Birthday in Review

My birthday started off great with my phone ringing at 12:00 AM on September 23. I answered to Ali and Steph and listened to them play “22” by Taylor Swift. I stayed up till 2:00 AM that night having a

Photo on 2013-09-23 at 23.23 #6great conversation with Amy. In the morning she took me out to my favorite restaurant, deBoer’s, and we enjoyed an awesome meal together. I then went to Chapel and then out to coffee after with a friend.

The weather was absolutely perfect for the first day of fall. Lydia and I ate dinner at the Curragh outside and enjoyed watching the sun go down. After dinner, Steph and I ran to Kollen Park and saw the most beautiful dusk sky. We stopped and prayed for awhile once we reached the water. The scenery was perfect, the sky was purple and red with the water a still cool blue.

I then headed back to my house and met up with some of my housemates and they asked if I wanted to go to Orange Leaf with them. When I arrived at Orange Leaf a large group of my friends were there to surprise me. I absolutely loved it!!!! I felt so loved and thankful for such amazing friends!

When we returned back to my house Lydia, Amy, and I made some crazy dance videos that I will never post for anyone to see — haha. But it was such a great birthday and I felt so loved by my Hope community. I am so thankful for my amazing friends and the way they love me!

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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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