Galatians 2:20a
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not i, but Christ liveth in me:
My Life Verse

Ephesians 6:6

Not with eyeservice, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Picture of the Day=)


Their my peeps!

Wordless Wednesday


Ok sorry i just got graduation pictures on my computer=)
So there's a lot more where this came from=)

Till Then,
Rachael

Roller Coaster Trivia


Okay Kailyn got the first one...what about this one???
Do you know it??
It's another Kings Island Coaster!

Till then,
Rachael

Monday, June 29, 2009

Roller Coaster Trivia


Can you guess what this Roller Coaster is called??

Clue:
Its Located at Kings Island Cincinnati.

Till Then,
Rachael

Moss Wright Park Youth Activity

Hello all,
So Friday night was the Moss Wright Park Youth Activity.
IT RAINED!!! We got wet obviously, but before it started raining we played volleyball on a sand court. Ok, even while it was raining some people played volleyball, but once i got all the sand off, i didn't want it back on me...it falls in the category of velvet and chalk....ICK!

We had fun still, after it started raining i swang on the swings and then just sorta walked around. It was relaxing after a long week of volleyball camp.

We all returned soaked but happy=)

Till Then,
Rachael

Picture of the Day=)


My totally coolio cuz...=)
(and sometimes weird cuz=)

Volleyball Camp


So yes, volleyball camp ended on Friday.
We had so much fun and learned a TON! (and still have a ton more to learn or at least work on applying what we learned;P)
And as Shivangi told you we only got one pic=)
So here it is..

Coach Green awarded 6 People with metals.

Jill Edmondson-Best all around player
Erika Boardman-Best all around player
Kelly-Sportsmanship Award
Kailyn Stewart-Most aggressive player
Shivangi Soni-Most Encouraging player
Rachael- Leadership Award

We also each received a certificate showing we completed the camp.
It reads:
Athletic Achievement Award
2009 "All for Him" Volleyball Camp
Rachael Campbell
Has successfully completed and intensive
five-day volleyball camp at South Haven Christian School
and has achieved:
423+ Forearm passes
76 Overhead Sets
80% Serving
39 Shuttleline Passes
Carol S Green, Head Coach - Scott Rhein, Assistant Coach

To explain some of that, intensive is a little harsh a work...lets just say concentrated volleyball camp=)
and the 423+ as im sure every1 will say doesn't count cause it was with scott...but i remind you he didn't do it all by himself=)

We all had a lot of fun learning and getting to know the visiting girls.
Hope it will help us in this season and that the rest of the team can learn and apply these things too=)

Till Then,
Rachael

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Picture of the Day=)


Me and my bestie...love her always!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

THANK YOU!!!!

This is just the money i was given for graduation....i have many other wonderful gifts that i am thankful for too=)



To everyone who has given me a gift for graduation....

THANK YOU!!!!

Believe it or not, I am still working on thank you cards, so this is to hold you over if you haven't gotten yours YET!

Till then,

Rachael

Quote of the Day

"Forget love! I'd rather fall in chocolate!"

Kailyn and I saw that on a shirt on scoring trip and loved it!
At this point in life i totally agree!!!
=)

Wordless Wednesday


Monday, June 22, 2009

My Graduation Party

Sorry So long on the pics from my party....i've had to do a lot of catching up...i know there are more pics somewhere jus can't find em right now... enjoy

My Tassel Keychain from Kay=)

My table of memories and accomplishments, along with a book for all my friends to sign=)

My Beautiful, Tasty, Cake!

Left to right, Megan Hutchinson, Shivangi, Hannah, Me, Christine, and Brittney
playing volleyball.

Nana, Papa Campbell and Papa Craig eatin!

Us doing what we do best...EATIN!!!

Becca attempting to look innocent!

Maegan.....what have you done???

Da Big Picture

yep...give em food and DP and they're HAPPY!

Till Then,
Rachael

"All for Him" Volleyball Camp!

Today was the first of five days of Volleyball camp!
From 1-4pm we learned techniques, did drills, and played games.
I really feel that i profited in just the first day of this camp!
I was scared to death this morning when we left the house, and even when we were first there bumping. But once you got to know the coach a little and that she wasn't as intimidating as i made her in my mind, i loosened up and had fun!
I'm just a little sore and i'm missing a little skin on my leg where i hit it instead of knee pads.
But other than that i am all in one piece!
If Kailyn, Shivangi, and I can learn enough from this camp, I think our whole team will be bettered by it this year!

Can't wait to see what else i learn this week!

Till Then,
Rachael

How To: Comment!

Ok, so apparently some of you don't know how to comment!

Step One: Read the post and gather your "Thoughts on the Matter"

Step Two: Click "Thoughts on the Matter" at the bottom of the post in orange.

Step Three: Type in your "Thoughts on the Matter"

Step Four: Type in the Word Verification

Step Five: Select one of four identities, 1-Your Blogger User name, 2-Open ID, 3-Name/URL, or 4-Anonymous (just please sign ur name if your gonna choose that one)

Step Six: Click " Publish Your Comment" and Your DONE!!!

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A BLOGGER ACCOUNT i suggest you use the name/URL one and just leave the URL blank.

Thanks for commenting!

Till Then,
Rachael

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Nana & Papa's 50th Wedding Anniversary Party

This past Saturday was my grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary Party!
Wow was it fun! But most of all it was a great example to me, and so sweet to hear them talk about, "When we were first married"
My grandparents are so awesome, and they give us grand kids little nuggets of wisdom here and there just out of nowhere!
Faith and I were standing watching a slide show of pictures from the "olden days" when Papa walks up and says "Did you know, that you have to win the love of your spouse?, and when you start caring for the other person over yourself, that is when the relationship works."


This is my family...Cindy, Aunt Sandie, Uncle Craig, and Uncle Carl.
(They are actually my Great Aunts and Uncles)

Faith Marie, she looks so innocent and sweet....NOT TRUE....ok well maybe a little!

Yeah it was dark when nana and papa opened their presents so daddy held the light for them=)

Rebecca, Faith, Aunt Robin, and Me singing "There's Been a Change In Me"

Nana and Papa in their new rocking chairs...nice!
Oh yeah and Nana wearing her lay from where we sang the Hawaiian Wedding song. (See the video below to hear)



Ahh...the food! Catered by the Catfish House...YUM!!!

Faith........YOU'RE WEIRD!!!! oh wait...YOU TOO DANIEL!!!

Ok...so now i am...hmmm

My Principal's wife and daughter...Ms. Bekki and Melissa=)

We played and Sang for a good bit and ate cake, and even though it was super HOT, we had fun!

Till Then,
Rachael

In My Father's House


I know u can't see it, but u can hear it=)
My Grandparents favorite song that my Family's Quartet (The Good News Quartet)
used to sing.
Used to, it was Uncle Bob, Aunt Robin, Uncle Ryan, and Daddy that sang it.
It sounds about the same here, just Faith sings instead of Uncle Bob.

Hope it's a blessing and reminder to you, as it is to me=)

Till Then,
Rachael

Hawaiian Wedding Song




Ok, So kailyn, i'm not brave enough to post our performance, but this is was what it is suppose to sound like, we had the whole backup singing thing going on!!!

HEHE

Circle J Rodeo!!!


Tootsie Roll & Peeps Leaders!!!=)

My Peep Cheyanne and Me=)

Put a tee shirt on a WHAT??

Get the COW!!

Come on Aaron!
Yeah...who's idea was THAT??

Mom and Me Activity

So Last Saturday night we had a mom and me activity.
We ate at O'Charlys then went to Mrs. Stancells house for games.

I don't think Ayzy got the memo that this was the serious picture=) Ya know where everyone goes awww they are so sweet!

And This was the crazy one...where everyone goes they are sooo immature! hehe
(we have selective maturity=)

Yep, i couldn't resist!

This is Ms. Syndi Norton, the way Ayslyn sees her=)
Also know as the buddha sculpture. Haha

This is Ms. Stancells dog Lillie, she and I had the same hair that night...and some weirdo just jumped in the picture;)

We had so much fun! Crazy Ayzy and Ms. Syndi made it a blast, tho they know nothing about each other, they are EXACTLY ALIKE!!!

Till Then,
Rachael

NEVER at your best!


This is Ms. Syndi trying to answer the question "at what day would you say your daughter is at her best" the way Ayslyn would answer it.

Out of 10 questions they had only gotten 1 right and this was their last chance!

(Ms. Angi, "oh, i'm suppose to be unbiased!")

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Adventures of Grippy

I'd like to introduce you to a friend.
His full name is Grippy the Second or just Grippy Jr.
Grippy was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and travels quite a bit.
Grippy is a Stress Relief Ball.
Always there when you need him, where ever you go.

Yesterday, Grippy went on a rather long trip.
He left at 5:00am on a big yellow bus!

Here are a few shots from his day.




Grippy does his devotions.




Grippy just chillin out=)

Bad Grippy! Playin Cards! *Gasp*



Grippy grabs breakfast at the local Hardees=)
Apparently Grippy worked out on a moving bus...talented i tell you!
Anyways here he is after his morning jog.
Work it!

Then Grippy hung outside 6 Flags and promoted recycling!
Grippy enjoying lunch at the "Local Georgian Wendy's"

Sadly Grippy was diagnosed with cancer.
He is slowly dying a painful death!
Poor Grippy!
(KEEP AWAY FROM THE LIGHT!!!!!)

Scoring TRIP!!!!

We had a blast! Everyone was able to go but Johnny.
First we headed straight to Kings Island at 5 am and we spent the whole day there=0)
It was so much fun, i hadn't ridden a coaster since YC last year.

Me and Kay found some odd little glasses...they had jewels across all of them, and made for very blingish apparel=)


Yeah we coolio=)

After Kings Island we headed to the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Cincinnati!
Hmmm comfy bed and while we slept most of the guys swam.
The next morning we ate breakfast at Bruegger's which is a bagel place.
HMMMM was SOO good!
of course then we crossed the street to Starbucks where I bought my first ever starbucks (Vanilla Bean Frappucino double blended) and became addicted=)

After loading our stuff in the cars we went SHOPPING!
The guys all tried on hats in burlington coat factory...yeah there's Dustin bein cool...you should have seen him with the white sunglasses...but he didn't allow a pic on that one=)


Evan...yeah so Awesome!
Should have seen him decked out with the suit jacket and other hat...haha

Kailyn and i went in Claires and this is a pic through one of those telescope things that turn everything topsy turvy...its actually kailyn in the pic.

Ahh yes...we got in the photo booth...hehe

and yes we decided to be normal in one pic=)

oh yeah in claires we found more odd glasses but these were Patriotic=)

Believe it or not i could see!

Eventually we headed for the ball park.
This is about an hour before the game. Braves were warming up.

Ohhhh..the giant board! Pretty

To make a long story short, the game was rained out and official time out was called after the bottom of the second inning. It started raining so hard that they covered the field with a ginormous tarp. It was cool to watch.

Then we watched rain...and rain...and it got sorta boring...but THEN
2 guys jumped over onto the field and started sliding on the tarp like a water slide...it was so hilarious...but obviously they aren't allowed to do that so here comes 3 or 4 security guards with their coolio little hats and black rain coats chasing the guys on the field...one would slip and fall here...and officer would dive for a guy there...it was so funny to watch them fall all over the field. Finally they were both caught handcuffed and led off the field.
Bro. Frankie said they'd get at least 7 days and $1500 fine!

Wow....adventures i tell you.
We got back really late Tuesday night and that was the highlights of the trip!

Thanks Bro. Frankie, Ms. Sarah, and Mr. Stumpf!!!!

Till then,
Rachael

I Have Been Blessed!!!!

THE ROOM

In that place between wakefulness and dreams, I found myself in the room.
There were no distinguishing features except for the one wall covered with small index card files. They were like the ones in libraries that list titles by author or subject in alphabetical order. But these files, which stretched from floor to ceiling and seemingly endless in either direction, had very different headings. As I drew near the wall of files, the first to
catch my attention was one that read "Girls I have liked." I opened it and began flipping through the cards. I quickly shut it, shocked to realize that I recognized the names written on each one. And then without being told, I knew exactly where I was.
This lifeless room with its small files was a crude catalog system for my life. Here were written the actions of my every moment, big and small, in a detail my memory couldn't match. A sense of wonder and curiosity, coupled with horror, stirred within me as I began randomly opening files and exploring their content. Some brought joy and sweet memories; others a sense of shame and regret so intense that I would look over my shoulder to see if anyone was watching.
A file named "Friends" was next to one marked "Friends I have betrayed." The titles ranged from the mundane to the outright weird "Books I Have Read," "Lies I Have Told," "Comfort I have Given," "Jokes I Have Laughed at." Some
were almost hilarious in their exactness: "Things I've yelled at my brothers." Others I couldn't laugh at: "Things I Have Done in My Anger", "Things I Have Muttered Under My Breath at My Parents." I never ceased to be surprised by the contents.
Often there were many more cards than I expected. Sometimes fewer than I hoped. I was overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the life I had lived. Could it be possible that I had the time in my years to fill each of these thousands or even millions of cards? But each card confirmed this truth.
Each was written in my own handwriting. Each signed with my signature.
When I pulled out the file marked "TV Shows I have watched", I realized the files grew to contain their contents. The cards were packed tightly, and yet after two or three yards, I hadn't found the end of the file. I shut it, shamed, not so much by the quality of shows but more by the vast time I knew that file represented.
When I came to a file marked "Lustful Thoughts," I felt a chill run through my body. I pulled the file out only an inch, not willing to test its size and drew out a card. I shuddered at its detailed content.
I felt sick to think that such a moment had been recorded. An almost animal rage broke on me. One thought dominated my mind: No one must ever see these cards! No one must ever see this room! I have to destroy them!" In insane frenzy I yanked the file out. Its size didn't matter now. I had to empty it
and burn the cards. But as I took it at one end and began pounding it on the floor, I could not dislodge a single card. I became desperate and pulled out a card, only to find it as strong as steel when I tried to tear it.
Defeated and utterly helpless, I returned the file to its slot. Leaning my forehead against the wall, I let out a long, self-pitying sigh.
And then I saw it. The title bore "People I Have Shared the Gospel With." The handle was brighter than those around it, newer, almost unused. I pulled on its handle and a small box not more than three inches long fell into my hands. I could count the cards it contained on one hand.
And then the tears came. I began to weep. Sobs so deep that they hurt. They started in my stomach and shook through me. I fell on my knees and cried. I cried out of shame, from the overwhelming shame of it all. The rows of file shelves swirled in my tear-filled eyes. No one must ever, ever know of this
room. I must lock it up and hide the key. But then as I pushed away the tears, I saw Him.
No, please not Him. Not here. Oh, anyone but Jesus. I watched helplessly as He began to open the files and read the cards. I couldn't bear to watch His response. And in the moments I could bring myself to look at His face, I saw
a sorrow deeper than my own.
He seemed to intuitively go to the worst boxes. Why did He have to read every one? Finally He turned and looked at me from across the room. He looked at me with pity in His eyes. But this was a pity that didn't anger me. I dropped my head, covered my face with my hands and began to cry again.
He walked over and put His arm around me. He could have said so many things. But He didn't say a word. He just cried with me.
Then He got up and walked back to the wall of files. Starting at one end of the room, He took out a file and, one by one, began to sign His name over mine on each card. "No!" I shouted rushing to Him. All I could find to say was "No, no," as I pulled the card from Him. His name shouldn't be on these cards. But there it was, written in red so rich, so dark, so alive. The name
of Jesus covered mine. It was written with His blood. He gently took the card back. He smiled a sad smile and began to sign the cards. I don't think I'll ever understand how He did it so quickly, but the next instant it seemed I heard Him close the last file and walk back to my side.

He placed His hand on my shoulder and said, "It is finished." I stood up, and He led me out of the room. There was no lock on its door. There were still cards to be written.
- Brian Moore