Tuesday, May 25, 2010

la boda de kylie y trenton

i decided to keep up the theme of spanish titles, because i'm soon to be in another spanish speaking country and i. can't. wait. i leave in less than two weeks and i'm so excited to see what is to come. more about that later.

the real reason for today's post is that my friend kylie got married to trenton pope. their story is pretty cute... he liked her for a long time, she went back and forth and couldn't make up her mind about him and then finally realized that she liked him too, and had liked him all along. when i met kylie my junior year she and trenton were hanging out a lot and i remember her bringing him over to our house. most of the time trenton was the only guy around, and he took it like a champ. one of the my best memories was kylie telling all of us that she loved trenton and that she was going to tell him so in the next few days. she was giddy like a little kid before christmas and it was so cute. we were all so excited and were trying to help her think of a way to tell him. when she left our house she had decided to wait a little longer, but then the next day she told us that she had gone to his house that night and told him. i can't be sure, but i think i knew then they would end up getting married. fast forward two years, i'm living in spain and kylie and trenton are in their senior year at acu. i knew the proposal was coming at anytime and i was asking kylie about it everyime i talked to her. so one day she sent me an email that said "call me asap" and i knew it had happened. i'm pretty sure i teared up before i even had a chance to call her.
i've had the pleasure of living with kylie for the last year and it has been so great. i didn't have time to miss spain too much because there was always something fun going on around here. i was so honored to get to be a part of kylie's big day and i loved being around to help out with planning and then getting to see it all come together last weekend was so much fun. everything looked great, the day was pretty much perfect, but the best part of all was that when it came down to it, kylie didn't care about all that. it was so obvious that she cared more about starting her life with trenton than about what the cake looked like or how the food turned out. i've always been bad with conclusions and this post has taken a sentimental turn that i wasn't expecting, so i'm ending this by posting a video that i made of all of us getting ready during the day. love you kylie and trenton!!

Wedding Day from amy couchman on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

la republica dominicana

hello all. i was inspired by my good friend suz to make a blog post after quite a long absence, even though i don't think anyone checks this thing anymore. just in case, though, i wanted to give a little update about what has been going on since i got back from spain. as soon as i got back, i was in a wedding where katie mack became katie browder. i moved to dallas, started grad school, worked with an insane but super cute little boy who bit and hit me numerous times, met some really cool girls at school, learned that doing therapy with adults wouldn't reduce me to tears everyday,helped(and am still in the process of helping) my roommate and friend kylie get ready to tie the knot, and decided to work at a young life camp in the dominican republic for the summer! lots more has happened, of course, but those are kinda the main highlights. i live with two friends from acu, suz and kylie, and it has been so much fun. we do crazy and dumb things all the time, things i can't even write about bc they would just sound so weird. i love these girls and we are going to miss kylie when she leaves us to get married.

i leave in five weeks for camp in the dominican and i'm so excited. it's going to be a really different experience than anything that i've done before, but i know it's going to be great. groups from the US will come down to the camp to work on projects for about a week at a time, and our job will be to interact with them, lead them on the projects and serve them as they serve others. i'm really excited about getting to meet so many different people from different backgrounds who all love the Lord and have that in common. my job title is summer staff coordinator, so i think i will be semi in charge of people,the summer staff, which is what makes it different than what i've done before. different, but awesome. i've been praying for our team and for the whole experience, and i would like to ask for your prayers as well. i pray that we are open to God doing amazing things through our group and in each of us individually. i don't think i'm going to be able to post anything here while i'm down there, but i'm planning to send out an email about once a week, so if you would like to be added to that list, leave a comment with your email address. i'm leaving you with a pickey of where i will be living in five weeks!