Well, six years after graduating from high school, the big day is finally drawing near! It's been a long journey, but this coming Saturday, I will be graduating from Northland Baptist Bible College. :) I graduated from home school at age 17, stayed home and worked for a year, then went to Clearwater Christian College, where I majored in General Studies [General as in "broad, undefined," not as in the military rank ;) ]. Then I stayed home another year and worked some more. I didn't feel like I was done with college, but I had no idea what I wanted to do. One day I randomly looked into NBBC and realized they had an English major. Since I enjoy writing, I thought I'd give that a try...well, that lasted a year, and then I switched to Biblical Languages. No one can ever accuse me of being overly logical! :D So I've stumbled through two years of Greek and Hebrew and am now looking forward to heading home, where I plan to work, help out in my church and just enjoy being home! I don't know where God will lead me in the next couple years, but I'm sure it'll be an adventure! :)
Here's how my final semester ended:
These are the winter room decorations my sister and I put up. If you see any large, chunky, square-ish snowflakes, those are the ones I made. If they are delicate and meticulously patterned, my sister did them. :) If there's one thing I've learned about myself over the years, it is that I am NOT meticulous.
The snowflake below caused us some alarm. My sister was staring over at it one day and suddenly asked me, "Are those 'H's around the outside?" I looked and agreed...and said, "Are those 'O's?" We looked a little harder and finally figured it out - "HO, HO HO!" We're assuming that this one is from a pattern that she found online; if not, this is one freaky snowflake!
A few weeks ago, we were naturally getting a little tired of anything to do with snow, so we put together a nice little spring display. This is the first part of it:
Also, our darling Mother sent us a bunch of super cute paper flowers, so we made this little "garden" on our bare cinderblock walls; it really livens the room up! We also made a few construction paper flowers, but alas!, life caught up to us and we never hung most of them up. Oh well - perhaps my sister can use them next year.
Oh, yeah...I almost forgot about this little guy. His name is Jack...but I have yet to decide what he is. You tell me - dog or bunny? Whatever he is, he's sure cute!! :D
As for life in the great outdoors of Wisconsin, I've enjoyed getting out more as the weather has gradually become more favorable to existence. Recently I went on a short walk and took 40+ pictures of...um...grass, pebbles and tree bark. I probably look like a lunatic when I do things like this, but hey...cool textures!!! :)
We've seen more deer lately - I think they appreciate the warmer weather too! This was taken on a walk a little ways behind campus, but I also have some pictures of deer right behind the girls' dorm in the middle of the afternoon! I'm sure they're enjoying the fresh green grass that's growing in.
Finally, this was taken yesterday...can you see the change from just the week before? :) I think spring is my second favorite season, right after fall. It's so refreshing to watch things gradually turn green as they awaken after the long winter - especially out here, where winters are cold, snowy and windy!