May 18, 2006

Going Home Part 2

Sorry it's taken so long to get the much awaited part 2 on the blog...the rain made me sleepy. Anyways, the 2nd part of our trip was spent with Lucas' family. With the exception of his parents, we hadn't seen some of his family since my graduation and most of his family since the Christmas before last, so it had been a while. This part of the trip was much more relaxing. We spent a few days in Rogers City (and since there were fewer people to see there than in Hillsdale, we got to sleep in and hang out and relax) and then we went downstate for Logan's graduation and Denise and Dan's 50th birthday party. Biggest Highlights: GRANDMA"S HOMEMADE BREAD and gleasons, Denise's cookies (which are the best in the universe according to a very reliable source), seeing Rogers City friends, Logan's graduation (which was very efficient and over in an hour), the partay, playing cards (and occasionally winning) and being surrounded by family Random funny thing: it really isn't a funny thing, it's a funny person. Lucas' aunt Debbie is one of the funniest people I have ever been around. Aunt Debbie, I still randomly picture you singing "all things are possible"!!! The thing I'm still bitter about: In general, I stink at anything that requires hand-eye coordination, but I was hoping that just once I would have the amazing ability to bowl a decent game at Logan's graduation reception (at the bowling alley where he works). It was not to be. I bowled a fabulous game of 58 and followed it with a game of 63. I did however have the distinction of throwing the most gutter balls...

May 15, 2006

State of Emergency

We have had 6 straight days of rain and will continue to have rain until this weekend. Our apt. building has only one entrance/exit and that road is under a couple of feet of water cutting us off from the rest of the world. So, Kim and I are home today and maybe home tomorrow as well. Gov. Romney has declared a state of emergency for our area. We're hearing that there have been all sorts of weather records have been broken. Pictures are from our campus.

May 09, 2006

Our trip: Going Home Part 1

We are back from our trip to MI. 10 days sounds so long, but it was too short. We did cram a lot into those days though. Especially considering we drove...(I, Kim, got a little crazy by the end of New York on the way home...too many hours in the car). Since we crammed so much in, we decided to divide the blog postings into the different parts of our trip. We spent the first couple of days in Hillsdale. It was amazing to me how natural it felt to be there. It reminded me a lot of going home, things changed but so much was familiar and it felt so good to be there. Our main goal was to visit friends and professors and our church and our youth group and my brother. It was so amazing to see so many people we love and miss, but in the end we did a lot of "hit and run" hellos. I know we wanted to really spend time with people and catch up, but it got to the point that if we bumped into someone on the sidewalk and gave them a quick hug, we crossed them off of the "to see" list because there just wasn't enough time. The biggest highlights of the trip: staying with the Lantis family, getting an official admissions tour of the new Hillsdale buildings, seeing our PFers, hanging out with my little bro, and Lucas seeing the Greys and their new baby while I attended SAI senior farewell. Random funny thing: We were with a few of the kids from our youth group and the Cheers Bar came up. Lucas said, "We've been there. I was a little disappointed ,though, they didn't all know my name," and Lucas and I cracked up while all of the kids gave us blank looks. One girl finally said, "Is that their thing? They, like, call people by their names? Do they give you name tags?" That is the first time that I've felt a strong generation gap between me and high schoolers. Who doesn't know that sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name??? The thing we're still bitter about: our first home as a married couple was torn down for 10 measely parking spaces that they didn't even pave...