Saturday, August 15, 2009

Good times with old friends

Last night I had a chance to catch up with some old friends: Caitlin, Emilee, and Harmony. (Yes, I realize how much that sentence might make me seem older than merely 19 haha). We had kind of all gone our separate ways, living our own lives, but it was great to make time to see people that I've really grown up with. Since I moved to Fort Wayne when I was 5 and gone to the same church ever since, the three of them have been a part of my life in some way or another for almost 15 years. That is a major part of my life. We all decided that friends from church are definitely different from friends you may have at school. Youth group activities, Christmas plays, convention, mission trips...these people have seen me at my best and at my worst. Even though we aren't the same age, or even at the same point in our lives, it feels like we don't run out of things to talk about. The night was full of laughter...and food. I still don't think I'm hungry after probably eating a basket of chips by myself. What can I say? I like salsa and Cebolla's queso. I really feel like I'm growing up and part of that is making time to see old friends. There's some saying about making new friends and keeping the old ones, but I forget the rest. It is important though, I may make new friends at school but the old friends are really the ones who know me best. They know my family, where I come from, and most of all, my past. I'm really hoping we can see each other more often...who knows, maybe when we're all moms we'll drag our kids along and tell them about when we were younger. And I'll probably still be able to demolish a basket of chips by myself. Maybe 2...dare to dream.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Well, I'm updating from a very uncomfortable pull out couch in Virginia Beach. Apparently if traffic is bad and you get to your hotel 3 hours later than planned, they will switch you from a room with two queen size beds to one king and a pull out couch. Yay?? Oh well...thanks to my dad's skills in persuasion I think we'll be moved tomorrow. We are all tired and just ready to relax on the permitting. I think there is some rain expected. As much as I have enjoyed spending time with my family, I'm not going to lie...I'm ready to be back home. Williamsburg and Fredricksburg were interesting. I've found history has lost some of its appeal, but I guess that is to be expected. I do hope Matthew considers William and Mary. It seems like a good school. Plus 12 hours away doesn't seem too depressing to me. I'm sure my mom might find it hard if her baby is living that far away.

Two weeks until I move back to Purdue. I'm seriously starting to get excited. It's time to get back and I'm feeling the need to be busy again. Not that physics didn't keep me busy, it's just that I'm ready to be learning things I'm actually interested in. Like organic chemistry...not. It should be an interesting but tough year. I'm definitely excited to start rooming with Emily. Should be one big party all the time...just kidding. We'll actually get our homework and studying done. I hope.

I'll be home in a few days. Look for pictures then. I have some good ones :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thank God for Friends...and Slushies

It has just been one of those weeks where I think "Ugh, can it just be over already?!" I really hate it when things don't go as I had planned. I'll admit it...I like to be in control. Then when things don't work out, I realize that I actually have control over very little. Without going into too much detail, I'll just say that it's one of those things that has really made me want to be by myself and just get away for awhile. I'm sooooooo ready to go back to Purdue. I miss my friends...and most of all, I miss being busy. Having nothing to do is the worst thing ever when you're trying really hard NOT to think about what has been happening and what you could have done differently. Hindsight is 20/20...and it's not like I'm a time traveler who could change the past. Sometimes I think that lack of ability is extremely unfortunate. Oh well. No use dwelling. And that's where I get to my point: thank God for friends. I've been reminded, once again, how lucky I am to have such great friends. As much as I want to curl up in my bed and sleep for days, they've forced me to get out of the house and have some fun. Last night as I was riding in a car through Leo and Grabill drinking a slushie, blasting country music, and singing at the top of my lungs I realized that I hadn't thought about the previous days at all. I had forgotten to be unhappy. Thank you Amanda. Although is it really possible to be unhappy while drinking a giant slushie?
In other news, tomorrow I'll be done with summer classes. It's about time. And Tuesday I'm leaving for Virginia with my family. 10 hours in the car should be interesting, but I'm looking forward to spend time with them. It's weird to think that this could be one of the last family vacations we ever take. Time really does fly. So this week I'll be setting aside technology (or at least trying to set my cell phone aside) and enjoying some time with the family.
I hope everyone has a good week.