Monday, December 12, 2011

Last Few Days in Austin

I have definitely been enjoying my 'lounge time' in Austin these past few days. I have been shopping, going out to eat, reading, and just spending time with friends before we all go home to our respective hometowns.

Some of my very favorite people!
Speaking of going out to eat, last night I got to enjoy a delicious dinner at one of my all-time favorite places in Austin - Whole Foods. This is not just any Whole Foods, it is the mother of all Whole Foods: the Whole Foods Headquarters. This place is awesome, no matter what you order, it is guaranteed to be delicious (and healthy!)

I could most definitely just live here!
I went to dinner with one of the sweet girls on my hall, I am an RA so I have gotten to know a lot of awesome girls through simply living at SRD. It was her last night in Austin and she had never eaten at the yumminess that is Whole Foods so I made the executive decision that we absolutely needed to go! She had eaten a late lunch so she decided to get gelato and a chocolate croissant looking thing - not my favorite but she said it was excellent! Like I am surprised - is there anything at Whole Foods that isn't excellent?

Alissa's Mixed-Berry + Chocolate Gelato Concoction
I went with my personal favorite meal - the herb roasted pork loin with green beans and broccoli on the side. Although I still believe my dad makes the best pork loin around town, this definitely rivals it! It was great getting to catch up with her - we both agreed to make this a more regular thing next semester!

My delicious meal - I think I could eat it every single day!
My night didn't stop there. One of my friends and froomies (future roomies) applied to be a Roadie for Invisible Children, whose mission statement is to "improve the quality of life for war-affected children by providing access to quality education, enhanced learning environments, and innovative economic opportunities for the community."

This is an extremely sought after position and she found out on December 9th that she gets to be a 2012 Roadie! Her position of a roadie means that she will be traveling around the country in a 15-person Invisible Children van for five months to "inspire young people to care about the world they live in and to recognize the faces of children 6,000 miles away." It is going to be tough, but such a rewarding and growing experience for her.

Lindsey and I before a football game last year
I am SO unbelievably excited that Lindsey gets the opportunity to serve in this way. She is going to do such great things and I can't wait to see how the Lord uses her over the next five months. She wasn't sure if she was going to be able to accept the position because she wasn't sure she would be able to find someone who could take her spot in our dorm, but as of an hour or so ago, everything fell into place and she will officially be traveling as an Invisible Children Roadie next semester! We are going to miss her so much, but we know that she will have the experience of a lifetime and that she will come back with some pretty incredible stories! Love you Lindsey!

Look for a workout post coming in a bit! :)

1 comment:

  1. Kellstar! Love you :) this blog is great, you have been such an incredible source of encouragement and support for my being a Roadie. Seriously, you have no idea what a blessing you are to me friend.