Friday, August 27, 2010

West Hall Res Life

This is my staff for the year. I did a photo shoot so that we could have a pretty bulletin board, instead of the usual mug shot like pictures that are used for our school IDs. We had a lot of fun, to say the least. The freshman move in today(Friday). It is about to get crazy, but I can't wait to get to know my girls and to see how God moves in this place and how he uses us, the Res Life staff.
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Monday, August 16, 2010


A dorm room is a small confined space, in this specific case it has off-white cinder block walls, is stocked with light wooded furniture and has a large florescent light. There are hundreds of rooms just like this. It was designed to be a blank canvas and easily changed stylistically year after year.

Freshman year no one has a clue exactly what to bring, except for what Target advertises, so with much confidence in this store, people buy everything in the color or pattern that speaks their name. Sophomore and junior year the packing gets more efficient, you know what to expect and know better what you like and dislike.

Then, senior year comes.The once new dishes are stained with a yellow rim from all the Mac and Cheese and Ramen noodles. The sheets and pillowcases have lost heir new and fresh look. But, look at my dorm, it is tailor made for me. The things that are displayed have a meaning and a history or intended future.

Today I decorated my dorm for the last time. But, I realized this is the first time I feel like my dorm is just how I want it: not a lot of clutter, soft lighting, and nothing is going to fall of the walls if touched. It is crazy how metaphoric dorm rooms can be of life; I am still the same girl I was freshman year, but like my dorm, some things are just new and improved and the old things that are still around have a purpose.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mementos For My Sister

At Mi
chelle's Baby Shower I asked our guests: What is something that your mother always did that you loved?

  • My mom always made me and my sister a new flannel night gown every Christmas
  • My mom used to wake me and my twin brother up every Saturday to Queen playing or some other awesome band and then she would make us heart shaped pancakes with tang.
  • My mom always danced with me in the kitchen and every day she told me I was beautiful.
  • My mom wrote encouraging/embarrassing love notes in my school lunch.
  • My mom would read me stories in funny character voices.
  • My mom would sing "Good Morning" from Singing in the Rain every morning to wake me up for school.
  • My mom always made homemade chocolate chip cookies.
  • My mom would take all us kids to the park on the river let us play all day, she would take a picnic basket and make it a party.