Friday, August 26, 2011

Week in Review: Back to School


~Luke and I spent some time with friends (and one very cute baby) on Sunday evening. The guys helped install a speaker system into our friend's car while the girls hung out inside. Pizza and wings were also involved :-)

~Monday was spent shopping and preparing for school starting the next day. And I also had a three-hour visit with my Grandma. It was a nice last day of summer :-)

~On Tuesday the madness began: I started my classes! I know I've only been in class for a week, but I am enjoying it so much!! The first day was a little scary, but I didn't get lost and found a parking spot. Those were the major things I was worried about. I liked all my classes and met a few other post-bac students in the SLP program. We have already formed a study-group, and I'm thankful that I don't feel so alone!
Random and only picture taken during my first day of class. I snapped it on my walk back to my car around 8 PM. I thought I needed something to commemorate the day with :-P

~During my break from class on Tuesday, I spent some time at my sister's house. I'm thankful she let me crash there on my first day, while we made plans for our Etsy shop which will hopefully be a reality sooner than later.

~Wednesday I didn't have class, so Kristin and I hung out all afternoon. We made a homemade pizza together, so that was fun. It turned out pretty good!

~Friday was great! Luke, JC, and I went shopping at Grove City, and then some random places in Boardman too. I think I'm going to be posting more about that on Monday. I was happy to do something fun on the first day of my 4-day weekend! The week was a little stressful just because it was all so new to me. So it was great to let loose a little on Friday.

Had to grab a picture of all the fall stuff at Bath and Body Works! I was so excited that all the stores seemed to have their fall stuff out, even if it is still August!

~Saturday evening was spent at the Indians game for my dad's birthday! We ate at Panera on the way, and then had a great night at Progressive Field. It was beautiful out, and not too hot/not too cold. It was a long game, but the Indians won right at the end, so it was worth it

~I guess I didn't do a whole lot of exciting things last week. But it was a HUGE week for me, and marked the beginning of something I'm so excited about. I guess all summer I knew it was coming, but was a little afraid that something would go wrong and I wouldn't be able to go back to school. I guess it didn't feel real at all until the first day of class. So now that it is real, it's so exciting to me!! And I have to say that I spent pretty much all of my spare time studying and doing homework, and I know this sounds crazy, but I loved it. I have such a peace about what I'm doing, and a passion that I know is only coming from God. He has blessed me so much!! But anyway, I'm trying to enjoy it while it lasts, because I know in a few weeks, doing homework will probably lose its luster a bit ;-)


Books I'm reading: Still working through UnPlanned by Abby Johnson. I have a feeling my reading is going to slow significantly now that I have so much textbook reading to do!

Songs I'm loving: Love's Lookin' Good on You - Lady Antebellum (I have so enjoyed my time listening to country music BLARING from my car speakers on my 45-minute commute to and from classes!)

Favorite picture:
Luke and JC with their matching bags while we were shopping. They are for sure Bffs! ;-)

Things I'm looking forward to next week: A birthday party for my dad and dinner with Luke's family on Sunday, follow-up appointment with the doctor on Monday where I will hopefully get some meds to help my allergies, Akron Aeros game with friends on Monday night, more classes, and a party on Saturday. Looks like I have a pretty full week ahead of me! I feel so blessed!!


  1. it's so reward to go to school for something you are truly passionate about!! God will bless you in so many ways when you full heartedly pursue that, good for you!! Best of Luck!

  2. that's great you've already started a study group! Good luck with the rest of your semester! it sounds like things are going wonderful already!


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