A few days ago, I wrote about going to Sea World for Lads 2 Leaders. If you missed it, here is the link ~ click here. Anyway, day 2 being in Orlando is when L2L started. So buckle up, and enjoy listening to me talk about our first official day at Lads 2 Leaders!
If you have ever been to L2L, you probably know that you could get a suite. Our church got a suite, because it was convenient for the big families we have. This was my first time doing L2L, and that suite was AWESOME! The suite was only a few doors down from us, so me and Riley could run over there any time! At least one of our friends was always there, and they had these little square ottoman things that roll, and we all would fight over them! It was SO fun! Anyway, our group would eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the suite. Did I mention that the food was really good? Well it was. We stayed at the suite for HOURS. My mom was in charge of lunch that day and all of us kids were having the time of our lives, so we ended up staying a while.
After we left the suite, we went back to our hotel room. Me and Riley had to get ready for one of the things we participated in, Oral Bible Reading! I wore a really cute jumpsuit and shoes both from Target, a denim jacket from Justice, and Mom straightened my hair. This look is really cute and comfy.
After we got ready, we headed to the Salon, which is the room we do events in. Riley was in a different Salon than me, so Dad took him and Mom stayed with me. I remember when I was getting ready, I felt so confident. I knew I was gonna knock it out of the park. And then I walked into the Salon. Mom said it was only going to be the judges in the room but NOPE! There was a small crowd of people, which made me freak out. When we sat down, it took like 20 minutes until they called all the girls up. A few minutes before that happened, I got nervous so I had to pee. And guess what? I was LAST TO GO! So I was sitting there, nervous as ever, having to pee really really badly, and not really entertained. But when I got called up, I started to read 1 Corinthians 13, and I felt awesome. It really wasn't bad, and I felt like a HUGE weight just jumped off my shoulders. I had a blast doing it!
When we finished, we met with Riley and Dad. Riley is in puppets, so we went to go see his performance. It was so cute and funny!
After puppets, we went to go eat dinner at the suite. Nothing surprising happened while we were there. We just played and ate too much sugar. And then we had to go back to the hotel, change into our church shirts, and head on down for the first Award Ceremony! The room the ceremony took place in, was HUGE. There were thousands of people, and multiple churches. They had a stage were there was a buttload of trophies! I sat with my friends, and we had the time of our lives. We screamed SO hard, laughed SO much, and had SO much fun! I got 2 medals, a dog tag necklace, and 1 plaque.