Break Recap

Well, classes are back in action for students, and I’m enjoying living the college life without having to attend classes. Like always, it takes a little time to get back into the swing of things. I thought I’d just share with you a little about my break. During break I spent a lot of time with family and some time with my high school friends. My friend Lindsey and I did some painting while we were home.

My friend Lindsey and I with one of our many crafts
My friend Lindsey and I with one of our many crafts

Also every year since 6th grade my friends Abby, Lindsey, and I have taken Christmas pictures together. We normally take over 200 pictures with different outfit changes. I’m not even sure what sparked this fun Christmas tradition, but we have done it over ten years now. It’s fun coming home from college and having a sleepover with them and catching up on each others lives. This year probably will be our last year we will be able to take the pictures because next year we will be scattered all throughout the country and will probably not have many days off during the holidays with our new “real” jobs.

Abby, Lindsey, and I taking our annual Christmas pictures!
Abby, Lindsey, and I taking our annual Christmas pictures!

While on break my dad and I took a quick trip to Juarez, Mexico together to visit the non-profit organization, Amigos en Cristo. We cooked a Christmas dinner for all of the staff members and their families. We also were able to attend the kids Christmas party. The kids sang Christmas carols in Spanish and performed cute Christmas skits.

Me with some of the kids at the community center
Me with some of the kids at the community center

 

It was nice to spend time at home and rest after a long semester. I’m glad to be back at Hope and cannot wait for what is store this semester!

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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