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Everything but the kitchen sink

It has been forever since I have updated and there is much to update about!! So lets get going!

The rest of summer

First off, my mom and I went on a road trip to look at schools for grad school. I want to do a school counselor program. It was fun to take a road trip and spend time with my mom. I went to Sac State, San Jose State and St. Mary’s. Of the three I liked St. Mary’s, but for $25,000+ a year it should be the program that was most appealing! Honestly Sac State was the least impressive, and I would want to try my hardest to not go there. The campus and feel of the school just didn’t stand out to me. Did that happen to any of you while looking at colleges?? Did you like the school that cost the most? I’m still not sure whether I want to do grad school right away. Right now I am leaning more towards taking a year off, but we will see how everything ends up. Honestly I need to pray about it a LOT more because I really don’t know what the Lord has in store for me next year. It is slightly crazy to me that I am already thinking about plans for next year when I have literally just started fall team.

Other then looking at schools my mom and I visited SLO Saturday night until Wednesday morning. It was really great to hang out and get to spend time there and see so many wonderful people! My mom and I stayed at Apple Farm which was so much fun! We got to do a lot of things that I love in SLO including going to Avila! It was super windy, but still great just to be at the ocean! I picked up some rocks and stuff for another little project in my living room : ) It was great getting to spend some quality time with Gavin before being apart for almost 2 months, which will be our longest time apart so far. Also I loved getting to go to Crusade and seeing everyone there! I also got to go to Jesus burgers for a little and the slack street party. All of it was so great to go to! Being away makes me realize how unique and special the community is there. Seriously that many college students who are seeking, on fire for and loving Jesus is amazing! It makes me want that kind of community here in Eugene. I feel so blessed to have been able to spent 2 years in that amazing transformational community. SLO, Crusade and the people there have made a lasting impact on my life and it was really great to be able to experience that one more time before coming up here for the year. Also I loved getting to catch up on life with people and I truly wish I had the time to get to talk more in depth with more people to hear about their summers and how God was working in their lives this summer. But, that is why there is skype right?  ; ) It was so great to see so many people that I care about, it made me miss you all less!! I had been hearing about people’s lives from Gavin, but it was great to actually talk to people and hear from them, not that I don’t appreciate the updates Gavin : )

So then I came back and I was home for a day then I came down to Eugene to get settled in before school started. Friday night I was bored so I baked cupcakes for the UO game Saturday. I had seen the cook books Hello Cupcake and Whats New Cupcake at the Jelly Belly factory (where my mom and I got belly flops SO GREAT!) and was inspired. So I was ambitious and decided to make Oregon O decorations for my cupcakes. My yellow Os set up nicely, but I didn’t make them as thick as I should have, so some broke. However my green Os did not set up very well. I think it was because I was working on the counter that is above my dishwasher so the heat from that made the chocolate set up funny. I got the colored melting chocolate from Michael’s and it tasted just like white chocolate and wasn’t too pricey!  Here is the finished product:The basic idea with the melted chocolate is to have a design or pattern under a piece of parchment paper and then pipe the chocolate in the design and let it set. To make it easier to put the decorations on the cupcakes I made a point to stick into the cupcake. I don’t have a picture, but you get the idea. Overall pretty easy to make plain cupcakes a little more fun! Not to mention the Ducks won Saturday against Arizona State!! WOOOOO!!! Saturday we play Stanford it is going to be a close game, but hopefully a good one with a Oregon W! I am hoping to get a ticket to be able to experience a Pac-10 game as a student, but we will see. It is really hard to get tickets because they only have around 4,000 student tickets. Anyway, Sunday I went back to Salem for Ashley and Matt’s engagement party. It was a great BBQ and nice to see family friends. Then I came back to Eugene to get ready for school Monday!

School

School started Monday and it felt really weird starting, but also like we should have started a while ago. For the most part I am excited for my classes this quarter. I am taking SOC 330: Sociology of Family, SOC 345: Race, Class and Ethnicity, GEOG 142: Human Geography, SOC 491: Sociology of Education (Online class) and last but not least DANC 199: Salsa. Geography seems like it could be a really cool class, it is a lot of freshmen, but other then that it seems good. The teacher seems really interesting so hopefully that class will be a good one. I am taking Salsa and my roommate is actually taking the same class! I’m pretty excited to learn Salsa and get to take it with my roommate and a few of her friends!

Garden

My plants are all back in Eugene with me! I planted some parsley and cilantro in a pot that I had had flowers in. But I think I am more excited to have more herbs!! I will post pictures once they have sprouted and start to grow. My green beans grew beans again and I was so excited to find beans when I came back from CA most recently. Also once I had harvested the main head of broccoli there were other side heads that started growing that I harvested yesterday and had in a stir fry with my green beans! Also I have now ate 5, yes that is right 5 cucumbers that I have grown! Plus there are more on the vine still! I must say that from now on I will be growing cucumbers I love them soooo much and there is just something rewarding about eating produce that you have grown!

These are the broccoli, green beans and cucumber I picked the other day!

Projects/finishing my room

So I haven’t actually finished my quote/painting project, but I plan to do that this weekend! However I have finished my room for the most part. There are some mirrors that I want to put up over my dresser, but other then that done and organized!! Now my goal is to just keep it this way throughout the quarter! If you know me at all you know this is an ambitious goal, but one that I would really like to achieve. So here are some pictures:

My bed and bedside table

Close up of the wall decal. It was a labor of love that took f-o-r-e-v-e-r! I think that was mainly because my walls are textured and the letters didn’t stick very easily to it. But it is up and I’m lovin’ it so far!

My desk area

A little reading nook/area. Plus the ottoman/seat is storage! So great!!

My desk, pictures of people I care about and words of encouragement!

Calendar & cards!

My huge closet, door to my room & pictures of my lovely roomies : )

That is all for now! Thanks for sticking with me through the long post!! I am really going to try to update more often (then I will also have less to write about, hence shorter posts)! As always I would love to skype and catch up on life more! Hope everyone has a good rest of the week and a fantastic weekend!!

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Half way through the term!

So it has taken me a while to update again. I guess you could say it is because I had a lot going on with school and was really busy, but really I was just putting it off. Anyway…

Since the last time I wrote I found a roommate and we got along great and everything. But then after we decided she would live here and apply to the rental company a few days later she emailed me and decided she needed to live some where less expensive. So that was a bummer and really frustrating. I’m just really exhausted by the whole situation and am ready to have it all figured out and done. But that isn’t really how it works. So as I am getting to know more people here I am starting to have more people to see if they know people who are looking for housing. I’m just trying not to stress about it and know that God has a plan and it will all work out. Sometimes you just have to be patient and wait on the Lord! Seriously as I was writing this another girl just called me interested about the apartment!!! God is so faithful and surprising!!!

This week was been busy! Half way through the term now. Tuesday I had music project due and then Thursday I had a music midterm. Yesterday I had a refection paper due online for my sociology class! So I was keeping busy busy! Next week I have a music paper due Tuesday, midterm in sociology Wednesday and then the week after that is the last week! The term is going by so fast! But that is what happens in a 4 week term!

Last Monday was my birthday, which was nice. Sunday I went out to dinner with my parents and Ashley. Then Monday Johanna and I went to dinner with here in Eugene and then to a really cute bakery. I went to class and had a dentist appointment, so those were kind of a bummer but oh well.

Tuesday I went to CCF again it was good we talked about prayer looking at Colossians 1. It is really nice to start getting to know people more and building friendships. Next week the girl who has been cooking dinner is going to be out of town, so I am cooking dinner! I have never cooked for that many people (between 25-30) so we will see how that goes. I think I keep wanting it to feel like Crusade and for bible study to feel like my old bible study in SLO, but it never will. It doesn’t really work like that. But it is good.

I am starting to get aquatinted with Eugene and able to find my way around the city. Yesterday I found my way to Home Depot and got some plants, herbs, and veggies to grow! I’m hoping they actually grow. We will see, but it will be fun no matter what! Even though I am starting to get familiar with the town it still doesn’t feel like home yet. I don’t know if it ever will. I guess I have been feeling kind of homesick recently, even though I am closer to home. Doesn’t really make sense, but I guess SLO is more home now.

I am pretty much moved in by now. I still have to bring my desk down and a dresser. So my room still has some boxes. It is weird living alone, I think it is part of what is making me more lonely. But it is good, makes me more motivated to go make friends!

I’m not sure what my plans are for the 4th tomorrow. I am heading back tonight, so I think I will be hanging out with the parents tomorrow. We will see what happens, but I’m sure there will be BBQ and fireworks!

I figured I would post some pictures of my apartment! So this is like a virtual tour!

As you walk up the stairs you see my little garden! I am trying to grow cucumbers, string beans, sweet peas, broccoli, and cantaloupe . We will see how that goes!

Welcome in!!

The laundry room is to the left as you walk in.

Standing in the entrance looking at the dining area and kitchen

The living room

The half bath downstairs by the living room

The kitchen!!

: )

Now up the stairs!

My room. Not quite done yet, but you get an idea

The full bathroom upstairs

So thats it! There is another bedroom, but nothing is in there!

Miss you all!! I’m hoping to skype with some of you soon! I miss your faces dearly!!!

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