Sunday, April 3, 2011

Fun in the Sun

I was in charge of the parent letter again this weekend and thought I'd share with you all what I shared with the parents of our girls for an update on our happenings over this last weekend. I added some side notes if I thought it needed it to make more sense to you all. So, here it is:

This weekend was full of warm weather and lots of fun times. Friday, after dinner, Amy (my co-RA) walked with a few girls to a nearby field where you can pick your own flowers. They enjoyed the beautiful weather and bought some flowers for the dorm. The rest of the night was mainly spent relaxing and we put on a movie.

Saturday was filled with sports. First, the 7 girls who are in track had to leave at 6 am to head off to Heidelberg. Many of the girls from our dorm achieved their personal record in their event that day. The track girls were gone all day and got back around 11 Saturday night. On a nearby field, the soccer games started at 10 am with varsity girls. The soccer teams were playing a base called Patch who is known to be one of the best. The games continued throughout the day with varsity boys next, then JV girls, then JV boys last who were the only ones that won that day. Many players and spectators got sunburns from their time outside. We are providing lots of Aloe Vera! They did a great job and played their best. Saturday night we enjoyed some pizza and watching the movie "Inception".

The weather was beautiful today, Sunday, too. We headed off to church this morning and came home and had a delicious lunch that Amy headed up by making and grilling bruschetta chicken. We also celebrated Rachel and Taylor's birthdays which both occur over spring break. Many girls took advantage of the beautiful weather by working on homework in the backyard. Our backyard has many beautiful flowers blooming in it right now and the girls have been enjoying it.

Tonight, for dorm fellowship time, our dorm was invited up the hill to the girls' dorm Blauen. They made baked treats for us and put the movie "Cool Runnings" on a big screen. We had a lot of fun fellowshipping with their dorm.

This weekend was a great one to have as our last one before spring break (this is the last school week). All the girls are getting very excited for their spring break plans whether that means getting to their parents, serving on MTrips or the many other things they will be doing. This year has been great so far and we look forward to those last 5 weeks we get to spend with the girls.

Hope you all are enjoying your spring too!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Long Weekend

Every Sunday one of us staff members or our student dorm representative writes a letter to the parents that we post for them to read and catch up on what our dorm's been up to. This last weekend was my chance, so I thought I'd just also post it onto my blog for you all to see what our last weekend was like too. So, here it is:

This weekend has been an extended one as there was no school today (Monday). It has been crazy, fun, long, interesting, beautiful, busy, and overall great.

Brant and Laura(the dorm parents) had their weekend off which went from Thursday through Sunday. Micah and Heather Powers came to stay with us to help Amy and I out with cooking, driving and such. It was a home basketball weekend, so on Friday everyone stayed after school to cheer on their dorm sisters Taylor, Helen, and Kat in their games. Along with the games they also had a coffee house going on for a junior class fundraiser with Starbucks coffee, baked goods, and live music. At the same time they also had a book swap going on where you could trade in books and/or buy them for very little money.

We all got up on Saturday morning to go see the second day of basketball games. All of our teams lost all of their games this weekend, but our girls played especially well on Saturday. They were just up against a very hard team. Saturday night we relaxed a bit with a movie and some popcorn.

On Sunday we had church and a wonderful supper made by Heather. The weather was beautiful, so many people got out for a walk and enjoyed the sunshine. We also had a mandatory 2 hour rest time in the afternoon in preparation for Superbowl night. Amy and I decided since the weekend had been so busy that we would watch a movie for dorm fellowship Sunday night. We all had a great time together as it is very rare for everyone to get together like that.

The boys' dorm HBR had invited anyone that wanted to go from our dorm to come over for the Superbowl Sunday night (technically Monday morning). We headed out at about 11:45 pm and the game lasted until a bit after 4 am. It worked out well since there was no school today. It was a very quiet morning, needless to say, and we made some frozen pizzas around 1 when everyone was starting to come around. It was another beautiful day, so many enjoyed the outdoors before heading off to the Sadie Hawkins dance. It was a dance where the girls asked the boys and a couple from the community led them in Swing dancing.

As I said, it was a very busy and jam-packed weekend, but it was a great one with some amazingly beautiful weather.

Here are 2 pictures of one of my girls and I enjoying the abnormally beautiful weather on Sunday-