Monday, April 14, 2008

Sleeping At Last

We went to Jacksonville for the weekend. Mostly to see Sleeping At Last in concert, but we took the opportunity to meet one of our student's family, go to the beach and check out the town! It was a lot of fun. My favorite part was Rita's ice cream. It was the highlight of the WHOLE weekend. And the weekend was a lot of fun, so that is saying a whole lot about a small cup of custard with italian ice! Love it.

We are gearing up for the last couple of weeks on campus. John has been arranging some of the last meetings with our students, and will be busy getting us ready for the summer in Branson. I have quite a few papers to write (6 to be exact.) But the end of those papers means the end of my undergrad life as I know it. I cannot wait. We hope to have a little celebration with our students, they are just as excited for me to graduate, it makes up for not getting to experience it in real time.

After school, staff meetings at the beach and some visitors we head to Colorado to cram everything we love about the state into one week. Then we are off to Branson. I am sure this time is about to fly by, hopefully I can hold on to it long enough to get that degree! I am sure the Lord would accept your prayers on my behalf.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Band of Horses

We snagged some tickets to one of our favorite bands for a show at the end of March. They have some pretty sweet melodies . . . awesome beats . . . and stellar sounds. Right?
One of their songs is in my playlist at the right of the screen, you can click on "Funeral" to see what the heck they sound like. Just imagine the guy in front, singing with buggy eyes and jerky head movements to get the full effect. We has such a good time, and this weekend we get to go to Jacksonville for another sweet concert. Sleeping at Last is playing and I am sure to post some pics from that adventure.

My family came . . .

This is the final installment of my family's trip out here. They had a flight through the night so when they finally arrived in Gainesville we had a blueberry pancake breakfast.We had such a good time showing them around the town, walking around campus, playing catch phrase and sharing our lives with them for the week.

And of course we went to the swamp to show them how rediculously big it is. We watched a ton of people who are too healthy for their own good run the steps of the stadium, and all of a sudden down my mom goes to the bottom of the steps ans starts jogging up them towards us. John and i have shown plenty of visitors the swamp on numerous occassions and we have never tried running the steps. Who would have thought my mom would be the one to show us all up by doing it? So then one by one we were all curious enough about our own state of health that we all tried to run it. In jeans and flip flops we all did it. Of course my brother did it looking like a true athlete.

Once again family, thank you for getting your buns out here to see us. We treasured every moment! And look forward to seeing you out here again soon!!!