Spring Break Recap!

Hello friends! So, this week is going to be crazy awesome with two lovely weddings that I can't wait to assist with Kristen - BUT that also means I'm going to be busy and not blog so I decided to do my Spring Break recap post now :)

This Spring Break has probably been the busiest break of my LIFE. I was out and about cruising in my car or with friends every second. It was crazy, but so nice. I loved it. I knew it was going to be awesome when Monday I looked at my Google homepage and this is what it showed...

Technically my break started last Friday with my dear new D200 making his first cameo at Joseph rehearsal and when he met Sylvie on Friday night. He grabbed a few shots of her, but so did my phone video camera. This is how I saw Sylv for the first time - she had just arrived home and I thought I'd try something different than the "welcome home!!" approach. Instead, I caught her in the act of being her cute piano playing self:

Oh and we can't forget when Stephen reenacted his famous retreat shot at Joseph rehearsal!

Sunday I got to hang out with my Philly friend, Alyce Harvey, and Monday I got lots of work done around the house and then relaxed the day away. Tuesday was a big highlight for 2 reasons:

1. KG
2. KG

Yep! Tuesday is my favorite day of the week because I means I get to go to the BEST caregroup ever, the Kless group. This Tuesday was especially special because I went to KG at noon and had lunch with Becca and then just stayed to do hw until the rest of the caregroup came at 6:30 for dinner. For those who don't know, the KG has dinner together before each caregroup so that we can hang out and tell stories about our day.

Tuesday on Spring Break was a great highlight in the KG tuesday dinners because Jon, Jenni, and Carson Smith came too! It was Jon's birthday so Becca made a lovely cake and Kristen and I decorated it. :) Carson enjoyed blowing out the candles.

It was also Caitlin's first KG! Yeeeah!

After dinner, Jon lead us in a bible study together - but not before we rocked two rounds of Mafia. The last one was the most hilarious Mafia game I've ever seen. The detective, doctor, and all the boys were killed so it was between a handful of girls and two mafia to finish the game and it would just NOT end! SO much screaming and flailing of arms occurred that it can only be explained in a series of photos - words just cannot suffice.

(credit: andree?)

I also beat Jon and Andree (by one pin!!) in Nintendo Wii. This was a very big moment for me seeing that I win like...never. I also beat a record. Oooh yeah, who's awesome now??

Wednesday was Georgetown and babysitting. Of course you've seen all the fun Georgetown shots. It wasn't always pretty, believe me. Here are a couple you didn't see:

Thursday we surprised Andree for his birthday waaaay to early in the morning (Neal was in charge) - but it was a success! We all hid in the back room of the bookstore (where Andree works) and hid our birthday cards around the streamer-covered room.

(credit - kristen)

Waiting for 5 minutes in the dark for Andree to finally come in the room was awesome, but the real highlight was Story time with Bryce aka as "Bryce Meets Girl" Yep, while we were all hiding and doing the normal surprise party things, Bryce was reading Boy Meets Girl by Josh Harris.

Then Andree finally came....

...and we paraded up to the church office break room to make waffles :)

Finally, Thursday afternoon I went over to the Kauflin's house and Brittany made Sylvie, Stacey, and I a DELICIOUS lunch!

And so today is Friday and I need to get some sleep before the wedding madness this weekend! What a refreshing blessing this week has been! Thank you my Lord, my Savior, and my Father for giving me such amazing friends and family. I love them. And I love you, Lord.

1 week

So, I have officially completed one whole week at college. And...I've loved it. God has given me great professors and interesting yet challenging classes. But what would a good week be without it's bizarre and embarrassing moments? I'll begin with the water fountain story...basically this little innocent water fountain pictured below decided to shoot STRAIGHT up and choke me while I hovered over it and send me gagging and tearing up all the way down the hall looking for my class room. Nooot, the coolest first impression on my fellow classmates but definitely one for the memory books :)

Another grand moment happened when I discovered the Germantown Spanish lab. I really wish I could video tape some of the hilarious stuff I watched over this past week but this photo will have to suffice. Basically, I've watched about an hour and a half of old BBC spanish documentaries and Remember The Picture Spanish games on the computer. Only 8 and a half hours to go?

Also this week, Natalie and I...

...found these posters (pictured below) "practically everywhere." An interesting choice of inspirational poster topic, but apparently it's pretty popular!

At my first "during the school year" CG we went shopping at Wal-mart for Becky Malament who's at Cabrini college. We gathered together a care package to send her and Bryce showed some of his brilliant artistic skills drawing her a card with the caregroup in stick-figure. (Neal made the sky sunny and happy, and I filled in the rest...including Kristen who was currently flying home from Chicago in an airplane.)

My first weekend as a college student the lovely SYLVIE came into town from Richmond and we made good use of our weekend by attending the Singles Mtg, staying up to 2:30am eating Wendy's at my house, brunching at Lauren's the next day, photoshooting at Nike, exploring the Shenk's backyard, fighting over cattails, and jumping ourselves silly on the Hoover's trampoline...and playing Loaded Questions, eating Vanilla Wafers, making fun of Bryce's Facebook, and passing the point and shoot camera around for some fun pictures:

And then today, my friends Tuffer and Nick got baptized!! What a joy it was to watch them declare their faith in Jesus Christ in front of hundreds of people. I respect you guys so much - thank you for following after God with all of your hearts.

I shall conclude this post with the "|dya&$tacey4evah" show. (That's in Stacey speak of course...hehe) Stacey came over for about an hour on Friday and it was lovely. Stop by soon, Meeky?

a little video chat fun

aaand the feature presentation:

ps: Oh, and as you can tell the layout has been mixed around. This one's very temporary - I'm working on a better one for the Fall. (happy autumn sighs)