Sunday, August 24, 2008


My first day is tomorrow. I guess it's official now: I'm a college student.
So yeah, I'm pretty excited!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Last Summer Fling

Last Friday we celebrated Leslie's Birthday,

which also happened to be out last party before about half of us left for school the next week.

Leslie, Emily, and Leah leave this week and Kari, leaves in September. Sarah And I will be going to school in town and Allyson, Alison, and Jessica have few more years of High school.

I will miss you girls so much and our random lunch dates and shopping trips! I can't wait 'til Thanksgiving Break! Love you!

Friday, August 8, 2008


I'm sitting here watching the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Beijing. The Chinese did an amazing job; I watched in awe the opening performances. There were thousands of people working together in unison to create a beautiful thing!
Right now we are watching parade of nations. The countries are not going in order so I'm sitting here watching all the nations instead of just watching the United States walk across the screen.
I think it's pretty awesome that in all the conflict in our world and the attitudes different countries have towards each other, several hundred countries are coming together for a common purpose. The Olympics make me excited! I love cheering on the Americans from my living room.
Some sports I'm particularly looking forward to watching are swimming, gymnastics, and track and field.
Here's a story to get you into the Olympic spirit: 1,500m runners living American dream at games

Love, Adrienne Renea

Free Music Friday!

Hey ya'll,

Phil Wickham has a new Live CD out today. I encourage everybody to check it out. The best part is that the whole album is free! He recorded one of my favorite hymns, "It Is Well With My Soul", on this CD, so I'm looking forward to listening!

Click here to get Phil Wickham's latest!:

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Realities of 1905

Last night, Allyson and I watched almost six straight hours of the PBS show Manor House .

We love watching shows like 1900 House and Frontier House, where 21st-Century people "travel back in time" to live, work, and play as people did years ago.

(the servants)

Manor House was set in Edwardian-era England. The targeted time was from about 1905-1911, the Turn of the Century. The house, Manderston, was in the English countryside near Edinburgh, Newcastle. The house was grand and the gardens were very nifty.
The most interesting part of the series were the people. There were the "upstairs" people or the Masters and then there were the "downstairs" people or the servants. Watching all the interaction between the social classes was very interesting as the modern people coped with their life status. It was especially hard for the servants as they had no rights at the time and the 21st-century people were very dissatisfied with their relationship with their master and the stifling life of a servant. Through many of the issues that were dealt with on the show, it is easy to see how the type of life went out of style. As the world moved into the 20Th-century, social equality became important around the world. I think it is interesting to see how different cultures and nations around the world can change with the times, while others hold on to past tradition, whether or not they benefit the society.
This show was very entertaining, but also shined a light on the importance of treating others as I would want to be treated.