Tuesday, July 04, 2006



ughh...why is there someone kicking my foot? ah don't hit my stomach! grr...go away! let me sleep!

"katelynn...katie wake up!!"

i opened my eyes to see steph standing over me. at first i was like what's going on?? then i remembered that i had to get up and have a shower.

"ok steph. ok. im awake. i promise."

"ok katie, well, can you wake grace up? im gonna go have a shower...knock on the door in about eight minutes."

"ok steph. you go have a shower. ill wake up grace. ...grace, wake up! gracie, time to get up...have to have a shower this morning..."

ok. so now me and grace were up. and steph was in the shower. and now i had to get in the shower. wow. a shower really wakes you up. and by the time i was out of the shower, and grace was out of the shower, most people were up. up, but not awake. im sure we all looked like zombies wandering around the church.

most of us girls were blow drying or straightening our hair, fixing our outfits, and all that stuff. eventually we sat down for our breakfast of strawberry poptarts and (more) chocolate milk. although we did have some of those big nibs. but i took one bite and decided i didn't want it, so i gave it to leon. he stuck it in his mouth, pulled it back out, and a piece of gum came out with it. yes, the gum was stuck to the end of the nib.

it was really wierd.

so then we cleaned the church. it really wasn't that hard. i was assigned to do one of the single bathrooms on the main floor. i just had to wipe down the counter top and sink, the mirror, and the shower. it was easy.

once we got to rexall place, we had some worship with tree63. these guys were really good. it was really amazing. so then we had another big main session, but this time this urkranian guy came to talk to us--his name was zhenya kasevich.

yeah i don't know how to pronounce it either. but that's how it's spelt.

this guy was interesting to listen to, because he had an accent, and also because he was really passionate about god, and he wanted us all to feel the same. he kep saying stuff like "isn't that amazing, young people! give it up for god!" it was kinda neat. the only bad thing was that our whole group was oober tired, and we all just wanted to sleep. grace leaned over and fell asleep on my shoulder. steph was half asleep. i was sitting in my chair with my eyes closed, trying to pay attention...but i know i zoned out through half of it, maybe i was asleep, maybe i wasn't. leon and kent slept too. but lynette kept nudging us and saying "don't go to sleep! wake up! don't lie down! keep your eyes open!" thankfully none of us started snoring or anything. because he really was a good speaker. he was passionate about what he was doing, which made him that much more interesting. we had just had a long weekend.

after this main session, we went to more mini sessions. there were three sessions on sunday. here's what i went to:
1st session: barlow girl! yay barlow girl! steph, grace and i went, and we just sat on the bleachers and listened. we were too tired to be really into it, but it was really good to see them live, especially since grace and i are playing one of their songs.
2nd session: stellar kart! yes, i know we already saw them. but we just had to go back--they are so amazing! we met up with leon, kent and kevin outside the concert hall, and all went in. today they had cleared away all the benches, and stellar kart played and played--and we moshed and moshed!! it was so much fun. i think steph still has a bruise. one of the funniest parts was when the three guys went up to these two other random guys, put their arms around them, and started jumping. then when the song was over, they just walked away. it was really hilarious to see the looks on the faces of these guys. they had no idea what was going on, but after a few seconds they started jumping right along. they didn't mind.

when stellar kart was almost done, we left and walked around, trying to find a place where we could get a drink. we finally bought some drinks after standing in line for about 20 minutes (and seeing ben). but our pop was flat! we returned the first cup, thinking it was just that type of pop. but when they gave us another of a different kind and it was still flat, we were just like "whatever". we weren't impressed, but we dealt with it. we were too thirsty to care much more.

3rd session: after getting our drinks, we went to KJ-52. i would like to say that he was also amazing, but i can't really comment. we were sitting down on the floor, and he started singing/rapping or whatever he was doing, and we were all sitting there, leaning on each other, and finally we were like "ok we're tired and it's loud in here...let's go outside and sleep".

so we did.

well not quite. we went and sat across from the parking lot on a strip of grass. leon layed down and i sat against him, and the other four randomly sat down. and we were just talking, and pulling grass from the ground, when suddenly steph starts this big grass fight. so the four of them are all running around, looking like idiots throwing grass at each other, while leon and i are just sitting there laughing at them because they look so silly.
and then the guys decide to ask us a really hard question--"what's the difference between hott and cute when you're talking about guys?" so we didn't answer them because we knew if we answered their question, they would say "so are we hott or cute?" and we didn't want to answer that. it would just be awkward.

so finally all the sessions were over and we went back inside to our seats, to listen to miles' last session. and once again, it was truly an amazing experience! you gotta love miles. we also had some more great worship with tree63.
then the newsboys came to play! yay! they were pretty good. i hadn't ever really listened to them before, but they're not bad. some of the songs i knew, like worship songs, but most i didn't know.
ok i would just like to insert in here that while the newsboys were playing, i got really, really sad. and i don't know why. but i had tears in my eyes, and i was almost shaking from trying to keep them in. not that i have a problem crying in front of people. but the newsboys are playing their songs, and everyone is like jumping around and all hyper, and there i am, shivering, and trying not to cry!

and i would just like to take this opportunity to say that rexall place is very cold!! like really really really shiver-to-death cold! i think i got hypothermia from being in there!


but seriously it was so cold!
anyways. back to my random sadness. so people kept looking at me and asking me if i was ok. (at this point i wasn't crying, but was having a very hard time not crying.) lynette asked me if i was ok, because i looked sad. anthony asked me if i was alright. keith asked me. steph and grace asked me. and all these people asked me multiple times. but i just "smiled" and said "yeah, i'm fine...do i like like im not ok?" and i would just give them a wierd look, as if to say you are crazy, what are you talking about!? but finally i couldn't take it anymore. a couple tears slid down my cheeks, and i knew that i was a goner. but i was sitting beside keith and sam or someone, and i didn't want to just be crying while everyone else was jumping around. so i stood up, climbed over my seat (grace and steph were sitting behind me) and just totally collapsed in tears on grace's lap.
and in the process, kind of half landed on kent's lap...he was sitting next to grace. but he just kinda moved and grace pulled me more onto her so it all worked out. poor kent. a random crying girl landing half on top of him. he'll be scarred for life.
fortunately for me grace is a great girl, and she just held me and hugged me and just let me cry. and steph was right there too, asking me what was wrong and saying all sorts of random soothing things.
i am so glad i have great friends.
so i finally calmed down, told them that i had no idea why i was crying, and went back to my seat. where i nearly froze to death and keith had to force his sweatshirt upon me. haha. and lynette made me stand up. and that made me more cold. but then the newsboys sang the breakfast song, and it was all good.

anyways after the whole newsboys concert it was the end of YC 2006. so we went to go back to good ol' saskatoon. but see, because one of the vans had broken down, we had to send 8 people on the emmanuel bus--including me.
it wasn't all bad. at first we thought it was going to be horrible because the 8 of us were all split up among the seats. but after we went to wendy's (ewew it was so disgusting, i don't think i will ever be able to eat there again--there was grease dripping off the burgers!! nasty!) they were able to sit all 8 of us in a little box of seats near the front. so that way we could all sit together and feel much more at ease.
so the whole way back we just basically talked with each other and some other random people on the bus, sat on each other, and finally tried to sleep. a lot of crazy things happened on that bus...but you don't really want to know about them all. the people who were there can remember for themselves.


sorry that YC PART 3 is so late! i realize that it has been a month since i have last posted...and that YC was over a month and a half ago. it's just that life has been really busy with my relationships and school/finals and everything! it's going to be a wierd summer...i will try to keep my blog updated as much as possible!

1 comment:

grace said...

heyy hunni.. finally updated!!!! lol soo yeah.. i miss yc.. it was fun..but so was this weekend!!! lol luv yas