Bob, and Aunt Sue, as well as my Granny, and Uncle Danny and Aunt Marry. WOW!!!! What a treasure it was being able to enjoy a few days with my love :-) I've heard a "rumor" that she will be posting a description of our trip soon, so I won't go much more into it, other than to say it was sooooo cool being able to enjoy the sights, and sounds of San Antonio, TX (I've been down here now for about 9 months) with my Lady and her sister! Whether we were enjoying a romantic walk down the river walk, shopping for a Texas A&M hat in a sports store, eating a fine candle lit dinner at the Cheese Cake Factory, or doing my personal favorite, simply sitting on the couch and having one of our beautiful "heart talks", it was an unspeakable blessing having my future bride with me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A big special thanks goes to my new "sista" Leigha for her friendship, patience, and picture taking! She was a BLAST to have with us! It was truly a dream come true being able to show my Sweetheart a few of the places I've been living around, and so without further ado, here are some of the pics :-D