Home Stretch

November 30th, 2012

Only 12 days until Christmas Break! My Thanksgiving break was very nice — I really enjoyed spending time with my family and I loved eating all of the scrumptious food. I even ventured out to the mall for Black Friday, and it was actually pretty fun and not as crazy asĀ  I thought it was going to be. I was reminded that the Christmas and winter season is coming because we had our first snow earlier this week. It’s amazing that Christmas is so soon, but I am very ready to have a time of rest. Besides homework and work this weekend, I am planning on putting together Christmas presents for my friends. I love giving gifts!

Happy Friday! =)

Four more days…

November 16th, 2012

…until Thanksgiving break! I only have 4 days, work, a couple of assignments, and 1 test before I can take a bit of break. I am very excited to see my family, since it’s been about a month since I’ve seen them. It will be a busy break though, since we are having multiple family gatherings on Thanksgiving day. I’m still unsure on if I’m going Black Friday shopping or not … it can be a bit scary at times. I’m more excited for turkey and stuffing anyway. =)

Have a happy Friday and nice Thanksgiving next week!

Weekend

November 9th, 2012

After a long, tiring week filled with tests and assignments, I am so glad that the weekend is here. It can be hard to take a break in the midst of the stress and busyness. But, it’s nice to be able to rest once in while and recharge for the next assignment. Later this afternoon I plan on going with my sister to some of my favorite places including Sweet Frog, Chickfila, and Target. I’m excited to try some of the fall flavors from Sweet Frog!

Happy Friday!

Hello Hurricane

November 2nd, 2012

I didn’t know until last Friday that were going to get a hurricane this week. It wasn’t too bad here at Messiah–we lost power in the academic buildings for less than a day. However, I have been worried about New Jersey, my home state. My family is okay, but others around us were not so fortunate. I have seen pictures on Facebook of people waiting hours in line for gas and the devastation caused caused to the Jersey shore among other things. We should continue to pray for all of the people affected.

Have a happy Friday!

Volleyball

October 26th, 2012

I don’t normally go to a lot of Messiah sporting events, but I decided to see the Women’s Volleyball team play last night. I have very little athletic talent, but I do enjoy watching games sometimes, especially if my friends are on the team. I have a few friends on the team, so it was fun to see them play. It was also really intense at times when the scores were so close. Happily, we won! I hope to go to a few more volleyball and soccer games before the season is up. I’m looking forward to basketball next!

Homecoming Weekend

October 19th, 2012

I really enjoyed my fall break last week. I didn’t get as much homework done as I would have liked, but I was able to spend some time with my family. I went to the mall with my sister and got to see some of my extended family at my cousin’s birthday party.

There is so much excitement surrounding homecoming activities at Messiah. There’s everything from the dance tonight to powderpuff football and the ever-popular soccer games on Saturday. It should be really fun!

Happy Friday!

Fall Break!

October 10th, 2012

Quick post today … I get to leave for fall break tomorrow! I am so excited to be able to rest a bit, see my family, and hopefully catch up on some homework. I’ve had projects, tests, and papers galore in the past week, so I am definitely ready for the break. I need to bring back some more fall clothes because it’s starting to get cold here. Hopefully I’ll have stories and/or pictures from fall break to share next week.

Happy Wednesday!

SIFE Fall Leadership Conference

October 5th, 2012

This year, I have taken on a new role as Vice President of Messiah’s SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) club. It’s been fun, yet challenging to be the leader of this group. However, I had the opportunity experience the fun side of things this past weekend at the SIFE Fall Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. I was really excited to attend this conference, not only to learn new things and hang out with my fellow SIFE officers, but to also explore D.C. a bit. I had only been to D.C. one other time in my life when I was around 3 years old, so I really didn’t remember it at all. I was impressed by how clean and nice the city looks. Also, I was not expecting the Lincoln Memorial to be so big! =) We got to explore some of D.C. at night, and I thought one of the most beautiful spots was the WWII memorial. There is a picture included below. Overall, it was a fun weekend, and I look forward to other great opportunities with SIFE.

Happy Friday!

Needtobreathe Concert

September 28th, 2012

A couple of weekends ago, there was a little band called Needtobreathe here at Messiah College. There was a lot excitement in the air. I know there were plenty of people who wanted to go, but unfortunately didn’t get tickets in time. Luckily, my sister and I got ours. We arrived to stand in line two hours before the concert started so we could secure spots near the stage. It was worth the wait because we got to stand in the front row, just a few feet away from the stage. I was able to take some awesome pictures and have included one of them in this post. The Needtobreathe show and the opening performances from Drew Holcomb and Parachute were pretty great. This will be added to my list of favorite concerts at Messiah, right next to the Relient K concert in my freshmen year. I can’t wait to see who’s going to come next!

Happy Friday!

Needtobreathe performing at Messiah College

One more week

August 20th, 2012

I have only one more week of full time work before I start school again (which can be just as much work as full time job in my opinion). It’s exciting and unknown at the same time. I will be doing a lot of new things this year, including another job and a new leadership position. It kind of scares me, but I enjoy taking on new challenges. More updates to come!

Happy Monday =)

P.S. I’m pretty excited for all of my Messiah friends to come back. =)