The Best Weekend Ever (For Real)

Wow, what a weekend. This weekend was truly one of the best ones ever. Just thinking about it makes me smile. It was packed with so many different things and so much joy and so many people that I think are great!

Thursday night, Ben Rector came to Hope! Ben is my favorite musician so I’d been looking forward to his concert for a long time and I was thrilled. It was probably the best concert I’ll ever go to. I smiled the whole time. He also brought Cody Fry along to play with him and I’m listening to his music as I write this post. He rocks too!

Allix and I
My best friend Allix and I before the Ben Rector concert!
Friends before Ben Rector
With some friends before Ben Rector!
Ben Rector
Such a phenomenal musician.

I was pretty hyped after the concert and knew I wouldn’t be sleeping, so some friends and I headed out to Applebee’s for half-off appetizers (a common occurrence at Hope!). It hit the spot and gave us time to rave about the concert. It was perfect!

Applebee's
My friends and I at Applebee’s!

Friday afternoon, Dykstra threw a Powderpuff football tournament and Durfee boys helped coach and cheerlead for our teams! It was so much fun. We had a blast!

Gray and Black Teams
The grey and black teams competing!
Orange and Red Teams
The orange and red teams doing what they do!
Grey team leaders
The grey team RAs! We’re really tough.
Grey team smiles
…But actually, we like to smile. Football is FUN.

Friday night, some friends and I went over to the Zeeland East homecoming football game to see our friend Annie hand off her homecoming queen crown! It was super cool to be back at a high school football game. I forgot how fun those can be! Afterwards, we headed back to Culver’s to grab some custard, and then came back to Dykstra to wait for my boyfriend Larry to get here! Of course, once he got here that night we went on a donut run. It was great and it was so good to have Larry here at Hope!

On Saturday, we went to the Saugatuck Dunes and hiked out to the beach (and got very, very lost). It was so beautiful and we had an absolutely perfect day to be outside. It was so much fun!

Lost in the Dunes
Not all those who wander are lost… But we definitely were.
Sandy feet
It started raining a little bit as soon as we got to the beach, but it was still great!

After the Dunes, we went to the corn maze at Crane’s Orchard in Fennville, and then stopped for milkshakes on our way back to Holland. We even went out to dinner at my favorite place, Crazy Horse Steakhouse, that night when we got back. Sunday morning we went to Pillar Church. It was such a good weekend and I am still so happy about it!

What did you do this weekend? Let me know on Twitter (@hopekathryn17), on Instagram (@kathrynekrieger), or via email (kathryn.krieger@hope.edu)! Thanks for reading!


“Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead!”

– 1 Peter 1:6

Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at kathryn.krieger@hope.edu, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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