Time to get Merry!

The Christmas season is now among us! Christmas music sounded throughout the Quick household the day after Thanksgiving. While enjoying a marvelous and relaxing break, I helped prepare my family’s house for the Christmas season. We decorated our tree, put up lights, hung garland, and completely covered our house with a variety of Christmas decorations. Snowmen are my mom’s favorite Christmas decoration so they are the major theme at my house. I love the holiday season and the joy Christmas brings out in people. My roommate and I are eagerly waiting to decorate our room from head to toe in festive holiday decorations. My mom sent me back to school with a bag full of decorations for our room.

While I was home, I enjoyed some quality time with my friends and family. I caught up on some sleep and worked on schoolwork. Of course during break I enjoyed every bit of food that was placed in front of me. I went out for sushi four times, which really satisfied my appetite. On Thanksgiving Day, I chowed down on some of my dad’s homemade Italian shells. I helped cook the food with my dad while watching the Packers play the Lions, and the Packers won!!!! It was definitely a good day.

I enjoyed a typical Thanksgiving meal on Saturday evening with my family and good family friends. We also had an exchange student from Juarez, Mexico eat with us for her first American Thanksgiving.

I really enjoyed being home and cannot wait for Christmas break where we have almost a whole month off. However, when I returned to Hope last night, everyone was excited to see everyone and laughter and screams filled the Gilmore hallways.

Well, now I am off to start my loads of homework for the coming weeks. Have a great day! 

Our dining room table on Thanksgiving 

Decorated Poinsettias in our home

The family Christmas Tree

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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