Thursday, October 11, 2012

Adventurous Beauty, Courageous Femininity

This was my alumni trip to Endeavor* and it was all the better for having experienced it before. I have to admit that knowing what is going on around me will ease my mind. That was the difference.  

Endeavor's vision is to impact these young ladies toward godly womanhood in a very well-rounded way; I would say it is successful. Shooting guns, Jell-O Twister, and fitness might stretch some, but the dressy side with the tour to the Ritz Carlton Tea, and cooking, will stretch others. Learning how to handle yourself in both formal and casual situations is a learning process we get exposed to.   

Did I mention the food? Oh, Y'all! You would start drooling if I described it to you, so I will just touch on it. Chicken salad croissants is a favorite of mine, but the chocolate mousse cups, blackened chicken topped cous-cous, and lemon scones rank right up there with it.

I love my new friends, I love the laughs, and I love Endeavor.

*See last year: 1,2,3,4,5

Team 1 before the shoot-off.

Thankfully, I improved with time. Possibly nicking one clay pigeon doesn't quite rank you with Annie Oakley. However, in the competition, I think I helped my team.

The two Zinnia teams tied for first place! Way to go girls!

Putting the finishing touches to the tables before the four-course dinner.  Beautiful night.

In the Ritz's backyard.

On our tour of the Ritz

 Tea at the Ritz.

 Having fun before session.

 The hangout place.

Luci! Great friends make the week memorable.


  1. Your blog is beautiful! I will definitely be following it. And thank you so much for the sweet comment! Blessings :)

  2. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. :) You're blog is so happy. I love it! I'm a fellow TeenPacter that would have loved to go to Endeavor, but couldn't make it. Were you at National Convention this year?

  3. YAY! You're back! :) Looks like you had a wonderful time.