A Snowy Midnight Stroll with Friends

Winter has arrived at Hope College!

The snow is falling; our room has been decorated for Christmas for a whole week awaiting it’s arrival.

Naturally, on this snowy Saturday night, we watched a few Christmas movies (Deck the Halls and The Santa Clause 3 🙂 ). Afterwards, spotting the falling snow, we shoved on boots, pulled on our coats, grabbed gloves, an ID, and ran out the door.

Pushing through the wooden door of Van Vleck led us to the winter wonderland of Hope’s campus. Snow covered sidewalks, puffy white flakes floating from the sky, and the light from the lamp posts making the freshly fallen snow glitter.

The winter wonderland that greeted us.
The winter wonderland that greeted us.

The scene before us asked just one thing: Do you wanna build a snowman?
Yes, we did want to build a snowman and here is our creation: Vince the Snowman of Van Vleck

Vince the Snowman of Van Vleck
Vince the Snowman of Van Vleck

After Vince’s creation we set off on our stroll around campus.
We gazed in awe at the beauty of the falling snow, we felt the thrill of running and sliding along the sidewalk, we spotted snowball fights in the pine grove and snowmen on the roof of Nykerk, and we took so many pictures trying to capture the beauty of the campus surrounding us.

It’s nights like these that I realize anew how blessed I am to be in such a beautiful place with such beautiful people. Especially people who are as ecstatic as I am to run outside at any time to build a snowman 🙂

Here are a few of my favorite images from our wintry adventure

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I hope you have a warm, snow-loving week!

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Published by Erin Hoolahan

Hi! My name is Erin Hoolahan and I am a Sophomore at Hope College. I am from Wexford, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh) and intend to double major in Classics and either English or Communications during my time here at Hope. I love to bake, play guitar and am involved in Ultimate Frisbee and Silent Praise. I am extremely excited about sharing my insights on life at Hope! Thanks for reading. :)

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