You and Me & Chasing Little G

Senior Year

Spring Break Beauty | Part 1

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I can't believe that Spring Break was seriously a month ago! Out of the four years that I have been a college student, I actually did the "spring break thang" and went on a vacation where I wasn't anywhere near home, there was no such thing as work, and school didn't exist for 9 days. It was pure bliss. Simeon and I packed up the Durango and spent 10 hours altitude climbing it over to Colorado, where we got to stay with my grandparents for 5 days. Western South Dakota and Colorado are nothing at all like where I live. The hills, the mountains, the 30 degree warmer weather. It made for a wonderful vacation and about 3 entire memory cards full of pictures. I don't think I have been that relaxed since last summer.

Since we spent most of our trip down to Colorado under the shadow of night (or under a blanket pretending it was night so I could just sleep the car ride away), there aren't many pictures of the way down there. But these are a few of my favorites. All taken out the window of the car of course, because there was nothing going to stop this girl from speeding down to see her grandparents!






Now one of my favorites from the first day is a picture of the town we were staying in from the park in the middle of town. Loveland, CO is the place to be my friends!


The lake was crystal clear and I just adored being able to see the Rocky mountains in the background every day. We would be driving, oh there are the mountains. Taking the dogs for a walk. mountains! Just wonderful.

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Dear Senior Year & #TBT

Sabra GilbertComment
Dear Senior Year,

     Where did you come from?!?! It feels like just yesterday I was a college freshman trying to figure out life and dealing with the everyday adventures of a new campus. Now I've been here over 3 years and I can't beleive that is true. Where did the time go? Where did freshman me go?

     The one who wanted to Ace undergrad and go to Iowa State for Veterinary school. The one who had never been around horses. Who was shy at NavNites and didn't think she was anywhere near qualified to talk to people about Jesus. To be honest, when I look in the mirror now, I barely see traces of her. I still have a ton of the same friends and morals and abilities, but I'm a completely different person than I was back then. A Ton of things have changed since then.

   | I got married to my high school sweetheart.
 
   | I fell in love with horses.

   | I changed my entire career path.

   | I've paid all my own bills.

   | I bought a car.

   | I've found my favorite alcoholic drink.

   | I've been baptised.

   | I became a bible study leader.


      The only thing that is lame about this being "senior year" is the fact that I'm still not graduating come this May. I"m sticking it out until next December. But it's still a great time to refect on everything that has changed and the things that are coming for Simeon and I. We're gonna start preparing for Simeon's GRE, and lookings at Grad schools for him and internships/jobs for me in whatever area he feels an affinity for, we're going to get another new car (one from this millenia!!), and start thinking of the type of puppy we are going to get once we move. Of course there is also the whole planning the move thing as well. A new state. A new city. A new apartment. I'm excited for evertyhing to coming and Senior year is basically just a big year of planning for us. But I'm excited for the future.

And yes, senioritis does kick in even if you know that you have 3 semesters left and not just two. Please pray for me!! :)

So I've never done throwback Thursday, so hear are some photos from my Freshman year.




1| Me and a random puppy at Lifelight while waiting to finally see Simeon again.

2| My 1st dorm room. The bottom bunk is mine.

3| Simeon and I carving a pumpkin over his Fall break.


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