Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Photo Update

^ My friends Bear and Trisha, on our field trip to Monticello for our America and the Enlightenment class. My second time, and I loved it still!

^ The pumpkin I got to carve. I did it on a date. We didn't get a picture together, but obviously the pumpkin is more important. Can you tell I drew the Japanese face? (And left the carving to my date, or it would've turned out horribly)

^ My roommates, Haylea (a pregnant woman - my pillow!), Brittany (Greta's friend from back home, she was a Team Jacob girl.) Rachel was a Hannah Montana-obsessed-little-girl, and I was an Otaku (a Japanese nerd). Greta was performing in her show "Trojan Woman" at the time, and she was Brittany's other half, a Team Edward girl.

^ Me and Morgann as matching Otakus

^ At the Chestnut House, in Kelsey's room

^ Last home football game of the season. Yes, that is a 52 oz. Dr. Pepper. And I drank it all in one sitting. It was like the size of my torso! Good times.

^ I found out someone knew how to make legit, authentic, homemade, delicious sushi and made some for me. I was in heaven. Salmon and Shrimp!!!

^ I was SOOOOO happy...that's our bathroom

^ At Lee-hi's restaurant, after the concert

^Truman concert on campus. They were very very very good. I totally bought their CD and we listen to it all the time. They're brothers. And hot. Ahem.

^Right before the concert

^ pulling the "Morgann" face

^ frolicking in the mountains

^ Blue Ridge Parkway at sunset is AMAZING

^ after our Bella Voce concert

^ when Morgann's family came out to visit her and we went window shopping in downtown Lexington. I had so much fun!

^ I love this little town. It's so old but kept up!

^After making a banner to advertise an Institute activity

^ dressed up for the Homecoming game (SVU won!)

^ Alexander's Ice Cream Emporium.

^ In front of our dorm. The view from our dorm in all directions is breathtaking - and this was taken before all the leaves changed.

Sorry that was kind of lame. But just so you can see how much fun I've been having. I have one more class, then I'm leaving with Rachel right after to go home with her for Thanksgiving. She lives in North Carolina. I've never been to that state, so I'm excited to go, meet her family, and take a break from school. Hopefully I'll get more pictures from that.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Busy, Busy

I am sad. I am really sad. For reals.
I have not written in my journal or updated my blog in weeks. But it's so hard to find that happy medium of writing all the exciting things in our life down in our journal when our life is busy, and finding exciting things to write about when our life has slowed down.

All I know is that I'm excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas break to catch up on sleep. My job keeps me super busy and tired, but it's so fulfilling to call these prospective students and talk to them about what I'm passionate - SVU. And the money is nice of course.

I'm finding out more and more everyday why I was supposed to come to SVU. I'm changing so much as a person. I really don't know how I lucked out with getting the best roommates in the world. I know that I keep beating that dead horse, but it's the honest truth. I can tell that we're going to stay in touch after we go our separate ways. I can't pinpoint certain experiences that dramatically changed me. It's been a gradual process that I can look back on over the past few months. I'm so glad I made the choice to come here. I have a better relationship with my family, and I'm learning so much from all my relationships here.

I will start working on a post today with stories and pictures. I'm still sad that I don't have a camera. But it sounds like my mom is getting me a sewing machine for Christmas! I'm so excited! I love being independent!

In the meantime, leave me a comment telling me about a life choice you made that you are super-dee-duper happy that you made! Peace and Buh-lessings.