The Last Two Weeks {Recap}

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving Break is already over, and I’ve been back at school from almost a week now! In fact, the only thing that stands between me and Christmas break are four lovely final exams (maybe they aren’t so lovely).

Even though Thanksgiving was a week ago, I still thought it would be fun to share what I did at home and at Hope to celebrate one of my favorite holidays.

This year, a group of my friends at Hope decided it would be fun to celebrate “Friendsgiving.” We all picked different traditional thanksgiving dishes to prepare and share. My housemates were so worried that we wouldn’t have enough food that we made twenty pounds of mashed potatoes and a triple batch of green bean casserole… basically, we ate mashed potatoes and green beans the whole week leading up to Thanksgiving.

After Friendsgiving was finished, Hope Volleyball played for the NCAA Title. Because one of my roommates is on the team, our house will a little crazy during the tournament. After Hope won, we were busy making posters to welcome back and congratulate our superstar housemate, Elyse.

And then Thanksgiving break arrived! It was so great to be in Texas, enjoying my family, friends, good food, and sunshine. My mom and I spent some time decorating for Christmas and shopping. We also took a class to learn more about decorating Gingerbread houses. All in all, the break was great… but such a tease.

It can be so difficult to come back to school after break. The motivation for that last week of classes before finals is a real struggle. But, now I’ve finished that week of classes and am looking ahead to finals. Next week is going to be challenging but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel – Christmas break!

For all of y’all getting ready for finals, good luck! Remember to get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, and take a break from studying for physical activity.

I’ve so enjoyed blogging through this semester. In case I don’t have time for another post, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!

Enjoy some pictures from Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, NCAA Championships, and gingerbread houses!

Posted inCampus Life, Holland, Home, Off-Campus

Published by Chelsea Barfield

Hello! My name is Chelsea Barfield and I am from Dallas, Texas. I am a fifth year senior at Hope studying Accounting, Management, and Leadership. While at Hope, I have been involved in several different activities and groups including: Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, Student Orientation, Business Club, Student Consulting, Hope College Admissions, and Campus Ministries. In my spare time, I enjoy photography, reading, coffee dates, spending time with friends, and playing tennis. I look forward to sharing my Hope College experience with you! Go Hope!

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