Saturday, November 24, 2007


the girls! My aunt and uncle took us all out to the symphony Saturday.

A possible family Christmas card pose? John, Tammie, Brittany and Alex

the cousins...Allison, me, Alex, Brittany and Beth...out for a little Chickfilet!

Hitting the malls for the started at 12 a.m. Thanksgiving night! Shoppers are more anxious than ever to get on with Christmas these days! We started at midnight and were done by 4:00 a.m. and headed home for an early breakfast of bisq. and gravy with a round of the bean game!

Beth being creative with the table centerpiece

Allison and Brittany

Happy Thanksgiving to all! I spent Thanksgiving this year in Charlotte, NC at John and Tammi's house (aunt and uncle) and 4 of my cousins. Allison and Beth drove down from DC so it ended up being a mini Burdine reunion. We have had a BLAST together! I am thankful for this year of changes and new adventures and have enjoyed every minute with my family this break.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

break in the action...

This past week my college roommate, Kari, from Minneapolis flew down to visit me. We had fun catching up and traveling around SC. Our day in Charleston was a highlight...on the coast, wading in the ocean in 80 degree weather! Thank you Jesus for extended summer temps! I have to admit, I don't miss the AK cold!

We were reminiscing about the times we've been able to visit across the miles and how timely those visits are. This past couple of weeks have been good but challenging for me and having her here this week was a tremendous blessing! Thanks for spending your vacation time with me!

China update

I don't have internet at my house (on campus go figure), so my blog updates are pretty sporadic. I thought I'd take advantage of the moment and update on several things.

I mentioned a while back about possibly going to China this summer on an internship. This trip has been in limbo over the past couple of months. We, as a team, have been praying about the right organization to go with and may have found one that will partner with us. We've also been praying about a team to take, a mix of native Chinese with some Americans. Currently I am not positve that this is the time and place that God wants me to go overseas. I am praying about it and would love your prayer in regard to this as well.

The picture posted is of my China team from my Cultures and Worldviews class. We are continuing to work with the same group of high school Chinese International students. This past month we've started discipleship groups with groups of 3-4 students. We also continue to meet twice a month for larger group fellowship and Chinese Church (the sermon is in Mandarin). Please pray for these students, for those who have not made a decision to follow Christ and those who are building a foundataion through Bible study on spiritual disciplines and growth.