Friday, December 7, 2007


Wow. Yesterday was one of the greatest day's ever. I know that I seem to say that about a lot of things, but I am very serious about this one. It was the last of the Thursday classes for the semester,and we had a Christmas party for Shining Through as well as Megan coming home from Ireland. It was one busy day.
I was working yesterday from 2-5 at the Marbeck desk when my cell phone started lighting up. It was Megan.!! She wasnt supposed to be home until midnight last night so it was a suprise to hear from her. I didnt answer. Of course, but I did text her to call the front desk. I really wanted to hear her voice. It has been a long time. She called the desk and said they were delayed in New Jersey. So she would get home later. Wow. Just hearing her voice was wonderful. After work I needed to get ready for a Christmas party with Shining Through. We were going to our Music instructor's house in Columbus Grove.
It was a time for a little practice and fellowship. We had the BEST time ever. Carla's house was beautiful. She has a lot... a lot.. of food to eat. Wow. I was able to relax before finals and eat homemade food.
What else would a college kid want!
After the party I ran back (not literally) to the room to wait for Megan. It was a long night, but she finally showed up and we greeted her with open arms. I missed that girl so much. She brings so much joy to my life. She looked exhausted being on two planes, in an airport and saying goodbye to people she got to know over the past 15 weeks. But when she walked in it was all happy tears from the group. We stayed up until 2:30 am talking about everything. How wonderful the experience was, how she loved her internship and just how crazy fast it went!
Waking up this morning was difficult, but seeing Megan back in the Residence Hall was well worth the 2am chat!

I hope you all have a splendid weekend.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Winter is here!

Wow. It seems like just last week I was going home for my first Christmas break and it is now my SECOND?? How does time move so quickly? Well. This past week has been one of homework, blankets, snow, hot chocolate, basketball, and bible study. Wow. It seems like a lot, but only a few of them took up time. This week is our last week of class, which is AWESOME!! This also means that exams are around the corner, but also home! :)
Well, up until today there has been quite a bit of study guides, and review for the finals. This isn't that much to worry about because many of the finals are just normal tests. So after finishing the study guides with my hot chocolate and blankets Hannah and I went to the Beaver Basketball game! It was against the rival Defiance. Students showed up in black for a "Black Out". It was awesome!! Unfortunately we lost the game, but the guys worked really hard. Soon after it was time for the annual 11 o'clock hangout. Normally it lasts until 12:30, but last night I didn't get to bed until 2 am! YIKES. I guess I keep saying that you only live once.
I am going to jump mind tracks for a second. Today was Chapel. Tig, the campus pastor, gave the message. As I was sitting there, something came over me in the way of seeing all the good in Bluffton's spiritual existance.
There are so many great opportunities on campus to become spiritually active, but the best way for myself is to find peers with questions and then you can answer them together. I went to bible study this week and looked around to the women in my group and I smiled. These girls are my peers and have the questions that I have as well. This is one of the best ways for spiritual growth.

Ok. Well Stay warm this week. Enjoy the first fallen snow and the winterness of the world outside!


This website is really cool for looking at the different types of snowflakes! :) Enjoy! :)

Monday, December 3, 2007

My weekend.

This past weekend was the last one that I would have free until after break. It seems crazy to think about that, but it is true. I am beginning to get packages in the mail that I have ordered for Christmas. Next weekend is the last one and I have to work. It is some time that I can look forward to have for studying.
Anyway, This past weekend was a fun one. My roommate was on campus as well as many of the girls in Riley Court. On Friday, PALS was presenting a healthy food night. This was in Bobs. They served Pita chips, hummus, fresh fruit, and fresh veggies while we watched the movie Supersize me. It was set up in a comfortable setting. The three of us girls brought our blankets to cuddle under.
After the movie we went over to Ramseyer to a friends room and played guitar hero. Never in my life have I played that before until Friday. It was such a great game! :) It was a time of laughter and friends. We stayed until halls closed, which is impressive because it it hard for me to stay up until 1 o'clock on a normal day. We had such a great time!!
My Saturday was a bit different. Sleeping in is a very wonderful feeling. It is something that I would love to get used to. So after we slept in, we also ate lunch in Marbeck. Then too all of my excitement, we came back, grabbed some homework and threw in my FAVORITE Christmas movie. White Christmas.!! CLASSIC! :) So when the sing-a-long, for me, was over we the got ready for an MCB event.
We all jumped into a van and began to travel to Dayton to see the Dayton Bombers play. In the end they lost, but it was sooo fun. We had footlong hotdogs, roasted peanuts and some nachos to eat. (So much for the healthy Friday) it was my first and probably last hockey game.! :) But it was very very fun!
Sunday Morning Worship is one of my favorite things on campus. It is a time to get together and worship together. A friend of mine was the speaker. He did amazing. It is such a great feeling being able to watch friends worship together. After SMW, I spent the rest of the day doing homework and staying warm.
This weekend was one to remember.! :)

Blessings during this chilly season! :)