Spring Fling – Music, Friends, Fun.

Most days here at Hope are pretty great, but none have been greater than last Friday afternoon, when SAC held Spring Fling in the Pine Grove.

The sky was bright blue and faces were smiling as Hope’s entire student body lined up around the Pine Grove, waiting to enter and receive the free Spring Fling shirt. Inflatables were being set up, hamburgers were on the grill, and the music began to carry us away into the afternoon.

I know this all sounds a little cheesy and it’s hard to believe something that wonderful can happen, but it can and it did. I have pictures to prove it.

Just a few parts of Spring Fling included: laser tag, a zip line, a giant inflatable slide, barbecue dinner, a mechanical bull, free ice cream, a live band, s’more making, an inflatable bungee basketball game, a jousting blowup, and an obstacle course.

The best part by far about Spring Fling was that everyone was there. The people you met in your hall, the people you met in class, the same people you smile at while walking to class every day, the people you’ve haven’t yet had the pleasure to meet. Seeing everyone and being able to spend time with them before leaving was the most I could’ve asked for.

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my last weekend at Hope. Spring Fling is now my favorite event put on by the SAC, and I can’t wait until next year (even though the thought of being a sophomore already is killing me).

I’m really glad I could share this experience with all of you reading. Hopefully one day you can experience something like Spring Fling, too, or come to Hope’s and have a blast.

Thanks for reading,


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Sand, Sun and Fun!

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday, Holland had a high of 80; the nicest day in 2011. The Pine Grove was filled with people playing music, reading a book, kicking a soccer ball, swinging on a hammock, long boarding, napping, and just hanging out with friends. Students broke out their warm weather clothes and shoved their jackets and sweaters in the back of their closets. I personally loved pulling out my flip-flops; they have missed me.

I typically spend Sundays working on homework, but this amazing weather needed to be recognized. Instead of working on homework, I played in the pine grove, long boarded, visited the beach, and ate at Qdoba.

The beach was absolutely beautiful. The water felt very chilly, but the sun felt so nice. Little kids were flying kites and making sand castles; they were so cute. I wanted to join them, but I swung on the swing set instead.

After our visit to the beach, we drove around Holland in my friend’s Mercedes convertible. It was so much fun sitting on the back of the car and enjoying the warm weather. We blasted the music as loud as we could and enjoyed riding around in Holland.

Needless to say, I did not complete any homework yesterday, but I worked at JP’s all day so I made up for my work from yesterday. It is important to enjoy college, but schoolwork also needs to be completed (at least that is what my parents tell me).

I hope you all have wonderful weeks!

Until next time,


Drive Around Holland!