So...I have fallen a little behind on my blog...and I need to catch up! :)
My summer classes here at Texas A&M Univ started up on the first of June. I'm taking my last two communication courses and all I have left to earn is my internship credit. I have found two very interesting internships that I am applying for this weekend. My classes are Communication & Pop Culture where we discuss the trends of pop culture over the last century and how they came to be "popular" in our culture as well as how these trends can change so quickly. The second class is American Oratory where we read many different speeches that have been crucial in the history of America and analyze them according to Aristotle, Burke and what we think of them in their historical/rhetorical context. Sounds pretty cool...but sometimes it can be a bit much! :)
The first weekend in June I went home for the weekend and spent time with lots of family! My youngest brother David was confirmed into the Catholic church and almost all of the family was there to participate in his very exciting day! Other family/friends that came included Amanda Fite and Sarah Cutler - two fantastically exciting & fun ppl!
That same weekend Joshua left to begin his new job with the construction company named WRL that builds schools.
By the second week of June I had two tests! That's how 5 wk summer classes work! I did really well on both, a 90 on the first and an 84 in the second. I had really hoped for a better grade on the second but the oratory class is really difficult and the average was an 82...so I did do slightly better than the average! :)
Also, the second week of June, my brother Daniel managed to hurt his foot while playing with Marin (I'm not totally sure how it happened, but I know he's a hoot when he's picking on our niece!!) He was able to take a break from work for a couple of days and decided to visit two of his favorite band members and friends, Jesse and Talon, in the great city of Houston! These two have been on a quest recently - "a quest?" you may ask? Yes....it is called "Quest For a Million Hits." Daniel joined the boys in their quest by being a part of their most recent post on their YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/questforamillionhits. If you would like to view some of their endeavors...click here!
The second weekend of June, I invited Krystina and Marin to come spend the day with their siblings in College Station! Joshua came in to town from his new workplace in Godly, Texas (his temporary location). Elizabeth and Kyle came swimming with all of us at the pool here at our apartment and Marin had a blast throwing a ball back and forth with all of us and then chilling out in the sun while I (aunt K) was trying to lay out and get a tan! See the pic Krystina took of us?! ssoooo much fun!
I love it when she talks to me! She is the cutest little one ever!!
:) I had a blast that weekend! While Krystina was taking engagement pictures of Elizabeth and Kyle...Joshua and I took Marin to her first movie in the theater!! We watched Pixar's newest movie UP! and I think that she enjoyed it...she was really quiet during the whole thing and I think she really enjoyed the M&M's I gave her through the 2nd half of the movie!!
NOW.....I'm finally getting to this week! :)
On Monday I babysat for my Mary Kay representative, Claudia...Let me know if you need anything from MK and I'll let her know, she's really great! She has two very cute little ones who were a delight to take care of! I realized that it's fun taking care of kids...but it's always really nice to leave them with their parents too!! hehehe...
On Tuesday I went to class, studied and then exercised with a friend.
Wednesday I went to my church Homegroup and we talked about "life verses". We decided that each person would memorize a verse this week.
My verses are Psalm 1:1-3
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
I am going to delight in the law of the Lord this week!
Today, Thursday, I had a test in my first class - made an 88! And then we talked about Women's Suffrage in my second class. After class I came home, ate lunch and then went to visit my friend Ellen from school. She and I met at A&M Transfer Camp in 2007 and have been friends ever since. She is a married student and she and her husband, Bryan, welcomed the newest addition to their family last year!! She is now a beautiful little girl with the prettiest little smile I have ever seen! As well, they both graduated in May! I made a trip to see Ellen and her baby today because they will be leaving next week to start a new stage of their lives in Oregon with Bryan's family. I will miss you Ellen, but I know that you and your family will do wonderful up north!
Well...now that I have written a novel, I hope that I have not scared off all of my blog followers!
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read all of this!! :) LOVE YOU ALL!
I am now off to read more about women's suffrage and try to get some sleep...goodnight!