Oh boy do I have a good blog for you today! First of all,
Spring Break just started today, which makes me SO HAPPY!!!! Besides that, I
need to let you all know about my past weekend because it was one of the most
exciting weekends of my life. Let me just let you know that my friends Cheryl
and Connor were planning on coming to my cottage on Lake Michigan with me just
so we could get off-campus and hang out for the weekend. Well, that was the
plan, at least.

When were driving to my cottage I told them that they were going the wrong way, in which we went into the
train station to turn around and I looked out the window and saw my absolute
best friend standing outside of the station. My brother had surprised me!!!
Many of you might be like, “Your brother is your best friend, really?” in which
the answer is yes. My brother, Brian, knows me better than anybody else I know
and we have become each other’s best friends over the years. Anyway, when I saw
him, my natural reaction was to start crying because I hadn’t seen him in quite
a while and his surprising me meant so much to me, especially since he had been
secretly planning it with Cheryl and Connor for a few weeks. This was like an
added birthday present for me because my birthday was earlier that week.

When we got to the cottage on Friday we just hung out,
watched a movie and played some cards in front of the fireplace. However, the
next day we rode bikes down to Tunnel Park and played on all of the playground
equipment and ventured onto the icy lake and took some awesome pictures. After
we started getting a little cold, we rode back and had some warm macaroni and cheese in front of the fireplace while watching some TV together. We ended up
renting a movie from Redbox and going to Qdoba for dinner, followed by making
some pretty delicious, yet not completely cooked chocolate chip cookies. It
seriously felt so surreal because we were away from campus and being
stress-free of homework and academic responsibilities.

On Sunday, I unfortunately had to drive Brian back to the
train station so he could get back to school and start his own Spring Break.
This weekend was so memorable because the effort that my friends and Brian put into
making this weekend special meant the world to me. Anyway, while I’m writing
this, my Spring Break has started so I’m about to head to Grand Rapids and then
head back home to California tomorrow, so I have to go! Talk to you after the

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Hey Everyone! My name is Leslie Kempers and I am from Santa Ana, California. I am a Senior this year and am majoring in Exercise Science so after my time here at Hope, I will be pursuing a career in physical therapy! I have previously been involved with Nykerk and CASA and am excited to see what this year has in store for me. This place has become my second home and I have cherished every moment here at Hope College. Go Dutchmen!!!