First of all, there are way too many things to say about the person in this picture, so I'm going to keep this short(ish) and to the point for the sake of not writing an essay.Instagrammers, meet my best friend Annie. She is one of the best humans on this planet, and she just returned safely from a mission trip! his is the friend who shamelessly held my hand in a Starbucks when I thought I was going to pass out. The same friend who took me to basically every single soccer game throughout high school. Annie was the one who made it apparent to me that I SO BADLY NEED JESUS. Like all day, every day. This friend of mine has been such an amazing, Christ-like figure to me. Role model, friend, sister, confidant. Our friendship has developed miraculously over the past couple of years. We keep each other sane, and we have no fears telling the truth.She's been with me through all the laughter, the tears, and the just plain weird moments. I cannot thank God enough for giving me a friend like her. Although we go to rival schools, I can't help but to love this longhorn. She's the Ann Perkins to my Leslie Knope. #boomersooner #lifeofjoy

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adminFirst of all, there are way too many things to say about the person in this picture, so I'm going to keep this short(ish) and to the point for the sake of not writing an essay.Instagrammers, meet my best friend Annie. She is one of the best humans on this planet, and she just returned safely from a mission trip! his is the friend who shamelessly held my hand in a Starbucks when I thought I was going to pass out. The same friend who took me to basically every single soccer game throughout high school. Annie was the one who made it apparent to me that I SO BADLY NEED JESUS. Like all day, every day. This friend of mine has been such an amazing, Christ-like figure to me. Role model, friend, sister, confidant. Our friendship has developed miraculously over the past couple of years. We keep each other sane, and we have no fears telling the truth.She's been with me through all the laughter, the tears, and the just plain weird moments. I cannot thank God enough for giving me a friend like her. Although we go to rival schools, I can't help but to love this longhorn. She's the Ann Perkins to my Leslie Knope. #boomersooner #lifeofjoy

I felt wrong leaving my brother-in-law out yesterday. He's such an amazing guy. We became neighbors when we moved to Texas in 1998. So I've known him my entire life.Every single day after school, I would come home and knock on his door to ask if he and his brother would play outside with me. They showed me how to play basketball, knockout, and how to do the rainbow with a soccer ball. Eric is such a wonderful brother and has been with me through all sorts of events. He is one of the toughest people I've ever met. His hard work and determination is ridiculous. His hard work never stops. He is always reading new books on how to help his clients with nutritional advice and exercising tips. He always strives to get better and better. The other day, he took time out of his day to help me plan Bible study. I don't know who else would do the same. He is a wonderful role model, a great brother and friend, and an even better father to Andrew. Eric, I know if your dad was still here, he would never stop telling you how wonderful of a father you have become, and how even better a man you have become. Love you lots. #lifeofjoy

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adminI felt wrong leaving my brother-in-law out yesterday. He's such an amazing guy. We became neighbors when we moved to Texas in 1998. So I've known him my entire life.Every single day after school, I would come home and knock on his door to ask if he and his brother would play outside with me. They showed me how to play basketball, knockout, and how to do the rainbow with a soccer ball. Eric is such a wonderful brother and has been with me through all sorts of events. He is one of the toughest people I've ever met. His hard work and determination is ridiculous. His hard work never stops. He is always reading new books on how to help his clients with nutritional advice and exercising tips. He always strives to get better and better. The other day, he took time out of his day to help me plan Bible study. I don't know who else would do the same. He is a wonderful role model, a great brother and friend, and an even better father to Andrew. Eric, I know if your dad was still here, he would never stop telling you how wonderful of a father you have become, and how even better a man you have become. Love you lots. #lifeofjoy

This is Kaitlyn! You guys will get to know her better during her #lifeofjoy time on Instagram, BUT I'm choosing to post about her because she is pretty cool.We work together at SJF, and I am so lucky to have even met her this summer. She challenges me every day and makes me think about things in a different way. I have learned so much from her and have enjoyed working alongside her this summer.She truly has a heart for ministry, and it shows every day when she is with the kids. I admire Kaitlyn's hard work and enthusiasm. I really love just chatting with her and hanging out during our down time. She's probably the coolest Aggie I know.

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adminThis is Kaitlyn! You guys will get to know her better during her #lifeofjoy time on Instagram, BUT I'm choosing to post about her because she is pretty cool.We work together at SJF, and I am so lucky to have even met her this summer. She challenges me every day and makes me think about things in a different way. I have learned so much from her and have enjoyed working alongside her this summer.She truly has a heart for ministry, and it shows every day when she is with the kids. I admire Kaitlyn's hard work and enthusiasm. I really love just chatting with her and hanging out during our down time. She's probably the coolest Aggie I know.

#lifeofjoy – Tatiana Rodriguez

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This is my child! Just kidding. But I wish he were mine. He gives me a #lifeofjoy . This precious kid is my nephew, Andrew. We have been inseparable this summer. I briefly thought about staying in Oklahoma for the summer and finding a job there, but then I realized I would be missing out on all the milestones in … Read More

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#lifeofjoy – Tatiana Rodriguez

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We’ve got another intern for you to meet. Her name is Tatiana and she’s been hanging with @manny6b and the St. John Fisher crew this summer in Richmond/Rosenberg, TX. Tell us about your #lifeofjoy @taisharod211!

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#lifeofjoy – Melanie Sudar

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So I cheated a bit. But for my last post, I’m leaving y’all with this. My current #lifeofjoy in a nutshell. From RIVER dance parties to family dinners, to first time experiences like an Astros game or watching the Women’s World Cup, this summer has already been unforgettable and it’s only been a month. Each and every one of the … Read More

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#lifeofjoy – Melanie Sudar

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So y’all virtually met my real family. This, right here, is (part of) my Adore family. The crew, as I call them. The three beautiful people I get the privilege of working with day in and day out. My supporters. My cause of laughter. My stretchers. My challengers. My welcomers. My yes-we-love-you-even-though-you-drive-us-crazy. My friends. My second family. These people, along … Read More

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#lifeofjoy – Melanie Sudar

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I know, it’s typical. But ladies and gents of the grammer world, let me introduce you to my family. And if you couldn’t tell from the photo, this moment screams #lifeofjoy. This past May, my mother walked across the stage at her very own college graduation and received her degree after TEN YEARS of studying toward psychology. Such a proud … Read More

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