Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Becca B Get's Hitched!

My friend Becca "B." Boy's (as I have called her since I was little) got married a couple of weeks ago on June 2nd.  Her day was so perfect and fun!  As cliche as it sounds, you could just see the love radiating between her and her fiance.  They were so precious.  I hope to find someone that makes me as happy as Rick makes Becca someday. 
Becca's colors were orange and pink and I am a sucker for orange and pink.  The decor was so lovely and fun!  Her reception was held at an old historic home now turned events place called "The Columns of Georgia".  It is a beautiful house and a great place for Hawkinsville to have for events.
Becca means a lot to me and I value our friendship so much.  I was so happy to be there on her big day.  We have been friends since we were probably 4.  Always spending time at each other's houses and playing dress-up and having tea parties.  She has grown up to be an awesome, caring person and I'm so blessed to call her friend.  Congrats Becca B!

*Decorating by Maggie Griffin
The beautiful reception site.

Entrance into the courtyard/reception area.

A sweet photo of Becca and her daddy.
Friends forever! Me, Becca, and Sarah.

Our good friend, Becca, caught the bouquet!

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Devens with Becca's parents.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Costa Rica Mission Trip Part 2

The last 2 days we were in Costa Rica were our "play" days.  On Saturday, we went to Manuel Antonio National Park, which was the film location for the Blue Lagoon (one of Brooke Shield's first movies).  It was beautiful!!! I have always wanted to visit a beautiful blue ocean (other than the Gulf) and my dream came true this day.  The park also had trails that we hiked.  We saw monkeys, rainforest crabs, sloths, iguanas, and other neat creatures.  One trail we hiked was all uphill and super long....I almost died.  Not even kidding.  Once we got to the top, we had a beautiful view of the ocean.  It was worth it I suppose.  :)  The other trail we walked took us to a spot on the beach that was pretty private since you could only get to it by trail.  I can't even describe the feeling I had when I first put my feet in that beautiful Pacific Ocean.  Once we were done with the trails and had spent time on the beach, several of us went out on a banana boat.  IT WAS AWESOME!!  I laughed the whole time, lol.   I took mental pictures the whole ride because I never want to forget what I saw.  The driver of the boat took us way out to a cliff that was in the middle of the ocean.  We circled around it and while we were out there, it started flooding!  It rained so hard we couldn't even open our eyes.  It still so much fun though!!  The water was so warm and the waves were huge!
Here are my pictures of Manuel Antonio National Park.

Does this not look like a baby alligator?!

First sighting of the ocean after our trail hike.
View from the top of the longest and hardest trail in the park.  So pretty!

Me and Mama!

On Sunday we attended the church service at the church we were working with.  It was amazing and uplifting even though we couldn't understand a word of it. Lol.  The people there are so kind and are on fire for the Lord.  Since it was Father's Day, they did a special prayer at the end of the sermon for all of the father's in the congregation. 

After church, the pastor took us to a resturant in town that specialized in roasted chicken.  It was amazing and the fellowship was even better!

One day during the middle of the week, we went trout fishing at a trout farm.  We did this last year so I knew what to expect.  I caught only one fish.  After you catch them, the guys that work there fry them and you eat them for lunch.  I brought a PB&J. :)

Dennis, took the title of eating the most trout!

Thanks for reading about my trip! It was truly a blessing to be able to go and to interact with the people of Costa Rica. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Costa Rica Mission Trip

 "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
1 Corinthians 15:58

Last week I went to Alajuela, Costa Rica with my church on a mission trip.  It was my second year going and I couldn't have asked for a better trip.  We spent the week teaching Vacation Bible School two times a day and doing light construction.  I was with the group that did VBS (haha).  The pastor of the church we were staying at is building a new home.  The group that did construction worked at his new home site building trenches, pouring concrete, and tying rebar.  The children were so precious and loved making crafts during VBS.  I was lucky enough to see many of the children I grew attached to last year this time around. 
Here are a few photos from VBS....
One day we gave away toothbrushes that the generous Dr. Shelton sent with us!

This day the kids tied ballons to their ankles and popped them.  Here you can see children of all ages came!

Waiting on the bible story of the day.

Making crafts with my mama!

When we were not teaching VBS, we were playing with the neighborhood kids that would come by or eating! I am pretty sure I gained weight this week.  We had rice and beans for every meal ( I only ate the rice) along with a meat.  Our cooks were so sweet! A mother-daughter duo that were members of the church we were staying at. 

The store we went to for drinks and snacks.

Our cooks and their family! The daughter on the left and her mother were our cooks! Precious people! The dad helped with construction and the other daughter is in high school.

Playing in the street with the kids one night.  This was right outside the church.
 Here are some more cuties!
3 of my favs from last year.  Rosie, Caroline, and sweet Daniel.

I printed off photos from last year to give the children.  They loved them!        
This is Joshua! I gave him my VSU hat!

.....To be continued!


Friday, June 8, 2012


My name is Katie Lynn Wetherington and I am addicted to instagram. 

I LOVE instagram!  Here's a few reasons why:
1.  I love pictures.
2.  I love the filters.
3.  I love that it's an app that's only about pictures.
4.  I love sharing pictures.
5.  I love seeing other friend's photos.
6.  I love getting comments on my pictures. 

Here are a few of my favorite photos I have posted to instagram....

Church directory photo (1990).

Molly! My favorite subject!

Favorite picture of my brother and Molly. Ever.

Another favorite subject...my bff's little girl, Summer.

Precious grandmother with my main man.

Who doesn't like to take pictures of their food??

Playing dress up!


Slumber Party

My favorites.

One of my precious babies I babysit! Love the colors in this filter!

 Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Pura Vida

"Pura Vida Acts 1:8".  This is what the bracelet I wear reads.  Pura Vida is a popular saying in Costa Rica that translates to "Pure Life".  Acts 1:8 says, "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Monday, I, along with 19 other members of my church, are going to Alajuela, Costa Rica on a week long mission trip.  This will be my second time going and I'm super excited to see the kids I fell in love with last year.  My mom will be returning also. I really enjoy having this experience with her.  While there, we teach vacation bible school and do light construction.  My mom is in charge of crafts while I usually help with the story time or P.E.
It's so amazing to watch those children get so excited over playing jump rope or painting their finger nails.  I have always known that material things don't matter but on this trip, I learned material things can't make you happy either.  I am blessed beyond measure and should be grateful for the things I already have, not always wanting-wanting-wanting.  I thank God every night for the warm bed I sleep in and for providing me with 3 meals a day.  Last year, I saw the shacks that some of the kids call home and it tore me up one side and down the other.  I wanted to bring them home with me.  It got me asking myself, "Why do I deserve a home without dirt floors or indoor plumbing?  Why do I get to buy new clothes and not receive torn up hand me downs?  Why do I have a warm jacket to wear during the winter?"  I am so blessed to have this learning experience.  I enjoy sharing the word of Christ with the children, but most of all, I enjoy seeing Christ in them.

Here are a few pictures of our trip from last year.  Can't wait to update you with new ones when I return next Sunday (June 18)!

This is Keylin (Spanish for "Katie").  I fell in love with her. She was shy at first and all of a sudden "took" to me.  When you pronounce her name, it almost sounds like "Katie Lynn". :) 
Erin and me getting our nails painted. The kids loved to get their nails done!

Look at his cute glasses!

Another beautiful girl I fell in love with.

Making crafts in bible school.

Mama helping the children with crafts during VBS.

Wearing the dresses a lady in our church made.  They were so proud!

Last day.  Saying my goodbye's to sweet Daniel.

Check back in a few weeks for pictures from this years trip! Please keep us in your prayers!